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Wow! Meredith Baxter, You Went From TV Mom To “Lesbian Mom!”

Wed, December 2, 2009 2:34pm EST by 4 Comments

This is a shock! But we’re so happy for you, Meredith.

“I’m a lesbian mom,” Family Ties star Meredith Baxter, 62, tells People. The ’80s TV starlet makes her big announcement in this week’s issue of the magazine, and even introduces the world to her girlfriend of four years, building contractor Nancy Locke!

“I feel like I’m being honest for the first time,” Meredith says about her revelation. She says she began dating women seven years ago, but prior to that she had never considered the possibility that she might be gay. After all, she was married three times (Robert Lewis Bush from 1966 to 1969, David Birney from 1974 to 1990, and Michael Blodgett from 1995 to 2000). During those marriages, however, Meredith says she “was never comfortable with [herself.]”

And Meredith’s family has been totally supportive! Son Peter, 25, says he “just couldn’t stop smiling” when her mom told him the big news. “She finally figured it out,” he says.

Wow, Meredith — we can’t say we saw this one coming, but we love seeing celebrities truly happy. We’re glad you’ve found love with Nancy and that your family has your back!

Also be sure to check out her interview with Matt Lauer on Today below: