Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have vehemently denied reports that the breakdown of their marriage was caused by the Twilight actor having an affair with another woman. The couple announced their split earlier this week after 11 years of marriage, triggering immediate rumors of infidelity.
However, in a statement issued late on Wednesday (March 14, 2012), the couple told People magazine, "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". The statement came just 24 hours after they jointly announced their plans to divorce. They had said, "While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children. We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time". The former couple are parents to three daughters, Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5, and met while filming the television movie An Unfinished Affair in 1996, marrying in 2001.