Beverly Hills 90210 alum Jennie Garth is an actress/author/mom-of-three/wife and philanthropist. The actress, who recently dished on her desire for baby #4 to Celebrity Baby Scoop, sat down with Time Out New York Kids to share how she makes her marriage to Twilight star Peter Facinelli stay strong, how she manages to balance work and motherhood, and shares her latest philanthropic efforts.
On what makes their marriage successful: In Hollywood, 15 years is more like 150 years! We’re really proud of the fact that we’ve been together for such a long time. I think marriage is really challenging for anyone, but especially for us, since we’re apart from each other a lot. But we’re both really committed to staying together, raising our children together and growing old together. Peter and I don’t spend a lot of time out on the town and we don’t give an iota what the paparazzi does. We’re actors in the industry, but we don’t live the Hollywood lifestyle.
On taking a back seat career-wise for husband Peter Facinelli: Right now I love taking a backseat to him and being a supportive wife. I’ve been so fortunate in my career; I’ve directed, acted and produced. At this point, I’m completely happy to be a mother and wife and if I work, that’s fine, but he’s more than capable of taking care of us. There’s no competition or jealousy. I’m happy doing what I’m doing. It’s so much more rewarding to be a mom than any acting I’ve ever done.
For the complete interview, check out Time Out New York Kids!