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Jennie Garth On Split With Peter Facinelli: ‘It Happens To The Best Of Us’

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Apr. 6 2012, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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A subdued Jennie Garth, appearing on The Tonight Show Thursday, told host Jay Leno that while her recent split from husband Peter Facinelli is a tough thing to go through, she’s moving forward in her new surroundings with their three daughters.

Asked about the split, the 39-year-old beauty, sporting a Marilyn Monroe-esque look, said “Yes, it’s unfortunate, it happens to the best of us ... it’s tough.

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“We grew up together,” the former 90210 star said of the New York-born Facinelli, who played Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series.

Garth, referring to their children -- Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5 -- said she and Facinelli “have three beautiful daughters together.”

The self-proclaimed country girl, who grew up in an Illinois farming community, told Leno she moved to the Santa Ynez Valley (two-and-a-half hours from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of Hollywood) because it was “time to get the hell out of L.A.,” where she’s lived since her early teens.

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Facinelli and Garth foreshadowed their split when they separated briefly last summer; in his divorce filings with the L.A. County Superior Court last week, Facinelli said the duo were unable to work through their “irreconcilable differences.”

Jennie’s new TV show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit of Country, airs on CMT beginning April 20 at 9/8c.


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