Melissa Gilbert Opts For A ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Life

Melissa Gilbert is best remembered for her time as a child actress in the classic Little House on the Prairie during the 1970/80’s. Since then the now 49-year-old actress has come a long way, most recently writing the children’s book, Daisy and Josephine.

As well as tying the knot with boyfriend Timothy Busfield (from Thirtysomething), Gilbert also served for some time in the esteemed position of President of the Screen Actors Guild.

Melissa Gilbert spoke to FOX 411 about married life, and her exit from New York in favor of a quieter ‘Little House on the Prairie‘ lifestyle. When she was asked how married life was treating her she said:

Fantastic! What a brilliant idea we had. We were really, really smart. Smartest thing either of us have ever done and moving to Michigan on top of it.”

So, she revealed that she had moved to Michigan – but where in Michigan?I live in a small town in Michigan. I think the population is about 9,000. It’s very rural. I live downtown in a restored Victorian house that was built in 1890. We moved in August, and it has been amazing,” was her response.

It seems you can take the girl away from the Prairie but can’t take the Prairie away from the girl. She spoke about the new lifestyle choice she made: Yeah it is a bit like “Green Acres” without the farm and glamour. I heaved such a sigh of relief about a week after I got the last box unpacked here. It’s just incredible. It’s so much easier.”

Melissa Gilbert even spoke jokingly about how people look different out in Michigan: “Here everybody’s different you know? They don’t all look like they were stamped with a plastic surgeon’s cookie cutter. My naturally mobile Botox free forehead is welcome here.”