Actress: Farm Animals Help Me Cope with Split

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By Tomika Anderson, Special to CNN

Just call it “animal therapy.”

Soon-to-be-divorced actress Jennie Garth has said the four-legged creatures on her California farm are the perfect cure for a broken heart.

The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star said she’s grateful for the four dogs, two goats, five cats, two small horses and pig on her huge Los Olivos ranch because their love is pure, according to People magazine.

“Having all these animals fills a void for me because I’m kind of going through a rough time right now,” she said on the debut of her new show, “Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country.” “The animals give you unconditional love, and that feels good.”

Garth and her three daughters settled into their new animal-filled home following Garth’s split from husband Peter Facinelli.

“I think that my animals give me a sense of relief, like they make me feel like none of that other bull**** matters,” Garth continued. “When you look into their eyes, and they look back at you, and they don’t want anything, they just want love. Whether I’m successful or not, whether I’m fat or thin, if I’m nice or if I’m not nice, they still love me.”

The star of the new reality show added that being surrounded by nature has also helped her not focus on her ex so much.

“[Peter]’s doing his thing and I’m doing mine,” she said. “I chose to come up here and be with the quieter lifestyle, and that’s why I’m here. Getting separated has definitely been difficult, but being out here in the country has sort of made things a little easier.”

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