Jennie Garth hints at problems in her marriage

Jennie Garth seems to be having some problems in her marriage. It could be nothing, but in a recent interview with OK! Magazine she talks about “making her marriage work” and how “divorce is not an option” and there’s always other, more attractive people in Hollywood. Somehow she tries to frame it in a positive light, but really it comes off more as an alarm bell than anything else.

Keeping her family together is the number one priority for 90210 star Jennie Garth. The actress, 36, who has been married to Twilight hottie Peter Facinelli for seven years, tells OK! that when it comes to making her marriage work, it’s about the little things.

“Today I went to Coffee Bean and got him a drink — just keeping your partner in mind,” Garth says. “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.”

Speaking of family, Jennie and Peter have three adorable daughters, Luca Bella, 11, Lola Ray, 5, and Fiona Eve, 2. Three kids is a lot by anyone’s standards let alone two working Hollywood parents. But Jennie says she’d love more kids.

“Will you talk to my husband for me please?” she jokes. “I want to have a baby or adopt. My body keeps telling me to have babies.”

[From OK! Magazine]

I’m assuming Jennie means that divorce is not an option in THIS marriage, not that divorce isn’t an option for her – because she’s been divorced before. There’s also some speculation that she cheated on her first husband with her current husband. It’s hard to tell because the ending of her first marriage and beginning of her relationship with Facinelli both occurred in 1995, and she got pregnant with their first child in September of 1996, before her divorce from first husband Daniel Clark was finalized.

The whole, “It’s easy to be tempted” line is sort of asking for trouble. Why in the world would you say that to OK Magazine? And why tell them how you’re NOT getting divorced – unless you’re trying to head off rumors? Hopefully Jennie and Peter are fine and it was just poor phrasing or something on her part.

Here’s Jennie with husband Peter Facinelli and their daughters Luca, Lola, and Fiona at the Camp Ronald McDonald 16th Annual Family Halloween Carnival in Universal City, CA on October 26th. Header at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event on October 10th. Photographer: Nikki Nelson. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Dirty Martini says:

    …methinks Celebitchy has taken her comments out of context and spun them quite a bit…..I dont read imminent breakup in this….. :roll:

  2. vdantev says:

    …..methinks this is a gossip blog and not Headline News on CNN. :roll:

  3. Kaiser says:

    I don’t see any “alarm bell” in what she said – she seems to be speaking the truth, acknowledging that marriage ain’t easy. *shrug*

    I’ve read that he’s pretty religious – maybe that’s what she meant. A devout Catholic might be more focused on a “no divorce” policy.

    Or maybe I really like them together and I’m making excuses. Who knows? :roll:

  4. geronimo says:

    All I got from that was her acknowledging that being part of the industry makes relationships that little bit harder to maintain. Just telling it like it is. No alarm bells at all.

  5. Holly says:

    *shrugs* I read this stuff somewhere else yesterday and heard all sorts of alarm bells in my head, too. I’d never say any of those things about MY current relationship, in which I’m completely secure. There’d be no reason to talk about temptations, making it work, or divorce not being an option, because those are so far from our minds that it is a foreign concept.

  6. jennifer says:

    It might just be another example of the types of questions she was asked, and since we only see the answers not the actual questions it looks bad whereas it might be completely innocent.

    Kaiser – I really like them together, too. I’ve always adored Jennie Garth – not sure why but I have ;)

    PS I am LOVING her shoes in the banner pic *drool*

  7. Feebee says:

    This doesn’t sound surprising to me as a couple of things her husband said way back during her Dancing with the Stars stint raised my eyebrows about him possibly being a little jealous or feeling left out with her getting all the publicity and possible jobs offers that DWTS sometimes presents. And he, also a working actor, was home with the kids. Hopefully they’re just talking too much.

  8. KDRockstar says:

    Love the shoes, too… first thought.

    Second thought… who has an easy marriage? Every day is different. Maybe they caught her on a bad day.

    Third thought… I want someone to get me something from Coffee Bean right now.

  9. Chamalla says:

    I like this family a lot. I read an article in one of my print mags about them right before Jennie was on DWTS and they seemed so normal and real.

    I think this reflects normalcy as well – temptation is real in MOST long term relationships. If staying committed to one person was easy, we’d be minus a lot of great literature, movies and hair band ballads. Not to mention sites like these. 8)

  10. Mairead says:

    Part of the problem is that we’re not sure what the question she was responding to was. It could have been something like “How do you make your marriage work with all the temptations of Hollywood?” A fairly specific question that would bring out that type of answer.

    CB are you suggesting that Peter doodad up there is a homewrecker? You do realise that you are going to have our resident moralists spitting blood at poor Jennie Garth at every opportunity now :wink:

  11. gracie says:

    vdantev: hahaha to your

    “….methinks this is a gossip blog and not Headline News on CNN.”

    You are very clever with the words.

  12. jess says:

    i think her view is a very realistic one and if more people thought that way maybe the divorce rate would be lower than it is now.

  13. Kristin says:

    Very clever and arrogant. :]

  14. Modesty says:

    Yeah, uhm, I dunno. Sometimes where there’s smoke…

    I was recently at a wedding where the guy making all the toasts (and the groom too!) kept saying “These two will never get divorced” and stuff like that. Jeez, do you have to mention divorce at a wedding?

    I agree with the poster who said (paraphrasing and adding here) that if everything’s cool in your marriage, divorce never comes up. I’ve only been married nine years — some might say not long enough to judge — but divorce has never come up.

    Maybe I’m just lucky so far :D

  15. June says:

    I’m betting the question was leading and that’s why she mentioned divorce to start with. OK! isn’t exactly the epitome of fine journalism, so they probably asked a leading question, took the divorce line out, and slapped it up as their headline because it would get the most hits. Jennie’s always very blunt, too, so maybe she was just stating it like it is. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her marriage, she was just pointing out that she does everything she can to make sure that her husband is happy and feels loved.

  16. June says:

    Oh, and Jennie was seperated from her first husband before she met Peter. They seperated, she met Peter, and then the divorce was finalized.