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Soap Star: I'm Separating from My Man ... To Marry Him

7/19/2011 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's a plot twist ... Ex-soap star Leigh Taylor-Young -- famous for her role on the 1980s show "Dallas" -- is formally separating from her domestic partner, but TMZ has learned ... it's because she wants to MARRY him!

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According to the legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, "The parties intend to get married, so they must dissolve their registered domestic partnership."

Leigh's domestic partner -- a writer named John Morton -- filed the papers.  They registered as domestic partners in 2008.

Leigh -- who also starred in "Peyton Place" -- is 66.  She was formerly married to Ryan O'Neal and movie mogul Guy McElwaine.

So far, no word on when the couple plans to tie the knot.

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31.

moe l.    

The visual equivalent of "throwing up a little in your mouth".

1010 days ago
32.

ferron_90    

I have never seen this face before, i do watch DALLAS can somebody place tell me the roll she played ?

1010 days ago
33.

John    

She was on Dallas after it was no longer relevant. Please, when listing a person do not put them as a "Star" of a show if they only played a bit part.

1009 days ago
34.

Ken Meyer    

WOW !! LTY is 66 ? She looks great --- not a day over 50 !! She must be living right and in the LIGHT !!

1008 days ago
35.

Craig Sheffer    

She is still hot. Look at her current pictures on her official website.

http://www.lty.com/2011_photographs.html

1002 days ago
36.

dogdebt    

Really people? Are you all writing from LA? Do you not see the bigger implications of this? ALL gay marriages that also had a DP before could be invalid - of those few that currently are valid. This is a dangerous legal loophole in Calif. NewYork simply converted any DP that got married - but here in our so called liberal cali they are working to backdoor a way out of recognizing those few that are valid. They are just laying the groundwork. Who cares who she is/was/if you would do her. Grow up and open your eyes.

1002 days ago
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