Meredith Baxter has been divorced three times and has five children from her previous marriages

Meredith Baxter, the former Family Ties star, will soon be marrying her longtime partner Nancy Locke.

Baxter and Locke reportedly headed over to the Beverly Hills courthouse on Friday, where they picked up a marriage license and other official paperwork for their forthcoming wedding, according to TMZ. And while the wedding date has yet to be revealed, the couple has already apparently sent out invites.

Baxter, who came out as a lesbian in 2009, has been with Locke since 2005. The actress has said in the past that her relationship with Locke is the “healthiest relationship” she’s even been in.

The marriage to Locke will be the fourth for Baxter, who has previously been married to three men. She first married Robert Lewis in 1966 and divorced him after five years together in which they had two children. Baxter had three more children with her second husband David Birney, with whom she was married to for 15 years. In 1995, she married Michael Blodgett, but the union lasted only five years. She dated a woman for the first time in 2002.

In addition to her best-known role as mother Elyse Keaton on Family Ties throughout the 80s, she was in TV sitcom Family and feature All the Presidents Men with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. She’s also appeared in a number of Lifetime movies and has guest-starred on several TV shows – most recently on Fox musical dramedy Glee. She’s currently filming the movie Undateable John with Daryl Hannah and Tom Arnold.

– Chelsea Regan

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