Jaimie Alexander & Peter Facinelli ended their engagement & broke up

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It felt like Peter Facinelli moved on from Jennie Garth about two seconds after they split. There were always rumors – persistent but hard-to-verify rumors – that Peter had cheated on Jennie for years, that he was fooling around on her a lot, especially when he was in Canada filming the Twilight series. But as soon and Peter and Jennie were done for good, he moved on quickly with Jaimie Alexander, and they got engaged last year (Jennie Garth announced her engagement soon after too). While I didn’t think Jaimie and Peter would last very long, I was slightly surprised to see that they did manage to make it work for more than three years. But now it’s over – they announced their split to People Magazine.

Nearly one year after getting engaged, Jaimie Alexander and Peter Facinelli are going their separate ways.

“Due to conflicting family and work commitments on opposite coasts, and after much consideration, Peter and Jaimie have chosen to part ways amicably and remain good friends,” their reps tell PEOPLE exclusively.

The Supergirl actor, 42, and the Blindspot actress, 31, were first linked in November 2012 eight months after Facinelli split with wife Jennie Garth. The duo last stepped out publicly at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in January.

[From People]

I feel like there’s some other stuff going on, but kudos to them for not dragging it out and making it into some huge drama. I’m guessing a leopard doesn’t change his spots and once again Facinelli was probably fooling around. I don’t know enough about Jaimie to say if she’s capable of cheating, but I will say this – her career is in much better shape than his right now. She’s got Marvel work, she’s on network TV, she’s getting magazine covers, she’s getting buzz as a Fashion Girl. It’s perfectly possible that she outgrew him and she was the one to end it.

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  1. CTgirl says:

    I don’t get the appeal of either of these people. He’s a little creepy and she’s kind of meh.

  2. Coincidentally, her current new movie is called Broken Vows.

  3. Kate says:

    I hope Jennie is having a nice, quiet moment of satisfaction about this. She’s (hopefully) happily remarried and Peter is back to prowling around. She’s lucky to have gotten out of that situation.

    I always liked Jaimie but the things I’ve heard recently about diva behavior don’t endear me to her.

    • Liv says:

      What I thought. He was such an idiot to leave his family. Jenny’s the one with a hot husband right now and I hope she’s happy and full of Schadenfreude.

    • Mrs. Odie says:

      I bet Jennie is a good person and is sad her children are losing a woman they had in their lives for three years, and is likely concerned about how many temps Peter will let them get attached to.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      Aaaaaaaaaahahahahaha!!!!! ~ Jenni Garth

  4. Amanda G says:

    I bet Jennie is smiling ear to ear today! Although, to be fair, I don’t think her new marriage will last long either.

    How you get him is how you lose him. I don’t think Peter was cheating on Jennie with multiple women, I think he was cheating on her with JAMIE. They worked together on Nurse Jackie and a TV movie before he ended his marriage.

    • Hadleyb says:

      Was she in the Twilight series? He was cheating on Jennie with someone from that series — I heard at least one person and possible 2. So yeah, he was cheating with multiple and Jamie wasn’t his first.

      She wasn’t even in hollywood when he started cheating so …

    • Colette says:

      Jennie was married when she started dating Peter.I wonder if her first husband was smiling ear to ear when Peter dumped Jennie.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes I definitely believe Peter and Jamie were canoodling behind his wife’s back. She was virtually unknown until the relationship came out. Now of course she’s more of a household name and his star is on the decline.

      He got what he deserves. It’s not worth it to bust up a family for some girl.

  5. Louise177 says:

    I don;t know about their personal lives but I love Blindspot.

    • gwen says:

      I love that show too but I keep reading that she’s quite the diva & a big troublemaker on the set.

      • vauvert says:

        Where? I only read one post here and it was mainly dealing with her frustration around the makeup process, but when your body is covered in tattoos and it takes hours to apply and remove, I am not sure how not enjoying that is “diva behaviour”.
        I really like her, and the show, (not to mention Stapleton…) so I’d be disappointed if it were true. But I’ll wait for a bit of evidence before buying it. Hopefully she’s smarter than creating a reputation for difficulty. And as for him, as someone who never watched any of his stuff, I say good riddance. She is younger, prettier, hotter and with a career on the upswing. Whether the distance intervened, or his repeated douche behaviour, better cut your losses now.

      • Ally says:

        @vauvert – look up the Page Six article. It’s very telling about her behavior (and they don’t tend to make stuff up).

  6. perplexed says:

    She’s only 31, and he’s now 42, so yeah, I would believe she outgrew him.

