She has already been married twice before. So for her third marriage to actor Timothy Busfield, Melissa Gilbert opted for something a little less traditional. The flame-haired star, 48, complemented her russet locks with a stunning strapless scarlet gown to exchange vows with the actor in a private Santa Barbara ceremony on Wednesday. A representative for Gilbert confirmed the nuptials to People magazine on Thursday. In a wedding snap Gilbert posted on her Twitter page, the Little House On The Prairie star is seen standing next to her groom, 55, in the gardens of the historic San Ysidro Ranch.She wrote in an accompanying caption:'Thanks for all the well wishes. Heres a photo.Taken with my iPhone!!' The famous ranch has hosted several wedding affairs in the past for A-list Hollywood couples.Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman conducted their rehearsal dinner in the grounds, and Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie enjoyed a romantic wedding night there.
And the bride wore red: Melissa Gilbert slipped into a scarlet gown to marry actor Timothy Busfield in a private ceremony at historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on Wednesday
Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were also married in a ceremony at the ranch and John and Jackie Kennedy enjoyed their honeymoon there.
Surprise engagement: Despite nobody even knowing that they were dating, Gilbert and Thirty Something's Busfield announced the happy news of their engagement back in January
Busfield also looked elegant for his big day, wearing what appears to be a navy suit and white shirt.Gilbert carried a bouquet of red, pink and white flowers and wore her stunning red locks out in soft curls. Despite nobody even knowing that they were dating, Gilbert and Thirty Something's Busfield announced the happy news of their engagement back in January.
A source close to the stars told US Weekly at the time: 'They've known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off-and-on over the past 20 years.'
TV return: Gilbert burst back onto the TV screens last year on Dancing With the Stars, where she partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The pair got engaged over the Christmas holidays, and celebrated their impending nuptials with a party at Mr Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills.Gilbert burst back onto the TV screens last year on Dancing With the Stars, where she partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.The actress was dating Thierry Gauchet at the time of her appearance on the hit show, in which she finished fifth.It marks the third marriage for both actors. Melissa was previously married to Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner.She has two children, one from each marriage. The Sweet Justice actress's divorce with Boxleitner was finalised in 2011, shortly after their 16th wedding anniversary.Before her marriages, Gilbert was romantically linked to Tom Cruise, John Cusack and Scott Baio, and she dated Rob Lowe for six years.Timothy is a father of three, he was previously married to Radha Delmarter and then Jennifer Merwin.The West Wing actor's second marriage, which ended in 2007, lasted nearly 20 years.As well as appearing in TV series Blue Bloods and Law & Order, Timothy has also directed episodes of Damages, Lipstick Jungle and Without a Trace.
Hand-in-hand: The couple are pictured holding hands in February this year
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