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Jennie Garth Shares Acting Advice for 22-Year-Old Daughter Luca Bella: ‘Do the Work’ (Exclusive)

Like mother, like daughter! Jennie Garth has given her eldest, Luca Bella, words of wisdom on the acting industry as the 22-year-old follows in her footsteps.

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“I tell her to do the work,” the BH90210 alum, 47, told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, December 10, while promoting and Sur La Table. “‘Don’t expect to just be famous. I got lucky, but you’ve got to do the work. You’ve got to put in the time.’”

The Illinois native, who also shares Lola, 17, and Fiona, 13, with ex-husband Peter Facinelli, admitted that watching Luca Bella step into acting has been “fun and scary at the same time.” Garth explains, “She’s so young and beautiful. I sit there and think, ‘Oh, my gosh. That was me however many years ago.’ But it’s interesting to watch it from a different perspective now and I’m glad that I’m there to guide her and advise her when she wants or needs it. I didn’t really have that other than my team, my manager or agent, at the time, but to have your mom have experienced similar things is pretty cool.”

Jennie Garth Shares Acting Advice for Daughter Luca Bella
Jennie Garth and Luca Bella Facinelli at the ‘Step Up’ Inspiration Awards on June 1, 2018 in New York City. Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock

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The mother-daughter pair even costarred in Lifetime’s Your Family or Your Life, which premiered in November.

Acting isn’t the only thing that the two have in common. In fact, Garth and all of her daughters are “weirdly healthy eaters.“ She described their “grazing” snacking habits to Us on Tuesday, saying, “We’ll just come home and hang out in the kitchen and just eat hummus or whatever’s there. And that’s dinner sometimes, because we’re like, ‘Oh, I’m stuffed. I couldn’t eat dinner now.’”

Jennie Garth Shares Acting Advice for Daughter Luca Bella
Jennie Garth at the AMI studio in New York City.

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When it comes to stocking up her kitchen, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum loves shopping at Sur La Table with the help of “I just love going in there and looking at all the great products, but … you just download the Shipt app and you pick which store you want to shop at, pick your goods, and then in an hour, someone brings it do your door. You have a personal shopper through this app who picks out exactly what you want. If they don’t have what you want, they text you. … It’s very convenient.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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