Actress Jennie Garth has credited her new life on a farm with helping her deal with her split from husband Peter Facinelli.
The couple announced it was divorcing in March (12) after 11 years of marriage.
The break-up has hit Garth hard, and she admits she has been extremely stressed and anxious since the marriage broke down.
But the star insists focusing on her menagerie of farm animals while filming her new reality series, A Little Bit Country, has helped to ease her heartache.
She tells People, "Having all these animals fills a void for me because I'm kind of going through a rough time right now. The animals give you unconditional love, and that feels good.
"I think that my animals give me a sense of like relief, like they make me feel like none of that other bulls**t matters. When you look into their eyes, and they look back at you, and they don't want anything, they just want love. Whether I'm successful or not successful, whether I'm fat or thin, if I'm nice or if I'm not nice, they still love me.
"(Peter)'s doing his thing and I'm doing mine. I chose to come up here and be with the quieter lifestyle, and that's why I'm here. Getting separated has definitely been difficult, but being out here in the country has sort of made things a little easier."