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Meredith Baxter marries longtime partner, Nancy Locke

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Meredith Baxter, best known as Alex Keaton’s mom on “Family Ties”, married her longtime partner in an intimate ceremony Sunday held in Los Angeles. According to Yahoo! omg!, the 66 year old actress and Nancy Locke, a contractor, tied the knot in front of family and friends.

Baxter’s rep confirmed the wedding took place with Baxter’s 5 children in attendance. A family friend presided over the ceremony and both women were dressed in pantsuits for the big day.

After exchanging handwritten vows, a music-filled reception followed. One family friend played the guitar and Nancy’s band performed a set as part of the celebration. The newlyweds took a stroll on the dance floor to celebrate their first dance as a married couple.

The couple began dating in 2006. It would be another three years before the actress came out to Matt Lauer during an interview on the “Today” show. During that interview, she spoke about her relationship with Locke.

"I got involved with someone I never expected to get involved with, and it was that kind of awakening. I never fought it because it was like, 'Oh, I understand why I had the issues I had early in life.' I had a great deal of difficulty connecting with men in relationships."

This makes the fourth marriage for Baxter.

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