‘Little House on the Prairie’s’ Melissa Gilbert Once Caught Rob Lowe With His Secret Lover

Toilet on the MoorMelissa Gilbert had a bad relationship with Rob Lowe. The pair were dating for several years, but things got worse after Lowe’s affair with his co-star, Nastassja Kinski. Gilbert had found out about his relationship and went to where Lowe was filming to confront him.

While relaxing around with his co-star in a hotel, Gilbert looked up and surprised Lowe with his presence. In her memoir, she states that “all the blood flowed from her face” once she had captured her secret lover.

Melissa Gilbert and Rob Lowe
Melissa Gilbert and Rob Lowe LIFE Photo Collection through Getty Images

Melissa Gilbert was suspicious of Rob Lowe and Nastassja Kinski’s relationship

From the very beginning, Gilbert could tell that Lowe was attracted to Kinski. It all started when Lowe and Gilbert went to see a play in which Kinski was one of the directors. After the show, Lowe scolded Kinski, saying, “She’s real, isn’t she?” ”

All at once, the Toilet on the Moor the actress could sense how her lover hit this woman. But she stopped it, until she learned that Lowe was going to be filming with her.

Melissa Gilbert and Rob Lowe
Melissa Gilbert and Rob Lowe Barry King / WireImage

This raised Gilbert’s suspicions to a high degree. She began to obsess over the two of them, wondering if they had a relationship behind her. Worriedly, Gilbert called the hotel room where Lowe was staying, and got no answer.

“After several rings, the hotel operator came on the line and asked if I would like to leave a message,” Gilbert writes the reminder. “Exhausted, I asked her to call his room again. Instead of saying ‘of course,’ she stopped. She panicked and said, ‘Ms. Gilbert, should I call Ms Kinski’s room? ‘”

“Excuse me?” Gilbert said.

“Mr. Lowe, “she said,” I just asked for a wake-up call from Miss Kinski’s room. “

Her instincts were right. Lowe there were attracted. That’s when Gilbert decided to travel to the hotel where his girlfriend was staying so she could face him in person.

Melissa Gilbert caught Rob Lowe with her secret lover, Nastassja Kinski

Melissa Gilbert and Rob Lowe
Melissa Gilbert and Rob Lowe Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Gilbert arrived at the hotel, ready to catch his sweetheart in the act. She wanted to see with her own eyes.

After waiting for Lowe in the lobby, she finally caught him walking alongside Nastassja Kinski.

“Rob and Nastassja walked in, talking to each other,” she writes. “Although he looked innocent enough, I knew he wasn’t. Shaking like a nervous chihuahua, I called to him. Rob turned towards me, startled by the sound of my voice. I saw the blood spill from his face, then his arms, and then his hands as he turned white. ”

Gilbert continues. “Just a minute later, his words changed. It was as if he were turning a switch inside himself. Clarifying, he wrote one of his pet names for me – Mouse, Bunny, Baby Girl, I don’t remember who. And he ran towards me, wrapping me in his arms and pushing me into a corner where he hit me with respect, while at the same time hiding me from the sight of his predators. ”

Melissa Gilbert confronted Rob Lowe about her relationship with Nastassja Kinski

Rob Lowe and actress Melissa Gilbert attend the West Hollywood Premiere of "The Hotel New Hampshire"
Rob Lowe and actress Melissa Gilbert attend “The Hotel New Hampshire” West Hollywood Premiere | Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

When they reached the Lowe hotel room, Gilbert confronted his girlfriend. “I know you’ve been sleeping with Nastassja,” she said.

And while Lowe continued to deny it, he finally admitted to bonding.

In response to his disloyalty, Gilbert walked up to Lowe, put his hand on his face, and said quietly and slowly, “You’re not f * ck with an American lover. ”

With that, she walked out of the room and went straight to the airport.

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