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Meredith Baxter marries longtime partner

Actress Meredith Baxter has tied the knot with her longtime partner Nancy Locke.

Baxter obtained a marriage license in Beverly Hills, California on Friday (06Dec13) and exchanged vows with Locke on Sunday afternoon (08Dec13) in Los Angeles.

The 66 year old and her new bride kept the affair intimate, with just close friends and family, including Baxter's five children from previous relationships, in attendance.

During the reception, Locke's band took the stage and the lovers even wowed guests with their first dance as a married couple after taking lessons for its big day.

Gushing about her wedding to People.com, Baxter says, "Now I understand why marriage caught on!"

The former Family Ties actress was previously married to Robert Lewis Bush, David Birney and actor/screenwriter Michael Blodgett. She revealed she was a lesbian in 2009, four years after she started dating Locke.

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