    Wasn’t he better looking when he was married? What’s happening to his face…

  7. sally says:

    I’ll just say it. I think he’s SOO HOT.

  8. lucy2 says:

    I hope Jennie got re-married for the right reasons and not to beat them to the altar!

  9. InvaderTak says:

    I’m shocked I tell you! shocked!

  10. bellebottomblues says:

    read a blind item that she was having an affair with actor from blindspot….darn can’t remember who.
    looked it up, his name is Sullivan Stapleton
    …Karma be a bitch, Peter!

  11. Nancy says:

    Jennie is having a little party today. She embarrassingly (imo) played the victim after the divorce and lost a little of my sympathy for her. Don’t tell the world how you feel after a breakup, rule number 6 of twitter laws, lol. I think she has remarried but also think she’d get back with Facinelli in a hot minute if she could.

  12. jeanpierre says:

    This green dress is gorgeous.

  13. tracking says:

    She can do better, and probably realized that.

  14. ojulia123 says:

    Maybe she left him because he’s a cheating cheater who cheats.

    • holly hobby says:

      I don’t think she left him. I think he left her because after the news broke that they separated, there were pics of her just looking very sad.

  15. Bridget says:

    Not even getting into their actual relationship, but he films Supergirl in LA and Blindspot is in NY – and as the star of the show she’s got to be working long, long hours. Relationships don’t exactly thrive when you’re only seeing each other for a couple days at a time every couple of weeks.

  16. CornyBlue says:

    She is way too good and too pretty for this tired has been

  17. Penelope says:

    Even though the clock’s ticking on her 15 minutes, she’s enjoying them and suddenly he didn’t seem like such a great catch anymore.

  18. Sway says:

    And just two weeks ago he was posting this… https://www.instagram.com/p/BBN9r3tH7IJ/?taken-by=peterfacinelli

    I am a little taken aback, I admit.

    • Cali says:

      Look at her face in that photo lol she was about ready to drop her “it’s not you, it’s me” speech, can’t feel sorry for a douche who leaves His wife and three daughters for a younger piece 😒.

  19. Ally says:

    I’d say she was the one to end it. She’s a big ticket now due to her success in ‘Blindspot’.

    I’m pleased Jennie found happiness with someone who loves and adores her more than this boofhead ever did. Yay for her!

  20. Cupcake says:

    I lurved him on Nurse Jackie!

  21. Joanie says:

    A couple of months ago, I was at a restaurant in the Valley and spotted Facinelli with a Jennie Garth lookalike. They seemed very close. I’d believe the cheating rumors.

  22. KBeth says:

    I can’t stand either of them.
    I did like his Nurse Jackie character. I don’t recall her on Nurse Jackie, was it a guest spot?

    • Jaygee says:

      It was a recurring character in the first few seasons, as Jackie’s husband’s sister. I think her name was Toonie.

  23. The Other Katherine says:

    Facinelli has a cheater’s face. Can’t explain it, he just does. Always has.

  24. shannon says:

    they seem pretty mismatched to me, but I’m guessing she’s the one who ended it. Did she think he was going to live off of his Twilight fame forever? Unlike Dr. Cullen, Peter does actually age and it doesn’t look like he’s doing it well. Not to mention he left his wife and three daughters for a younger piece, so I’m guessing his personality is not all that great either. She might B-list right now, but she’s a dime a dozen and I don’t think people will be seeing her much past her Blindspot fame.

  25. Dosa says:

    Maybe he cheated but I believe they were crazy about each other and I believe the distance made it just impossible. TV’s notorious for long, long hours. She seems like a nice woman and not the diva type at all but she’s so boring in the interviews I saw of her during her Thor promotions and I don’t think she’s read a book since high school (but I’m assuming and judging and could be wrong).
    He was cute-ish as the blond vampire doctor fatherly figure type but quite plumpish looking in real life.
    Jennie was heartbroken and I don’t think she deliberately played victim – she just seems really sad. Isn’t she happily married now? Doubt she’d even care that much.

  26. Bread and Circuses says:

    Jaimie and Lupita are my girl-crushes; I just find them both so incredibly pretty. So Imma gonna ignore all this off-smelling drama messiness and just enjoy looking at my girl in her awesome green dress.

  27. JenniferJustice says:

    Good! He’s a schmuck. I imagine he would be horrid in a relationship and even worse to live with. He’s a self-absorbed jerk – I think he really is Mike Dexter from Can’t Hardly Wait, just older now.

  28. TreadStyle says:

    I don’t like either of them…. Her fame will be short lived too but no point dragging him along when he’s already become a has been.