meredith baxter nancy locke married 'Family Ties' Meredith Baxter weds Nancy LockeFormer “Family Ties” mom Meredith Baxter got married over the weekend to her partner of seven years, contractor Nancy Locke, reports People.

The wedding was a small ceremony held Sunday (Dec. 8) in Los Angeles, with close friends and family in attendance, including Baxter’s five children from her previous marriages. Locke’s band played for the reception.

Baxter was previously married to Robert Bush, with whom she has two children, David Birney, with whom she has three children, and Michael Blodgett. She came out as a lesbian in 2009, saying at the time about her her three divorces, “I thought I was a bad picker. I had difficulty connecting with men in relationships.”

But not this one. She happily tells People, “Now I understand why marriage caught on.”

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