USMagazine, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:00pm (PST)
A few months after her March 2012 split from Peter Facinelli, Jennie Garth told Survivor host Jeff Probst that she would rather "lick the bottom of [her] shoe than go on a date." But it seems she's changed her tune.
As the new issue of Us Weekly reveals, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum has a rockin' new romance in her life. Since October, she has been dating Colorado-based musician Jeremy Salken, one-half of the electronica duo Big Gigantic.
At 31 years old, Salken is nine years younger than the 40-year-old mom-of-three. (She shares daughters Luca, 15, Lola, 10, and Fiona, 6, with her ex.) But neither seems to mind the age difference.
"He's very easygoing and chill," a source tells Us of the indie drummer, whom Garth met at the Austin City Limits festival. "They're smitten."
Indeed, things seem to be going well for the couple -- and, in general, for Garth, who dropped 30 pounds after the breakup of her 11-year marriage to Facinelli. "I feel stronger and more confident in my body," she recently told Health magazine of her post-split transformation.