‘Little House on the Prairie’ Icon Melissa Gilbert Welcomes Her Husband to Instagram

by Megan Molseed
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We all love following Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert’s official Instagram account. From cool vacation pics to vegan recipes, Little House throwbacks, life advice, and, of course, some unbelievably adorable pics of Gilbert’s young granddaughter, Ripley Lou, Gilberts Insta page is always a fun one to check out.

Now, Melissa Gilbert is excited to welcome her husband of nearly a decade, fellow actor Timothy Busfield to the popular social media site as well.

“My sweet husband @timbusfield has joined @instagram !!” the Little House on the Prairie actress exclaims in the Saturday, November 6 Insta post.

“Give him a follow!” Gilbert adds in her post.

 In an adorable addition to her sweet shout-out to her husband since 2013, Melissa Gilbert added some sweet hashtags to the post welcoming Busfield to Instagram.

“#welcomehubby #myhubbyoninstagram,” the star writes before adding some references – hashtag style – to Busfield’s own iconic acting career.

“#fieldofdreams #revengeofthenerds #thirtysomething #westwing,” Gilbert writes in her shout-out adding a hashtag to mention Busfield’s Emmy Awards as well.

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star Finds Her ‘Higher Purpose’

While Timothy Busfield may be new to Instagram, it’s not the first time he has had a starring role on his wife’s account.

In fact, Melissa Gilbert recently shared some snapshots she captured during a road trip with family and friends. The trip, she says in her October 27 Insta post, came with a higher purpose. This purpose is abundantly clear when checking out the adorable pics the Little House on the Prairie star includes in the heartwarming post.

The first photo in Gilbert’s recent Insta post features Timothy Busfield sitting on the floor, reading a book with a very interested, and very adorable, Ripley Lou.

Next, the proud grandmother shows off her favorite grand-baby as she holds Ripley in the air. The photo is definitely a keeper as both grandmother and granddaughter smile at each other in pure happiness.

Next, Gilbert shares an adorable close-up pic of Ripley Lou gazing towards the camera.

“Our road trip actually had a higher purpose,” Gilbert writes in the October Insta post.

“We got to see our sweet Ripley,” the actress adds. “Thank goodness because now I’m in Chicago for quite a while doing @whenharrymetrehab .”

Of course, the proud grandmother had to spend some time bragging about the precious grandbaby.

“This sweet little thing is just a bundle of personality and giggles and…teething,” Gilbert says.

“We are so proud of her parents, daughter-in-law @martobes and our boy Dakota,” she continues. “They are amazing with her and she just adores them.”

The actress adds that these are some of the best years of her life.

“I’m madly in love with #ripleylou as I am with all of our grandchildren and grandchildren yet to come,” Gilbert says. “Im truly having the best time of my life.”