'90210' star Jennie Garth was spotted out without her wedding ring for the first time yesterday. The 39-year-old actress smiled and waved to the cameras but seemed sad. Her husband of 11 years, 'Twilight' star Peter Facinelli, 38, is said to have carried on a long-term affair with an unidentified Canadian woman in her 20's. Supposedly, Jennie knew about the affair and held out as long as she could but finally reached her breaking point. Facinelli was seen without his ring just hours after he announced the split. Obviously, it wasn't too hard for him to end the relationship!
Jennie is staying busy with her new reality show, 'Little Bit Country', that will chronicle her life with her daughters, Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona Eve, 5, as they adjust to life at their new farm in Central California without dad. Maybe having it filmed isn't the best idea, but getting the girls into a new environment and the change of scenery for Jennie will hopefully heal wounds. Jennie said, "Being out here on my own with the girls is not going to be easy, but I know it's the right thing for us right now. I feel it in my heart. I'm excited about what's next." It sounds like she is coping as best as she can.
Both Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have said there was no 'third party' involved in their split. Facinelli has been plagued with rumors that he is gay for years so he's used to stories being made up in the press. Even with some insisting he cheated on Jennie, most moms would say almost anything to cushion the blow of divorce to their children, especially to stop rumors in the media. It's a shame they couldn't make it for the sake of their daughters.
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