Star news has learned that PETER FACINELLI has finally filed for divorce from his wife, JENNIE GARTH.

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The couple, who tied the knot in 2001, announced their split two weeks ago by putting out a joint statement:

“While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children. We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time.”

Though the couple was recently photographed shopping together post-split, it seems there is no hope for reconciliation, as Peter has finally decided to pull the plug on their marriage by filing divorce papers today at the L.A. County Superior Court.

Garth was quick to file a response to Facinelli’s divorce petition, in which she stated her request to legally change her name from Jennifer Facinelli back to her pre-marriage name, Jennifer Garth.

The couple will have joint physical and legal custody of their three kids.

It’s also interesting to note that, despite the fact that they announced their separation in March, the date of separation noted in the divorce petition is January 1, 2012.

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