Peter Facinelli to his ex Jennie Garth: stop giving interviews, it makes me look bad


In the Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth divorce I used to be firmly team Jennie. We heard that Peter cheated on Jennie, that she was devastated, and that she slowly put the pieces back together by going on a heartbreak diet and starting to date. Then Jennie seemed to call the paps and alert the media whenever she went out with a new guy, simultaneously telling various outlets that she wouldn’t rather lick her shoe or the floor than go on a date. It just seemed disingenuous, but I get that a lot of you still have affection for her and don’t blame her for making it known that she’s going out with other guys.


Well her ex is pissed that she’s talking about all this. I think she’s actually being very classy about it. She’s focusing on her reaction to the divorce, she’s not blaming Peter, and she never ever said that he cheated on her. She could have trashed the hell out of him but she didn’t. Apparently Peter is pissed off that she’s giving interviews at all. What a baby. Now I’m back to being team Jennie.

It was way back in March that jennie Garth, 40, and Peter Facinelli, 39, announced their decision to divorce, but tensions have only heated up since then. Pals say Jennie resents the Twilight Saga star for abandoning her – after 11 years of marriage and three young girls. Peter quickly began seeing his Loosies costar, Jaimie Alexander, 28, which crushed Jennie. “It’s like a slap in the face,” a friend tells Star. It’s hard for her to be civil with him, because she’s so angry.” But Peter’s not happy either, because he reportedly thinks his ex has been a publicity hound. “He hates that he looks like the bad guy,” our source says. “Peter has demanded that Jennie stop giving interviews, which has only infuriated her more.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, November 26, 2012]

Peter should thank his lucky stars that Jennie isn’t dishing the dirt about what really went on in their marriage. She should write a book about it and air his dirty laundry. I honestly think she should.

Here’s another piece of news that makes me believe this story entirely. Peter just did a photo op with his new girlfriend, (Celebuzz has the photos here) a 28 year-old actress named Jaimie Alexander, with whom he starred in a film that came out earlier this year called Loosies. We heard that Peter’s jumpoff was a 20-something Canadian and Jaimie is American, so it’s possible they just got together recently but let’s see, they were probably doing press together earlier this year, right before he split with Jennie. There was likely some overlap going on. I guess Peter figures that if Jennie can document her dates, so can he.

Jennie is shown on 11-13 at the GQ party and on 10-13 at Extra. Peter is shown on 11-13 and 11-15 at Breaking Dawn premieres in LA and NY. Credit: WENN.com and Fameflynet

 

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  1. Victoria1 says:

    He’s a dick. End of story.

    • Rachel says:

      I’d say it’s the fame that did it, but I think you have to be a closet douche to come out about it.

      I’m still sad their marriage ended even though he’s a scumbag. I don’t think it’s because of him or her, but the idea that something like fame could change everything. By divorcing, he was saying she wasn’t good enough for him; he was saying that now that he’s uber famous, he can do better. I honestly believe that there’s going to be a day when it suddenly hits him that he made a huge mistake. Yeah, he can get younger, hotter ass, but I doubt they’ll love him or care for him as much as Jennie Garth because she saw him for him… the other girls will just see him as Dr. Carlisle Cullen, Mr. Free Publicity or Mr. Money Bags.

  2. Jill says:

    When I wear certain short sleeved tops like the 4th pic my upper arms spill out over the sides a bit, too like hers. I don’t mean that in a bitchy way, I just happened to notice it since its like looking in a mirror for me (in that area only).

    Stupid side note: I remember as a little girl seeing that same situation with another woman and thinking “Geez, that woman’s boobs are huge! They’re coming out the sides of her shirt! Someday I want boobs like that.”

    So, yeah, I kind of got what I wanted, I guess. Except my boobs are small and I still got the spillage! :)

  3. GossipG says:

    Dont worry Peter…I liked her, always have.Untill she started opening her mouth after the divorce. Doesnt she know how to move on?sheeees

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    STFU, Peter. You should be thanking this woman, you jackass.

