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'Little House on the Prairie' Star

I'm Ready to DIVORCE Now

8/25/2011 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Six months after they separated, "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert has filed for divorce from actor Bruce Boxleitner ... TMZ has learned.

According to documents filed with L.A. County Superior Court, Gilbert blamed the split on irreconcilable differences ... and she's asking for joint legal and physical custody of their son Michael.

Melissa and Bruce married in 1995 ... but separated back in March. They have one child together ... and each have adult children from previous marriages.

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McG    

I read her autobiography, I think Bruce will actually be dancing in the streets with his newfound freedom.

1154 days ago
17.

Meanie    

After reading her biography, I'm surprised it lasted this long. The guy is an immature tw#t.

1154 days ago
18.

Meanie    

@Jessica, you can have him. I USED to be a fan during his Scarecrow/Mrs King days. He's an immature turd.

1154 days ago
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rsmik    

why am I not allowed to like anything here?

1154 days ago
20.

Kd    

Looks like Melissa needs just a bit more plastic surgery

1154 days ago
21.

Kd    

Joan Rivers with red hair.

1154 days ago
22.

Rage    

lol, you can tell they been arguing for decades.. both aged too quickly and have them pissed-off Wrinkles etched in their faces.
Sad, she was adorable way back when. And Bruce, eh

1154 days ago
23.

Kabala    

He looks like her father. And she looks fake - but still attractive.

1154 days ago
24.

Moyra    

That bad plastic surgery job makes her look as if she is constantly sucking a lemon.

1154 days ago
25.

Moyra    

No one takes marriage seriously any more.

1154 days ago
26.

Perky    

I hate that phockin show. Little Mosque On The Prairie is much better.

1153 days ago
27.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

She looks like she requires more than one man to satisfy her desires. He looks old and flacid, and Melissa needs a good hard screwing. So....it's over.

1153 days ago
28.

Rick     

The Gilbert sister's strike in 1 week. Melissa and Sarah have had enough of men and women. So Hollywood isn't it!

1153 days ago
29.

billproject    

But he fights for the user!!!!He is TRON!

1153 days ago
30.

Criss    

I didn't know she was married to TRON.

1153 days ago
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