LifestyleJennie Garth at 50: From '90s style icon to loving mom and timeless beauty

Jennie Garth at 50: From '90s style icon to loving mom and timeless beauty

"Jennie Garth at the beginning of her career"
"Jennie Garth at the beginning of her career"
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3:44 PM EST, February 7, 2024, updated: 4:01 AM EST, March 7, 2024

It's been 33 years since her screen debut. Brenda Walsh's best friend and Dylan McKay's beloved quickly won over audiences who tuned in every Sunday to watch the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210". Kelly Taylor is one of the style icons of the 90s, mimicked by droves of teenagers of the time. Her style, which included mom jeans, oversized jackets, crop tops, and bands, quickly made their way into fans' closets.

Jennie Garth: The Early Years

Jennie Garth grew up in a large house on a horse ranch, the youngest of seven siblings. She dreamed of a career as a dancer. Noted at one of the competitions by a talent scout, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles at the age of 15 to further her education and kickstart a career.

Garth tried her hand at modeling and also started attending auditions. Less than a year later, she landed the role of Kelly Taylor, and it was a game-changer for her.

Jennie Garth at 50: What's She Doing Now?

The actress has since ventured into directing. Privately, she is a mother to three daughters – Luca Bella, Lola Ray, and Fiona Eve – who strikingly resemble their mother.

Twice divorced by 2015, she is now married to Dave Abrams, another individual active in the film industry.

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Garth suffers from a disease that has necessitated a more active lifestyle. Symptoms such as stiff fingers and painful knees led to a diagnosis of arthritis.

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Nevertheless, as Garth says, "I don't entertain thoughts of slowing down or refraining from doing everything I used to do daily. The disease doesn't limit me."

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Kelly and Donna: A Screen Friendship Becomes Timeless Bond

Famously, Kelly has been friends with her series co-star, Donna, played by Tori Spelling, since the beginning of her acting career.

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The two often pose on red carpets and attend industry events together, choosing outfits that are identical or very similar.

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"We've been BFFs for over three decades, supporting each other through thick and thin. That's genuine friendship. We met in our teenage years. It's tough to find such lifelong friendships at 50," asserted Tori Spelling.

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She adds, "We have a lot in common. Primarily we are mothers and our kids are friends too. Our families spend lots of quality time together."

Despite being 50, Jennie Garth looks like only a decade has passed since the final episode of "Beverly Hills 90210" aired. Indeed, the star avoids prominent aesthetic medical procedures, maintaining a natural and unpretentious look.

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Inside Jennie Garth's Closet

Jennie Garth's style prioritizes comfort, with jeans dominating her everyday look in the form of high-waisted pants and overalls.

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She appreciates cozy knits and loose styles, often choosing a cotton T-shirt with graphics and a wool cardigan for walks with her dog.

She's also not afraid to experiment with trends and has a particular liking for leather.

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Garth appreciates classic elegance, so a blazer is always a good wardrobe choice for her. That said, she's often seen in more uniform styles.

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As for colors? Neon works for her. Jennie Garth knows how to pick the right color to look youthful.

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Occasionally, Jennie Garth enjoys wearing a cocktail and patterned dress. Pastel shades are prevalent in her wardrobe, perfectly complementing her subtle beauty.

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Thanks to this, series' Kelly, 33 years after our first "meeting", still feels like a sweet, charming, and girlish neighborhood friend. Her face retains a youthful quality about it.

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