Peter Facinelli and "Blindspot" Star Jaimie Alexander Break Their Engagement

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Peter Facinelli--once married to actress Jennie Garth--and NBC's Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander have broken their engagement. The two are citing living on opposite coasts as the reason behind their split.

In a statement to Us Weekly, the former couple announced the end of their relationship through a rep.

"Due to conflicting family and work commitments on opposite coasts, and after much consideration, Peter and Jaimie have chosen to part ways amicably and remain good friends," the statement reads.

Jaimie Alexander and Peter Facinelli became engaged last March. She spent lengthy periods of time in New York City, filming Blindspot, while he remained in L.A.

The two went public with their relationship back in November of 2012, just a few months after Peter Facinelli ended his marriage to Jennie Garth. Facinelli and Garth have three children together.

Peter Facinelli is known for his role as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series of vampire films. He and Jaimie Alexander appeared together on Nurse Jackie.

Are you surprised to learn of Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander's broken engagement? Do you think something more than the stress of a bicoastal relationship is in play here?

Jaimie Alexander will soon return to TV when the second season of Blindspot premieres on February 29.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.