Sharon Knolle Freelance Writer

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Jennie & Tiffani Exclusive!
Shocker: They're Pals!

Published in Us Weekly, May 12, 2003

Reporting by Sharon Knolle

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THOUGH THEIR CHARACTERS feuded over everything from guys to their Abnormal Psych grades on Beverly Hills, 90210, Jennie Garth, 31, and Tiffani Thiessen, 29, are real-life best friends. 'Whenever I need anything, whether it's a chai latte or a ride to the airport, she'll always do it," enthuses Garth. They didn't start out so chummy, however. When Thiessen joined the smash series in 1994, "I was a little 'rowr' [makes meowing sound] to the new girl on the block," Garth tells Us. But after she apologized for being less than friendly at a cast photo shoot, the two got close. Thiessen was a bridesmaid at Garth's 2001 wedding to Peter Facinelli and was present for the birth of the couple's two daughters, Luca Bella and Lola, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. 'We joke that when she has her third kid, I have to be pregnant at the same time," Thiessen tells Us. Nowadays, the duo love to shop, eat Mexican food, knit and do yoga together. They also spend quality time on the set of the Fox action series Fastlane, in which Thiessen plays Facinelli's boss. "It all works out really great," says Thiessen. 'We have one of those friendships that started long ago, so. I'm really thankful for it, and I know I'll have it for the rest of my life."

Photo caption: Garth and Thiessen get up close and personal at a 2002 Fox party.