Jennie Garth Says She's Lost 30 Pounds, Calls 2012 a 'Rebirth'
On the latest cover of PEOPLE, on stands Wednesday, actress Jennie Garth says she experienced a "rebirth" after her 11-year marriage to Peter Facinelli ended in March, during which she lost a whopping 30 pounds.
" has been a bit of a rebirth for me as a person by shedding that negative space and all the pain associated with that time," the former 90210 star, 40, revealed, adding she's since lost "30 lbs. of dead weight."
"It definitely feels like a great time in my life," added Garth, who has three daughters with Facinelli. "Even through the ups and downs, I'm happy. I'm thankful to be alive."
Garth and Facinelli announced their split on March 13. Facinelli subsequently filed for divorce on March 28, citing irreconcilable differences.
In August, it was announced that Garth was developing a sitcom with her former 90210 co-star, Luke Perry. They recently appeared together in a commercial for Old Navy.