Melissa Gilbert ‘lost her mind’ right after 2011 divorce

Melissa Gilbert admits she “lost [her] mind” following her 2011 break up from partner Bruce Boxleitner.

Next her divorce, the “Little House on the Prairie” star acquired Botox and fillers, purchased a Mustang Convertible and acquired herself a youthful French boyfriend, who notably wore a T-shirt that go through “Snatch” to a brunch at her mother’s dwelling.

“It was like, I misplaced my head,” she completely tells Page 6. “One of my pals claims, ‘You know, every the moment in a though we all have to go to the zoo. And you went and now you are again.’”

Gilbert — who went on to meet now-partner Timothy Busfield in a bar a yr after her divorce — says she has moments when she seems back and miracles what she was thinking, but doesn’t regret any of it.

Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert went to “the zoo” right after her split from Bruce Boxleitner in 2011.

“Tim claims it to me all the time, I wouldn’t be the female I am nowadays if one factor had long gone differently,” she tells us, adding, “It’s kind of hard to appear again and want to have improved just about anything.”

But, the actress also claims she “sometimes desires to smack myself in the head” around what kind of impression she was portraying for her two sons, just one of whom she shares with first partner Bo Brinkman and the other with Boxleitner.

“Hopefully, you know, they’re seeing this expansion and it’s inspiring them, way too,” she tells us.

Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert
Gilbert met Timothy Busfield in 2012.
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Gilbert — whose new e book “Back to the Prairie” facts her lifetime with Busfield and transferring to the portion-time to the Catskills all through the pandemic — does not miss out on the Los Angeles way of living.

“I find [Los Angeles] to be these types of a challenging put to reside. I really do. I overlook my family members there and I overlook my good friends there,” she says. “But I never skip the metropolis. I really do not skip the traffic. I really don’t miss out on the air pollution.”

She provides, “I finally observed a area in my lifetime in which I can essentially be continue to and enjoy it. I really don’t truly feel like I have to be executing a thing all the time.

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield on their wedding day.
Gilbert and Busfield on their marriage day, April 24, 2013.

“I’ve definitely embraced this pretty stillness in my existence … And I am not chasing just after some elusive thing, whether it’s a good results or a position or revenue or points. I’m genuinely just savoring the sweet simplicity of my everyday living.”

And all of that is built sweeter by Busfield.

“I’m so blessed that it’s my content ending,” Gilbert gushes. “I hope it inspires other men and women to discover their happy endings.”