Her turn on 90210 may have come to an end, but Jennie Garth says she’s happy for some much-earned downtime.
“I worked really hard for many years, and now my life is more about doing things that give back,” she tells Time Out New York Kids.
Those who stand the most to gain? The actress’ three daughters Luca Bella, 12, Lola Ray, 7, and Fiona Eve, 3½.
“I also want to be with my kids, to be around while they’re eating breakfast, to make them lunch; they’re my priority,” Garth, 38, explains.
“I’ve seen what you can get out of this business, and Hollywood is really just a big facade. I honestly love being at home with my kids.”
Husband Peter Facinelli, by contrast, is experiencing a career upswing with the Twilight film franchise and his role on Nurse Jackie but Garth says there is “no competition or jealousy” in their marriage of nine years.
“I’m happy doing what I’m doing,” she insists. “It’s so much more rewarding to be a mom than any acting I’ve ever done.”
Garth goes on to say that she’s equally thrilled with the taking on the role of “supportive wife” and that the state of her union with Facinelli is strong.
“We’re both really committed to staying together, raising our children together and growing old together,” she reveals.
“I love kids and big families, so you never know,” she adds.