Are Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth separated?

I was just telling my mom that Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth have been married for over ten years. She’s a big Nurse Jackie fan and was recommending him for Hot Guy Friday. He’s not really my cup of tea, particularly as that strange-looking doctor vampire on Twilight. (Why did they have to dye his hair blonde? He just looks freaky that way.) I get Peter’s appeal though, and there are surely plenty of other women who would jump at the chance. If Perez Hilton is to be believed, Facinelli (and Garth) admirers may have their opportunity now that the couple is separated. They’re supposedly living apart. They were married in January, 2001 and have three daughters together: Luca, 14, Lola, 8, and Fiona, who turns five in September. Here’s the story from Perez:

Sources close to the couple reveal exclusively to that Twilight star Peter Facinelli and 90210 alum Jennie Garth are currently on a “break”.
The pair, who have been married since 2001, are currently living apart, insiders tell us.

“Jennie is living in the family home in Toluca Lake and Peter has been renting a home in Santa Ynez,” according to our source. “It’s not looking good!”
Insiders insist that no third party is involved, but divorce is looking like the final outcome.

[From Perez Hilton]

That’s sad for their family. I’ve heard too many stories lately about couples not being able to work it out.

Back in November, 2008, Jennie said that divorce was not an option and seemed to hint that she was having problems in the marriage:
In this industry, there’s always going to be someone more beautiful out there. It’s easy to be tempted. I’m not interested in taking the easy way out. Divorce is not an option for us. I want to be with my family.”

Jennie also said back then that she wanted more kids, but implied that Peter wasn’t on board. She joked “Will you talk to my husband for me please? I want to have a baby or adopt. My body keeps telling me to have babies.”

So it sounds like these two have been having problems for a while, and are disagreeing about whether they should have more kids. I hope that this report is wrong though. They seemed so solid. These photos are from May and June of 2010. A lot can change in a year.



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  1. mia girl says:

    small correction for you – it is actually “Nurse Jackie”

  2. brin says:

    That’s a shame, I thought they seemed solid as well (solid for a Hollywood marriage anyway).

  3. Celebitchy says:

    Ha! I will edit that, thanks Mia.

  4. Quest says:

    Too bad.. I actually like them as a couple

  5. mln76 says:

    That would be really sad they seem like such a sweet couple.

  6. Chrissy says:

    Oh no …. I hope it’s not true. I think they make a great couple.

  7. margo says:

    He is hot, I like them together….dratz

  8. Tierra says:

    Im not sure what she did to her face but I would not have known that was her in the 1st or 3rd pic. I always liked her tho.

  9. lucy2 says:

    That would be a shame, especially with 3 young kids. Hope it works out for them.

  10. mia girl says:

    I read that at one point, he was filming a Twilight movie and Nurse Jackie at the same time and would travel between Vancouver and NY during the week and STILL managed to travel back to LA for the weekends so he would not miss spending time with his wife and daughters.

    This would be sad and I really hope that this turns out to be another Perez fanfiction post.

  11. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I seem to recall that Jennies first child is not from Peter, it is from another dude who she was with before he came along.

  12. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I hope they can work it out; but, if not, it’s refreshing to hear of a marriage ending amicably and sans cheating. All the best to the both of them.

  13. serena says:

    I hope this isn’t true. I really cheered them on, and loved them together.
    They really seemed solid..this is sad..

  14. Jezi says:

    @Mitch Buchanan Rocks Jennie was married for I think a few years but never had children from that marriage. I do believe all three kids are from Peter.

    This is so sad. I loved them as a couple. I hope it’s just a temporary break.

  15. Praise St. Angie! says:

    oh, I hope it’s not true. I LOVED this guy in “Fastlane” (a too-short-lived stylistic cop show) and when I found out he was married to Kelly Taylor I had an “AW!” moment because I’m a huge 90210 geek.

    I really hope they can work out whatever it is, IF this is true.

  16. gee says:

    I hope they aren’t, I love them together.

  17. sassenach says:

    Mitch, If I remember right Jennie was pregnant for Peter while she was still technically married to her first husband. All three children are Peter’s.

  18. bagladey says:

    Aww, that would be sad if it’s true. I think Peter Facinelli is cute and sexy, I loved him in Fastlane and I love him and Jenny as a couple. They need to work this ish out.

  19. Nancy says:

    This is sad if it’s true they were cute together.

  20. Roma says:

    I am so sad for them as a couple if this is true.

    But personally?? I have some serious hots for Peter Facinelli. HGF without a doubt. The Coop can sexually tourette my boobs at any time.

  21. Melinda says:

    I really like them as a couple and really hope this is not true. Work it out guys!
    (All 3 kids are theirs. There was some over lap with her last marriage as someone previously stated.)

  22. sarah says:

    Didn’t he have an affair many years ago with Jennie’s then bff Tiffani Amber theissen? I know her and Tiffani used to be real tight, jennie even intro’d tiffani to her hubby, and then I heard the affair rumors and they were no longer seen together. Jennie wasn’t at Tiffani’s wedding.

