Exes Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli Reunite for ‘Family Day Out’ After Rekindling Their Friendship

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After working to rebuild their friendship, Jennie Garth and ex-husband Peter Facinelli enjoyed a blended family day together on the ocean.


Garth, 52, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a slew of snapshots from her fun family outing with her ex-husband and their daughters, Luca, 27, Lola, 21, and Fiona, 17.

“So, if you’ve heard this weeks ‘I Choose Me Podcast’ update you’ll know that there have been some BIG changes since my ex, Peter Facinelli, & I sat down to chat about all things co-parenting, divorce & bringing significant others into our children’s lives on the podcast,” Garth wrote in the caption to the post. “When deciding to chose to have this conversation, I had hoped that it would bring some positive changes into both our families lives, but I truly didn’t think we would get to the point we’re at now!”

“We had a family day out,” she added. “It was a beautiful day & seeing the girls happy made my heart feel so full!… I’m still in shock that nobody was pushed overboard!”

The actors first met while shooting the 1996 TV movie An Unfinished Affair, and wound up tying the knot in 2001. However, Facinelli, 50, filed for divorce in March 2012, three months after the pair first separated.

After her divorce from Facinelli, Garth met actor Dave Abrams on a blind date and the pair subsequently tied the knot in July 2015. Abrams was not in attendance at the outing over the weekend, though Garth gave him a special shout-out in her caption, writing, “We missed you hubs!”

Meanwhile, Facinelli is engaged to longtime girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison, and the pair share a 1-year-old son, Jack. Harrison and Jack were also part of the family outing.

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli enjoy a day at Disneyland with their three kids in January 2011. – Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney via Getty Images

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum recently opened up about the status of her relationship with the Nurse Jackie actor during an episode of her I Choose Me podcast, released on July 1.

“Guys, we are officially friends now,” Garth said, explaining how far they’ve come since the pair spoke about their divorce on a previous episode of her podcast earlier in June.

In fact, Garth said things have apparently improved between them so much that he “even unblocked me from Instagram!”

“I’d been blocked on his socials for so long that I [quit] caring years ago… but now I’m unblocked, you guys. That’s big news,” Garth explained.

In early June, Garth and Facinelli sat down for a candid chat about their relationship, and the actor reflected on their whirlwind romance.

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli attend the 2010 Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Chairman’s Gala at The Waldorf Astoria on June 2, 2010 in New York City. – Gary Gershoff/WireImage

“We came together very fast, very furious, and very quick and I remember thinking, ‘Well, let’s move in together and see how it goes,’ and it just went,” Facinelli recalled of their romance. “Five years went by, and I thought, ‘Well, we should get married.’ Then we got married and had another kid. It was almost like an arranged marriage in a way and things seemed well. We had disagreements here and there, but I think we were really young.”

“I didn’t have a sense of who I was, and so I was just trying to be all these things for other people,” Facinelli explained. “When that fell apart, it took me time to try to get in touch with me.”

Repeating the sentiment that it felt like they had “an arranged marriage,” Facinelli added, “I loved you and we had this beautiful family from the outside, but I hadn’t developed who I was. So how you could you love me? I didn’t know me.”

For more on Garth and Facinelli’s recent reunion on her podcast and their candid reflections on their split, check out the video below.


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