Meredith Baxter Tells All
Because she was always so private about herself and her family, Meredith says no one at Family Ties knew anything about her troubled marriage or alcohol issues.
Then, while rehearsing a scene with Michael Gross—the actor who played Steven Keaton, the father on Family Ties—Meredith broke down. "David was in Europe doing a film and he was due to come back in a couple of days. He'd been out of town for, I think, six weeks and it had been six weeks of peace and heaven," she says. "[Michael and I] were talking and he said, 'David comes home soon, doesn't he?' And I burst into tears. I totally lost it. I couldn't talk because nobody knew. There was no context because I'd kept it all to myself for so long."