Jennie Garth’s husband Dave Abrams filed for divorce just after her 46th birthday

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I always thought that Jennie Garth married David Abrams because she was still hurting from the end of her second marriage to Peter Facinelli. Facinelli and Garth divorced in 2012, after which he rather smoothly transitioned into a big relationship with Jaimie Alexander very quickly. Jennie didn’t seem to handle the single/divorced life very well, and I got the feeling that she just didn’t want to be alone (or couldn’t be alone) and that she wanted to “compete” with her ex. She ended up getting engaged to David Abrams just a few months after Peter proposed to Jaimie Alexander. Jennie had only been dating David for about four months or so at the time. While Jaimie and Peter’s engagement eventually ended (I always believed he was cheating on her too), Jennie did end up marrying David. And now David has filed for divorce:

Jennie Garth‘s husband David Abrams has filed for divorce after nearly three years of marriage. Abrams, 36, filed Friday in Los Angeles County citing irreconcilable differences, according court documents obtained by The Blast, which first reported the news. Their date of separation is listed as Aug. 29, 2017.

The couple met in late fall 2014 on a blind date. They got engaged in March 2015 and tied the knot that July at her six-acre ranch home in Los Olivos, California.

“It was unreal,” the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, 46, told PEOPLE at the time. “It was perfect.”

“Things just lined up and I was like, ‘I don’t need it, I don’t want it,’ and there it came,” she added. “He completes me.”

In November, a source close to the couple told PEOPLE that while the two were not separated, they were “going through a rocky patch.” Another source revealed that stars were trying to fix their issues and were not filing for divorce.

The actress shares daughters Luca, 20, Lola, 15, and Fiona, 11, with her ex-husband Peter Facinelli. The former couple split in 2012 after 11 years of marriage and finalized their divorce in 2013.

[From People]

People Mag also mentioned that Jennie just celebrated her birthday last week too, on April 3rd. She turned 46 years old. That’s a pretty rough moment to serve someone with divorce papers, right after her 46th birthday. This was her third marriage and probably the one that made the least sense. I mean, everyone should do what they want and far be it from me to judge. But I do feel like sometimes, women get married to the wrong person for the wrong reason. I think Jennie just married Some Guy because she was trying to compete with her ex and because she hates being alone. I hope she finds some peace and I hope the next marriage sticks.

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  1. tracking says:

    I agree, she seemed to take the split with the father of her three kids hard, and to rush this relationship. Supposedly she’s struggled with substance issues as well. Hope she’s okay, and her girls.

  2. Nancy says:

    Don’t mess with Brenda Walsh, Kelly.

    • heh says:

      LMAO. at this comment.
      i’ve always hated the way jennie treated tiffani thiessen after their friendship ended weirdly.
      shes a petty b*tch.

  3. Shappalled says:

    Birthday blues?

  4. lobstah says:

    Her husband is totally hot. I’ve never seen him before. Now I’m off to Google him…

    • Esmom says:

      Isn’t he, though? A definite upgrade from her previous husband in the attractiveness dept. I’m sorry it didn’t work out, I’ll always have a bit of soft spot for her thanks to fond memories of the 90210 era of my life.

    • Leviathan says:

      “Her husband is totally hot.”

      Sad but true.

  5. LadyT says:

    I normally don’t remark on children but it’s all good. That adorable girl looks so much like her dad and I love her name Fiona.

  6. Mel says:

    As soon as she got married she gained a lot of weight, she gains weight easily which means, to me- she is dealing with more than she lets on and I’m pretty sure she has some depression issues in there too. None of this helps in marriage especially in the “honeymoon stages” of relationships. I always root for her but I think she needs to take some time and find her own way and feel what it’s like being Jenny and also being a mom without worrying about a man attached to let her down. Be strong girl and this time do it for yourself.

    • Cynical Ann says:

      She has looked sad and uncomfortable in photos for a long time.

    • KBB says:

      And didn’t she get really skinny after the divorce? I think I remember her going through a phase where she was a lot smaller than what was probably healthy or at least normal for her. Some balancing out would be expected, but it’s easy for that to turn into yo-yoying.

      • That happened to me when the relationship with my son’s father ended. I lost 30 pounds in two months. It was crazy, he was abusive and still trying to control me, trying to you my son as leverage. What he taught me was that my life would always be better without him in it. lol

    • No Doubtful says:

      And when the marriage started to fall apart last fall, she started losing weight and now looks trim again. She has a pattern, like most of us do.

  7. A says:

    I’m not sure I even heard that she remarried. I saw clips of her reality show after her divorce and my heart did break for her – she seemed pretty devastated by the break up.

    • Nancy says:

      This is actually her third divorce. She was married while on the original 90210. I’m a woman in love and know a woman in love when I see one. She never got over Peter Facinelli. They seemed happy, had three daughters and she was always posting and tweeting about the family. But he found him another woman, who he eventually dumped, and is now with another one. Poor Jennie. I hate when one of the two in a marriage is still in love and the other wants out. Sucks.

  8. Lama Bean says:

    You “complete me” is never a good sign.

    Dave is hot.

  9. minx says:

    Oh, I definitely think she was competing with her ex.

    • smcollins says:

      Agreed. She definitely took the divorce very hard (she did interviews saying as much), and I think her race to the alter was more to show Peter that she could move on and be happy with someone else, too. I hope this time around she takes her time before jumping into another relationship, and just focuses on the one with herself (and her daughters, of course).