  5. Ms Kay says:

    Actually Jaimie Alexander is the girl much more known nowadays for playing Sif in Thor and the upcoming Thor 2… During the Thor promo tour in interviews she came across as kinda dull, but honestly in when you’re being interviewed next to Tom Hiddleston who gives grammatically perfect sentences you kinda look dull…

    Well Peter better grow up, isn’t he the one who left his wife? The hell is wrong is wrong with him?? Men..

  6. YuYa says:

    Yup, he’s a dick. She’s being very very classy about it.

  7. Nev says:

    This is what happens when people cheat.

  8. marie says:

    nah Peter, I’m pretty sure that you being a douchebag makes you look bad.. Jennie probably classed you up a bit during the marriage..

  9. Quinn Parker says:

    That hairstyle is awful on her.

  10. the original bellaluna says:

    He needs to thank his lucky stars her last name is Garth and not McCarthy! (He’s also lucky I’m not his ex.)

  11. Rex says:

    I look at him as just a flash in the pan. I think she is long term sweetheart material.

  12. Jayna says:

    I like Peter. He fell out of love probably long before and wanted a divorce last year she said. She didn’t and so they stayed together another six months, trying some therapy and I guess giving her time to adjust.

    He has been low-key and not throwing anything in front of Jennie’s face or children. He doesn’t talk about it. Jennie keeps talking about it because she gets press and hopefully being out there more she will have more interest in her for parts. It’s not easy having your partner fall out of love with you and I hope she finds someone great.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      I think she’s talking about it because she’s still trying to process it.

    • Sandy Pandy says:

      I haven’t seen that much talking about it from her – and I’m always on the blogs. I agree with OB – she’s processing it. Going through some similar things and while I’m keeping quiet to family and friends, I do just want to blab and blab and process it as that’s how I usually make sense of things. Not fun for her. He wanted out, now take your licks.

    • jo says:

      He is a huge jerk.. nobody when they got together and she supported that family for years.. was a prior intern for Spelling productions.. and I remember when they got together .. she got pg.. etc.. now I have worked on N Jackie and they were totally together when she guessed on our show.. He also brought her to his daughters soccer game recently… what a jerk.. she is a kind and sweet person.. always had time for fans etc.. not like him.. huge dick( not literaly)

  13. Annie says:

    Jennie needs to think about her daughters too. Marriages end. Love changes. I’m sure the relationship just ran its course. She needs to get over it because it’s embarrassing for her daughters to read how mommy isn’t handling the divorce well and is demonizing their father to the press. If just bad mouthing the father of your kids to your friends and family is damaging to them, imagine watching all play out in the tabloids. Not cool Jennie.

    • serena says:

      Have you even read the article? It’s Peter who cheated on her with a 20something girl-s-, she was always classy not even telling he ‘cheated on her’ while she could have.
      It’s him too who ‘demands’ she won’t do interviews, acting like an irresponsible douchebag.
      She never badmouthed him, but seriously, she should at this point.

      • Annie says:

        You all just proved my point. Of course she’s making the man look horrible when STRANGERS believe he cheated on her because of a *tabloid report* and because she can’t stop talking to the press about him leaving (she has only said so far “he left me and then moved on quickly” she never said he cheated but likes to imply it). You don’t know that he cheated for sure. Are there any minicooper pictures? Unless you have irrefutable evidence like that you don’t accuse someone of cheating. They were separated on the DL for at least two years before the divorce. It’s not like he blind sided her. She stopped attending the Twilight premieres a long time ago. And in that inter he allegedly hooked up with the Loosies co-star. They were done by then even if not officially divorced.

        And like I said, it’s not healthy for her children to watch her talk to the tabloids like that about their father. There’s therapists for that. Middleschoolers in Hollywood are VICIOUS. They don’t need to know the details of their classmates’ parents’ divorce.

