On April 8, we got to crash the set for the Motrin Make It Happen Weekends campaign and chat with newly engaged mom and actress Jennie Garth about life’s biggest mistakes and how that’s affected her as a woman, parent and feminist.
As we all know, celebrities are people, too, and actress Jennie Garth admits that she hasn’t always made the right decisions along the way. Especially in her younger years. Garth told us that she had some time in her life where she was a “lost teen.”
Though Garth wasn’t specific about which time in her teens was the biggest struggle, she did leave school during her junior year of high school to move to Los Angeles and pursue acting. She landed her first role in Growing Pains when she was just 17.
Garth, who now has three young daughters of her own, explained that she uses that experience to help her as a mother. “I hope that they’ll do as I say and not as I did sometimes. But I think we can all say that. You have to learn your own lessons, though, in life. So that was me learning my lessons, hopefully,” she explained with a laugh. “My girls have definitely seen me fall down and get back up over and over and over in life… I’m open with them to a certain degree, and I teach them about success and failure and how it’s all, sort of, interwoven. It’s important to let them see that.
“I’m not always right,” Garth added, “But I’m always going to do the best that I can.”
2015 – SheKnows.com (April 8)