Jennie Garth, 40, shows off her washboard abs in crop top for morning run… as friends insist she's 'happier than ever' post divorce
12:32 GMT, 12 September 2012
While some people up the amount of comfort food they are eating after a divorce, it seems that Jennie Garth has gone in the opposite direction.
The 40-year-old former 90210 actress was spotted showing off her washboard abs in a green crop top and low-slung jogging bottoms as she headed out on a morning run in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Mother-of-three Jennie has lost a significant amount of weight since announcing her split from Twilight star Peter Facinelli earlier this year, but friends of the actress insist that she's 'happier than ever'.
Check out those abs! Jennie Garth showed off her washboard stomach in a crop top and jogging bottoms as she headed out for a run on Tuesday
Slender: Friends of the mother-of-three have said she is 'happier than ever' and back to her old self after her divorce from Peter Facinelli
A friend told Us Weekly magazine: 'She looks like the old Jennie! When
you get sad, you either overeat or you become really healthy. Jennie's
taking care of herself -she's taken control of her situation.
'Before, she used to be like, “OK,
let's cover me up”. And now she's more open-minded about having fun with
her clothes. She's feeling good in her skin.'
Jennie admitted in a recent interview
that her weight loss is a direct result from her divorce, because her
emotions are so heavily tied to her diet.
Mellow yellow: Jennie showed off her newly-slim frame in a yellow two-piece in Las Vegas earlier this month
Slimming down: Jennie looks significantly more slender than she did back in 2010 (right)
As they were: Jennie and Twilight star Facinelli split in March
She told Entertainment Tonight Canad: 'I think anybody who has been through
something like what I'm going through and have been going through for
the past couple years, can definitely relate that your body changes with
your emotional state of mind sometimes.
'I think a lot of women can relate to that.'
Facinelli filed for divorce from Jennie in March citing 'irreconcilable differences'.
But at the time, Jennie said she
hadn't wanted him to make their split official, revealing: 'I was very
resistant. I didn’t want it to happen.
'He did what he needed to do. I don’t want to walk for him. Or
Do I Of course I wish he had wanted to try harder, try again, try
However, since then, Jennie has attempted to move on with her life and has even started dating once again.
She said: 'Dating is very new for me. I have training wheels on right now, because I was married for so long.
'That's my whole adult life, basically. I think I'm actually going back into adult adolescence. I'm having a moment.'