We've known Meredith Baxter as the mom from Family Ties for decades now, but it wasn't until seven years ago that the 62-year-old actress really got to know herself. At the age of 55, Meredith realized that she is a lesbian.
The actress, who has been married three times and has five children, talked to Matt Lauer today about her "later-in-life recognition." Meredith explained that she had a great deal of difficulty relating to men, and it wasn't until she really connected with someone romantically — who happened to be a woman — that she accepted that she was gay.
Coming out later in life, which is the theme of a documentary called Out Late, comes with unusual challenges. In addition to worrying about telling her parents, Meredith also had to break the news to her kids. Have you ever known anyone who came out as gay later in life?