Melissa Gilbert Files for Divorce from Bruce Boxleitner

| by Michael Allen

Melissa Gilbert and her husband Bruce Boxleitner announced six months ago that they were separating, but now the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star has filed for divorce to end their 16-year marriage.

Melissa Gilbert, who gave the reason for the split as "irreconcilable differences," is asking to not pay spousal support.  In a statement, Gilbert said, "We have loved each other for a very long time and we share four incredible sons together.” The couple has a 15-year old son at home and will seek joint custody.

The actress starred on ‘Little House on the Prairie’ as a child, while Boxleitner was most recently seen on the short-lived CBS series ‘Chaos’ and appeared on an episode of ‘NCIS’ last year.  He also starred on ‘Babylon 5.’