Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner Divorcing

Gilbert files after 16 years of marriage

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 26, 2011 9:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Longtime Hollywood couple Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner are calling it quits after 16 years of marriage. Gilbert, former Little House on the Prairie star, filed for divorce from her Tron star hubby Monday in LA, citing irreconcilable differences, the AP reports. She and Boxleitner have been separated since January. They have a 15-year-old son.

In this Dec. 11, 2010 file photo, actor Bruce Boxleitner, right, and actress Melissa Gilbert arrive at the premiere of the feature film Tron: Legacy in Los Angeles.
In this Dec. 11, 2010 file photo, actor Bruce Boxleitner, right, and actress Melissa Gilbert arrive at the premiere of the feature film "Tron: Legacy" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert, 4/26/97, Burbank, CA.
Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert, 4/26/97, Burbank, CA.   (Getty Images)
Bruce Boxleitner (2nd L), his wife Melissa Gilbert, and sons Sam (L), Lee (R), and Michael (Front)  pose for a photograph on April 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.
Bruce Boxleitner (2nd L), his wife Melissa Gilbert, and sons Sam (L), Lee (R), and Michael (Front) pose for a photograph on April 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner pose at the Season Four Premiere Screening Of 'Nip/Tuck' held at Paramount Theatre on August 25, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner pose at the Season Four Premiere Screening Of 'Nip/Tuck' held at Paramount Theatre on August 25, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
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