Melissa Gilbert Is Engaged

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January 29, 2013 | 3:51pm EST

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
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.