Melissa Gilbert (56) rose to fame in 1974 as "Laura Ingalls" in Little House on the Prairie  – a role which she portrayed until 1983. The family series was Gilbert's big break and she became a much-loved child star. Nevertheless, she was able to make a name for herself in Hollywood as an adult, too. Melissa Gilbert even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the age of 21.

Melissa Gilbert After Little House on the Prairie

Some of her latest roles include supporting-roles in Secret and Lies or The Night Shift as well as the in the short film One Smart Fellow in 2015. Afterwards, Melissa Gilbert quit acting and has been focusing on her private life with husband Timothy Busfield, whom she married in 2013.

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Seven years ago, I married the love of my life. Though our hearts ache daily for all those who are suffering during this unprecedented time in history, for me this time at home has really shined a light on our marriage. I am so blessed to walk through this life with a real and true partner. Though things are difficult and none of us knows what tomorrow will bring, there is not,nor has there ever been,a moment that I have not felt safe because of the loving care of my amazing husband. The depth of understanding, compassion and kindness in this man blows me away. And oh how we laugh!! How blessed I am.How grateful. So,happy 7th anniversary baby. None of us knows what the future will bring but as long as we are together, I know we will get through whatever lies ahead for us. I love you sweet husband. xoxo, Wife @sanysidroranch #anniversary #love #marriage #gratitude

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Melissa Gilbert is Happily Married

Even though the Little House on the Prairie star had been married two times before, the couple has been happily married since 2013 and lives in Michigan now. In 1988, Melissa Gilbert wed Bo Brinkman. They divorced in 1994. In 1995, Gilbert exchanged vows with Bruce Boxleitner. She has one child with each of her ex-husbands. And did you know that Melissa Gilbert was adopted by Barbara Cowan and Paul Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert has retired from acting and directing.

Melissa Gilbert and Politics

Husband number three seems to be Melissa Gilbert's perfect match. After relocating to Michigan and quitting acting, she decided to try her luck in politics. In 2013, Melissa Gilbert planned on running for Congress in Michigan. However, she had to withdraw from her campaign due to medical reasons. Since then, the Little House on the Prairie star has withdrawn from the public eye. She does however, post regularly on her Instagram account...