‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star Melissa Gilbert Posts Heart-Melting Pic of Grandchild: ‘Nana’s Girl’

by Megan Molseed
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There are few things on this earth more perfect than the love between a grandmother and her grandchildren. And, “Little House on the Prairie” child star, Melissa Gilbert is learning that first hand! The actress welcomed her granddaughter on June 8, 2021.

In a June 30 Instagram post, the “Little House” actress posted a perfect picture of her family’s newest bundle of joy, Ripley Lou Brinkman. The photo of the new little one shows the babe fast asleep in grandma’s arms. Clearly a place she is getting used to.

Melissa Gilbert found fame as a child star. She portrayed Laura Ingalls Wilder in the popular “Little House On the Prairie” television series. She starred alongside the late Michael Landon in the hit series which was based on the memoirs of the real Laura Ingalls Wilder.

One Very Proud Nana; “Little House on the Prairie Star Welcomes Granddaughter

Just a quick glance at the “Little House on the Prairie” actress’s Instagram tells a story of one of the world’s proudest grandmothers. Pictures of the new bundle of joy fill her Insta page. Which is to be expected, especially for a first-time grandmother.

In an earlier Instagram post, shortly after her granddaughter’s birth, the “Little House on the Prairie” star not only raved about the newest addition to the family but also her parents.

“So so happy to tell you all that @timbusfield and I are Nana and Papa to this sweet angel. Ripley Lou Brinkman arrived last night at 6:18 pm central time. She weighs 7lbs 7oz and is 19.5 inches long. Everyone is healthy and doing well,” she shared to her Insta, along with a series of photos of Ripley Lou.

“So proud of my son Dakota and his wife @martobes,” the actress continued. “She was a warrior through the whole process, and he was the perfect partner to her. Next up, traveling to Texas to meet our new granddaughter.”

Nana Gilbert Can’t Help But Share the Adorable Photos

Ripley Lou is the daughter of Melissa Gilbert’s son, Dakota, and his wife Marissa. And, it is clear that Grandma “Nana” Gilbert is ecstatic about the little girl’s arrival. “I’m a very proud Nana!” the “Little House on the Prairie” star declared in another Insta post.

Ripley Lou Brinkman, the daughter of her son Dakota Brinkman and his wife Marissa. The Texas-based couple welcomed Ripley Lou on June 8.

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