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What happened to Melissa Gilbert? This is how the life of little Laura from ‘Little House on the Prairie’ has changed

 What happened to Melissa Gilbert?  This is how the life of little Laura from 'Little House on the Prairie' has changed

Melissa Gilbertthe actress who gave life to little Laura Ingalls in ‘Little House on the Prairie’, turns today 59 years. The truth is that her current life is very similar to the one she led with her popular character in the series: she lives on a farm on the outskirts of New York with her third husband, she has two granddaughters and she is a fan of pastry, such and how they boast on their social networks.

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But his life has been marked by a series of lights and shadows beyond the big screen. Almost 40 years ago, Melissa Gilbert ended her character as Laura Ingalls. The series that she starred in for ten years and that, ironically, opened a new professional stage for her in the cinema.

‘Little House on the Prairie’ It was one of the most watched series on television in the United States during its 9 seasons and the lives of its actors and actresses continue to be the focus of interest for the most fans who followed the life of the Ingalls family on the ranch. Walnut Grove located in Minnesota.

After the end of the program, the actress got roles in other fictions, such as ‘The Miracle Worker’, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and ‘Splendor in the Grass’. Later, she adopted adult roles in movies like ‘Choices’ and ‘A Family of Strangers’.

Melissa Gilbert and her problem with alcoholism

In the case of Gilbert, just a year ago he published the autobiographical book ‘Back to the Prarie’ (“Back to the Prairie”), in which he recounted in the first person how he lived through those nostalgic years playing laura ingalls and how he continued his life outside of this fiction that brought him fame that he never managed to repeat.

But what nobody imagined is that after the success of Melissa Gilbert in ‘The Ingalls family’ it would lead her to a dark stage of addictions and health problems. In her memoirs published under the title ‘Prairie Tale’ she herself confessed her alcohol problemHe, right in the final stretch of his career as an actress.

It was exactly in the last episode with her husband that Melissa took the definitive step to break her drinking addiction and save her physical and mental health.

Melissa’s three husbands

Melissa currently lives with her third husband, whom she married in 2013 and with whom she has a very happy relationship. But long before that, in 1988, she had married Bo Brinkman, the father of whom a year later he would have Dakota as his first child. However, that relationship ended in divorce in 1994.

Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman

Bruce Boxleitner he was Gilbert’s second husband, with whom they had Michael. She with her second husband and also an actor, she maintained a firm marriage between 1995 and 2011.

Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner
Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner

Melissa Gilbert is currently with Timothy Busfield, with whom he lives on a farm on the outskirts of New York. Her relationship began in 2013 and they lead a fully happy life that she herself boasts of through her official Instagram account. @melissagilbertofficial.

In his profile, he told his followers how the move was and the decision to change his life after the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to her family and her little grandchildren, livestock, agriculture and baking occupy most of her days, she is far from the movie world that she used to in her childhood.

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield
Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield
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