  10. Elena says:

    But is he edgy like Justin Theroux, who still hasn’t filed divorce papers? I’m beginning to think those 2 were never married. Perhaps JT is too edgy to file papers.

    • LizLemonGotMarried (aka The Hufflepuff Liz Lemon) says:

      JT is too edgy to do anything as mainstream as get married legally.
      “Babe, our commitment is deeper than a piece of paper. Why let the state define us?”
      Throws on a helmet, looks soulfully at the camera, and rides off for a month in the same black jorts hiking the canyons of NYC.

      Yes, I’ve thought about this. Why do you ask?

  11. damejudi says:

    She looks great in the Instagram pic. She looks good in aviators (they are not my faves); better on her than Jen in the previous post of this week.

  12. OTHER RENEE says:

    If the rumors of her ex’s constant cheating are true and she knew about it but still stayed with him, she may have major self-esteem issues. That’s just very sad. She’s lovely and has three beautiful kids and a ranch and yet a bad picker. I hope she can deal with whatever issues she has and can find happiness.

  13. BAILIE says:

    I’m often surprised that some women keep making big decisions like marriage from such strong emotional place.
    If someone has two divorces already behind them, why not take at least two years off for yourself and deal with your own issues before dealing with a new relationship.

  14. No Doubtful says:

    I’m a long time fan of hers…but I don’t think anyone thought this marriage was going to last. I think their romance progressed too fast and the age difference may have been a factor too if he wanted his own kids. Funny because this relationship reminds me a lot of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s relationship with the age difference, divorces and children.

    • Chrissy says:

      I love Gwen so much like I am a legit fan and I really wonder about the Blake thing. The age difference isn’t that big but the kid child bearing thing makes it seem bigger.

      • No Doubtful says:

        Yes which is why I hope Gwen isn’t foolish enough to marry him… He will eventually leave her for another cute blonde…like he did with his first two wives.

    • Jayna says:

      @No Doubtful, he didn’t leave Miranda for a cute blonde. He left her because she cheated, and they were never together with such busy careers. Blake left his first wife and cheated on her with Miranda. True.

      And isn’t it funny how men are dissed for dating 20-ish babes. Blake falls for a woman six years older and with three kids, one a toddler, and embraces the whole family, and yet some people reduce her to a baby-making machine who can’t be enough for him. They seem to accept their differences and have a strong relationship. There is no guarantee in life that any couple will work.

      Plenty of women marry men older or the same age and are dumped. I think a lot of Blake for thinking he is the lucky one for being Gwen’s guy, never her age mentioned, and talking about how much Gwen’s boys bring to his life.

      They can have a child through a surrogate with him as the father and a different donor egg. My friend at 39 had in virtro for her first child, but in her early 40s on her second and in vitro didn’t work, decided to use a younger donor egg with her husband’s sperm. She carried the baby. She adores that child just as much as the one that is biologically hers.

  15. Sara says:

    I wondered this divorce is related to her inability to get pregnant again? She has talked about it for years desperately wanting another baby. I actually feel very sad for her.

  16. Darla says:

    She was so beautiful during the 90210 years, and I think it can be very difficult for someone with that kind of fair skin, perfect, fine, features, to age. I do think she has self esteem issues. But I always pull for her. Too many 90210 memories not to. I mean, that show was the isht when I was in my 20’s. The fashion, the hair, well that and Melrose place. We copied it all.

    • tracking says:

      I still think she’s so pretty, and looks a good decade younger than her years. I also think everyone’s right about her never having fully recovered from her second divorce. She’s seemed so vulnerable since then.

  17. SK says:

    One of the daughters is called Luca? Ugh…

  18. Chrissy says:

    I feel bad for her. I am sure she would have liked to stay married to the father of her 3 children. I hope she finds peace and love if she desires. I once heard Tiffani thiessen on stern talking about what a beef they had after being best friends for years. Tiffani was with her while she gave birth. I often wonder if Peter had anything to do with that falling out. Tiffani wouldn’t give any details about it. Just said something bad went down

    • magnoliarose says:

      She’s struggling with substance abuse issues. She fell apart after the divorce and never could put herself back together. She didn’t want the divorce and rumor was they were working on things after he broke up with his ex gf but it didn’t work and now is happy and dating someone else.
      I feel very sorry for her because she loved being a traditional wife and mother and the loss of that life just broke her. Addiction takes such a strong hold on vulnerable people, and she is losing the fight. 🙁 I saw her out once a few years ago, and it wasn’t pretty.
      I have only heard nice things about her pre divorce though.
      TiffAT is a real piece of work, and if I had to place a bet, I would say she was probably at fault, and if PF were involved I wouldn’t be surprised.

      I wish her well and to get healthy.

  19. Bridget says:

    She never got over her split with Facinelli. Jennie has struggled a lot since then.

  20. Jess says:

    Sorry for Jennie – I’ll always have a soft spot for her. But just wanted to note that both men and women get married (and remarried) for the wrong reasons. That’s not just a woman thing! And how is Peter F such a heartbreaker? He was funny on Nurse Jackie but I don’t get any sex appeal vibe from him at all.

  21. Lucy2 says:

    Sorry to hear that but not surprised. I think she definitely rushed things with him in competition with her ex.
    I kept thinking of her children is little, I didn’t realize the oldest was 20 already!