Jennie Garth is an actress from the United States who has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Garth is most known for his roles as Kelly Taylor and Valerie Tyler on Fox’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990–2000) and “What I Like About You” (2002–2006).
Jennie was paid $50,000 per episode to play the character that made her a celebrity on The CW’s “90210” (2008–2010). She also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2007, finishing fourth, and she starred in “Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country,” a CMT reality show, in 2012. Garth is also a published author, with his memoir “Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde” being released in 2014.
Jennie bought Kathy Najimy’s 4,100-square-foot Los Angeles property for $2 million in 2013, remodeled it for her 2014 HGTV show “The Jennie Garth Project,” and sold it for $4.4775 million in 2018. She reportedly sold her Los Olivos ranch for $1.9 million in 2019 and bought a $3.3 million four-bedroom home in Pasadena.
Garth and Facinelli married in a conventional Roman Catholic wedding mass on January 20, 2001. Luca Bella (born 1997), Lola Ray (born 2002), and Fiona Eve are their three daughters (b. 2006). Facinelli filed for divorce in March 2012. In June 2013, the divorce was finalized. Garth turned to Catholicism when she married Facinelli, despite the fact that it was not required.
After meeting on a blind date in the fall of 2014, Garth began dating actor David Abrams, and the two became engaged in April 2015. On July 11, 2015, they tied the knot. In 2017, Garth and Abrams divorced.
The couple filed for divorce in April 2018. Garth appeared to have reunited with Abrams in February 2019, filing a petition to dissolve the divorce proceedings.
Garth was diagnosed with a mitral valve prolapse and a leaky heart valve when she was 30 years old, a condition she said would require lifelong care. In 2009, she revealed her diagnosis. “It’s something that could get more complicated down the road or it could not,” she said. “People have undergone valve replacements and things like that… but the point is that I’m prepared.” She began suffering from anxiety at the age of 19, writing in her biography, “I wouldn’t say I ever went over the line into full-blown agoraphobia, but I would say I definitely came close.”
Garth was born to John and Carolyn Garth in Urbana, Illinois. Garth grew up on a 25-acre horse ranch between Sadorus and Arcola, Illinois, as the youngest of seven children (but their only kid together).
The family lived in Tuscola, Illinois for a while, but when Garth was about 13 years old, they moved to Glendale, Arizona. Randy James, a Hollywood scout and manager, noticed her in a local talent competition while she was studying dance and modeling.
As a student, she attended Greenway High School before transferring to Apollo High School for her sophomore year. Garth, who aspired to be an actor, would get audition materials from Los Angeles, which she would work on with local acting coach Jean Fowler. She dropped out of school during her junior year to work in Los Angeles with James, and she eventually earned her California high school diploma.
Awards and Honors
Jennie was nominated for a 1991 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series and won the 1992 award for Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series while appearing on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
The show also earned her three Bravo Otto nominations (one of which she won in 1994), as well as a nomination for a Kids’ Choice Award. In 2008, Garth received a Prism Award for Outstanding Performance in a Miniseries for “Girl, Positive,” and in 2005, she shared a Camie with her “Secret Santa” castmates at the Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards.