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Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli to divorce

Actress Jennie Garth is splitting from her husband, actor Peter Facinelli, after 11 years of marriage. “While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children. We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time,” they said in a statement. No reason has been given for the separation.There have been previous reports that the couple was living apart.The couple met in 1996 while filming the movie An Unfinished Affair. They married in 2001 and have three daughters — Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5.Garth, 39, is best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. Facinelli, 38, is known for playing Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series. He currently appears on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, which begins its fourth season April 8. Ironically, the announcement of the couple’s separation coincides with the impending debut of Garth’s new reality series Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country. The series focuses on the family’s movie to a farm in California. It is set to debut in April on CMT.Garth was previously married to musician Daniel B. Clark from 1994 until their divorce in 1996. Actor Peter Facinelli, star of the new film “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” poses with his wife, actress Jennie Garth, at the film’s Los Angeles premiere November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)

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