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'Family Ties' mum actress comes out

Thu 3 Dec 2009 In: International News View at Wayback

Meredith Baxter, the actress who played mum Elyse Keaton on the 1980s US sitcom Family Ties, has publically come out as lesbian. Coming out: Actress Meredith Baxter Baxter, 62, has been married three times and has five children, but has been in a relationship with a woman for the last four years. She revealed in an interview on the Today show that she had a "later-in-life recognition" she was gay and that she's now "extraordinarily happy" with her relationship, which her family and friends support. "I got involved with someone I never expected to get involved with, and it was that kind of awakening," she explained. Meredith Baxter's interview on the Today show is shown on the video clip below.    

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First published: Thursday, 3rd December 2009 - 8:56am

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