Jennie Garth feels better about herself after shedding “30 lbs. of dead weight”

Jennie Garth

We’ve already talked a few times about Jennie Garth’s weight loss and hot body transformation since her split with Peter “Carlisle Cullen” Facinelli. Now Jennie’s celebrating her body transformation in a big way by taking the cover of People with a discussion of how she’s lost 30 pounds. Obviously, Jennie was never a “heavy” woman to begin with, but I guess she had some extra padding that she wanted to get rid of. I guess she figured as long as she was going through a major life change, why not go through a positive change as well? She talks about it in a very healthy way too, as if the extra pounds were directly associated with the negativity surrounding the end of her decade-long marriage, which makes sense if she was a stress eater when Peter started to pull away. In other words, Jennie lost the (presumably) bad man and lost some unhealthy habits as well. She looks fabulous for sure, and here’s a preview of People’s article:

This year has been one of major change for Jennie Garth — and not all of it was easy.

The sad reality that her 11-year marriage to actor Peter Facinelli was ending, combined with hitting the milestone age of 40, sparked the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star to revamp her life.

In PEOPLE’s new cover story, a candid Garth says, “[2012] has been a bit of a rebirth for me as a person by shedding that negative space and all the pain associated with that time.”

In addition to moving on with her life as a mom to the three daughters she has with Facinelli, Garth began to focus once again on her career, including the popular Old Navy television commercial that reunited her with former 90210 costars Luke Perry and Jason Priestley.

Garth, decided to “focus on taking better care of myself,” she says, by shedding what she calls “30 lbs. of dead weight.”

By losing the weight, Garth says she also rid herself of the negative forces that once weighed her down.

“It definitely feels like a great time in my life,” says Garth, who is confident that she will find love again. “Even through the ups and downs, I’m happy. I’m thankful to be alive.”

[From People]

The cover does look a bit Photoshopped, but all magazine covers are like that, and I think the majority of the airbrushing was cosmetic rather than body-focused, if that makes sense. We’d all like to hope that Peter sees this cover and regrets his decision, but he’s probably already moved onto another hot piece, and Jennie doesn’t need him anyway.

Here’s how Jennie looked yesterday at the premiere of Kingdom Come. I think she looks pretty damn good (aside from the styling issues associated with the peach dress), but she definitely doesn’t need to lose any more weight.

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth shown at Variety’s pre-Emmy party on 9/21 and at the Kingdom Come premiere on 10/2; photos courtesy of People and WENN

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  1. DreamyK says:

    She looks..odd. I found her much more attractive at a higher weight. Her weight loss really ages her. Not a good look.

  2. DeltaJuliet says:

    Those last two pictures are not attractive…are those the post-weight loss pics? Her face looks too drawn.

  3. Jezi says:

    I love her. I think she looks great and I agree, she shouldn’t lose anymore weight. I think her weight before was fine as well. But she at least looks happy.

  4. KellyinSeattle says:

    I always liked her because she seemed to be not too in-your-face, but now she’s on People…well, better than J. Aniston or K. Kard…but what’s with this always, “And I got my life back”…like heavy people don’t have a life? She looks weird in the red dress.

    • Trek Girl says:

      She might mean that the marriage on the verge of ending and the weight are connected, so by getting divorced and getting rid of the weight that was put on due to reasons connected to the marriage, she feels free, much more like herself, and is now living in a way that is better for her mental and physical health. She’s not saying fat people don’t have lives, just that she wasn’t living the way she wants and needs to and the weight was a part of it.

  5. PinkG says:

    Wowsa, that’s a lot of Photoshop on the magazine cover. I thought it was Jenny McCarthy at first.

  6. D1 says:

    Her ex-husband only weighed 30 lbs?

  7. tar says:

    … a BIT photoshopped? LOL! When you compare the People cover with the candids below, it’s so unrealistic and plastic looking … and totally unnecessary … She is a fantastic looking 40(ish?) woman, why can she appear on a mag cover like that, and not photoshopped (and styled) to look like she did when she was 20? The messages we get fed really bother me sometimes.

  8. len says:

    I hate how they always call losing weight ‘getting healthy’. As if she wasn’t healthy before. This whole cover annoys me with the message it is sending.

  9. KC says:

    I’m with commenters above who said she looked better with some of that “dead weight”. I don’t think her divorce diet is probably all that healthy despite what she tells people

  10. tiredofrumers says:

    i’m more interested in the “sad spiral” exclusive on lark voorhies. details?

  11. Kiki says:

    Kelly Taylor looks great! Fantastic byotch!

