After 16 years as a married couple Melissa Gilbert has separated from her husband Bruce Boxleitner.
The Little House on the Prairie star wed Bruce in 1995 and the couple have one son - 15-year-old Michael - together. The couple also have three other sons from both their previous marriages.
In a statement the 46-year-old said: "We have loved each other for a very long time and we share four incredible sons together."
"On behalf of our family we ask to be allowed our privacy during this very difficult time."
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