Kristy McNichol is also an actress who was thrown into the spotlight when she landed the role of Letitia Buddy Lawrence in the 1976 drama series Family. In 2001, the Emmy winner announced her retirement from acting to focus on her home life with Martie Allen.

Martie Allen is a television personality from the United States. In the United States, she is popular as an LGBTQ+ star.

Despite her efforts in the industry, she became famous after her relationship with Kristy McNichol. The couple is renowned as they promote and make people aware of LGBTQ society.

Kristy McNichol and Martie Allen’s Relationship

Kristy McNichol’s massive celebrity guaranteed that she was never far from the spotlight, and her sexuality has been a source of curiosity and debate since she was a teenager.

When McNichol disclosed that she was lesbian like Lisa Boyer in 2012, rumors and speculation proved true.

Even though Kristy did not name her partner, she did say that she had been in a loving relationship for nearly two decades. The media knew that she was in a marriage relationship with Martie Allen.

Kristy and Martie, in their early age
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Kristy also stated that she finally felt it necessary to be open about herself. She wanted to help and support younger people who are still being bullied for their sexuality—saying that “it is very sad about kids being bullied” and that her coming out could help such children.

Furthermore, McNichol claimed that one of the main reasons she stopped performing in 2001 was the pressure she was under to hide her sexuality and relationship with Martie Allen. On several occasions, the stress resulted in an emotional breakdown.

Professional Career of The Lesbian Couples

In 1976, Martie Allen portrayed Letitia ‘Buddy’ Lawrence on a Family television sitcom. For her role as Letitia, she went on to win two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series. Following that, she obtained a prominent role in the 1980 film Little Darlings, for which she received critical acclaim.

Along with Mark Hamill and Dennis Quaid, she starred in The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia. She starred in the films Women of Valor, You Can’t Hurry Love, Two Moon Junction and the television series Empty Nest, a spin-off of The Golden Girls, during the next several years.

Kristy and Martie’s Couple Photo in Bikini
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Talking about Kristy McNichol’s career, she was a television sensation in the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. In 1976, she made a name for herself as Buddy Lawrence on the gripping television drama Family. When Family premiered, she was only 14 years old, and the show thrust her into the spotlight.

In early 1980, she played the role opposite Tatum O’Neal in the 1980s film, Little Darlings, which rocketed her to superstardom.

With her successful career in the acting industry, she has a net worth of $4 Million. The Couple Lesbian Actress is living her life lavishly with her lesbian partner.

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