‘Little House on the Prairie’: Both of Melissa Gilbert’s Ex-Husbands Appeared in a Movie Together

by Will Shepard

At one point in time, Melissa Gilbert was one of the biggest television stars on the planet. When Little House on the Prairie first came out, she was only ten years old. But at the same time, she was getting worldwide recognition.

She began growing up and formulating her life away from the screen. Melissa Gilbert fell for Rob Lowe. But, unfortunately, the two didn’t work out, and they broke up. Soon afterward, she moved to New York City.

Just seven weeks after she and Rob Lowe broke up, she became pregnant after getting set up with Bo Brinkman. So, the couple got married on February 22, 1988. In May of that next year, she gave birth to her first child. However, the two got divorced four years later, in 1992.

Her second husband’s name is Bruce Boxleitner, and she met him almost by accident. Again, the turnaround between husbands was short, this time just eight weeks. She reportedly met him after his ex-wife, Kathryn Holcomb, introduced them to each other.

Melissa Gilbert gave birth to her second child with him. But again, the couple couldn’t make their relationship last and got divorced in 2011.

Interestingly, in 2003, her ex-husband, Bo Brinkman, and her then-current husband, Bruce Boxleitner, were in the same movie. In 2003, the two men were playing Confederate officers in Gods and Generals.

Melissa Gilbert had Both of Her Ex-husband’s Work On the Same Movie Together

The movie that both Melissa Gilbert’s past and present husbands were working on together did fine in the box office. The film grossed $56 million at the box office.

Even though the two men were able to work side by side on the film, there must’ve been some weird feelings between them. Both men at that time were raising children with Melissa Gilbert. At the very least, it would have been a cool experience for the kids.

After the movie, though, Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert enjoyed a few more years of marriage. So, in 2011 the couple parted ways to enjoy life on their own.

In 2013, Melissa Gilbert got married to Timothy Busfield. The couple is still married to this day. Even though they haven’t had any children together, the pair have five kids to spend time with between their respective marriages.