“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.

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