Meredith Baxter Comes Out of the Closet

For seven years, actress Meredith Baxter, 62  has been hiding a secret.


But she must have known, when she took an all-lesbian cruise with her partner recently, word was going to get out!

Now Baxter, who played the devoted hippie mom constantly butting heads with her conservative kids on “Family Ties,” is making a public admission.

I am a lesbian and it was a later-in-life recognition,” she told Matt Lauer on TODAY. “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.”