“Family Ties” Star Meredith Baxter Marries Longtime Partner

Congrats to Family Ties star Meredith Baxter, who, on Sunday, married her longtime partner Nancy Locke. Huffington Post reports:

Baxter married contractor Nancy Locke, whom she has been dating for seven years, in Los Angeles Sunday (Dec. 8), according to People magazine. The two were surrounded by family and friends when they exchanged handwritten vows.

“Now I understand why marriage caught on!” the 66-year-old actress told the mag.

Fans of Baxter, who played the role of flower-child mom Elyse Keaton on the popular 1980s sitcom, might have known a wedding was coming. Baxter and Locke obtained a marriage license in Beverly Hills last month.

Baxter has been married three times before, to men. She came out as gay in 2009 during an interview with the “Today” show.

Congrats from Philly, ladies!