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OTRC: Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House on the Prairie' is engaged

Melissa Gilbert appears in photos from her official Twitter page, one posted on Feb. 15, 2012. (Melissa Gilbert's Twitter page / Melissa Gilbert's Twitter page (http://t.co/ZYdK2F92))

Melissa Gilbert, an actress best known for her role as Laura on "Little House on the Prairie," is engaged.

The 48-year-old actress, who took part in "Dancing with the Stars" season 14, is engaged to "thirtysomething" actor Timothy Busfield, according to People magazine.

Gilbert Tweeted the link to the story confirming her engagement, adding: "Thank you! So happy!"

"They are engaged and both are incredibly happy," Gilbert's rep told the magazine.

In August 2011, Gilbert filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years, Bruce Boxleitner.

Gilbert, who announced their separation in March 2011, cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on August 22. The papers state that the couple separated in January, shortly after their 16th wedding anniversary.

Gilbert, 47, sought joint custody of the couple's son Michael, who was named after Michael Landon. Landon played Gilbert's character's father on the "Little House on the Prairie" and died in 1991 at age 54.

Gilbert also has a son from her marriage to Bo Brinkman, which lasted between 1988 and 1992.

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