Meredith Baxter on Coming Out

The former Family Ties mom talks about being a lesbian and overcoming addiction

As she turned 60, actress Meredith Baxter decided to come out. That was three years ago. And while she admits that tabloid rumors fueled her decision, in part, to tell all about dating a woman, today – she says that it was the best decision she’s ever made.

In a new video, the former Family Ties star comes clean about her sexuality and overcoming addiction – saying that hiding her true self led to a lifetime of alcoholism and failed marriages.

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