        That’s all I’m saying, don’t air your dirty laundry like that. Move on. If he’s a douche let us see it. Don’t be the one who tells your children because they are the only father they have.

    • RN says:

      I don’t remember reading press where she was “demonizing” Peter. In which interview did she do that?

      In your mind, what is an appropriate time frame for her to “get over” the dissolution of her marriage?

    • Jollytr says:

      The relationship ran its course? Really? Oh, it’s not my fault, the marriage has run its course. Seriously? Yeh … tell that to their daughters … love runs its course.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      She hasn’t demonized him in any way.

      (almost wrote “demonsized” instead of “demonized.”)

    • giddy says:

      …Jamie… that you snookums… NOT COOL to committ adultery… which is what YOU are doing when YOU sleep with a married man…muzzies would stone you to death… even when YOU aren’t the married one…Peter is a crap actor… and so are you doll… Hollywood box-office is NOT your friend… so many trivial actors will be weeded-out this year… you amoungst them… cheers

    • lady X says:

      This relationship did not just run its course … he had an affair …. I get so tired of people saying that … People just fall out of love… things change… no no no.. it is ALWAYS something … whether it is a bunch of small stuff or one big thing … but it is ALWAYS something… and in this case he cheated … and he had his new girlfriend at one of their daughters soccer games… they were all hugged up kissing in from of his kids and Jennie… that to me is rude and insensitive… sure he has a right to do it … but should he ???

    • jaye says:

      The problem is that the marriage had run its for HIM, but she wasn’t ready to give up on it. There had to be a less hurtful way to get out other than to cheat…if that is the case. I wasn’t there so I don’t really know.

  14. GiGi says:

    He was on Watch What Happens and was a complete Dbag.

    He kept making all sorts of references to whom he may or may not have hooked up with over the years… erm… wasn’t he married??? It was way creepy. And he said his 15 year old was watching.

    • Jayna says:

      Seriously, what show were you watching? Because he in no way acted like a douchebag. Your dislike for him is coloring how you viewed his appearance. I barely know this guy except from a TV show, Twighlight and Jennie. But he was very low-key on that show and the one time he joked very briefly you took it seriously. He was actually kind about everyone Andy asked about, no dishing at all. He was more quiet than anything compared to other guests.

  15. Mimi says:

    They both need to keep it shut and handle it privately. At least for the sake of their kids.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      ..she HAS handled it privately though. Getting papped on a date really isn’t damaging to the little girls, not the way bad-mouthing their father in the press would be.

      • Mimi says:

        She is constantly yapping about in the interviews. And I know she might get asked about it, she can easily decline to respond or politely say she is trying to deal with it privately. That’s all she has been talking about.

        And let’s face it, no one was checking for her before the divorce and weight loss.What else does she have to talk about?And her reality show isn’t any better I never said I have a problem with her going on a date, just the fact that for the kids, both of them should keep it shut in the media.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        This is what she said:

        “At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through, but I really learned that I am so much stronger than I thought I was. And if I can help other women touch into that, you know, their strength. . .We’re still so committed to being there for our girls. That’s the most important thing for us. It’s not something I’m dying to talk about, but it’s something that’s going on in my life. I’m not ashamed to talk about it. I think by being open and honest with what I’m going through, maybe it helps somebody else.”

        Is that bad? I mean compared to what other celebs say about their exes? IDK. I guess agree to disagree on this one..

    • Me says:

      She should silence herself because her ex husband cheated on her and left his family? That just tells Peter and other men to go ahead and cheat and walk away from your family and the wife will suffer in silence and protect her cheating husbands image… Ha yea right!

      • Mimi says:

        Wtf? Suffer in silence how? We all know he cheated and we sympathize with her. She already did several interviews talking about it. Maybe you should learn how to read because you obviously don’t understand what I wrote. How is her refusing to air her dirty laundry meaning she is OK with cheating/suffering in silence? The man is a cheating douche I think we all agree on that, but talking about in every interview isn’t going to make things better for the kids. It’s not fair to them, what’s done is done, why not let it go publicly for the sake of the kids? If she needs to vent that’s what friends, family and therapy are for.

