Jennie Garth is to end her 11 year marriage to the Twilight actor Peter Facinelli after the pair announced their split on Tuesday (March 13, 2012). Facinelli plays vampire Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight Saga, while Garth is best known for her role in '90210'.
The pair issued a joint statement this week signalling the end of their marriage, saying, "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 couple share three girls together, Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5. News of the split comes just days after Facinelli made an appearance at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games', which is being tipped to eclipse his Twilight movies at the box-office this weekend. The actor has a clear schedule for the majority of the year, but will begin promoting the final chapter of the Twilight franchise 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' around October time. Meanwhile, Garth is committed to a charitable outreach for children's literacy and will be involved in a book reading with Cheerio's Spoonful of Stories in mid-March, according to the Los Angeles Times.