Melissa Gilbert becomes a GRANDMOTHER: Former Little House on the Prairie star meets baby Rosemary
Former Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert has become a grandmother for the second time – this time to a baby granddaughter named Rosemary.
The 58-year-old actress introduced the latest addition to her Instagram followers on Tuesday, as she shared a sweet photo of herself when she first met the girl – months after she gave up her Hollywood life to live in a ramshackle cabin in the mountains. .
Melissa, who recently recovered from COVID-19, added that it was “absolute heaven” to meet her new granddaughter.
“Everyone says hello to the newest addition to our family I finally got to meet today,” she captioned a photo of her placing the newborn in the crib.
The baby slept in her arms as Melissa looked at her in the touching photo. A second photo showed the former child star smiling at the camera as her granddaughter lay on her shoulder.
Melissa Gilbert has become a grandmother again. She introduced the latest addition to her family as she shared a sweet picture of herself when she first met the baby on Instagram
Growing family: The former Little House on the Prairie star, 58, shared the exciting baby news with her followers on Tuesday, calling it ‘absolute heaven’ to meet her new granddaughter
The announcement comes months after she gave up her Hollywood life to live in a dilapidated mountain cottage. She and husband Timothy Busfield are seen at the house
She continued: ‘The silver lining of having COVID a few weeks ago is that I’m super immune now! Meet Rosemary Coates Busfield, aka Romy. Absolute heaven. #Nana #proudnana #nanapint #granddaughter #iminlove.’
Melissa revealed she had contracted COVID-19 on June 1, explaining at the time that she was feeling “pretty oogie.”
It also comes two weeks after the former child star — who was best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on the show — recovered from COVID-19. She is in the picture in 2020
Well, the lady COVID finally got me. Symptoms started yesterday. Tested negative all day. Positive this morning,” she shared.
“I’m feeling pretty oogie. Starting today #paxlovid. I’ve been vaxxed three times, so it should be fine in the end.’
The next day, she posted an update revealing she had “pain, chills, a sore throat, stuffy nose and a tightness in her chest,” as well as a high fever.
“Ugh, this still sucks,” she wrote, alongside some photos of her dog cuddling with her in bed.
Fever peaked at 102 yesterday. His morning pre-Advil was 100. I still have aches, chills, terrible sore throat, stuffy nose and a tightness in my chest.
“No appetite, just forcing myself to get some calories. Sleep occasionally day and night. Drinking tons of liquid. Water and miso soup and ginger ale seem to be the favourites.’
On June 3, Melissa said she had “come out of her COVID fog” and was feeling much better.
“The fever seems to be gone, the chest feels better, but the nose is still stuffy,” she wrote, adding that she still felt “weak and tired.”
Melissa and her husband, Timothy Busfield, 65, were married in 2013. They have no children together, but she has two sons from previous relationships and he has two sons and a daughter from a previous marriage.
Melissa revealed she contracted COVID-19 on June 1, explaining at the time that she was feeling ‘Beautiful Oogie’
The next day, she posted an update alongside a photo of herself cuddling with her dog, which showed she had “pain, chills, a sore throat, a stuffy nose and a high fever.”
On June 3, Melissa said she was feeling much better. “The fever seems to be gone, chest feels better,” she captioned a video in which she tried out an Instagram filter
Based on the baby’s last name, it appears that Rosemary is the child of one of Tim’s children, but it’s unclear which of them welcomed the little girl.
This isn’t her first grandchild, as Tim has previously posted photos of granddaughters named Ruby and Ripley, and a grandson named Eli.
Melissa, who rose to fame as a child after starring in the Western show as Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1974, bought a $98,000 14-acre estate in upstate New York so she can enjoy a much more relaxed lifestyle and escape the pressures of being out in the open.
She previously explained to: Yahoo Life that the decision to make the move came to her after looking at old photos and not even recognizing herself.
She had multiple plastic surgery procedures during her career, and she said she had to think, ‘Who is that person? I’m not that. That’s like a shell over what the real me is.’
She admitted that she also had a “hard time” living her life from a place where “the outside was more important than the inside.”
“I really wanted to reverse that. I wanted to become more spiritual, more grounded, more at peace, more connected to my community, to my family, to my friends,” she explained.
The couple bought the fixer-upper — which was filled with rotting deer heads, porn and holy water when they moved in — in 2018, and spent about a year renovating it.
Melissa and her husband, Timothy (pictured in 2020), 65, were married in 2013. She has two sons from previous relationships and he has two sons and a daughter from a previous marriage
The couple recently purchased a $98,000 14-acre estate (pictured) in upstate New York so Melissa can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and escape the pressures of the spotlight.
The couple bought the refurbishment in 2018 and spent about a year renovating it. They were officially withdrawn in 2019. Melissa is seen in her new home
Melissa (pictured with her son) spends her days raising chickens and growing her own food in her new home, and she said the lead role in Little House made her want to be close to nature to live
She now spends her days raising chickens and growing her own food in her new home, and it turns out that the lead role in Little House as a child inspired her to want to live so close to nature.
“I actually feel like Little House on the Prairie was a kind of bait that opened my eyes to what could be,” she told the outlet.
“I’d be on set, especially when we were out with the chickens and then the frogs and the pond and horses and cows, and everyone had their dogs with them.
“I was out in Simi Valley at the ranch and it was always dusty, always dirty, but… [I was] just cheerful and happy.’
The couple officially moved into the house at the end of 2019 and she previously recalled Good morning America how they spent the height of the COVID-19 pandemic locked in their new home and said it was an experience she will never forget.
“I told myself to remember 2020 as vividly as possible because it was truly an extraordinary life-changing time for the whole world, and I was a part of that,” she said.
“I think if I remember that, I will be more compassionate, more tolerant, more understanding, and not just about COVID, but about everything that happened in the summer of 2020, and to remain aware of my own privilege and my own part in it .’