        Fact is she is not relevant anymore and this split has given her something to talk about. Just like Jennifer Hudson and the weight loss. That’s all they have, that and her shitty reality show.

      • chalkdustgirl says:

        Typically (NOT ALWAYS), your average celebrity adores the limelight so much that they cross barriers and talk about their personal trials & tribulations as well. Jennie is obviously a “sharer”. In all honesty, I think she’s got the right to talk until her face turns blue as he was a real dic*. Her motives, whether to feel therapeutic or attempt to make herself relevant once again, are her own dam* business. Whether or not you listen is your choice. In other words, change the channel or click elsewhere.

        Oh, and the J Hud comment was uncalled for.

    • Me says:

      Yes I can read sweetheart.

      You said she is constantly yapping about it and should shut up about it. So you want her to be a good quiet scorned wife and pretend she hasnt gone through a tramatic divorce? It would be disingenious for her to pretend this hasnt been hard for her. You think her children don’t know Daddy doesnt love Mommy anymore? That their mother is depressed? Children pick up on these things. She isn’t sharing anything in interviews that isn’t already written all over her face, she knows it and is honest. She has handled her divorce with grace. Obviously you think otherwise.

  16. Ginger says:

    I feel for her since I also got a divorce at that age and my ex was a jackass for a while. We have since resolved our issues and manage to be civil to each other, even kind now at times. I really hope for her sake that they too can work things our for the sake of their daughters. It makes co-parenting so much easier when you can get along. In the first photo of Jennie I want to tell her to stand up straighter, nice and tall and smile bigger. Work that confidence!!

  17. serena says:

    I just want to smack his smiling mug.
    He don’t want to be portrayed ad the bad guy? Well, he’s too late. He should just suck it and be grateful she isn’t telling anything more.
    I like Jennie, she is adjusting to the divorce and doing interviews while her career resumes. What’s wrong about it?

    And now he ‘demands’.. who te f-ing hell are you to ‘demand’ ? Peter dumped her in a very bad way after 3 children and 11 years of marriage, after she supported the family because he wasn’t getting much job. Then Twilight happened and he became full of himself so much that he found various jump off and now ‘he demands’.
    STFU Peter.

  18. Tania says:

    I feel like her diet has aged her badly. And it’s not something that plastic surgery can fix. She just needs to gain a bit of weight in her face again.

    And yes I agree with PP, they both need to shut up. I’m not sure why she’s being so public about all this. Are media outlets paying her? Does she need money? I don’t really have another explanation. It really makes her look pathetic and childish.

  19. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I think her constantly talking about it is making them BOTH look bad at this point. She’s using the break-up of her marriage to re-start her career, which I find to be so…sad and inappropriate. If your divorce is the only thing that makes you relevant then it’s time to retire or something.

    • Mimi says:

      I agree!It’s the only thing keeping her relevant, that and the weight loss.She is like JHud now. He is a douche, but for the sake of their kids they both need to respectfully keep the topic out of interviews. If she needs to vent she can go to friends and family.

  20. Trek Girl says:

    I think he made himself look bad. She is under no obligation to be quiet about it for the sake of his reputation.

    I can understand why he would be frustrated with all of the interviews, but, hey, this is something that happened in her life and she can talk about it if she wants to.

    As for the interviews’ impact on her children, I’ll have to read more of them, but her talking about the divorce, how she’s handling it, and what she hopes for in the future is not necessarily bad for them. Even if she talks about the pain that this has caused her, I still don’t think it will be bad for them. It depends on how it is done, and from what I’ve seen she’s been honest, not mean. The fact that her honesty makes him look bad, well, that’s not her fault.

