Jennie Garth is having a hard time coping with her split from Peter Facinelli, her husband of 11 years.
On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Thursday, the 40-year-old actress opened up about her new life as a single woman. "It's unfortunate," Garth said. "It happens to the best of us. It's something that has been really tough, for sure."
Citing "irreconcilable differences," Facinelli, 38, filed for divorce on March 28 -- two weeks after the couple announced their split. He asked for joint legal and physical custody of their children.
"I'd always wanted to get the hell out of L.A. I wanted to experience a different life, and I'd been in L.A. working since I was 14 or 15. I just needed some fresh air," Garth said of uprooting her children and relocating to a rural setting. "I moved my girls to the country and I put them in public school."
Garth, who calls herself "a country girl" at heart, has "a lot" of animals on her farm, including horses, dogs and cows.
"I always wanted a cow," she explained. "The weird thing is I don't even drink milk or eat meat!"