Melissa Gilbert Recalls Sister Sara Gilbert Coming Out

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Sara Gilbert welcomed her sister, former ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Melissa Gilbert, to ‘The Talk’ on Tuesday (Dec. 13).  All was go well until ‘The Talk’ co-host Sharon Osbourne asked Melissa, “When did you first realize that your beautiful sister loved vajayjay?”

The question made Sara, 36, who recently started dating Linda Perry, a bit uncomfortable, sitting back in her chair and covering her face.

Melissa, 47, responded saying, “You know what, I’ll put it to you this way, I took her to dinner when she was in her teens and I sat her down and I gave her this long speech about how much I love you and it doesn’t matter and you’re my darling and blah, blah, blah and you can tell me anything. And she looked and me and she said, ‘I’m not gay.’ And I was like, ‘OK, whatever.’”

Years later, they were talking on the phone when Sara finally opened up to her sister about her sexuality. Melissa remembered Sara asking, “Well, what if I just said that I’m gay?” Melissa knowingly responded with,  ”And…?”   With that, the embarrassed Sara said,  “Don’t we have a break coming up?”