actor Peter Facinelli and Beverly Hills 90210
actress Jennie Garth announced Tuesday that they are ending their 11-year marriage in a joint statement. The two were forced to issue a second statement on Wednesday, denying rumors that cheating caused their marriage to end.
In a statement to People
, Facinelli and Garth called rumors of infidelity “hurtful.”
"There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family. We just want to make it very clear – there are no third parties involved,” the two said in the statement, hoping that it will put the rumors to rest.
reports that it still is unclear why the two broke up and Wednesday’s statement to People does not reveal any major new details other than the fact that infidelity was not an issue. In Tuesday’s original statement, the couple only said, “While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children...We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time."
According to E! News, speculation that the two would split began last July, when there were reports of the two living separately. Garth was not with Facinelli at the premiere for The Hunger Games
. He took their 14-year-old daughter Luca with him to this week’s premiere. The couple, who married in 2001, have two other daughters, Lola Ray, 9, and Fiona Eve, 5.
reports that they had been one of the most low-key couples in Hollywood, staying out of the tabloids and often appearing with their daughters. “This was a couple that kept to themselves, they were the antithesis of the Hollywood couple,” E! News’ Joseph Kennedy told ABC News.com.