Little House on the Prairie ended its original run decades ago. However, Melissa Gilbert is still the face of the show. This is especially true since Michael Landon’s tragic passing in 1991. Today, fans still remember Gilbert as Laura Ingalls. But, many years have passed since Gilbert’s childhood in Walnut Grove. Even if the world still remembers her as that young lady, she is as far removed from that life as she can be while still holding a strong connection to the show as well as her fellow cast members.
Since the end of Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has continued to act. In intervening years, she has appeared in theatrical and made-for-TV movies as well as several television shows. She has also had a full and interesting private life. Behind the scenes, Gilbert has been married three times. She married her latest husband, Timothy Busfield in 2013. Yesterday, the couple celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary.
Melissa Gilbert shared a sweet picture of the couple on their wedding day to mark the occasion.
In the caption of the post, Melissa Gilbert wrote, “Eight years ago today and it just keeps getting better,” before adding, “I love you,” and tagging her hubby.
Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield’s Partnership
Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield both had successful careers before they met. Separately, they were both heavy-hitters in the film and television industry. However, they didn’t meet while working on a project that magically and fortuitously brought them together. Instead, their love story started the same way millions of others have started. They met in a bar. However, fate definitely played a part in their meeting.
Timothy Busfield walked into his regular haunt one night. There, sitting alone at the bar, was Melissa Gilbert. She was having a night out with a friend. But, the club they wanted to go to hadn’t opened yet. So, they decided to pre-game at this bar. However, Gilbert’s friend had left his phone at her house. So, he went back to get it and Melissa stayed at the bar.
Busfield walked in and struck up a conversation. The two had a date the next evening. Before long, they were inseparable. Then, they got married.
However, their partnership doesn’t end at the threshold of their home. Instead, they work together. In fact, Melissa Gilbert once said that one of her favorite things to do is work alongside her husband.