Jennie Garth Divorce: Actress Finalizes Split From Peter Facinelli

 @AndrewBerry1
on June 13 2013 4:59 PM
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Jennie Garth in 2001. Reuters

TV star Jennie Garth and her husband, actor Peter Facinelli, have finalized their divorce. The pair announced their impending split in March 2012 after 11 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

"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 at the time. "We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time."

According to TMZ, the divorce is completely amicable. Rather than entering into a formal custody agreement, Garth and Facinelli have informally decided to share equal custody of their three daughters: Luca Bella, 15, Lola Ray, 10, and Fiona Eve, 6.

In another sign that this might be the most civilized divorce in Hollywood history, the pair have opened up a joint bank account to fund the “care and education of their children,” reports TMZ. Both parties will have complete access to the account.

People is reporting that Garth and Facinelli have each declined spousal support.

In a March 2012 interview with People, Garth discussed her reaction when Facinelli told her he wanted out of the marriage. "I was very resistant," she said. "I didn't want it to happen. It took me some time to come to peace with it."

Garth, 41, first gained fame as a key cast member on the massively popular “Beverly Hills, 90210,” staying with the series for the duration of its 10-year run. She also starred in a number of made-for-TV films throughout the '90s before landing a lead role opposite Amanda Bynes in the WB sitcom “What I Like About You” in 2002. In 2012, she starred in her own reality series, “Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country,” which aired on CMT. She has recently been romantically linked to Jeremy Salken, drummer for the band Big Gigantic.

Facinelli, 39, is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Carlisle Cullen in all five films of the “Twilight” series. He also co-stars as Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper on the Showtime series, “Nurse Jackie.” He is currently dating actress Jaimie Alexander.

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