Although Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner separated six months ago, the couple will soon make their split official after Gilbert filed for a divorce last week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
According to People, the sixteen year marriage between actors Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner has come to an end after Gilbert requested a divorce from Boxleitner, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
Melissa Gilbert is seeking joint custody of the couple’s 15 year-old son Michael, named after the late actor Michael Landon, who co-starred with Gilbert on the TV series Little House on the Prairie. As reported by People, Gilbert also requested to not pay spousal support to Boxleitner in the divorce.
Interestingly, the news of the Gilbert – Boxleitner divorce comes during the same week that sister Sara Gilbert ended her relationship with partner Allison Adler.