Actors Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have decided to divorce. Garth and Facinelli married 11 years ago and are raising three daughters, ages 14, 9 and 5. They met on the set of a television movie in 1996 and married five years later.
Right after they announced their divorce on March 13, 2012, the Internet was abuzz with rumors that unfaithfulness by one of the spouses caused their split. But the couple issued a joint statement denying the rumors, arguing infidelity was not the reason for the divorce.
Facinelli, 38, and Garth, 39, said they would remain committed to raising their children together.
Soon after news of the divorce came the word that Garth and her daughters will star in a reality show. "Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country," will debut on April 20 on the CMT television network.
Though taping of the show began several months ago, it is not anticipated that Facinelli will appear in any episodes. It is not known how much, or even if, Garth and her daughters will discuss the divorce.
The show takes place on Garth's farm in central California. It involves Garth, her daughters and her assistant adjusting to life outside of Hollywood. Together, they complete tasks such as buying a cow and a calf.
There have been no divorce papers filed yet, so it is unknown what each of the spouses is seeking in a divorce settlement. It's also not known if the couple had a prenuptial agreement. But with three children, hopefully the couple can reach an amicable settlement sooner rather than later.
Source: People, "Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli Deny 'Hurtful' Cheating Rumors," Elizabeth Leonard, March 14, 2012