Jennie Garth, Peter Facinelli Open Up About Post-Split Parenting
90210 star Jennie Garth and ex Peter Facinelli (also known as Carlisle Cullen in Twilight) split back in March, but the pair both seem to be adjusting to co-parenting their children as well as the new lifestyle that follows a divorce when you have kids.
Jennie Garth recently spoke out about how she is coping with the changes, indicating that turning to “me time” and a fitness routine has helped keep her on-track and balanced in the months following the news of the split. Chatting at a Hollywood event yesterday, Jennie says that losing 30 pounds and focusing on her health (with the help of a color-coded calendar) has been key — Garth says:
“Maintaining is just about consistency now … Being so happy and feeling so good about the way I feel and the way I look, I don’t want to lose that, so it’s about penciling me in every day to my life.”
Jennie also advises other women to try to carve out the same sort of self-improvement time where they can, adding:
“You just do it. It’s part of your day … I really encourage women to do that and to look at their day and try to fit in an hour a day somewhere just for themselves.”
But Jennie Garth isn’t the only one making changes after the split — Peter Facinelli has also commented on what co-parenting is like with the couple’s three kids – Luca, 15, Lola, 9, and Fiona 5 — and he says:
“When you’re going through it yourself, you have to take it day by day … I take the girls RV-ing all the time. There’s a lot of s’mores-making and singing by the campfire … They bring out my sensitive side and I toughen them up a little bit.”
Do you find it nice for stars like Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli to speak openly about issues like these faced by average parents every day?