Peter Facinelli Went ‘Through a Healing Process’ After Splitting From Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli split
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli arrive at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

They mastered the art of consciously uncoupling. Peter Facinelli opened up about his split from Jennie Garth and revealed that, although their breakup was painful, they now share a solid friendship.

“Once a breakup happens, you need to go through the healing process first. Love is blind and hindsight is 20/20,” the Twilight alum, 43, told LaPalme magazine in the Fall 2017 issue. “People come into your life for a reason and relationships can change and just because we aren’t living together, doesn’t mean you can’t love each other. I think once, there was a time where we had to learn that we had to be able to move forward with love and respect.”

The Supergirl actor and the What I Like About You veteran are committed to coparenting their daughters, Luca, 20, Lola, 14, and Fiona, 11. “I get the kids one week on and one week off so we share the kids 50/50, but if they have games and events we are both there,” Facinelli explained. “We talk all the time about coparenting and the kids. I really like her husband and I think he’s a great guy.”

Peter Facinelli for LaPalme
Peter Facinelli for LaPalme Styled by Creative Director Derek Warburton and Shot by TJ Manou

As previously reported, the Loosies star filed for divorce from Garth in March 2012 and the amicable exes settled in June 2013. Garth has since moved on with actor David Abrams, while Facinelli is back on the market after ending his engagement to Jaimie Alexander in February 2016.

Peter Facinelli for LaPalme
Peter Facinelli for LaPalme Styled by Creative Director Derek Warburton and Shot by TJ Manou

Facinelli and the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum have remained close friends since ending their marriage — the pair even spent Halloween together in 2016 at Facinelli’s Los Angeles pad!

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