Jennie Garth And Peter Facinelli To Divorce, But Mom's Reality Show Will Go Forward: Too Soon?

  on March 16 2012 7:06 PM
Jennie Garth
Can this city girl go country? Reuters

Jennie Garth is divorcing her husband of more than 10 years, Peter Facinelli, and those who want to learn more about the split may not have to look further than Garth's upcoming reality television show.

That's right, the established television actress -- the former Kelly Taylor of Beverly Hills, 90210 -- is leaving the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for a simpler life in the country. She's taking her three daughters and assistant with her. Plus a camera crew.

Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country will premiere on Country Music Television on April 20, USA Today reported. The show will follow Garth, her three daughters and her assistant as they navigate their way through country living, and by country they mean the Santa Ynez Valley, according to People magazine, which is approximately a two to three-hour drive from Los Angeles. 

The timing of recent events -- the announcement of the divorce, the announcement of the show, as well as the premiere date of April 20 -- makes one wonder just when the couple decided to call it quits and when Garth conceptualized and began filming the show. USA Today reported that the show has been in production for several months already. According to Us Weekly, Garth was already filming when she and Facinelli decided to end their marriage.

Though the timing of the decision might raise some eyebrows, the now-broken family will live on a farm, which means that Garth will technically be closer to her roots. She spent her early years growing up on a horse farm in Urbana, Illinois.

A preview clip posted by USA Today shows Garth, her assistant and one of her daughters making bids for a cow at auction and exchanging taunting banter with cowboys who want the same cow.

This cowboy behind me looks so smug and, like, cocky, that it makes me want the cow more, Garth says in the preview clip.

If you're still reading this article, don't worry, she gets the cow -- and its calf!

I'm the proud owner of a mommy cow and a baby cow, she said. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. But I feel like now my farm is complete.

The clip suggests that Garth, a reported vegetarian, decided to purchase the cow because she didn't want it to be killed for food, like so many animals are in the country.

Clearly, you can take the country gal-turned-city woman and put her back on a farm but, well, never mind. 

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