  21. Erin says:

    He looks like a brunette version of my ex husband so I hate him! I think she should air his dirty laundry too! :P

  22. The Original Mia says:

    Not Sif! Come on Jaimie…there are better men out there.

    As for Jennie, she hasn’t said anything bad against Peter. As the old folks say, a hit dog will yelp.

  23. anemon says:

    He’s “demanding” right now probably because he did that all the time during their marriage. She was the one that gave things up. Like her career.
    And, like this type of guy which “demands”: after he got what he wanted he got bored.
    He’s not used to her being free now, and probably is surprised that she doesn’t listen anymore.

  24. dana says:

    she should have worn a black dress and her hair naturally wavy…she looks old here and at GQ of all places! you don’t go to a dong fest lookin like a lady who lunches…I mean she shouldn’t whore it up but kick up the natural sexy.

  25. MJsinAustin says:

    FU peter. Go crawl back under the rock you were under before Twi. and stop being such a douche (if you can).

  26. oklady says:

    She looks like crap. Sorry, but it is true..

  27. pamspam says:

    Can everyone just please step away from the peplum? It’s godawful and I can’t wait for this trend to end!!

  28. boredsuburbanhousewife says:

    I have never found this guy to be remotely handsome or attractive. Just don’t get the appeal. Evidently he doesn’t just play a douche on tv (Coop on Nurse Jackie) he actually doesn’t have to act!

    I don’t blame her for doing interviews and publicity since she has been on the sidelines being a mom for years and she needs to to do this to restart any kind of career. It reminds me of The Return of Valerie Bertinelli post EVH divorce.

    Sigh. How cute were EVH and Valerie when they first married? One of those couples that looks identical.

  29. Me says:

    Never understood her appeal. What is going on with her wan facial expression in the red dress? Don’t find her interesting, likeable, or attractive in the least.

  30. Mari says:

    This is all too typical. Sad just the same. Man leaves wife for younger woman. Tale as old as time. Leaving a wake of pain and hurt.
    I hope she gives a tell all interview at some poiint. Why let him skate? I understand her wanting to be classy about it and take the high road, but I would see it more as her warning other ladies about his douchbaggary.

  31. ojulia123 says:

    What has she really said other than that she thought they’d be together forever and that she had a hard time dealing with the divorce? He’s mad that she’s being honest about her own emotions?

    Must have been awesome being married to a guy like that.

  32. garvels says:

    Jennie is the one with the talent..Peter will be yesterday’s news after Twilight wraps up. She is better off without him.

  33. Tansey says:

    IMO, Peter was pretty much a nobody before he got the Twilight gig. Yes, he had been in movies pre-Twilight, but they were B movies, not block busters. It seems to me that being in Twilight gave him a massive ego and it all went to his head. He’s a major dick and Jennie should feel lucky she’s rid of him.

    As far as telling her not to do interviews, he needs to STFU and GTFO. He’s not married to her anymore. He has no say in what she does.

  34. Kimcheee says:

    Peter’s request PROVES that he most definitely is a thoughtless, classless jerk. Thanks for the affirmation, Peter.

  35. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    She used to be really adorable and pretty….what the hell happened?? It seems as if she aged terribly over night.
    As far as this jerk demanding she stop talking about her experience? I think he has some massive nerve.
    If he didnt have anything to be ashamed and embarrassed about he;d have nothing to hide and keep quiet. He lost his priviage to make “demands” when he wrecked their marriage and their childrens home.
    If I were her I dont think Id be as generous as she has been and shes been silent far too long.
    My heart goes out to her. She also need to put down the botox and get A LOT of pasta. Also, dating immeadiately doesnt really dull the pain or make you feel better. I would wait….but thats just me. I actually LIKED being alone and spending time with my son. I did date a few times and all I thought was …Buddy, my son is far funnier and more interesting than you. And, I felt as if I would really rather be home. So, I didnt date again for many years and was totally happy. The, I met the man of my dreams after being single for 14 years. :)

  36. jamie says:

    she has lost to much weight it has really aged her face!

