Dakota Brinkman

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Actor (1989)
Tue Feb 20 2024
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Relationship Timeline Of Dakota Brinkman

Wife : Marissa Brinkman
Dakota Brinkman is married to his wife Marissa Brinkman since March 2018.

Dakota Brinkman, aka CoCo, is an American actor. He has made his appearance in Laws of Deception (1997), Safe Harbour (2007), and Shay (2016). However, his career as an actor did not bring Dakota to fame. It is his family that makes Brinkman famous.

Besides his acting career, Brinkman came to the limelight as the firstborn son of American entertainment personality Melissa Gilbert and her former first husband, Bo Brinkman.

Dakota Brinkman Married His Long-time Girlfriend!

Dakota Brinkman is a married man. Dakota is currently in a marital relationship with his beautiful wife, Marissa Brinkman. And when did Brinkman tie the knot with his wifey? Keep reading to find out!

Dakota Binkaman got engaged to his girlfriend Marissa on 2016's Christmas Day.
Dakota Binkaman got engaged to his girlfriend Marissa on 2016's Christmas Day.
Source: Instagram @martobes

Dakota and Marissa began dating in 2011. After dating for around five years, he proposed to her in 2016's Christmas with an engagement ring. She also merrily accepted it.

Looking at his private life, Dakota Brinkman has not revealed to the media about his love life. Moreover, the celebrity child, Dakota, kept his wedding away from the spotlight.

Dakota Brinkman Wedding Details

Later, in March 2018, the lovebird tied the wedding knot. Dakota Brinkman's wedding took place in Star Hill Ranch, Texas, in front of their family, relatives, and friends.

Dakota Brinkman and Marissa Brinkman got married in March 2018, at Star Hill Ranch.
Dakota Brinkman and Marissa Brinkman got married in March 2018 at Star Hill Ranch.
Source: Instagram @martobes

On the wedding day, the bride Marissa wore a floor-length ball gown. On the other hand, groom Dakota dashes the look by wearing a black tuxedo.

Since the wedding day, Mr. and Mrs. Brinkman shared a blissful bond as a perfect married partner. Moreover, Melissa Gilbert's son Dakota, and his wife, Marissa, welcomed a child in their wedlock!

Dakota Brinkman and his Wife are Parents To an Adorable Daughter

From the marital union, Marissa and Dakota Brinkman shared one adorable daughter. Back on November 10, 2020, Marissa announced her pregnancy via an Instagram post captioning, 

"someone's coming."

Dakota Brinkman with her daughter Ripley Lou Brinkman (b. June 2021).
Dakota Brinkman with her daughter Ripley Lou Brinkman (b. June 2021).
Source: Instagram @martobes

Then on June 8, 2021, Marissa gave birth to their first kid, a daughter, Ripley Lou Brinkman. Marissa posted the picture of the newly born Ripley on Instagram. 

As of now, Dakota and his spouse Marissa are merrily parenting their baby girl Ripley Lou. Melissa Gilbert is also happy to be a grandmother. She often shares pictures of her granddaughter on her social sites.

Net Worth of Dakota Brinkman

Although the exact amount of Dakota Brinkman's net worth is still under review, Dakota owns an estimated $500 thousand as his asset. Brinkman collected this amount from his acting career.

Dakota Brinkman was photographed as he held a baby in his arms.
Dakota Brinkman was photographed as he held a baby in his arms. Source: Instagram @samboxleitner

On the other hand, Melissa Gilberts has an estimated net value of $1 million. She collected this wealth from her successful career as an actress, director, producer, and so on.

Gilbert's movies and TV series credit include her roles in Little House on the Prairie, The Miracle Worker, Shattered Trust, Batman: The Animated Series (voiceover), etc. 

It was revealed in June 2015 that the federal income tax owes $360,000 to Melissa. She has also allegedly developed an IRS payment scheme. It's her second run with the IRS. In 2013, she allegedly owed $112,000

Besides this, the American actress owns the Ford Mustang Convertible, which costs around $35,630 in the USA.

Early Life of Dakota Brinkman

Dakota Brinkman was born Dakota Paul Brinkman on 1st May 1989 in New York City, New York, USA. He is the elder son of actress and producer Melissa Gilbert and her ex-husband, Bo Brinkman.

Dakota Brinkman (left) with his mother Melissa Gilbert, and half-brother Michael Garrett Boxleitner.
Dakota Brinkman (left) with his mother Melissa Gilbert and half-brother Michael Garrett Boxleitner.
Source: Instagram @melissagilbertofficial

Dakota and his family hold American nationality. Besides, detailed information regarding his early life and education is missing. 

Brinkman has a half-brother named Michael Garrett Boxleitner (b. October 6, 1995), born via Melissa's marital relationship with Bruce Boxleitner.

Married life of Dakota Brinkman's Mother: Melissa Gilbert

Hometown Christmas actress Melissa Gilbert exchanged her vows with several men. At first, she was linked with an actor, director, and producer, Rob Lowe

Dakota Brinkman's parents Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman were married from 1988 to 1992.
Dakota Brinkman's parents Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman were married from 1988 to 1992.
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Then, she married Dakota's father, Bob Brinkman, on February 22, 1988. However, after four years, they got divorced in 1992 due to some personal reasons. 

After the divorce from Bo, she married Bruce Boxleitner on 1st January 1995. Also, this couple filed for divorce on 25 August 2011.

Melissa Gilbert is married to her third husband Timothy Busfield since April 24, 2013.
Melissa Gilbert has been married to her third husband, Timothy Busfield, since April 24, 2013.
Source: Instagram @melissagilbertofficial

As of now, Gilbert is living a happy life with her third husband, Timothy Busfield. They married on 24th April 2013 in Santa Barbara, California, at San Ysidro Ranch.

Know More About Dakota's Present Step-father

As previously mentioned, Melissa Gilbert shares her marital bond with the Revenge of the Nerds actor Timothy Busfield. They have been together since April 2013.

Talking about Timothy's details, he was born on June 12, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan. He is the son of Jean Busfield and Roger Busfield. He completed his high school education at East Lansing High School in 1975.

Moving on to his career, Timothy started his acting journey in 1981 by portraying the role of Soldier with Mortar in Stripes movie. He initially became famous after portraying the role in Revenge of the Nerds

Till now, he has appeared in over eighty different movies and TV series. Apart from his acting credits, he also holds over 60 credits as a director in his IMDb profile.

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