  23. kelbear says:

    That last picture does not look like her at all.

  24. Hmmmmm says:

    No, No, No – they need to get it together. You can see the love in a lot of those old pics (not shown on this article)They should try and make it work. I really hope this isn’t because one got an ego.

  25. TG says:

    Am I the only one that always thought there was something off about this couple? I don’t know quite what it was, it might just be that he looks too pretty or that in interviews she seemed to go on and on about how wonderful he was. I buy Heidi and Seal I never bought these two. I could be wrong though and if it is about having more children that is very sad and must be a difficult thing do deal with, but I wouldn’t want to break up my family because I wanted another child when I already had 3 that seems kind of extreme.

  26. Jana says:

    Wow, I was rooting for this couple. When either one talked about the other it was always with a lot of love and pride for each other and their children.

  27. Sumodo1 says:

    Peter waited so long for his “fame.” They got engaged and I said Peter Who? Now that he’s established himself in the biz, does he have ego problems that Jennie isn’t able to fulfill? I mean, who wouldn’t get a swelled head co-starring with the brilliant Edie Falco and being part of the Twilight saga? So sorry for our girl. Jennie Garth!

  28. the original bellaluna says:

    Hope this isn’t true.

    According to IMDB, JG has 3 kids, all w/ current hubs. HOWEVER, her eldest was born in June 97, and she filed for divorce from Daniel Clark in November 96. Do the math.

  29. Hootie Hoo says:

    I think he is a great actor. I love him on “Nurse Jackie.” I hope that this isn’t so – like them together.

  30. Melissa says:

    I always got a douche vibe from him, but it seems like I’m alone on that! She seemed happy with him, and they have 3 kids, so I hope it isn’t true – time will tell, I guess.

  31. N.D. says:

    @the original bellaluna: “her eldest was born in June 97, and she filed for divorce from Daniel Clark in November 96. Do the math.”

    She and her first husband separated way before filing for divorce. Like almost a year before.

  32. Launicaangelina says:

    I like them together but I also felt something was off. I hope they make it work tho.

    He was so hot on Fastlane!

  33. the original bellaluna says:

    @ N.D. – It may just be me, but I would have filed for divorce (after an almost year-long separation) PRIOR to getting pregnant by another man. Jussayin. 😉

  34. Christine says:

    THANK YOU for noting the absurdity of him being blond in all those movies. Blech. I can totally see him stepping out though, away from wife and kids.

  35. hoganbcmj says:

    I really hope this isn’t true. They seem really sweet together. Nobody stays together anymore. Society needs to quit pushing the “as long as you both shall” live bullshit on everyone because it’s just not happening anymore. It’s a sign of the times, nothing wrong with that …

  36. N.D. says:

    @the original bellaluna: There are a lot of people who do it differently though. Viggo Mortensen did’t bother with papers for 6 years for example. Courtney is separated from David for a year as well.

    She didn’t separate from her first husband because of Facinelly, so there was no rush at first, right after separation and I don’t think her first pregnancy was planned.

  37. Amanda G says:

    Sigh…I’ve also been wondering about them for the past few months. She was in a TV movie of his early this year, but they haven’t made appearances together in awhile. I follow them both on Twitter and he mentioned a family trip, but never mentioned her. I’m thinking they are dunzo.

    And yes, all three children are his. If you look at pics of his eldest daughter she is a spitting image of him.

    Is it bad that I’m secretly hoping she hooks up with Luke Perry IRL? LOL I don’t think he’s remarried yet.

  38. Lauren says:

    I don’t know if forever exists anymore. Rather sad news. I remember a while ago when PF said Jennie “was the most beautiful woman in the world”. This was after she had his 3 children and was quite heavy. What happened? Jennie must have been feeling insecure, cause her face looks frozen with fear & Botox.

  39. Camille says:

    Sad. They make an attractive couple.

  40. Madison says:

    Long distance marriages rarely work, Nurse Jackie films in New York his wife and kids live in LA. Too much time apart is never a good thing for any marriage and they probably just grew apart because of his busy work schedule. I recall an interview with him where he said he was happiest when he was busy working.

  41. eternalcanadian says:

    Another Follywood marriage bites the dust and that’s news? I’d rather discuss how skinny Catherine the Duchess is. Next! 🙂

  42. Chris says:

    They looked great in that last photo but if anyone was punching above their weight it was her. But she gets a pass because she’s had three kids. They amaze me these Hollywood types, they have everything in the world yet they still can’t protect their kids from a broken home.

  43. Melissa says:

    I really hope this isn’t true! I love them both to
    Death and they are so cute together. Hope they
    Work it all out, they seemed happy.

  44. ToM CaT says:

    I hope they are not. Hopefully he did not cat around chasing young tail when he had a beautiful wife sitting at home.

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