Meredith Baxter has swung open the front doors of Home Depot and ran through the aisles declaring her love for vagina while sawdust confetti fell from the sky!
She said that she has decided to speak out about it now, because the National Enquirer recently ran pictures of her on a lesbian cruise (The S.S. Dockers) with her partner of 4 years Nancy Locke. Meredith wanted to beat the tabloids to the cooch, and tell the world in her own words on her terms. Nancy told Matt Lauer, “Some people would say, well, you’re living a lie and, you know, the truth is – not at all. This has only been for the past seven years. I’ve always lived a very private life. To come out and disclose stuff is very antithetical to who I am.”
Meredith, who has been married three times before and has five grown children, said that she always had fucked up relationships with dudes. When she fell in love with a lady seven years ago, everything started to make sense for her. Something clicked in her brain and her lady parts! She explained, “I got involved with someone I never expected to get involved with, and it was that kind of awakening. I never fought it because it was like, oh, I understand why I had the issues I had early in life.”
Her family, friends and her Family Ties castmates all know she’s a gayelle and have been nothing but supportive.
These days, Meredith spends her days working on a skincare line and traveling the country to speak about her battles with breast cancer and the booze. And she will also add fighting for gay rights to her plate, “This is a political act, even though that’s not what it feels like to me. If anyone knows someone who’s gay or lesbian … they’re less likely to vote against them to take away their rights. I can be that lesbian you know now…”
You know, Mrs. Keaton actually surprised me. If there was one member of the Keaton family that I figured winked at the ladies, it was Tina Yothers. I mean, she does know how to wear the shit out of a flannel shirt. Now let’s all give Mrs. Keaton a soul hug. Sha-la-la-laaaaaaa!