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Jennie Garth: Dating After Divorce Is a 'Weird Type of Torture'

Mandatory Credit: Photo by BEImages/Henry Lamb/Photowire (1261135c)
Jennie Garth
'Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction' launch in New York, America - 05 Mar 2013
Photograph by BEImages/Henry Lamb/Photowire

We were pretty heartbroken back in June 2012 when actress Jennie Garth split from her husband of 11 years, Twilight hottie Peter Facinelli. Good news is, during a recent appearance on Bethenny, the 90210 alum seemed to be doing just fine. But the road to getting there? Yea, that hasn't exactly been an easy one.

Chatting candidly with fellow mom Bethenny Frankel, Garth confessed that getting back on the market after all these years has definitely been a learning experience. (To say the least.)

"It's super challenging," Garth told Frankel on her show. "You have to go through a lot. You have to find your way and you have to stumble and you have to make mistakes. I think the only way you learn how to do it is by making mistakes, unfortunately."

Pretty candid words from the 41-year-old beauty who's mom to daughters Luca, 16; Lola, 10; and Fiona, 7. And she freely admits that she kind of had no idea just how difficult it would be to bounce back. "I expected to come out of [divorce] and be just great at it," she told Frankel.

"I'm smart and I thought I could do it. How hard could it be?" she continued. "But I've realized that I have to fumble my way and create the space to really be open to learning because I don't know how to do it."

And part of that learning experience means trying new things (and new kinds of people) on for size. So far, the actress has been linked to some very interesting bachelors, including photographer Noah Abrams and musician Jeremy Salken. "It's fun, and it's awful all at the same time," she told Frankel. "It's like a weird type of torture. But it can be fun."

Done some post-divorce dating, yourself? Can you relate?

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