Jennie Garth Dating Jeremy Salken

Jennie Garth Dating Jeremy Salken
Jennie Garth and Jeremy Salken
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01/13/2013 AT 09:45 AM EST

It appears Jennie Garth has found a man with positive energy.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 40 – who recently said that's the quality she now seeks in a partner – is dating musician Jeremy Salken, a source tells PEOPLE.

Garth and Salken, 31, the drummer for electronic group Big Gigantic, met in October and spent New Year's together.

Garth, who last March split from longtime husband Peter Facinelli, has been linked to several men since her breakup, including real estate agent Jason Clark and photographer Noah Abrams.

The mother of three even Tweeted about ringing in 2013 with her new man.

"@biggiantic blows it out the house!!!!!!!!!" she wrote in an Instagram post she linked to on Twitter, accompanied by a shot of the pair looking cozy. "#lovechicago #happynewyearyall"

Meanwhile, her Twilight actor ex has most recently been dating Jaimie Alexander, an actress he met on the set of Loosies and worked with on Nurse Jackie.

Having shed 30 lbs. since she and Facinelli called it quits, Garth recently told PEOPLE that she "is happy [Peter] is happy," but hopes "there will come a time when [the split] won't sting so bad."

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