Jennie Garth Wins the Worst Time to Divorce Lottery

Love & Learn 10

Jennie GarthI've always felt like Jennie Garth was the kind of celeb I could totally hang with. Kelly Taylor, um, I mean, Jennie, is one of those moms who has always been happy to be known more for being a mom than being a celebrity. See what I mean about relatable? But the way things are going down with her divorce from Peter Facinelli makes it pretty darn clear which one she is.

Jennie has had to admit that the announcement of new CMT reality show, Little Bit Country just as her marriage has fallen apart has been ... awkward. And for all you haters out there, no, this was not some devious plan to bring some PR to a cable TV show.

Jennie sounds like she's in real pain over the fact that her job of promoting the show has made it entirely impossible to avoid talking about the end of her marriage with EVERYONE:

When I started to take this show on, I wasn't headed down this road. It happened in the middle of filming the show. Now, part of my job ... is doing press so I'm doing the interviews and people want to talk about it. I'm OK talking about [my divorce], but it's not something you really want to talk about.

Get that folks? She's just a regular gal going through one of the toughest things any woman can go through ... but her fame is what's making it 10 times harder than anything most divorcing folks have to deal with. Ouch.

I feel for her in more ways than one. I'm not going to kid myself into thinking I have her level of fame, but part of the job as a blogger is to talk about what's going on in your personal life. And there are times when I just don't WANT to. When your marriage is going through a rough patch or your kid is being a pain in the you-know-what, the choice to have a job that makes your life semi-public takes its toll.

But at least I can hold back. Jennie can't! She has to do her job, and that job puts her in the spotlight.

What did you think when Jennie and Peter's split became public, just as her new show was announced?


Image via Alan Light/Flickr

breakups, celebs


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

Water... Water_geM

this jenni garth person....who is she?

CafeM... CafeMochaMom1

I feel bad for Jenni Garth. She is one celebrity who has not made a scene over her divorce like so many other celebrities have in the past. 

Also, Good Luck with her new show. She is a great actress.

mumma... mummajenni

Sure, I too feel for them going thru it, much less in the public eye, how awful... But please, stop talking about it. STOP. Even if people ask.

libby261 libby261

She was Amanda Bines big sis in "What I Like About You".

nonmember avatar Lena

She was also in the cast of "90210", the real one. Hence the "Kelly Taylor" reference in the article.

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

I had no idea who she was had to look her up lol.

Divorce is never easy, And no time is a good time to get divorced. Just because hers is more public does not make it more painful.

BTW never heard of her show never watched her old show I have never seen her in anything at all but 1 voice over for family guy and 1 for american dad.

I wish herthe best with this terible time in her life and I am sure she willget thru this jsut fine.

Laura Barber McQuillen

Just because some of you don't know who she is, doesn't mean there aren't those of us that do. A lot of us grew up watching her. Her public divorce doesn't make it more painful than the average person, but it doesn't make it less so either. Personally, I'm sad to hear about it. I always liked Jennie and Peter as a couple. Every time I have seen them together in interviews or whatever, they have always seemed happy and been so cute together. It's sad to see marriages break up, especially nowadays. Boy does that make me sound old. LOL

Happi... HappiMommy2010

Water_geM - Jennie G use to be on the first 90210 show back in the day

Michele Lopez

I guess her and Peter should have keep doing the JC Penny advertisements!

nonmember avatar LAURIE88

You drank the cool-aid. Worst time for divorce. This is the best thing that happened to her. She's booked every show under the sun to promote her talk show, which she also discusses her divorce on. And she did a People Magazine shoot specifically to address the divorce. Doesn't sound like someone who is "stuck" talking about it because of press when she seeks out every opportunity to do so. She's a fame whore. Bottom line. and she's exploiting her divorce and children for a reality show. Shame on her.

1-10 of 10 comments