Well, there goes another piece of my childhood perception. After the summer of death, in which icons of the ’80s died off one at a time — Farrah, Michael, Ed, Karl — now I find out that Mrs. Keaton is gay. Doesn’t anything ever stay the same? Obviously homosexuality isn’t a big deal, it certainly isn’t the equivalent of death, but I just started accepting the fact that Meredith dropped “Birney” off her name.
Baxter talked with Matt Lauer on Today this morning and revealed that she’s been living a gay lifestyle for about seven years now, following three marriages and five kids. Matt kept trying to put Meredith’s announcement in the context of a big reveal, but really, I think she’s just been living her life. Up until now, she hasn’t exactly been open, but she did go on a lesbian cruise last year, so it’s not that shocking of a confession. Well, to anyone except me.