  37. Turd Fergussen says:

    Team Jennie. 100% forever.

  38. Tuxedo Cat says:

    He is the bad guy, and until he owns that fact, the public won’t forgive him.

  39. Nina W says:

    My parents divorced and I would have been mortified if either one of them had discussed it in any way with the media. I certainly feel sympathy for Jennie but she’s an actress and I would much rather watch her act then learn all the lurid details of her life.

  40. Kristen says:

    Yeah, I have to call bulls@%t on Peter. I have read every single interview Jennie has given and she’s been beyond classy. She generally only talks about getting her life back and getting back in shape, and anytime she mentions Peter she does nothing but talk about what a great father he is and how their marriage had a great run. I’ve never heard her blame him or talk trash about him (and from what we’ve heard, she absolutely could throw him under the bus if she chose to). Grow a pair Peter and consider yourself damn lucky that your faults and flaws aren’t being broadcasted to the entire world by your ex. She’s been a hell of alot classier about him than I probably would be!

  41. Dena says:

    She is very, very, very, very low on my radar (and he even lower), but I think she seems to have invested a huge amount of herself into him and their family. So . . . this would be extremely devastating for her. Thus, she is going to be processing that lose for a while–especially if large parts of her identity were wrapped around being his wife and her children’s mother.

    Didn’t she virtually disappear when she was married and having kids? I’m asking because I don’t know. As I said, she is so low on my radar. As a matter of fact, I never even watched an episode of 90210. I just know her from the pics and advertisements.

  42. Amy says:

    I’ve always liked Jennie Garth. She was in that silly show with Amanda Bynes right? What I Like About You? It was a dumb show, but I liked to watch it when I wasn’t feeling well or just for mindless stupid entertainment (better than watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians!). Her character was kind of neurotic and ditzy but was very likeable.

    I just feel like her husband dumped her out of nowhere? He might have cheated on her, but I always felt like once he hit it “big” with Twilight, he felt he was too important. What else has this guy been in? I have no idea.

  43. Jennifer12 says:

    As we get older, we need a little extra weight, or our faces show it. I think Lainey once said, it’s between the body and the face. Jennie needs a little weight back because she was always cute, but now looks gaunt and older. And I hate her ex’s smug bitchface.

  44. Aurelia says:

    Peter is lucky Jenny didn’t go all septic like director Brian Grazier’s ex wife when he turfted her. She totally served him with the ugly thruth in many interviews.

    Yes, jenny just needs to realise her knees aren’t good and embraced a skirt in the classy just below the knee length.

    Guilty pleasure, watching that show with Jenny and amanda playing sisters who hated each other. But they weren’t acting.

  45. Grace says:

    Peter is a cheating scumbag and if the truth worries him so much let him write his own book-which he won’t. Too many people will catch in him in too many lies.
    Jennie needs to let the LA nonsense go.No actress or entertainer needs to be in the spotlight for twenty straight years without a break.

  46. OfficialBitch says:

    So odd. She has not aged well AT ALL. Are we sure she is only 40??? Her skin quality is awful.

  47. Laney says:

    It’s Star Magazine….calm the eff down people, it’s just gossip. Stop treating everything that’s said as infallible

  48. Christina says:

    Screw him! He is a smug douche and kind of boring. The ONLY reason he is even considered famous, or more famous than her, is because of Twilight. However, he could have spent each movie crapping in a bucket and drooling and the crazy Twilight fans would still wanna kiss his ass. He got real lucky with that franchise. He is really not that great of an actor. His whiny attitude about Jennie talking about the divorce reminds me of his jackass character in “Can’t Hardly Wait”. He truly is Mike Dexter. Team Jennie all the way. Secretly, I just want her to marry Luke Perry.

  49. OfficialBitch says:

    I still call foul on her age. She looks like a well-preserved 50 in that red dress shot.