Actress Meredith Baxter reveals she is a lesbian

NEW YORK (AP) - December 2, 2009

The 62-year-old actress says that she had a "later-in-life recognition" and has been in a relationship with her girlfriend, a general contractor, for four years.

Baxter has been married three times and is the mother of five children.

She said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that she is "extraordinarily happy" and that the support from her family and friends was immediate and unqualified.

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