Thursday, December 03, 2009

Hi, I'm Meredith Baxter and I'm a lesbian

Former "Family Ties" star Meredith Baxter has revealed she is a lesbian.

Meredith, who starred as Michael J. Fox's mother on the hit '80s television show, confirmed the news to Matt Lauer on Wednesday's "Today."

SHOOT: Jeepers, what if I'm gay? Because my last relationship - of 5 years - didn't work out? Meanwhile how about this list of celebrity lesbian couples: Tracy Chapman + Alice Walker, Ellen Degeneres + Anne Heche and Anne Heche + Lindsey Buckingham. By the way Anne is now divorced, living with James Tupper. In Anne's case she suffered sexual abuse from her father as a child. More on Anne here:
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Story photo: Former 'Family Ties' Star Meredith Baxter: 'I'm A Lesbian'

"I guess I wanted to... say that I'm a lesbian," Meredith revealed on the NBC morning program. "It was a later-in-life recognition of that fact."

Meredith, 62, has been living life as a lesbian for seven years and confirmed to Matt that she has been involved in a relationship for four years with contractor Nancy Locke. But it was only after becoming involved with another woman that Meredith realized why her three marriages to men didn't work out.

"I got involved with someone I never expected to get involved with and it was that kind of awakening and I never fought it because it was like, 'Oh! I understand why I had the issues I had early in my life,'" Meredith said. "I had a great deal of difficulty connecting with men in relationships... Sometimes, I assumed I was a bad picker, which I was indeed, but I also was involved with people who made me think, 'Oh, they're the problem,' because there were problems with the people I chose. It never occurred to me to think, 'Oh, it's me.'"

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