Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli file for divorce

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli are divorcing after 11 years together. Their reps confirmed the news on March 13, releasing joint statement to the Associated Press. The couple said they decided to end their marriage but share "the same deep love and devotion to our children." Garth and Facinelli said they remain "dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together." Ethan Miller

Peter Facinelli and actress Jennie Garth arrive at the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production Feb. 19, 2010, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS/AP) Longtime couple Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli are officially calling it quits. Court records show they each filed divorce petitions in Los Angeles.

The filings Wednesday afternoon come two weeks after the former couple announced they planned to end their marriage of nearly 11 years. The pair are parents to three children and are seeking joint custody.

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In a recent interview with People, Garth said she "was very resistant" to the split.

"I didn't want it to happen," she said. "It took me some time to come to peace with it."

The actress said their busy schedules eventually started taking a toll on the marriage.

Garth rose to fame in the 1990s TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210" and appeared in the 2008-10 sequel. Facinelli is a co-star in the "Twilight" movie franchise. Garth's new reality series, "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country," premieres April 20 on CMT.

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