...was the mother on "Family Ties" and scorned in countless Lifetime movies.
Oh...and she's also gay now.
"Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter made the media rounds Wednesday confirming the rumors that she is a lesbian. "It was a later in life recognition," the actress explained to Matt Lauer on the "Today" show Wednesday.
Baxter also told People magazine that she has been in a four-year relationship with Locke, who works as a building contractor. Baxter has been dating women for the past seven years, and "the thought of being gay never crossed my mind," she said.
She's partnered with a building contractor, so there's already one stocked toolbelt in the house.
I'm sure we'll hear all about their cats and the moving van in the People magazine exclusive.
Honestly, of all the cast members...I would have guessed Tina Yothers or Justine Bateman might have had the most potential to be Friends-of-Ellen (Michael Gross already had the bear-beard...so that wouldn't be a shocker).
Mothers always know best, I suppose.