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'Family Ties' Mom:

Yep, I'm Gay

12/2/2009 4:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Meredith Baxter -- Michael J. Fox's mama "Elyse Keaton" on "Family Ties" -- just came out as a "later in life" lesbian.

Meredith Baxter
Baxter, who's been married to men three times and has five children, revealed on "Today" she has been in a relationship with a woman for the past four years -- and the couple lives an out life together in L.A.

The revelation comes right as National Enquirer released a story saying Baxter went on a cruise with 1,200 other lesbians.

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shauna    

shes a nice lady. i used to see her at starbucks in the palisades daily.

1725 days ago
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doc murry    

so i guess she had sex with tiger too..who cares about this old has been hag..NEXT!!!!!!

1725 days ago
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TT    

I guess she got fed up with all the J>O>"s out there. Best wishes to her.

1725 days ago
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janalal4    

Mrs. Keaton is gay?? WTF? Can't any of my childhood delusions remain intact at all??

1725 days ago
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quita    

Who cares???

1725 days ago
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tabitha666    

So, if she was young & hot it would be okay for her to come out? Everybody that doesn't die eventually gets old, why does that make them not important? She seems happy & in love, that's a beautiful thing at any age.

1725 days ago
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beth    

What a relief to hear she's a lesbian. The way NBC led up to it I was afraid she was going to say she had cancer or something life threatening. She's a great actress and seems like a nice person. It's her life to live as she wishes. I wish her nothing but happiness.

1725 days ago
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Theresa    

She always reminded me of a LPGA member anyway.

1725 days ago
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BGL    

More power to you! It's better to live truthfully and be happy.

1725 days ago
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Mr R    

Who gives a rats @$$?

1725 days ago
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shuffler    


She played a great mum on TV on a classic show.
It must be difficult for the men she married (?) and I guess her kids but good for her for her. It must be a relief to tell the world and I wish her peace.

1725 days ago
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judgingotherssux    

Hillary look alike must need some press.Either your getting porked by a relative or your gay..This is sleazy publicity stunt ..Floss those rabbit fangs honey..You have pubic hair in your teeth...it took 4 years... now you come out ..Sick Bitch..

1725 days ago
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Dawn    

She seemed uncomfortable during the interview though. I felt sorry for her in that aspect, but then again she chose to go on tv and make this announcement. I agree that NBC led the viewers on to believe that something major was going to announced like cancer or drug using or something crazy so when she came out it was like oh just another day.

1725 days ago
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JustInTime    

Well, good for her. I'm about ready to give up on men too.

1725 days ago
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dee    

You go girl I always knew it.

1725 days ago
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