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.
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