  12. Jayna says:

    Seriously? You hope he sees the picture and regrets the decision? A hotter body was going to make the difference between stay or go?

    He didn’t walk out on her. It was a slow exit with marital counseling. He wasn’t “in love” with her anymore. He loves her still. Sad but it happens. I don’t think it makes him evil and she deserves someone that is in liove with her, not staying as the thing to do. At least he they ended it with class and respect as co-parents.

  13. fabgrrl says:

    That’s what people do when they divorce – lose weight, work out, change their hair color/style, dress better, take up interesting hobbies, try to be a better person, etc.. They want to improve themselves for dating. Often it makes me wonder, what if the spouses made that kind of effort for one another BEFORE the divorce? Maybe *some* divorces wouldn’t happen? (But not in this particular case where the husband was a cheating jerk.)

  14. Melissa says:

    Anne Hathaway must be pissed that she didn’t get the cover! And I’m with the poster above who wants to know about the Lark Voorhees story.

    Re: Jennie – she looked fine before, but if she wanted to lose weight, I could picture her maybe losing 10 lbs. She didn’t have 30 lbs to lose! What did she do, chop off a limb?

  15. Kaye says:

    She still doesn’t look like herself to me. New teeth, maybe?

  16. mik says:

    I don’t think she needed to lose 30lbs but as long as she is happy with herself, I think it’s fantastic. Good luck to her. She dedicated all those years to being a supportive wife and devoted mother, I don’t think it was fair the way he left her.

  17. Turd Fergussen says:

    I’ve always been a fan of hers, and I think she looks wonderful because she looks HAPPY. She was still lovely 30 lbs ago — that’s not the issue. It’s nice to hear that she’s in a good place, moving forward and feeling good about her life. Everyone should be so lucky.

  18. lucy2 says:

    That’s good if she’s doing it healthily, just hope she stops now and doesn’t go too far.

  19. judyjudy says:

    Thirty pounds? I don’t believe it. She is thin now but never look 30 lbs heavier. Thirty is a lot!

  20. Pat Dorty says:

    I have to admit she looks hot. IMHO never better!

  21. TaylorB says:

    This is off topic, but what the hell is Anne Hathaway wearing on her head in that
    wedding photo? I am no fashionista but that looks kinda awful, maybe it is cute
    up close. It looks like this scarf thing my grandma used to wear over her curlers.

  22. Darth says:

    I love that thinner cover photo just because it looks so ’90s Kelly Taylor! But I thought she looked just as pretty as her heavier self. Guess she’s one of the lucky few who looks good either thin or full-figured.

  23. Darth says:

    OMG P.S. just saw the part eluding to her *maybe* dating Luke Perry! If that is true I will totally lose my sh!t lol!
    (Okay, breathe, come back to 2012)

  24. Adrien says:

    When I was a kid, I thought Jennie Garth, Larisa Oleynik and Renee Zelwegger are the same person.

  25. Samantha says:

    I love how she and People are pretending she wasn’t on the Breakup/Vodka/Diarrhea diet.

  26. Holly Hobby says:

    That photo is shopped to death. She looks like a real housewife or tanorexic mom. She lost too much weight.

    On the other hand I want to read about Lisa Turtle.

  27. dooliloo says:

    “30 lbs. of dead weight.” hmmm.. I smell a hint at the ex husband behind this…

  28. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Thousands of women go through depression weight loss. Not exactly something to brag about. But hey, if it fills the ego and self-worth/validation…lol…then awesome.

  29. Huh says:

    She looks worse at this weight and…I’m sorry, she seems so deeply fake and needy to me, both in terms of selling this new ‘healthy’ body (really? Then why did she look nothing like this while exercising her ass off for Dancing with the Stars?) and ‘healthy’ life perspective (yes, starring in a reality show is a very good indicator of strong mental health.)

  30. NovemberBaby says:

    She did not have 30 pounds to lose. I don’t believe that.

  31. Snowpea says:

    Ummmm, it’s called the DEVASTATION DIET, Jen!

    The weight just FALLS off you on the Devo Diet…

    Why is she not saying it like it is? Weird.

  32. Kim says:

    She looked better before maybe she feels better now.

  33. MeAgain says:

    She looks better now than she did on 90210! Back then, I never understood why she was the “it” girl. I didn’t think she was that attractive and she seemed smug and snobby. I still think she comes off that way, but the hair and fashion of today suit her much better.
    Did anyone else see that picture of her “dish breaking party’? Apparently she had friends over to bread a bunch of dishes. I’m guessing it was some kind of divorce ritual. It just struck me as a waste! Only a celeb would do that. I personally can’t afford to break all of my china and go replace it. Oh well.