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Peter Facinelli Talks About 'Very Painful' Divorce On Live! With Kelly

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Peter Facinelli is going through a tough time these days since his split with former wife Jennie Garth, but he's getting through it and isn't afraid to talk about it on live television.

While guest hosting Live! With Kelly from Alberta, Canada on Wednesday morning, the Twilight actor told the audience, "I recently got a divorce from my wife, which has been very painful."

His misery is apparently the source of another person's happiness because a random audience member yelled out, "Yay!" An awkward situation quickly turned comical when Kelly Ripa quipped, "That's so kind of you. You must be American."

Despite the distraction, Peter stayed on point as he continued to explain his complicated situation by saying:

"It's very painful to break up with somebody, especially after you've been together for 17 years and you have kids. It's even more painful when it's played out in the media, and I've tried to stay really quiet about it for the sake of my kids, but Jen and I are doing really well and she'll always be in my life."

He admits that he'll "always love her," but their relationship has definitely changed. At the end of the day, all they want to do is continue to be "very dedicated to being great parents."

So true! They may have lost the romantic love they once had, but they'll always be connected through the love they share for their three adorable daughters.

[Image via WENN.]

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17 comments to “Peter Facinelli Talks About 'Very Painful' Divorce On Live! With Kelly

  1. 1

    17 years is a good run for any couple, particularly one under the Hollywood spotlight. They're both being very gracious and sweet towards the other publicly, which is rare but admirable. Sad they couldn't make it work but looks like they're doing the best they can for their girls in this situation.

  2. 2

    Re: Meggie246524 – I agree that they are being gracious to one another (so far), but I disagree that they are doing the best they can for their girls. Subjecting those kids to a reality show while they are dealing with divorce is horrible - Jennie should give her head a shake - her ego may need stroking right now, but her kids need safety and security which will definitely not be found in front of a camera.

  3. 3

    Divorce is sad all way round but I think he will be sorry in the end - when his career starts to falter - he will see it wasn't worth leaving his wife and kids. She was the bigger star before and now they should be enjoying his fame but he got the big head and thinks he can do better - he will be surprised when he finds he is no longer in demand and wishes he was back home. Good luck to Jenny and the kids.

  4. 4

    I am confused I thought Jennie said she had the "rug pulled out from under her" so why is it such a "tough time" for him? It sounds as if he is getting exactly what he wants. That is OK but why say poor me if your getting what you asked for?

  5. 5

    So Kelly says "you must be American"? Typical Hollywood "star".

  6. SmashBravo Team says – reply to this


    Sorry, but I fully believe the Twilight Sage is responsible for this separation. The minute one person becomes more successful so suddenly the whole marriage collapses.

  7. 7

    Re: rosebud99 – In terms of "doing the best they can for their girls", I meant it's good that they're not publicly trashing each other. I agree though that her decision to do a reality show involving the girls isn't a good move.

  8. Ann says – reply to this


    It seems that Jennie is leveraging this entire situation to promote her new show and paint the picture that she is a victims
    Give me a break - poor you Jennie - you have an ex husband that it considerate and reapectul - poor you- we should all have the same thing when getting a divorce…I personally think - it is obvious that you being in the news every day is a to serve your own purpose to bring in ratings for your show ….throwing a pity party is sure way to bring in ratings but so sad this is at the expense of your 3 beautiful children….I respect Peter for not slinging any mud and being private about his personal matter….

  9. 9

    Jennie gets my sympathy, he doesn't. He cheated and then wanted out!

  10. deb says – reply to this


    Re: Meggie246524 – I thought the sole reason for the reality show was for the money. My guess peter F is trying to keep all the money from twilight to himself. Hopefully the daughters won't start to talk about being actresses/models/celebrities because that would show JG used the show to further her kids future careers.

  11. 11

    Re: Deja Vu – Jennie & Peter released a joint statement saying there was no 3rd party involved. But way to make accusations and state them as fact despite you really not knowing their private situation at all. Well done.

  12. 12

    What an A-Hole. Sorry, once you make the babies you are there until they all graduate High School or you are freaking scum. It's called staying together for the sake of the children and it should be a freaking law. Only getto trash does not do this.

  13. 13

    Re: boston61 – I wonder if you would be singing a different tune if she would of been the one filing a divorce? Keep in mind SHE is the one setting up a reality show to exploit their kids. She will be the one that gets a ridiculous unfair amount of child support. Considering how hard men get boned in the court system..I'd say women literally should not be allowed to have a negative opinion at all.

  14. christine says – reply to this


    Is it money, cheating, the many movements that have had Mr result of their relationship, we will never know. They complained in recent days that they still love each other, so why separate them?
    Seal and Heidi broke up because Mr earned much less money than his wife is well known in Hollywood than anywhere else love is of little importance and deal with money it does not last long.
    This is unfortunate, however, they were a close couple, a wonderful family, so I hoped they would succeed in finding a compromise and they would recover all. But I bet that within weeks of one or the other appear on television with his latest conquest, showing her new happiness, a happiness though ephemeral, but in the meantime, the communications department of one and the another has done his job.

  15. 15

    Re: christine – Men do not give a fuck how much more money a girl makes..Thats just another excuse idiotic women spew because they cannot accept fault for a relationship failing. Women will do and say anything to shift blame onto men.

  16. 16

    Good for him lol so in other words he found someone much younger and dumped his wife and kids for her lol I heard his wife had no idea he was cheating . She knows now.

  17. 17

    Re: boston61 – Yeah, because staying in a miserable loveless marriage is always the best thing to do for the sake of the children…