get to know more about Peter Facinelli who is the ex husband of Jennie Garth. Below are facts about him that you need to know.
Peter Facinelli: Jennie Garth’s ex husband
When smoke started coming from the former home Jennie Garth and her ex husband Peter Facinelli, it was a clear indication that there was fire. Not the kind of fire that is lit at the fireplace during winter, but the kind of fire that is as a result of aching hearts between couples. Garth and her now ex husband were not reading from the same script and their chemistry wasn’t working anymore. They were not even about to sacrifice it all anymore for their kids and divorce was ringing in their minds. They broke up finally, and everyone moved on. Garth got a guy called Dave Abrams and they got married while her ex husband, Facinelli, went ahead to propose to his girlfriend, Jaimie Alexander. But they broke up later on and it’s not clear who Peter Facinelli is dating at the moment, but he undoubtedly cares about his daughters. The 44-year-old Peter Facinelli was born and grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, and he is the only son of Italian immigrants Bruna who works as a homemaker and Pierino Facinelli, who is a waiter. His parents originated from the Val di Nonvalley that is located in Trentino, Northern Italy. Facinelli’s father hails from Revo while his mother is from Spormaggiore. The ex husband of Jennie Garth was raised up a Roman Catholic and studied at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, New York. After he graduated from high school, he joined the New York University and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School also in New York City where he was taught by William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Camryn Manheim and Giancarlo Esposito. Peter Facinelli has starred in many movies and TV shows including “Nurse Jackie”, “Fastlane”, “American Odyssey”, “Twilight”, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, and “Loosies.”
Peter Facinelli’s recurring role in CBS drama, S.W.A.T.
The TV series which is ongoing is inspired by the 2003 film with the same title and it centers on a locally born sergeant of SWAT played by Shemar Moore who is in a dilemma of being loyal to the streets that raised him and his duty as an officer attached to his fellow officers. The sergeant is tasked to manage a specialized tactical team that is meant to change things in Los Angeles. The TV series also stars Alex Russell, Stephanie Sigman, Lina Esco, Peter Onorati, Kenneth Johnson, and Jay Harrington. Peter Facinelli stars as Michael Plank who is a confident and powerful businessman that volunteers to be a civilian Police Commissioner and the head of the Police Board. He attends a charity event at SWAT headquarters and he is introduced to the tactical team. When Jessica (Sigman) presents to him a list of innovations she’s has created for the department to help improve the relationship between the police and the community, Facinelli’s character is very fascinated by her passion but decided to help her refine the proposals she’s making. He then reveals his intention to take Jessica under his wing and help her achieve a bright future. SWAT premiered on November 2 on CBS.
His life after divorcing Jennie Garth
Jennie Garth and her ex husband, Peter Facinelli who is the actor of “Nurse Jackie”, “Fastlane”, “American Odyssey”, “Twilight”, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, and “Loosies” remain close even after their divorce that they sometimes vacation together with their daughters. In 2016, they all went to the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort located in Cancun, Mexico. Though they look like they are co-parenting well, Facinelli revealed in an interview with LaPalme magazine that it wasn’t easy at all. When they were starting, Facinelli and Garth and were trying to navigate their post-marital life and they were not so close as they are at the moment for the sake of their three daughters. He added that whenever a break up happened, one needed to go through a healing process first because love is blind and hindsight is like 20/20. Facinelli further argued that people come to one’s life for a reason and relationships do change but despite him and Garth not living together, didn’t mean that they didn’t love one another. There was a time when Peter Facinelli had to learn that he had to move forward with love and respect. Taking that time helped the ex-couple to share custody of their kids Lola, Fiona, and Luca. The ex husband of Garth said that as long as he was happy and Garth was happy, the kids would be happy and that’s all that mattered. That made it easier for both Garth and her ex husband, Facinelli and they were able to spend quality time together and also blend their families, including the second husband of Garth, Dave Abrams and Facinelli’s girlfriend, Lily Anne Harrison. Facinelli gets to stay with the kids for one week and then allows them to spend the next week with their mother and so they share the kids on a 50/50. In case the kids have games or events to attend, Facinelli and Garth go with them together. The also talk about co-parenting all the time and also the kids and Facinelli also likes his husband and he thinks he’s a great guy. In 2014, Garth talked to Fox News, where she stated that she didn’t want her fans to assume that her ex husband, Facinelli was the reason they divorced and she published a tell-it-all known as “Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blond.” Garth wanted to be honest and point the finger at Facinelli but to just own her part in the divorce and still be private about much of it. She added that she was aware that people already knew what transfigured but didn’t want anybody to think that someone was the reason why it happened. She also revealed that it still made her sad that she couldn’t hold on to the marriage and further stated that divorce wasn’t something one could get over unless that’s what the divorcees wanted to happen.
