Celebrity love can’t catch a break these days. In less than a week, we’ve learned that Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum, Brooke Burke and David Charvet and Jonathan Scott and Jacinta Kuznetsov have all decided to go their separate ways. To add one more couple to the growing list, Jennie Garth’s husband, David Abrams, just filed for divorce. The two have been married for three years.
Abrams filed the divorce papers on Friday in Los Angeles County, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Garth and Abrams’ actual date of separation was Aug. 29, 2017.
Leading up to that date, Garth posted a few final photos of the couple together on her Instagram page.
On Aug. 4, 2017, she posted a photo of their feet resting on the dashboard of Garth’s RV, using the caption to thank Abrams for taking such good care of the family on their road trip and hashtagging the pic “#ilovemyhusband.”
A few days later, on Aug. 8, she shared a short but sweet video of the two. “One [of the] best parts of being on the road is getting to spend quality time with my man,” Garth wrote. “We found this swinging bed in #texas and had to give it a spin!”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Garth and Abrams first met on a blind date in the fall of 2014. By the following March, they were engaged, and they were married that July.
Two years into their marriage, Garth told InTouch Weekly (via Daily Mail) that she wasn’t without insecurities in the relationship. At 46, Garth is a decade older than Abrams. Of course, age is just a number, but their gap gave Garth some pause.
“I’m married to a much younger man, and I want to stay looking good for him as long as possible,” Garth told InTouch, revealing she planned to return to a regular gym routine.
The former Beverly Hills 90210 star — who has been married three times — confessed that she struggled deeply when she and husband Peter Facinelli decided to split in 2012 after 11 years of marriage. “I was very resistant. I didn’t want it to happen. It took me some time to come to peace with it,” she told People at the time. Together, Garth and Facinelli share three kids: daughters Luca, 20, Lola, 15, and Fiona, 11.
During this difficult time, as Garth adjusts to the divorce she’s currently going through (and life without Abrams), perhaps she’d do best to recall her own words from 2012. “I’ve gone through my darkest parts and I’m coming out of it,” she said. “I’m OK. I don’t know what the future holds, but then I’ve never been a planner. And maybe that’s a good thing.”
Wise words from a strong woman. Garth has weathered a few bad storms over the years, but she always comes out on the other side with a sunny outlook.