04 04 2012 Divorce Attorneys Now Peter Facinelli Jennie Garth Divorce Peter Facinelli opens up about divorceGetting a divorce is not easy for anyone, especially when you have three kids and 11 years of marriage behind you. Just ask Peter Facinelli, who recently filed for divorce from his wife Jennie Garth.

The “Twilight” actor opened up about his marriage on Wednesday’s airing of “Live! With Kelly.

The 38-year old star admits he tried to keep the details about his personal life private but it hasn’t worked out so well.

“It’s very painful to break up with somebody, especially after you’ve been together for 17 years and have kids,” he told Kelly Ripa. “It’s even more painful when it’s played out in the media.”

Facinelli and Garth, 40, just recently announced their split, but reportedly, there had been problems in the marriage for some time now.

“It’s been over for months, maybe even a year,” a source told Us Weekly. “They kept up some sort of charade for their kids.”

The couple has three daughters together: Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5.

According to Facinelli, Garth will always have a place in his heart and intends on maintaining a relationship with her.

“Jen and I are doing really well,” he said. “She’ll always be in my life. I love her — we’re just going to have a different relationship.”

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