Following his unexpected split from Jennie Garth, Twilight star Peter Facinelli tells People that being a divorced parent is something he takes “day by day.”
The couple are sharing legal and physical custody of their three daughters, 14-year-old Luca, 9-year-old Lola and 5-year-old Fiona. It’s an arrangement they both agree works well for the girls as well as them. “Co-parenting takes two great parents to put their differences aside and focus on the children,” he tells the magazine, “and that’s what I’ve been doing.”
The arrangement allows Peter to spend lots of time with his girls and stay involved in their lives. Coolest of all is how he bonds with them – rather than taking them on shopping sprees or to exclusive European resorts, he gets them out in nature.
“I take the girls RV-ing all the time,” he says. “There’s a lot of s’mores making and singing by the campfire.”
Being away from the bustle of the city “slows everything down,” he adds, “and you’re a part of nature and just spending time with your family. It’s pretty great.”
It’s a sentiment he shares with his ex; shortly before their divorce, Jennie moved herself and the girls to a farm in Santa Ynez, California, in search of a simpler way of life. The move became the subject of her new reality show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country.
Will all the camping and farming help make the Facinelli girls more grounded, well-rounded people? Perhaps. But having two loving parents who care for them as partners will help them even more.
[Photos: via TLC, PacificCoastNews.com]
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