Melissa Gilbert Was Married to Bruce Boxleitner for 16 Years before They Called It Quits - Meet Her Ex 8 Years after Their Divorce

A lot of things have happened to actor Bruce Boxleitner after his divorce with actress Melissa Gilbert in 2011.

Wed in 1995, Bruce and Melissa had one son together: Michael, according to IMDB.

Bruce's big break occurred when he was cast in the pilot for the epic TV series "How the West Was Won."

Bruce Boxleitner at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 5, 2017 in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Bruce Boxleitner at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 5, 2017 in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

The actor is now happily married to Verena King-Boxleitner.

In August 2019, the couple attended The Valley Of The Stars Gala And Awards Ceremony held at Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

Bruce's career as an actor is also active. Recently, he starred as Nick Columba in the TV movie titled, "The Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement."

Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert at the Los Angeles Mission on December 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert at the Los Angeles Mission on December 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

"Catch these two crazy kids and me this Sunday, October 6 at 6 p.m. PT for the premiere of "Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement" on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!" he announced on Twitter.

Bruce's new movie is called "Holiday Date" and will be seen on the Hallmark Channel. The film is part of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas movie series, which is in its tenth year.

"Holiday Date" will air on December 15, according to actress Teryl Rothery.

Bruce Boxleitne and Verena King Boxleitner at Alex Theatre on August 23, 2019 in Glendale, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Bruce Boxleitne and Verena King Boxleitner at Alex Theatre on August 23, 2019 in Glendale, California. | Photo: Getty Images

"Hey fab people!!  We have a date correction: @hallmarkchannel #HolidayDate will now air DECEMBER 15. Sooo excited for this Original movie premiere!!" she wrote on Twitter.

Bruce was born in Elgin, Illinois on May 12, 1950. He attended Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the Goodman Theater School of Drama of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The actor received his formal acting training on stage. He is an alumnus of Chicago's prestigious Goodman Theatre, according to IMDB.

He starred in the Broadway production of Status Quo Vadis with Ted Danson in 1972.

The native mid-westerner landed a guest spot on the legendary TV series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" when he relocated to Los Angeles.

Bruce's big break occurred when he was cast in the pilot for the epic TV series "How the West Was Won." He went on to star in several TV series and films.

His other notable projects include, "Gods and Generals," "The Baltimore Bullet," "The Secret, "Perfect Family," "Love's Resounding Courage," "Heroes," and "NCIS."

In April 2013, Bruce, who has two sons from his previous marriage to former actress Kathryn Ogilvy, was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City honoring him for his illustrious career in western films.

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