Jennie Garth: Divorce Was 'Shocking'

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Jennie Garth: Divorce Was 'Shocking'

Jennie Garth has been placed between a rock and a hard place since her divorce is happening at the same time that she's promoting her new CMT reality show, Little Bit Country. A turn of events she acknowledged this morning on Today.

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"[The timing] has probably been the hardest part," Garth said. "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."

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One of the things Garth did want to talk about were the rumors about what caused her split from Peter Facinelli. "I enjoyed the quote that I was envious of his fame," Garth laughed. "There was nothing like that going on. I was very happy for him – so happy to be at home with the kids and enjoying my early retirement. I just wanted to be on the farm."

And while living on this remote farm has provided her "some clarity" and "a really great perspective," Garth says that her ex is still actively involved with their family. "It is something that we [are] working through together – and as anybody who's been through [divorce knows], it's always kind of shocking. It's sad for our family unit [but] we're a great family and I think we always will be."