Jennie Garth: I’m Learning to Let Go

Jennie Garth

Andrew Southam

updated 03/30/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 03/30/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

Opening up about her divorce was a tough decision for Jennie Garth – but she did it to help other women.

“I know how hard it is,” Garth tells PEOPLE when it comes to divorce. “I’ve said many times to myself, ‘I can’t imagine that happening to me.’ It was the unimaginable to me. But guess what, it happened and I got through it.”

Garth’s husband of 11 years, Twilight actor Peter Facinelli, filed for divorce on March 28, only six days before the actress turned 40.


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