Actress Meredith Baxter engaged to longtime girlfriend Nancy Locke

Actress Meredith Baxter has become engaged to longtime partner Nancy Locke, whom she has been dating since 2005. Baxter is well known for her role on the beloved television series Family Ties, playing Alex. P Keaton's mother, in the 1980s and has since appeared in numerous films and television guest spots. After three marriages with men ended in divorce, Baxter came out as a lesbian publicly in 2009. She describes her relationship with Locke as the healthiest she has ever been in, as many of her previous marriages have caused her both emotional and psychological distress. In her 2011 memoir Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Foundering, Baxter provides details of her previous personal struggles and career as an actress.

Although Baxter and Locke have not announced any of their plans officially, sources close to the couple say that the date and location are set and the invitations sent out. Look forward to new wedding details, and congratulate Meredith Baxter on discovering her true self and finding happiness!