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As if things weren’t painful enough, Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth were blindsided and so hurt by rumors suggesting that his infidelity played a role in their split.

So to set the record straight, the actors told People:

“There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family. We just want to make it very clear – there are no third parties involved.”

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The statement, made jointly by Facinelli, 38, and Garth, 39, comes two days after the couple, who wed in 2001, jointly announced their plans to divorce.

The pair, who have three daughters – Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5 – met on the set of TV movie An Unfinished Affair in 1996, and married in 2001.

Facinelli is known for his roles in the Twilight films as well as Nurse Jackie, while Garth played Kelly Taylor on the iconic Fox hit Beverly Hills, 90210.

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