Jennie Garth has admitted that her soon-to-be ex, Peter Facinelli, initiated their divorce.
"I was very resistant," the 39-year-old star told People in an interview posted to the magazine's website Wednesday. "I didn't want it to happen. It took me some time to come to peace with it."
UPDATE: Facinelli filed divorce docs Wednesday, citing "irreconcilable differences," TMZ reports. Facinelli has requested joint physical and legal custody of the couple's three daughters, Luca, 14, Lola, 9 and Fiona, 5. Garth responded to the petition by filing docs of her own, requesting her last name be changed from Facinelli to Garth and also requesting joint physical and legal custody of their children.
Garth told People that spending time apart in 2010 weighed heavily on the couple's 11-year marriage. During that time, Garth and the couple's three daughters, Luca, 14, Lola, 9 and Fiona, 5, moved to the family's Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., ranch house, while Facinelli, 38, filmed the "Twilight" series in Vancouver and the Showtime drama "Nurse Jackie" in New York.
"He would do everything he could to fly back every weekend," Garth said. "[But] it took a real toll on our marriage."
Garth's split from Facinelli will likely be covered in her new reality series, "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country." The show, which premiers April 20 on CMT, will document Garth and her daughters' move from Hollywood to their ranch. Facinelli will not appear in the show, according to an earlier report by People.
Garth, whose first marriage to Daniel Clark ended after two years in 1996, wed Facinelli in January 2001. Garth and Facinelli announced their breakup on March 13. A day later, the pair released a statement denying "hurtful" allegations that cheating had played a part in their split.
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In 1993, at the height of her "90210" fame, Shannen Doherty, then 22, surprised friends and fans when she married 19-year-old Ashley Hamilton 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 filed for divorce in April 1994. Doherty was also married to Rick Salomon for seven months in 2003. She married third husband, Kurt Iswarienko, in October 2011, and the pair currently star on reality show, "Shannen Says."
Tori Spelling and ex-husband Charlie Shanian split in October 2005, a mere 15 months after they wed in an estimated $1-million ceremony. The divorce came amidst reports of Spelling's affair with married costar Dean McDermott, whom she'd go on to marry in May 2006. Today, the couple have three children together and star in reality show "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood."
Luke Perry, who portrayed "90210's" resident bad boy Dylan McKay, married furniture saleswoman Minnie Sharp in November 1993, breaking the hearts of teen girls everywhere in the process. In May 2003, E! Online reported that the couple were divorcing after ten years of marriage and two children. Today, the still-single Perry is appearing in films and television and, apparently, posing for endless photos with fans.
Ian Ziering's first marriage to "Price Is Right" model and former Playboy playmate Nikki Schieler ended in 2002 after five years together. In June 2010, the actor gave marriage another go, wedding Erin Ludwig in front of several "90210" alumni.
Jason Priestley's first marriage, to makeup artist Ashlee Peterson, ended in 2000 after less than a year together. In May 2005, Priestley married longtime girlfriend Naomi Lowde, who coincidentally, is also a makeup artist. Today, the pair has two children, Ava, 4, and Dashiell, 2.