Melissa Gilbert is engaged

Melissa Gilbert arriving at a dance studio in Hollywood, California, March 14, 2012. (WENN.COM)

Melissa Gilbert arriving at a dance studio in Hollywood, California, March 14, 2012. (WENN.COM)

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, Last Updated: 4:34 PM ET

Actress Melissa Gilbert is set to marry The West Wing star Timothy Busfield.

The couple became engaged over the Christmas break and celebrated its impending nuptials during a lavish party at Los Angeles eatery Mr. Chow on Monday, a representative confirmed to UsMagazine.com.

A source says, "They got engaged over the holidays. They've known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off-and-on over the past 20 years."

It will be the third marriage for both TV veterans - the former Little House on the Prairie star and mother-of-two's exes include actor Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner, who she divorced in 2011. Busfield, who has three children of his own, was previously wed to Radha Delmarter and Jenny Meriwin.

 


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