Because of her degrading health issues, she was admitted to mental hospital at that time.
Before becoming popular, she used to work as a dishwasher, waitress, and cook at a local restaurant.
When Gilbert, now 38, was starring on Roseanne Barr's '90s comedy as Darlene Connor, she was also dating her co-star Johnny Galecki, who happened to play her on-screen love interest, David."No one knew at the show for years, and Johnny held the secret the whole time. always so scared if it came out, what could happen.Would I lose my career, would I ever be able to play a straight role again?But that's not the secret (as Gilbert says, some "Roseanne" fans probably already knew that).Here's what she spilled: "I thought he was super-cute and had a total crush on him and we started dating (as teens)," Gilbert recalled.Raised Jewish in conservative Salt Lake City, she always felt on the fringe.She married Bill Pentland in 1974 and spent seven years in a trailer having three kids and gaining weight.She and Tom caused a media fit in November 1992 when they announced that they were going to "marry" Kim Silva, 24, executive of their production company.The three of them were inseparable for a half-year, wearing the same clothes and showing off their menage-a-tois.On the off chance that doesn’t happen, however, expect to hear rumors of a return from Michael “D.J.” Fishman any day now, issuing from the immediate vicinity of Michael Fishman’s couch. "And he would come over and we would like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed." Becoming emotional, Gilbert explained that Galecki began to feel badly about her reaction and was taking it personally, "so I eventually told him that I thought it was about my sexuality, and he was super-sweet about it." When Gilbert began to date a woman 18 years her senior while doing "Roseanne," Galecki helped her keep the relationship under wraps."(She) was also in the public eye, it was something people really could've found out about," Gilbert said.Roseanne Barr’s Downwardly Mobile is already essentially a rehash of Roseanne—what with its focus on finding the funny in poor people, its setting among the even lower-rent digs of a trailer park, and of course, all that Roseanne—and suddenly that's even more official.