03/01/2011 06:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Meredith Baxter: David Birney Hit Me

They were costars on the romantic, early '70s sitcom Bridget Loves Birney, man and wife from 1974 to 1989, and they had three children together.

But Baxter, 63, who came out as a lesbian in 2009, says her relationship with Birney, 71, was far stormier than it appeared.

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