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Jennie Garth, Peter Facinelli Split: Is There A 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Stars Divorce Curse? (PHOTOS)

Posted: 03/15/2012 5:17 pm Updated: 03/15/2012 5:38 pm


It seems like it was just yesterday that Jennie Garth was playing Kelly Taylor, the popular high school girl forever falling in and out of love with proverbial bad boy, Dylan, on "Beverly Hills, 90210." Maybe that's why Tuesday's news that Garth and real-life love Peter Facinelli are headed for divorce after 11 years and three daughters together took us by surprise.

But this won't be Garth's first divorce -- her marriage to Daniel Clark ended in 1996 after two years together. And Garth will hardly be the first "90210"-er to divorce, either. In fact, the West Beverly Hills High School-crowd is so prone to splits, that a few years back, E! Online wondered if many in the group might be under the divorce curse cast by "90210" alum Shannen Doherty, whose short-lived marriage to actor Ashley Hamilton in 1993 was followed by an even shorter-lived second marriage to Rick Salomon 10 years later.

What do you think: Is the curse real? Click through the slideshow to revisit other ill-fated "90210" marriages.

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  • Shannen Doherty

    In 1993, at the height of her "90210" fame, Shannen Doherty, then 22, surprised friends and fans when <a href=",,20106439,00.html" target="_hplink">she married 19-year-old Ashley Hamilton</a> in a Sept. 24 backyard wedding ceremony. The pair, who'd known each other for two weeks before saying "I do," never even reached their first anniversary -- Doherty <a href="" target="_hplink">filed for divorce in April 1994</a>. Doherty was also married to <a href="" target="_hplink">Rick Salomon for seven months</a> in 2003. She married third husband, <a href="" target="_hplink">Kurt Iswarienko, in October 2011</a>, and the pair currently star on reality show, "<a href="" target="_hplink">Shannen Says</a>."

  • Tori Spelling

    Tori Spelling and ex-husband Charlie Shanian <a href=",,1117511,00.html" target="_hplink">split in October 2005</a>, a mere 15 months after they wed in an estimated $1-million ceremony. The divorce came amidst reports of <a href="" target="_hplink">Spelling's affair</a> with married costar Dean McDermott, whom she'd go <a href=",,1191681,00.html" target="_hplink">on to marry in May 2006</a>. Today, the couple has <a href="" target="_hplink">four children together</a> and stars in the reality show "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood."

  • Luke Perry

    Luke Perry, who portrayed "90210's" resident bad boy Dylan McKay, <a href=",,20106906,00.html" target="_hplink">married furniture saleswoman Minnie Sharp</a> in November 1993, breaking the hearts of teen girls everywhere in the process. In May 2003, <a href="" target="_hplink">E! Online reported</a> that the couple were divorcing after ten years of marriage and two children. Today, the still-single Perry is <a href="" target="_hplink">appearing in films and television</a> and, apparently, posing for endless <a href="" target="_hplink">photos with fans</a>.

  • Ian Ziering

    Ian Ziering's first marriage to "Price Is Right" model and former Playboy playmate <a href=",,20136667,00.html" target="_hplink">Nikki Schieler ended in 2002</a> after five years together. In June 2010, the actor gave marriage another go, <a href="" target="_hplink">wedding Erin Ludwig</a> in front of several "90210" alumni.

  • Jason Priestley

    Jason Priestley's <a href="" target="_hplink">first marriage</a>, to makeup artist Ashlee Peterson, ended in 2000 after less than a year together. In May 2005, Priestley <a href="" target="_hplink">married longtime girlfriend Naomi Lowde</a>, who coincidentally, is also a makeup artist. Today, <a href="" target="_hplink">the pair has two children</a>, Ava, 4, and Dashiell, 2.


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