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“Family Ties” Mom/Lifetime Movie Legend Meredith Baxter Marries Longtime Partner

meredith-baxter-birneyHappily Ever After: The Meredith Baxter Story.

Meredith Baxter, known to many as Elyse Keaton and known to gays as a fixture in Lifetime made-for-TV movies, has married her longtime partner, contractor Nancy Locke.

Baxter, 66, came out in 2009, though she and Locke have been dating for seven years. The two wed in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, attended by close friends and family, including Baxter’s five children.

“Now I understand why marriage caught on!” Baxter told People magazine.

Cover photo: GLAAD

On:           Dec 9, 2013
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    • krystalkleer

      LIFETIME QUEEN…congrats…all the best!

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Coool beans!!! Absolute best wishes to the happy couple! Only 34 more States to go… it will be over quickly… Leave it to the Courts, and not short-sighted, unhappy people!

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      And of course Queerty don’t forget her role as the Mom in “The Mostly Unfabulous Social life of Ethan Green” where she was a gay wedding planner. :)

      Dec 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      Yes but will forever and always be remembered for being the Mom in Family Ties.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge

      Big congrats to the newlyweds.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge

      Now I’m looking for the South Park song about her “tonight is right for love with Meredith Baxter Birney.”

      Dec 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cosettaxfc735

      til I looked at the paycheck four $5820, I didnt believe that…my… cousin was realie taking home money part time on their laptop.. there friend brother has done this 4 only 14 months and just now paid for the loans on there condo and purchased a top of the range Mazda MX-5. linked here ….. http://www.Tec202.com

      Dec 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • E Markus

      Is it wrong that the first thing I think of is FAMILY ?

      And speaking of gay, Anyone else have a certain interest in Willie from Family?

      Dec 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GlitterKidder

      @E Markus: No you’re not wrong & you’re not alone. Everytime I hear her name it’s the first thing I think of. That was my favorite program when I was in high school, and one of the first shows I remember having a gay storyline. It also has produced two lesbians, so I too question, whatever happened to “Willie”?

      Dec 10, 2013 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Lesbian couples start looking like each other over time just like the Gays. Who knew?!!?

      Dec 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guest4ever

      It seems my comments are not being posted… someone have a problem with freedom of speech?

      Not at this bastion of free speech, Queerty… right?

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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