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Melissa Gilbert Files For Divorce

8/26/2011 8:27am EDT

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert has filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years, five months after trying to salvage her marriage.
The former child actress separated from actor Bruce Boxleitner in March, but days later, took to Facebook to tell fans the couple were trying to work things out.
However, the pair has failed to repair its relationship and Gilbert is going ahead with divorce proceedings.
According to Los Angeles Country Superior Court documents, the actress filed papers on Thursday, citing  irreconcilable differences.
She has asked for joint custody of the couple's son Michael.

Melissa Gilbert

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