Fans of Melissa Gilbert, who is best known for her role as Laura Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie,” were taken aback when, in the year 2022, the actress posted two gorgeous images of her kid, who is seldom seen in public. The celebrity was seen in the photo holding the adorable infant in her arms as she napped.
The actress said that the youngster was the most recent member of her family and that her name was Rosemary “Romy” Coates Busfield. In the second photo, Gilbert can be seen cradling her grandson on her shoulder as she smiles at the camera.
She gushed in the post that she was in “total ecstasy” to finally see her grandchild for the first time despite the COVID-19 epidemic. The celebrity even referred to herself as a “proud nana” and said that she was over heels in love.
Gilbert’s desire to one day take care of her grandchildren was stated in the past by one of the actress’s close friends. The close friend related how the celebrity adored children and lamented the lack of infants in her life, but by the beginning of 2023, she was able to dote on her nine grandkids.
The actress, most known for her role as “Half-Pint” Laura Ingalls Wilder, was once married to Bo Brinkman, and the couple had a son named Dakota during their time together. Michael was the couple’s second kid, and he was shared with her other ex-husband, Bruce Boxleitner.
In the year 2023, Gilbert was living in a remote cottage with her third husband, Timothy Busfield, and the two of them were leading peaceful life together. While spending time with their new dog, Chicago, the couple took care of their garden, where they produced some of their own food and even kept hens.
Gilbert was able to spend more time with her family because she chose to lead a life that was far less complicated and away from the limelight of Hollywood. In the next chapter, we get some further information on her numerous grandkids, as well as a glimpse of a couple of their appearances.
On February 14, 2023, Gilbert updated her Instagram profile with a new picture that included one of her several grandkids. The photograph showed a little girl and her grandmother peering through a doorway. The grandmother was telling the girl that she did not publish many images of her grandkids out of respect for the privacy of the children’s parents.
On the other hand, she said that she had obtained authorization to publish the photo of Ripley Lou on Valentine’s Day. When the actress shared a brief video of her granddaughter dancing to a song in January 2023, she was able to give the public yet another adorably cute glimpse of her granddaughter, who had curly hair.
On June 8, 2022, the celebrity celebrated Ripley Lou’s first birthday by posting a picture on social media that included the youngster wearing a crown, grinning, and clutching a milk bottle as part of the celebration. During the month of August in the year 2022, Gilbert and her husband were seen caring for Rosemary.
Gilbert said that four of their granddaughters’ names started with the letter “R,” and Timothy’s granddaughter was referred to as a “lovely girl.” The second photograph displayed the celebrity mother’s adeptness as a mother by showing her cradling Rosemary to sleep on her shoulder.
During the same month, Lulabelle, one of Lulabelle’s elder grandchildren, was shown another photograph by Timothy’s wife, which she had shared with her. The actress said that she had braided her granddaughter’s hair for the shot and stated that the little girl had requested that her hair be done in braids.
In March of 2018, the celebrity shared an up-close photo of herself with one of her grandkids and said in the caption that spending time with her grandchildren was “absolute happiness.” While they weren’t helping out with the children, she and her husband enjoyed some quality time together in their peaceful house.
Gilbert previously said that she was having “trouble” living from the point of view where “external mattered more than the inside” in the year 2022. She said that she intended to oppose the notion and elaborated as follows:
“I wanted to become more spiritual, more grounded, more at peace, and more connected to my community, to my family, and to my friends,” I said.
The famous actress and her husband decided to purchase a run-down home together. When they moved into the home in 2018, it included decaying deer heads and holy water; hence, they had to spend nearly an entire year remodeling it so that it would meet their requirements.
The actress said that her role in “Little House” inspired her to live as she does today, in intimate proximity to the natural world. She recalls being on set in the open air with a pond that had frogs in it, chickens, cows, and horses, and everyone had their dogs with them.
Gilbert would spend her time at Simi Valley’s ranch outdoors, where she would inevitably get muddy and covered in dust, despite the fact that she was “simply joyous and happy.” Late January 2019, the famous actress and her husband made their formal transfer into their brand-new residence, and they remained there during the height of the epidemic.
The celebrity said that she hoped to have a clear memory of the year 2020 since it was a transformative period for people all around the globe, and she was a part of it. The Los Angeles-born child actress spent her childhood wishing she could live on a farm, and when she was cast in the movie “Little House,” she got to experience the Hollywood version of that dream.
She enjoyed portraying Laura so much because she aspired to be just like her, and Timothy’s wife even got her very own horse on the show, which they called Peanuts. The purchase of the rustic home on 14 acres in the Catskill Mountains in New York by Gilbert and her husband was the fulfillment of a lifelong goal for Gilbert.
The name is a portmanteau of the terms “cottage” and “cabin,” which were combined to form the name.
Gilbert acknowledged when she was talking about her new house that it was exactly what she had always envisioned having. In contrast to the time when she had cosmetic surgery, Botox injections, and fillers, the famous actress has become more interested in living a more natural lifestyle in her older years.
What made the difference for her was when she had a midlife evaluation. The actress revealed that she had spent her whole life working in a field that placed a higher emphasis on outward looks than on inner qualities, and as a result, she had become preoccupied with seeming to maintain her youth.
On the other hand, she found that she was happy after she adopted a new way of life. Gilbert claimed that she had labored hard to conform to the profile that had been established by another person, but that she was now at ease in “her own skin,” relieved, thankful, and joyful.
Gilbert mentioned in her autobiography titled “Return to the Prairie: A House Remade, A Life Rediscovered” how important it had been for her and Timothy to have a location where they could go to get away from their problems. After the successful completion of their house purchase in January 2019, they began referring to it as “the cabbage.”