• Melissa Gilbert: Dakota Brinkman made her a grandmother
  • She is very happy that her son is a father
  • She is also happily married

Is Melissa Gilbert (58) grateful to Dakota Brinkman (33) for becoming a grandmother? There is likely no doubt.

Since she herself didn't really have a dad in her life, it makes her all the happier to have many great father figures in her life.

Melissa Gilbert: Dakota Brinkman is the father of a daughter

Dakota Brinkman was lucky to have a real star as a mother. She played "Laura Ingalls" in the series Little House on the Prairie, which ran from 1974 to 1983. Dakota got his last name from his father Bo Brinkman (66), to whom his mother was married from 1988 to 1992.

Dakota Brinkman and his wife Marissa Brinkman welcomed their daughter, Ripley Lou Brinkman, in June 2021. Melissa Gilbert was thus made a happy grandmother. For Father's Day in 2022, the actress posted an emotional series of pictures showing all the caring fathers around her.

Also interesting:

In the post, Melissa wrote that she would always miss her own father, who died when she was eleven, especially on Father's Day.

"THIS year however, as I put this post together, I see all of the incredible fathers who are in my life now. Seeing how much they each love their children is so incredibly healing for me," she wrote.

With those words, you can understand why Melissa Gilbert is so grateful to her son Dakota Brinkman for making her a grandmother. In addition to her job as a grandmother, she has also been happily married to Timothy Busfield (65) since 2013.