After experiencing two unsuccessful marriages, Melissa Gilbert has found love with Timothy Busfield and, with a family that is quickly expanding, she has decided to live a more peaceful existence.
Melissa Gilbert had an early start to her acting career and became well-known for her portrayal of Louise Ingalls in the television series “Little House on the Prairie.”
Gilbert was so engrossed in the fast-paced lifestyle of Hollywood that when she was just 17 years old, she began dating Robert Lowe, another actor, and quickly fell head over heels in love with him.
She expressed her feelings by saying, “I fell instantaneously, hopelessly, and naively in love.” Both of them were unable of containing the depth of their feelings for one another, and as a result, they tied the knot not long after they had first met. However, there was a gloomy cloud hanging over this marriage, and that cloud was infidelity. According to the rumors, the young couple cheated on one another.
It is said that Lowe had relationships with Princess Stephanie and Nastassja Kinski and that Gilbert had relationships with Tom Cruise and Scott Baio. Soon after that, the actress was set to experience the biggest surprise of her life when she learned that she was going to be a mother.
Lowe, the man who is the child’s biological father, passionately disagreed with the statement and stressed that he was not ready to become a parent or, even worse, a spouse. The breakup of the pair was unavoidable, and the trauma it caused Gilbert was a contributing factor in his subsequent loss of pregnancy. When asked about the occurrence, the actress reflected as follows:
“It ached like hell.”
Gilbert was able to go on with her life following the dissolution of her marriage and the loss of her child, and she soon found herself falling in love once again. While working on the set of a movie, she became acquainted with Bo Brinkman, and the two of them began a relationship that was not driven by passion but rather by alcohol.
This relationship did not take long to produce a child, after which the couple tied the knot. This time, she gave birth to her son Dakota, but unfortunately, she divorced her husband in 1992 after he was accused of cheating on her many times. This occurred after she gave birth to Dakota.
Alcoholism was a problem for Gilbert, who had previously served as president of the Screen Actors Guild. He need assistance. When she had a friend over and claimed that she drank two bottles of wine every night, she once passed out in the kennel where the dogs were kept.
In an effort to become sober, she attended AA meetings and made therapy sessions in addition to attending these meetings. She met this new person a few weeks after filing for divorce from her husband, which was taking place when she was going through all of these difficulties.
The American actor and science fiction writer Bruce Boxleitner began dating Gilbert, and despite the ups and downs of their relationship as well as two broken engagements, they ultimately decided to be married in 1995.
They were married for a total of 16 years, during which time they welcomed a child into their family. Gilbert, who has two boys who are 28 and 23 years old, was weary of the many disappointments and disappointments she had in love. As a result, she made the decision to devote herself entirely to her children and to not pursue romantic relationships.
Gilbert finally finds solace in the company of Timothy Busfield, a man she met at a pub after suffering through two failed marriages and other heartbreaks.
Busfield, who is also an actor, first crossed paths with Gilbert in a pub while Gilbert was at a phase of his life in which he was not interested in romantic relationships. Identical to Gilbert, he too was a father and had had two failed marriages. He said the following in reference to Gilbert:
“I had no doubt that she was it.”
The two people decided to be married rather quickly after they had first met one another. In 2013, the couple tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in the state of California. Gilbert was impressed by the fact that Busfield gave her the impression that she had a choice and that she could back out if she was not able to handle how she was feeling about it. This was one of the things that really jumped out to her.
Someone who had always been taught what to do and that it was required to do it felt that this was a significant development. After deciding on what color to wear, the bride wore a stunning dress that was designed by her mother’s favorite designer, and the groom, Busfield, looked quite smart in a blue suit. The wedding had very few people in attendance.
After getting married, the pair settled down in Michigan, which is where Busfield was born and raised. In contrast to what Busfield had anticipated, moving from Los Angeles to Michigan was not a challenge for Gilbert, who fell in love with the state the moment he set foot there.
The actress remarked on the peacefulness and beauty of the nation, as well as the kind, welcome she received from the locals and how polite they were.
The actress was drawn to the naturalist way of living, and as a result, she quickly began to reexamine her own life and reduce the number of items she saw as being superfluous. This seemed more like a midlife reevaluation than it did a midlife crisis to me.
Gilbert, who had had a few botox operations and lived up to the Hollywood star standards, made the decision to quit and simply be herself. Her husband, Busfield, was quite supportive of her plans, so they went forward with them. She said, in reference to her revitalized outlook on life.
You can take a girl away from “The House on the Prairie,” but you can’t take “The House on the Prairie” out of the girl.
Gilbert, who appeared to like the outdoors and her life in Michigan, claims that she has been afloat on a carpet of ecstasy ever since, and she was immediately pleased when she learned that her first grandchild had been born.
Her son Sam and his wife just became parents for the first time, and the ecstatic grandmother couldn’t wait to share her excitement and her new granddaughter on Instagram.
Gilbert and Busfield were quickly mesmerized by the state of Michigan’s natural splendor, and they realized that they need an experience similar to this one whenever they went on vacation.
They made the purchase of a cottage on a 16-acre lot in the Catskill Mountains of New York in 2018. They were able to become more in touch with nature and have a greater sense of peace as a result of renting this holiday property.
They first intended for it to be a vacation house, but it quickly became their preferred residence, and they made the decision to make it the focal point of their life at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown.
When Gilbert, who had issues with her spine in the past and had undergone spinal operations, began experiencing numbness in her fingers, it gave the impression that danger was on the horizon for the Busfield family.
She required yet another operation, and not long after that, she started to feel better. While the celebrity was in the hospital recovering, she received some wonderful news: she had another grandchild! The actress, who wanted more than anything to be with her grandkids, expressed her desire as follows:
“I have a deep-seated desire to achieve the peak of physical fitness and maintain optimal health. In order for me to be able to rush in, squeeze the baby, and just take it, in addition to doing all of the other tasks they want of me.”
The Hollywood star who has always wanted to live a peaceful and quiet life appears to have had her dream come true as she resides peacefully with her man and just recently renovated their home, rearing livestock, and growing their own food. She has always wanted to live a life that is free from the stress and pressures of the entertainment industry. It would seem that Gilbert has everything.
The doting grandmother’s Instagram page is constantly being flooded with photographs of her grandchildren, demonstrating that she is both enthusiastic about them and prepared to brag about them to anybody who will listen. Gilbert has lately divulged yet another priceless secret, which is that the ninth grandchild was born.
After going through so many unsuccessful relationships, Gilbert now seems to have been compensated for those painful years with partnerships that are successful, loving, and tranquil. The star of “Little House on the Prairie” is now achieving all of her professional goals.