Melissa Gilbert, who got her start in the business playing Half Pint on “Little House On The Prairie” and most recently had a stint on “Dancing With The Stars”, is now engaged to fellow actor Timothy Busfield. This will be the third marriage for both.
Gilbert went through a painful divorce from her second husband, actor Bruce Boxleitner, in 2011 and said the hardest part was knowing what it did to their children.
“It’s been hard on the kids and that’s been hard to watch but ultimately everyone’s going to be fine,” said Gilbert. “Everything takes time.”
Gilbert and Busfield have known each other for several years and have maintained a friendship, but recently decided to pursue something more. The couple reportedly got engaged over the holidays. Let’s hope she knows about this little gem, because no marriage to Timothy Busfield would be complete without multiple references to that time he played an electric violin with a gaggle of Nerds.