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
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)

(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.

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