I have to say that I was saddened by the news that former 90210 star Jennie Garth and Twilight star Peter Facinelli are ending their 11 year marriage. By Hollywood standards, this was a long marriage and it’s always sad to see it happen especially when children are involved. According to the L.A. Times blog, The Envelope, Peter Facinelli plays vampire Carlisle Cullen in “The Twilight Saga,” but sadly his marriage to “90210″ actress Jennie Garth isn’t similarly immortal.
The star couple announced Tuesday that their 11-year marriage has ended.
“While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children,” Facinelli and Garth told Us Weekly. “We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time.”
They share three girls: Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and 5-year-old Fiona. The news comes on the heels of Facinelli’s Monday appearance on “The Hunger Games” red carpet with his eldest.
Facinelli will enjoy an anonymous summer before promoting the final “Twilight” installment, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2.” Garth is committed to a charitable outreach for children’s literacy, a book reading with Cheerio’s Spoonful of Stories, slated for mid-March.
While the news may come as a surprise to some, reports as early as last July had the pair on the rocks, living apart and trying to work out their differences.
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