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Family Ties star Meredith Baxter, 75, holds hands with wife Nancy Locke

Meredith Baxter’s fourth walk down the aisle is turning out to be a love match.

The actress at 75, who is best known for her role on Family Ties in 1980s, held hands with Nancy Locke while they shopped together in Montecito.

DailyMail.com spotted the couple checking out the gift department at local hot spot Pierre LaFond & Co Marketplace and shopping at the upscale Wendy Foster boutique.

Both wore white button-down tops with Meredith wearing blue jeans, while Nancy wore brown. They also have similar hairstyles, with short salt-and-pepper locks. 

DailyMail.com was told by an onlooker that the tile stairs were slippery and steep. Nancy helped Meredith down by holding her hand, as she was carrying two bags. 

Later Nancy watched her wife try on many sweaters and jackets in the sportswear department. She gave her opinion. They seem very happy with one another.

DailyMail.com caught Meredith Baxter (with her wife Nancy) looking at the gift department at Montecito Hotspot Pierre LaFond

The 75-Year-Old Actress Best Known For Her Role As Elyse Keaton On The Sitcom Family Ties

The 75-year old actress is most well-known for her role in Family Ties’ sitcom Elyse Keaton

Meredith'S Second Marriage To Bridget Loves Bernie Co-Star David Birney Lasted 15-Years And Produced Three Children, Kate, 47, Mollie, 38, And Peter, 38.

Her Fie-Year Third Marriage To Michael Blodgett Ended In 2005

Her Bridget Loves Bernie costar David Birney (left), was married again for 15 years. They had three children. Kate, Mollie, 38, Peter, 38. Her Five-year-old third marriage to Michael Blodgett (right), ended in 2005

They Were Nearly Matching, As They Both Wore White Button-Down Tops, With Meredith In Blue Jeans And Nancy In Brown

They almost matched, Meredith wearing blue jeans, Nancy wearing brown, and Meredith wearing white button-down tops.

'Nancy Took Meredith'S Hand And Helped Her Down Since She Was Carrying Two Bags,' An Onlooker Said. 'They Seem Very Content With Each Other'

An onlooker stated that Nancy took Meredith’s hands and helped her to the ground because she was carrying two bags. They seem to be very happy together.

The Couple Will Celebrate Their Nine-Year Anniversary On December 15

On December 15, the couple will celebrate their nine-year wedding anniversary

Meredith And Nancy Got A Small Snack At The Bakery And Left In Meredith'S White Mercedes Suv

Meredith and Nancy had a quick bite at the bakery before they left in Meredith’s Mercedes SUV.

After After a quick snack at the bakery they left in Meredith’s Mercedes SUV. 

They will be celebrating their nine-year anniversary in December. The couple met two decades ago when Meredith was hired to be Nancy’s’sober coach. 

Meredith has had a difficult road to true love.

She From 1966-1971, was married to Robert Bush. They have a son Ted (55), and a daughter Eva (53).

Her David Birney, Bridget Loves Bernie star, married her for a second time. Their 15-year marriage produced three children: Mollie, 38, Kate Birney, 47, and Peter 38.

In her memoir from 2011 UntitledShe wrote that she suffered emotional and physical abuse from David.

Meredith claims he has hit her multiple times.

It was unexpected and sudden. It was hard for me to tell which hand struck me and how hard. I do remember thinking, “I’d better not get up, because he’s going back to hit me again,” she wrote. 

She She admitted that she used alcohol to cope, but she says she has been sober since 1990.

Meredith Played Elyse Keaton Alongside Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross And And Tina Yothers In Family Ties Which Ran From 1982 To 1989

Meredith played Elyse Keaton alongside Michael J. Family Ties aired from 1982 to 1989 and featured Fox, Justine Bateman and Michael Gross.

David Birney refuted the claims at the time the book was released.

Her Michael Blodgett was married to his third time for five years. The marriage ended in 2005.

Meredith was recommended by a friend to help Nancy sobriety. After getting to know eachother over the phone, they met at a local Starbucks where they fell in love.

Their romance was kept a secret for many years until photos of them together on a gay cruise surfaced in 2009.

They exchanged vows in 2013 at Meredith’s Santa Monica home, in front of their family and friends.

Meredith claimed that she never lived a lie or pretended to be straight during all the years prior to meeting Nancy.

“I am a lesbian. It was a later recognition of that fact,” she said to NBC’s Today in 2009.

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