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

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Baxter obtained a marriage license in Beverly Hills on Friday and exchanged vows with Locke on Sunday afternoon 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.

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

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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.