Peter Facinelli, Jennie Garth on Cheating Rumors

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By Breeanna Hare, CNN

When news broke earlier this week that Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli were ending their 11-year marriage, rumors began to spread that infidelity was at play.

The couple, whose split is expected to be covered in Garth’s upcoming reality show, “Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country,” said little more in their initial statement, other than the fact that they remain committed to raising their three children.

But gossip insinuated that “Twilight” star Facinelli had stepped out on Garth while filming the final installment of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” in Vancouver.

The now estranged partners say in a joint statement to CNN that the rumors are not only false, but painful.

“There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family,” the statement reads. “We just want to make it very clear — there are no third parties involved.”

In the meantime, the two have said, they’re focused on their three daughters.

“While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children,” they said in an earlier statement. “We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time.”

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