Meredith Baxter Comes Out on Today Show (Sha La La La)
This morning on the Today Show, Matt Lauer introduced Meredith Baxter, America's beloved Family Ties matriarch, and immediately asked her to "reveal something about herself." Wait what? The camera turned to an uncomfortable Baxter who admitted that after three marriages (that resulted in five children), she has realized that she is a lesbian. The actress explained that she lives a "very out" life in Los Angeles, is happily committed to a general contractor named Nancy, and recently vacationed on a cruise with 1,200 lesbians. So what was the impetus for the sudden announcement?
A tabloid was about to break the story, and Baxter wanted to break the news in her "own words" to Matt Lauer. In the heartfelt segment, the breast cancer advocate discussed how her sexuality relates to politics and explained that even though she is now a lesbian, she "is still the same woman." And yes, Alex and Mallory know. So let's extend a warm, psychic Movieline hug to Mrs. Keaton.