Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli shocked the world by announcing that they are splitting up after more than 10 years of marriage and nearly 15 as a couple.
The parents of three daughters said that “While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children."
What triggered the surprising breakup? According to Radar Online (we know), Facinelli embarked on a “torrid affair” with an unnamed Canadian woman.
“Peter had been seeing another woman for quite some time,” a source told the website Scallywag & Vagabond who was first to report the couple’s split.
“They tried to make it work for the sake of their three children, and Jennie dutifully played housewife for as long as she could but finally had enough.”
The woman is reportedly in her late 20s and they met in Vancouver during the filming of the final installment of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Garth wasn’t blindsided by the affair, according to the report.
“Jennie knew. As a lot of couples do, they simply grew apart,” the source said, but had no comment on whether Peter and the woman are still together.
Last summer, Facinelli and Garth separated briefly, with her staying in their home and him renting a home in Santa Ynez while they worked on things.