Jennie Garth requests denial of support for estranged 3rd husband due to prenup

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The last time I reported anything about Jennie Garth was when she and her former 90210 co-star Tori Spelling popped up as shady judges on RuPaul’s Drag Race. I know so little about her that I thought she was still married to Can’t Hardly Wait‘s Peter Facinelli (they were divorced in 2013 after 11 years together). So, imagine my surprise when I saw that the 46-year-old’s estranged third husband, actor Dave Abrams, has filed for divorce.

Jennie and Dave met on a blind date in late 2014 and were engaged four months later. They wed in July, 2015 in California. In April, Dave filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The date of the couples’ separation in the papers was August 29 of last year, which contradicts stories from last November where the couple said they weren’t separated, but were just going through a “rocky patch.”

When Dave filed in April, he requested that Jennie be denied spousal support. At the time, he told In Touch that “everything is chill” between him and Jennie, adding “We’re going to remain friends.” On Thursday, Jennie filed a response to the divorce filing in Los Angeles county, asking the court to terminate any ability Dave might have of requesting spousal support, citing that the 37-year-old actor signed a prenuptial agreement.

I don’t know why this relationship fell apart. The In Touch article implied that Dave, being a little bit younger than Jennie, may have wanted kids. Whatever the reason, I hope its a quick and painless split and that it doesn’t drag on forever because of money. That always seems to be the biggest issue in celebrity divorces, doesn’t it?

A quick check of Dave’s iMDB page might lend a little insight into why he doesn’t want to pay Jennie (or why Jennie has requested that he get no support from her). This actor has played “cool guy” on one episode of 2 Broke Girls and has a few “uncredited” roles (which means he was an extra. Takes one to know one). I don’t know if the acting was something he was doing as a side gig, but he might think about pursuing other careers.

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  1. peanutbuttr says:

    I didn’t even realize she remarried after Peter Facinelli

    • Birdix says:

      From what I read here, it seemed like a race to the altar after Facinelli moved on…

      • holly hobby says:

        From what I recall she announced she was engaged as soon as her ex did with that tattooed woman (not really but she plays one and I forgot the name of the show).

        I think this guy is also a restauranteur? That’s how it was initially known when the split announcement went out.

  2. laulau says:

    Is that the same guy in both pics? He looks so different.
    Did anyone from 90210 have a great career after?

    • Lexilla says:

      Ian Ziering just placed second on Celebrity Worst Cooks In America so… clearly yes.

      • Birdix says:

        Luke Perry has made sort of a comeback as Archie’s dad on Riverdale… one of the characters takes one look at his thinning pate and says, dryly, “nice hair”

      • smcollins says:

        Ian did have a small resurgence with those Sharknado movies, and I think Jason Priestley has been pretty successful behind the camera as a tv director. Tori is hanging in there as a hoarding baby machine, so there’s that. But they’re definitely nowhere near the level of fame as their 90210 days, that goes without question.

      • laulau says:

        Lol. How can you judge a contest for the “worst” cook? Like, could I win with a bowl of spaghetti and paint thinner (family recipe)?

      • Scal says:

        @laulau They start off as terrible cooks (there have people on the show that literally can’t boil water) and then during the show they are supposed to learn from expert chefs, make creative dishes, and go from bad to great. And in a dash of reality tv competition and you have the hot mess that is worst cooks.

    • Chaine says:

      Shannon Doherty had a whole other successful series with Charmed, but I don’t think she’s done anything professional since then of great note…

    • Meggles says:

      Gabrielle Carteris is president of SAG-AFTRA.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Tiffani Thiessen has a cooking show on Cooking Channel, Dinner at Tiffani’s

      • Nancy says:

        Her show wasn’t bad. I don’t think it’s on a regular basis. So much better than Valerie Bertinelli… idea how she got on a cooking show. Jennie didn’t age well. Peaked out as beauty queen Kelly at 18. Always liked Brenda better!

    • Meredith says:

      Hillary Swank won two Oscars. (LOL everyone forgets she was on 90210 for like half a season.)

    • ramona says:

      Jason Priestly has a show on the CBC here in Canada. Just started (I think) Standard crime investigation with “zany” partners. (yawn)

  3. TaniaOG says:

    I hope she doesn’t do the whole weight loss bikini spread thing again post divorce. It was embarrassing the first time around.

    • Oliviajoy1995 says:

      She gained a lot of weight during the course of this marriage. She looked pregnant at one time. I wonder if that’s one of the reasons he wanted out. It’s a totally shit thing to do but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if that is what lead to him leaving her last summer. I think she’s lost some of the weight now…probably from stress. I have always gotten mean girl vibes from her. That she isn’t as sweet and pleasant as she tries to come across.

      • perplexed says:

        He’s younger than her. I could see a younger guy preferring she look like she did when they first met.

      • holly hobby says:

        I didn’t think she was sweet when she and Tori dragged Tiffani on Drag Race. So no she’s not sweet.

      • KBB says:

        Lol if that amount of weight gain led to him leaving her, she’s better off. She didn’t put on 70 lbs, she put on like 20, 25 max. If that isn’t covered by “for better or worse,” what is?

        FWIW, I think there were probably other things going on relating to their basic compatibility and age difference. They just should have never gotten married to begin with.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think her weight gain has been that bad, but I do think weight gain is more noticeable on startlingly pretty people. Had she been less beautiful, I don’t necessarily think her weight gain would necessarily jump out at a person. Or maybe it would, but for some reason we have more of a reaction to pretty people gaining a little bit of weight?

        That said, yes, I think other issues were at play. I do get the impression she likes being married though.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Jennie, stop getting married now.

    They were married such a short time, both should walk away with what they brought to it.

  5. Sarah says:

    She is getting Tori Spelling face, which is a crying shame :(
    I’ve heard rumblings that Jenni has substance abuse issues.

  6. Cali says:

    I feel for her. Seemed like Peter ditched her for whats-her-face the minute he got some higher level of fame with Twilight.

  7. perplexed says:

    This husband is cute.

  8. manda says:

    Sassy magazine did an interview with her in the 90′s, and her first husband sounded like a nice guy. I often wonder about him

  9. Marnie says:

    I have a soft spot for her.

  10. beatrixkiddo says:

    Who did her makeup and why do they hate her?

  11. Racer1 says:

    I would love to dig deep inside the psyche of a female who cant be single.