Jennie Garth discusses her and her husband Dave Abrams’ split and how it’s been since they got back together six months ago in an interview with People.
Garth, 47, and Abrams, 38, broke up for 10 months before giving their marriage another shot. They tied the knot back in 2014 just months after meeting on a blind date.
Garth says of their relationship, “We definitely had to part ways completely. We needed that time to grow.”
“We rushed [our wedding] too much, and we had individual things we needed to work out. Maybe it was a mistake [to move so fast] and we’ve all had to learn and grow from that.
“When everything wasn’t shiny and pretty and fun like it had been initially, when things got challenging, [Dave] didn’t know how to handle it as much.”
Garth also talks about using her own experience for a storyline on “BH90210” after finding out from TMZ Abrams was filing for divorce. She admits the possibility of a third divorce “really devastated” her.
“That was a big deal for me. So we used it in the show, because why not use the things that hurt us most and then take the power out of them and make them funny.”
Garth, who was previously married to musician Daniel Clark and actor Peter Facinelli, says of their relationship now: “We both had separate learning to do, and then coming back and sharing that growth was kind of the fibre that connected us back together like, ‘I see you differently now.’
“It’s very easy to go back to those old ways. So it’s a process and it’s continuously wanting to better the relationship.”