She removed the Birney from her name when she divorced her second husband more than 20 years ago and now just goes by Meredith Baxter. She married for a third time in 1995 but divorced again in 2000 and then came out as a lesbian in 2009. She now lives with her partner, Nancy Locke, a general contractor, with whom she has been since 2005. She continues to act today, voicing a character in the animated sitcom "Dan Vs." and appearing in guest spots in shows such as "Cold Case," "Brothers" and "Switched at Birth." She also acted in the Hallmark Channel movie "Naughty or Nice" in 2012 and appeared with Patty Duke as one half of a gay couple on the fourth-season finale of "Gee" in 2013.