Peter Facinelli: Jennie Garth 'will always be in my life'

Jennie-Garth-Peter-Facinelli.jpg"Twilight" star Peter Facinelli has been pretty much mum on his divorce from Jennie Garth, but when he sat down opposite Kelly Ripa on Wednesday's (April 4) "Live! with Kelly," he did talk about his recent split.

"I recently got divorced from my wife, which has been very painful. And it's very painful to break up with someone after 17 years especially when you have kids," says Facinelli, who Ripa refers to by the wrong-sounding "P-FACH."

"Jen and I are doing really well and she'll always be in my life, we'll just have a different relationship."

Then the tone turned lighter, with P-FACH blaming Ripa's Girls Night Out for the split. Facinelli joined Ripa and a group of female fans for a night out on the town back in February.

"I woke up two weeks later in Mexico and then I got a divorce," quips Facinelli.

"Then we had balloon popping with J-WOWW and Snooki ended up getting pregnant just watching us."

We're sure Jennie appreciated the joke.
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