Who is Maitland Ward's husband? John Baxter was comfortable with porn star's girl-on-girl sex scenes
"I worked with two guys that I was friends with, who are professionals, so that got him really comfortable with it," Maitland said
Maitland Ward is all set to return to television, a medium she began her career with. She will be starring in and producing a comedy series titled 'The Big Time' revolving around a popular adult superstar, a role she plays off-screen as well. From Disney to OnlyFans, Maitland's showbiz journey has been one with its fair share of ups and downs. She began her career in television with 'Boy Meets World', a sitcom that explored her acting prowess and landed her a string of gigs. Maitland's portrayal of Rachel McGuire was earnest, comedic, and relatable, which earned her a name in the industry.
However, with time and having played similar roles over the years, Maitland realized she had been typecast. It was then that she took the hard call of transitioning into the adult film industry, which has shaped up pretty well for her. What helped was husband John Baxter's support.
Who is John Baxter?
John and Maitland first met on the sets of a film. The hedge fund manager was expecting to meet someone else when he crossed paths with Maitland and they started a conversation that developed into a friendship and eventually marriage.
The couple tied the knot in 2006 and has been happily married since. In Maitland's words, John is an excellent photographer who has clicked a range of photos for her social media. He is supportive of her career choices, Maitland told In Touch Weekly and added that he trusts him to do the "sexual performance" right.
Maitland and John never had a sit-down chat about how she would approach the new career path, and that seemed to have worked. The 44-year-old was mostly looking for suggestions and what kind of content she could try when she figured that John was comfortable with most of what she was hoping to do in her new job as an adult film star.
"I started out with doing girl stuff. He didn’t care. He loved it! He didn’t care about that all,” she told the outlet and added: "I guess with the guys, I worked with two guys that I was friends with, who are professionals, so that got him really comfortable with it."
However, Maitland's first adult film 'Drive' made John "uncomfortable" but even then, he remained his no 1 fan. "He knows a lot of the people [I work with],” she explained and added: "If I am filming something — especially when I was doing my own content — the guys were talking about sports, and then I am like, ‘Stop talking about sports. We need to get it done."
Even though it has been only two years since she moved to the porn industry, Maitland's work has been received well and has been honored with awards. She is happy and comfortable in her new job but is also looking to "slay" both worlds.
"I love and embrace both. Me being bold and free in my sexuality and so out there with it has really given me that power," she told New York Post and added: "When I was like this innocent flower, I was letting everyone else dictate what I should do or what I should be."