Melissa Gilbert Shares a Lovely Photo with Her Lookalike Son and Mom

Ra'eesah Manack
Dec 10, 2019
12:00 P.M.
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"Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert, her son, and her mother proved that good looks definitely runs in their family in a recent Instagram post, shown below.


Melissa Gilbert rose to fame in "Little House on the Prairie." However, she actually started acting in the late 1960s and made appearances in commercials and in guest roles on television. 

Now, Melissa has written several books including "Prairie Tale: A Memoir" and "My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours." She is a proud mother of two and regularly posts family pics.

Actress Melissa Gilbert attends the premiere of Warner Brothers' "Born to be Wild" at the California Science Center | Getty Images


She recently took to social media site Instagram to share a sweet picture with her son, mother and herself. Melissa wrote:

"Three generations. #lunchwithmom @michaelgarrett95"


The sweet picture was liked more than three thousand times. Many fans also took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the picture. One wrote:

"Yes, lovely teeth and smiles. I’m hoping Little House is shown again in England as I would like to see all the episodes from the start again! My favourite show!! Xx "

Fan comments on Melissa's post | Instagram: @melissaellengilbertbusfield


Many fans also noticed how closely her son resembled her and her mother. Fans flooded the comments to point out the similarities. One wrote:

"Three generations with the same smile"

Melissa Gilbbert (R) and son Michael Boxleitner arrive to the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Born To Be Wild 3-D" | Getty Images


Michael is Melissa's son with Bruce Boxleitner. Melissa and Bruce married on January 1, 1995, in her mother's living room.

Shortly after, Gilbert fell pregnant and gave birth to Michael two months premature on October 6, 1995. He was named in honor of Michael Landon. 

Melissa Gilbert discusses "If Only" with the BuiLd Series at Build Studio | Getty Images Ukraine

Melissa and Boxleitner

announced their separation on March 1, 2011. By August 2011, Melissa filed for divorce from Boxleitner.