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Fans of classic TV know them as advertising man Elliot Weston and frontierswoman Laura Ingalls Wilder, but soon, they'll be known as husband and wife for real.

Emmy winner Timothy Busfield ("thirtysomething") and Melissa Gilbert ("Little House on the Prairie") had been longtime friends, and during the past holiday season, they became something else: engaged. Though the veteran actors haven't set the wedding date yet, Busfield says they're in a state of extreme happiness.

"We'd always had a bit of a spark going," he tells Zap2it. "I'd been single for five years and she'd been single for a few years, and we ran into each other again and there was still that spark. And we haven't spent a day apart since, unless there was work and I had to be out of town.

"We fell in love with each other, and we're having a fantastic time," Busfield adds. "It's just a really great, »

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