Little House On The Prairie, Bo Brinkman, Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert - Saturday 11th December 2010

*file photo* Gilbert separates from husband Little House On The Prairie star Melissa Gilbert has split from her husband of 16 years. The former child star, 46, wed Bruce Boxleitner, 60, in 1995 and they are parents to 15-year-old son Michael, in addition to three children from previous relationships. But the couple announced on Tuesday (01Mar11) it has now separated. In a statement, Gilbert says, We have loved each other for a very long time and we share four incredible sons together. On behalf of our family we ask to be allowed our privacy during this very difficult time. Gilbert was previously married to Bo Brinkman, father of her 21-year-old son Dakota. (MT/WNWCPL) Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner Los Angeles Premiere of Tron: Legacy held at the El Capitan Theatre Los Angeles, California - 11.12.10 (7 images)