Peter Facinelli Files for Divorce


Jennie Garth Blog Divorce Papers
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Peter Facinelli has officially filed for divorce from his wife of 11 years, Jennie Garth.

Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth to Divorce 

The estranged couple released a joint statement earlier this month, announcing the split, saying, "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."

Although the divorce papers were filed Thursday, the actor states the date of separation as January 1, 2012. The Twilight Saga star went on to cite "irreconcilable differences" for the split.

Jennie Garth Opens Up About Failed Marriage 

The pair have three daughters. In the papers, Facinelli expressed a desire to share joint physical and legal custody of the children.

In a new interview Jennie opened up to People magazine about the split, which Peter initiated last fall, admitting that it has taken her a while to "come to peace with it."  

Plus, watch a sneak peek of her new reality show Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country which hints at the split on CMT below!