Jennie Garth has divorced her husband of eleven years, Peter Francinelli, and sat down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to talk about how she’s been dealing with the split.
Garth and Francinelli met on the set of a movie in 1997, and have three children together, but the actress admits that she’s going to be open and honest with the situation when it comes up, in hopes that it might help someone else out going through a simlar situation.
“At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through, but I really learned that I am so much stronger than I thought I was. And if I can help other women touch into that, you know, their strength. . .We’re still so committed to being there for our girls. That’s the most important thing for us. It’s not something I’m dying to talk about, but it’s something that’s going on in my life. I’m not ashamed to talk about it. I think by being open and honest with what I’m going through, maybe it helps somebody else.”
Garth recently celebrated her 40th birthday earlier this month, and a bash was held in her honor that was attended by some of her former 90210 alums, including Shannen Doherty, and Ian Ziering.