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Jennie Garth in 2008.
You don't want to lose a bet to Jennie Garth.
Promoting her upcoming CMT series, “Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country,” the actress appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” April 5, and admitted to a not-so-friendly wager with her personal assistant, Corinne Dekker, who mistakenly believed the only way to exploit a cow’s resources was through some delicate lip-locking.
“I’m from the Midwest, and we midwesterners know you don’t have to suck on the cow’s udder to get the milk out of the cow,” explained Garth, who’s originally from Illinois. “We made a bet and she [Dekker] lost the bet, so she had to pay up.”
The actress previewed a clip from the series, in which she arrives fresh and early one morning at Dekker’s trailer, seeking her reward.
“If Corinne doesn’t suck this cow’s udder I’m going to fire her,” Garth claimed in a one-on-one moment with the camera.
She then reiterated the task to her employee, “Suck it, Corinne.”
No firing was necessary, however, as Dekker followed through on the bet, sticking her head beneath the cow and sucking its udder.
“Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country,” premieres on CMT April 20, and follows the recently single 38-year-old as she and her daughters move from Los Angeles to a farm. The former “90210” star told Leno the cow was a new purchase, and that it was something she’d always wanted as a kid.
“What girl didn’t dream about having her own cow?” Leno replied.
Though Garth, who described herself as a “country girl,” doesn’t eat meat or dairy, her only option at the time was to get a milking cow, thus the new duty arose.
Added the actress, “When you get a milking cow, you have to milk it.”
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