Jennie Garth opens up about co-parenting her three daughters and being a 'young mum'

Jennie Garth with Luca, Lola, and Fiona,
Jennie Garth with Luca, Lola, and Fiona, Photo: Instagram

Jennie Garth is opening up about what it's like to parent three (almost) grown-up daughters. 

The 90210 star candidly talked about being a young mum, and how she navigated co-parenting her kids with ex-husband Peter Facinelli, as well as bringing up three girls.

The 49-year-old shares daughters Luca, 23, Lola, 18, and Fiona, 14, with ex-husband Peter Facinelli, 47, who she was married to from 2001 to 2013. She got remarried to actor Dave Abrams, 39, in July 2015.

"You have to really just continue to put the focus on the kids," she told Yahoo!Life, admitting it can be "challenging" at times. "And what's important for the kids, and take any emotion out of it."

Garth's three daughters.

Garth's three daughters. Photo: Instagram

Despite the fact she's been divorced from Facinelli for a while now, Garth is careful with how she handles her children's emotions.

"You have to remember that divorce affects each of the kids differently," she explained. "I think that [it's important] remembering the impact that it has on the individual kid and recognising that and being sensitive to it and helping them more than you help yourself through it.

So often when couples break up and get divorced, it's all about them and the divorce and the drama of all of that. But there's so much happening to those kids during that time, and I think it's important that we focus on that."

The mum said she's just got to "keep her kids in the right lane," adding "they're doing their thing and they're becoming who they are and who they want to be."

Jennie Garth opened up about raising three girls.

Jennie Garth opened up about raising three girls. Photo: Instagram

"I'm just there to support that and kind of nudge them left and right to just keep them going in the right direction," she told People. "Because I kind of feel like my work here is done, but it's never done."

Garth also spoke about being a young mum, saying her eldest daughter Luca is now the same age she was when she had her, and she "would do it again in a heartbreat."

"I wouldn't change anything," she reflected. "I love that I was a young mum. I was always the youngest mum in the grade; I felt like I was one of the kids rather than one of the mums most of the time."

Garth said she 'learned  who she was through her kids.'

Garth said she 'learned who she was through her kids.' Photo: Instagram

The What I Like About You actress admitted the only thing she would change is to "experience life a little but more."

"But I did things differently," she continued. "And I learned who I was through my kids and with my kids, and I sort of grew up with them in a weird, probably pretty unhealthy way. But we're all good. We're all good."