March 15, 2012 01:33:21 GMT
The 'Twilight' actor and his estranged wife, who allegedly had gone through counseling to save their marriage, say in the joint statement that the cheating rumors are 'untrue' and 'hurtful'.
Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth have responded to swirling rumors that their marriage breakdown was caused by an affair on his part. In another joint statement they released a day after announcing that they have parted ways after 11 years of marriage, the estranged couple clarified, "We just want to make it very clear - there are no third parties involved."
Earlier, website Scallywag & Vagabond came out with a claim that Facinelli was involved in a "short, torrid affair" with an unnamed Canadian woman during the filming of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn". Reacting to the accusation, the 38-year-old actor and his 39-year-old wife said, "There are rumors out there which are completely untrue and hurtful to our family."
Speculations that the unnamed Canadian woman might be Facinelli's co-star, Tinsel Korey, have also been ruled out. A representative for the 31-year-old actress told Radar Online that she didn't have any relations with the "Nurse Jackie" star, and added, "They simply know each other from working on the 'Twilight' saga."
Facinelli and Garth, who have three daughters, 14-year-old Luca, 9-year-old Lola and 5-year-old Fiona, together, announced their separation on Tuesday, March 13. It was said that they had gone through intensive counseling to save their marriage, but it didn't work out. "They grew apart over time but they did go to counseling to try to work things out," a source told Hollywood Life, adding, "They are very upset."