Melissa Gilbert is engaged, and she’s keeping it in the TV-star family: The groom-to-be is Timothy Busfield, formerly of “thirtysomething” and “The West Wing.”
The two are engaged, “and both are incredibly happy,” a representative of Gilbert confirmed to People on Tuesday.
“They’ve known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off-and-on over the past 20 years,” a source told Us Weekly, which first reported the news. They got engaged over the holidays, said the source, and celebrated the occasion Monday at Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills.
In addition to acting, Busfield is a prolific TV director, with episodes of “Damages,” “Lipstick Jungle” and “Without a Trace” under his belt, to name a few. The “Little House on the Prairie” star popped back into the public eye last year on “Dancing With the Stars,” where she partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and finished fifth.