Locke said. What Ms. Baxter said. My role was that of a listener. The phone conversations eventually ended and Ms.
The National Enquirer recently ran a story about Baxter being spotted on a lesbian cruise through the Caribbean with a "female friend," which was then picked up by celebrity blogs. As a result, the year-old decided to tell her fans herself. Coming out was a difficult thing for the quiet actress to do. She told Lauer on "Today" that she's always "lived a very private life.
Meredith Baxter led a "secret life" as an emotionally abused wife for years before learning she was gay and entering "the healthiest relationship I have ever had," the star of the '80s show, " Family Ties ," told Oprah Winfrey today while holding the hand of her lesbian partner. Baxter, 63, also joined by her former television co-star, Michael Gross, and her children, appeared on "Oprah" to discuss her allegedly abusive marriage and what led her to discover she was gay. When she first learned she was a lesbian in , Baxter said, "It didn't scare me and I don't know why I wasn't confused about it. Baxter and her partner, general contractor Nancy Locke, 54, have lived together since
Seven years after the actress began dating women, she says, "I feel like I'm being honest for the first time". Baxter was open about her new-found identity almost immediately with her five kids. Her son Peter s reaction, like that of his siblings, was both reassuring and supportive. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser.