Jennie Garth got engaged to her boyfriend of four months, Dave Abrams


It was shocking back in 2012, when Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli divorced after 11 years of marriage. In the months that followed, we found out a lot of dirt though. It seemed like Peter had been cheating with side-pieces for a while and Jennie finally had enough. Jennie tried to relaunch herself as a fearless single mother/reality star/actress, all while Peter moved on pretty smoothly with Jaimie Alexander. Peter and Jaimie just announced their engagement a few weeks ago. And it feels like Jennie has been trying to “compete” with him, with a string of photo-ops with her boyfriends-of-the-moment. Well, she finally got one of them to propose.

When actor Dave Abrams Tweeted a happy birthday message to Jennie Garth on April 3, the writing – or hashtag – was clearly on the wall: #loveumoreandmoreeachday. Indeed, the Mystery Girls star, 43, and Abrams are engaged, the actors’ reps confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Dave had been working on this for months, and really wanted to plan something special for her around her birthday and make it perfect,” a source close to the couple says.

The smitten stars have been inseparable since last fall. In early March, they spent a romantic weekend in Santa Barbara, California, and recently enjoyed a sun-drenched vacation in Tulum, Mexico, with Garth’s three daughters. Abrams Tweeted a photo from a hike in Santa Barbara, captioning it, “Our selfie game is strong.”

This will be Garth’s second marriage: She has daughters Luca, 17, Lola, 12, and Fiona, 8, with her ex-husband, Twilight actor Peter Facinelli.

[From People]

Well, congrats to her. I hope she’s regained some sense of stability, because for a while there, it seemed like she was wallowing in some kind of post-divorce mid-life crisis, complete with drunk tears at the club. While People says Jennie and Dave have been together since last fall, The Daily Mail says it’s been just four months. Hm.

CB followed Jennie’s post-divorce dating history closer than I ever did – CB pointed out that Jennie moved through dudes pretty quickly, going from photo-op with random dude-face to photo-op with random rocker to photo-op with random businessman over the course of a year, pretty much. I’m not judging her for dating around and enjoying herself. I am judging her for the photo-ops and for basically getting engaged to the first random dude that asked.


Photos courtesy of Twitter, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. me says:

    Her ex-husband just got engaged last week as well. Odd timing or…?

    • Mary Jane says:

      I agree. And she’s not on a show anymore since Tori got axed. I wonder how “old” this Abrams cat is (he looks young). Wendy Williams (guilty pleasure) said her ex is with a “younger piece who can give him a ‘new’ family,” so it makes me think she’s o’er=compensating.

  2. doofus says:

    huh…I have the same shades as she’s wearing in the pic with the hat.

    though, I got them at a mall kiosk of knock-offs and hers probably cost a few hundred…and the little part in the corner where the lens is missing drives me CRAZY so I never wear them anymore.

  3. KBeth says:

    Isn’t this her third marriage? I thought she was married to a musician before Peter & the oldest daughter is his?

    • Tiffany says:

      Well KBeth, Jennie was married before to a musician but they did not have children and that was a big factor in them divorcing. She was ready to buy a home to raise their family in and he was not. She met Peter shortly after that and they have their oldest daughter and married a few years later.

      Thanks Lifetime!!!! Or was it E. Ah, it was one of the two she sat down and did an interview with ions ago.

      • MadMenluv says:

        you meant eons ago right? lol not ions…as that’s more chemistry not time…

    • illandri says:

      Yes, you are correct. She was married to Daniel Clark from 94-96. All three of her daughters are with Peter though. She had their first daughter in 1997 before they married.

  4. Jenns says:

    These two have been calling the paps so they are photographed all over the place. Even the photo above was staged.

  5. aims says:

    I’m not going to shade her for wanting to date. I do think it’s very risky to get married to someone after four months. People are going to say” when you know, you know.” Let’s get real here, this is her third marriage and being that it is the third time and for dating for a short time like they did, it has the potential of not ending well.

  6. paola says:

    We have another case of severe J.Lo syndrome.
    Girl can’t stay on her own for more than 5 minutes.

  7. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Four months…
    worked for Ted and Sylvia.

    • belle de jour says:

      Nothing says “laugh” more than thinking of Sylvia Plath. Thank you.

    • Pedro45 says:

      You win the internet forever.

    • MadMenluv says:

      Quick! Get all the ovens out of the house! and the microwave too…and if she has one of those fancy outdoor wood-burning pizza ovens we are really in trouble!

  8. FLORC says:

    Maybe they work.
    I have a tough time understanding how 2 people can get engaged that quickly. Especially when coming off of a long term relationship with children and a really messy divorce. There’s a lot of baggage and a lot of factors. 4 months seems like long enough to have that infatuation and rose tinted view of how you’re going to make it work and be happy with this person, but it’s not realistic.
    And there’s the part where some people after going through divorce/loss of spouse from a marriage of over a decade just want to be married again. They want that normalcy back. Or they want to try and have a piece of it back.

  9. burnsie says:

    wtf on “David’s been planning this for months”. they’ve only been together for 4 months, so unless he’s been planning a proposal since they met, I call bull

  10. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Was it definitive that he cheated on her? As someone who didn’t follow it that closely, I always got the impression that Peter Facinelli was, at first, used to Jennie being the big star. Then that all changed with Twilight. He was the STAR. And that all went to his head. You could see it in his smug smirks on the RC’s. So while I wouldn’t be surprised if he WAS cheating on Jennie, I could easily see that he thought that he became way too famous to stay with the ol’ ball and chain that’s some years older than him, and how he could be pulling in younger, hotter women, especially when he got a role on Nurse Jackie. But that’s my two cents.

  11. Annie says:

    The divorce really got to her because for years she said that divorce was never an option for her and Peter. She always said that they would rather work through their issues and never give up because they made a promise. I remember reading she was devastated after the divorce, and Peter, meanwhile, was already parading around with his new girlfriend. She’ll learn soon enough that this man is never going to be faithful.

    I honestly wish women would stop believing that you need a man ASAP. That one man is going to fix the heartbreak another man left. That a man is an answer to your problems. Yes, Jennie has been competing for years. It’s sad to witness.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      And it makes me sad for their daughters. Why do either of them have to remarry? Seriously. Just focus on those kids you HAD to HAVE. Worry about your gd love life later. Makes me so angry.

    • jenn12 says:

      I agree. My friend did her best to work things out with her cheating ex and finally gave up. He didn’t get together with the person he was cheating with- he went on to yet another person and they’re living together. He was starting out with her while saying he wanted to get back together with my friend. *She* is learning how to be on her own and is happy. Another friend has just dated around with every guy who asks and everyone is potentially THE NEW ONE, and she is not happy. Stop looking for a guy to fill the emptiness and stop being scared to be alone. What the hell is so damn scary about being independent!?

  12. Judyk says:

    Just curious…she’s 43…how old is he? Can anyone tell me…can’t find it anywhere.

  13. someone says:

    Granted, it has to hurt to have your ex husband’s proposal to his new fiancé plastered all over the tabloids (plane trailing a Will You Marry Me banner viewed from the top of the Empire State building no less) BUT getting engaged to a guy after only 4 months seems like a knee jerk reaction.

  14. Racer says:

    Whenever I hear about females getting in engaged after a few months or having a “boyfriend” after a few weeks, my first thought is always how soon did they start sleeping together!

  15. OTHER RENEE says:

    My husband’s best friend just got engaged after 5 months of dating, the wedding is in June. He has 4 kids, she’s never been married. I like them both a lot and hope for the best. I got engaged after 10 months but in truth, we began talking about our future together after just 5. Sometimes you just know.

    I hope this works out for Jennie. I think she put up with her ex’s serial cheating for the sake of her kids and she deserves better.

  16. perplexed says:

    He’s not bad-looking. That’s all I got from the photos.

    If she were in 20s, I would get why people might freak out about the 4 months dating timeline. But since she’s in her 40s, I think the timeline makes more sense. Women in their 40s who like the concept of marriage probably find dating around for more than a year kind of annoying. She seems to be the type who likes to be domestic, settled, and, well, married, like male widowers who remarry after their wife’s death (i.e Paul McCartney, Stanley Tucci, probably half of the neighborhood, etc.).

  17. lucy2 says:

    That has to be a little weird for the kids, both parents getting engaged around the same time. I hope it works out and the relationships are stable. Jennie’s seems awfully quick if they’ve only been dating a few months, and the timing is suspect.

  18. Dumdum says:

    Shes got issues and i think they way her ex just suprised her with wanting a divorce out of the blue sucks and she will take whoever wants her to get some stability back and also it seems to be an in ur face sorta engagement to show her ex. He was a real jerk for wut he did i hope she can be happy again

  19. LAK says:

    I feel that this is a competing engagement. Competing with the ex.

  20. Lucky Charm says:

    Actually, People and Daily Mail could both be right about the timing. Technically, the last day of fall was December 20th, so if they started dating early December then yes, it’s only been four months since last fall.

  21. MadMenluv says:

    is Peter Facinelli now engaged to the same woman he left her for??

  22. briargal says:

    For goodness sake, people, leave Jennie alone. Yes, couples can realize in just a few months that they want to marry. I met my husband in late November of one year and knew in February the next that he was the one for me. We were married almost 39 years before he died. Life is too short and sweet to not take a chance on happiness being there. As long as the girls are happy with her future spouse and she is happy, then let them be. After having to put up with Peter’s wandering eye (and other male parts), she is entitled to someone who will make her happy.

    • Valois says:

      You can be happy without getting married ASAP though.

      • briargal says:

        For crying out loud–they are engaged. Nothing has been said about when the wedding is. Why can’t people just be happy that she is happy?? Give her a break–she went through a bad period with a jerk of a husband who she expected to spend the rest of her life with, the father of her three children. Four months or however long it has been since the divorce (and even including the time finding out about your spouse cheating and leading up to the divorce) can seem like an eternity when a person is used to a spouse being there. I am glad she has found someone who loves her. Now please, people just be happy for her.