Unfortunately, they eventually drifted apart. During the filming of the show, a sort of scandal came about, with information that Michael Landon was having an affair with a young make up artist who worked on the Little House on the Prairie set named Cindy Clerico. Following this revelation, Melissa and Michael's friendship deteriorated and they grew apart.
They reconciled and began talking again when she saw him at a show where he was discussing about pancreatic cancer that he was suffering. He died within a week after seeing him and when she gave birth to her child with her second husband, she called him Michael.
Melissa Gilbert continued to play regularly in the television films such as Anna Sheridan and Jean Donovan. She also played in a few episodes of Babylon 5 with Bruce Boxleitner who was her then husband.
Melissa Gilbert started to date Rob Low when she was 17, but their relationship was on and off for 6 years. Both dated other people during this period such as Billy Idol, Scott Baio, John Cusack and Tom Cruise for Melissa Gilbert. Lowes failed romance with Princess Stephanie of Monaco led to him proposing to Gilbert, however he found out that she was already pregnant with someone elses baby and the engagement was called off. She miscarried within few days. She then married Dennis Quaid after few weeks after the called off engagement. She gave birth to Dakota Paul Brinkman. The couple got a divorce during the year 1992. She got engaged to Bruce Boxleitner twice but both engagements were called off. He later became her husband in 1988. They got a son together and they divorced in 2011. She got married to Timothy Busfield in 2013 and they live in Michigan.
In 2016, Melissa Gilbert ran for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in Michigan's 8th congressional district and she won the Democratic primary race. Unfortunately, she had to drop out of the race because of some serious injuries she suffered years earlier that had recently become a problem.
Melissa Gilberts net worth is 6 million dollars and she got it widely from television and movies.Return to the previous page
|Birth Date:||8 May, 1964|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles|
|Description:||Actress and director|