The former president of Screen Actors Guild American actress, writer and producer Melissa Ellen Gilbert filed for the divorce from her husband fellow star and close witness and sharer of her joy and sorrow Bruce Boxleitner. The news comes one days after the news of her sister Sara Gilbert separation from her partner Allison Adler (2001-2011). It seems that the two sisters planned together but it's a co-incidence. Melissa Gilbert, 47, separated herself 7 months earlier (January 5, 2011) following their 16th birthday but officially filed for divorce in the Superior Court in Los Angeles on Monday August 22. The cause for the divorce is said to be irreconcilable differences between them. But nothing is heard from Boxleitner, 61.
Both Mellissa and Boxleitner had married before the marriage between them. Bo Brinkman (1988–1992) being her first husband, Kathryn Holcomb (1977–1987) is Boxleitner's former wife. They have a son Michael Boxleitner, 15, together who is demanded to be in joint legal and physical custody of Melissa. Though unsuccessful in keeping the marriage intact, she is successful in filming having acted in many movies and television series. The two famous TV series she works include "Little House on the Prairie" (1974-83) and "Babylon 5" (1996).