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid inspired him
Peter Facinelli watched the movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and from there he wished he could act as well. What influenced him was two great actors that he thought were having a great time and he felt like he could do that as well and have fun playing the characters. Facinelli thought they were the ultimate anti-heroes and also there was a great friendship in the film. In his 20 years as an actor, he has been able to play in several roles in of “Nurse Jackie”, “Fastlane”, “American Odyssey”, “Twilight”, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, “Loosies” and many others. Facinelli also got new friends from the scenes and he jokes that he died in a lot of films and so he has been able to live a lot of lifetimes in just one life.
Facts about Jennie Garth’s ex husband & net worth
Before the first Twilight, not everyone knew them
When Facinelli and rest of the cast in the “Twilight” movie were filming the movie for the first time, no everyone around knew who they were and so they were able to go out. Funny enough, Rob would even perform some open mic nights and nobody suspected that they were actually shooting the next big hit film. After the film was out, they were now famous. While shooting the second film, they tried doing that without any knowledge, and they were swarmed. So they had no any other option than to stay in a hotel room and play the Twilight board game. Ashley Green won the board game.
Peter has a journal about Carlisle
The “Twilight” has a character known as Carlisle and Facinelli didn’t forget to carry a journal from the scene so that he could remind himself the characters beyond the page. He loved to imagine the lives of those characters. One of the stories Facinelli came up with was the reason he points his bat out to the centerfield in the movie. In his version, he stated that he saw Babe Ruth o it in the game and they became friends right away. Carlisle loved to play baseball because when he came to the US the sport was their past time and he was just trying to stimulate the Americans.
He hated the wigs in Twilight
Peter Facinelli didn’t love to wear the wigs. In the first movie, the actor and the ex husband of Jennie Garth had bleached his hair. However, when he started filming the second one, he was also filming “Nurse Jackie,” and he had to wear the wigs. According to Facinelli, they got wore for him in every movie that he had to shoot wearing a wig. The worst was Breaking Dawn which was shot in two locations and he had to wear a different wig in each spot. In the interiors, his air was short and flat. When he was in, his hair was supposed to be down and when outside, it was supposed to be up.
Peter Facinelli supports a foundation
Garth’s ex husband, Facinelli supports a foundation known as Onyx & Breezy Foundation and pledges some of the earnings to his net worth. In a conference with the foundation, Facinelli stated that he was honored to support the great work done by the foundation. He praised the work done by them to help animals in need and stated that it was a good foundation that inspired many. Their volunteer staff ensures that all the donations are used a 100% in support of its core duties which is to provide financial support to organizations and individuals that work on the welfare of animals.
His net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Facinelli has a net worth of $10 million and his has built that net worth from acting in “Nurse Jackie”, “Fastlane”, “American Odyssey”, “Twilight”, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, “Loosies” and many others.
Life doesn’t come to a halt when one divorces their partner. For Peter Facinelli, he has become an excellent example that despite parents splitting up, they should do everything to make their kids happy.