Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli announced the very sad news yesterday that after 11 years of marriage they have decided to get a divorce. The news came as a shock to their fans as they were one of the few celebrity couples who always talked openly about their relationship and love for one another.
Back in 2008, Jennie spoke with OK! about how the little things were what made their marriage last.
"Today I went to Coffee Bean and got him a drink — just keeping your partner in mind," she explained to OK!. "In this industry, there's always going to be someone more beautiful out there. It's easy to be tempted."
"I'm not interested in taking the easy way out," Jennie added. "Divorce is not an option for us. I want to be with my family."
Peter, 38, and Jennie, 39, have three children together: Luca Bella, 14, Lola Ray, 9, and Fiona Eve, 5.
In a joint statement made yesterday, the Twilight and 90210 star said, "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."