Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you get to spend the day with your loved ones while you enjoy a delicious Turkey Day dinner.
I have so much to be grateful for this year. My family, my friends, my health, all of you… and the list goes on.
Here are some photos of what I’m most grateful for right now:
– Photoshoots > Session #48
The ups and downs of family life are often kept behind closed doors — but not so for Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott. During the past season of her reality show “True Tori,” the couple’s domestic issues ended up playing out on camera. So why does Spelling keep doing it?
“This is our real life,” she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on TODAY Monday. “‘True Tori’ is as real as it gets.”
Here’s what also got real in the recent season:
Spelling invited Dean’s ex Mary Jo on the show
While Dean and Mary Jo were married, he cheated on her with Spelling, who wanted to offer an apology. Did Mary Jo accept? “She was happy that I was apologizing and she accepted that, but she wanted me to know that I should own it. Her belief is that Dean and I take 50/50 in what we did.”
She knows the adultery was a bad idea
“Karma is a bitch? I’ve heard that so much. Yes, Twitter, I’ve heard that a lot,” she said.
After such a painful season, she still wants to continue
“I personally like doing it. For me, it works. It’s individual, I know it’s not for everyone…. It’s cathartic. It’s therapy for me.”
Dean did step up during her recent hospitalization
When Spelling recently spent time in the hospital with bronchitis, she was impressed with how her husband took care of business — and their four kids. “He really stepped up, and that was the big thing on the show this season, I was like, ‘Step up and take care of the kids. You’ve been away, you’ve been dealing with yourself for so long, come back to us.’ And he has, in a big way.”
About the gray in her hair….
Extensions. Spelling was interviewed wearing her usual bright blonde locks, but underneath were curls of gray to match her top. “I needed something different. It’s so much like ‘Is Tori OK? What’s wrong with Tori?’ and I was like, ‘I need something clean and new and fresh’ — and this is it.”
All about split are rumour
No drama allowed at this birthday party!
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott celebrated their daughter Hattie’s third birthday Sunday afternoon with a “princesses and fairies” celebration fit for a queen.
For two hours, Hattie and her school friends enjoyed a massive bounce house, participated in face painting and even decorated their own tutus.
“Overall the mood of the party was light,” an eyewitness told E! News exclusively. “There was no drama to speak of.”
As Lifetime cameras filmed throughout the day, Tori and Dean “seemed fine” as they celebrated with cake and sweets made by Scout Masterson. “There was not a lot of interaction between the two,” the eyewitness shared with E! News. “They did not show any PDA.”
Instead, the two mingled with guests that included Tatum O’Neal, Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof, and Candy Spelling.
Although Tori and her mom have been open about their strained relationship, the twosome was spotted chatting “for quite a while.” They even posed for a selfie with O’Neal. Another surprise guest fans may not have expected to come was McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace. According to a source, Tori personally invited her to the party and they were seen chatting during the event.
In a sneak peek of True Tori’s new season released to E! News, Tori sits down with Dean’s ex-wife in hopes of finding more clarity on her current marriage.
“You have one story that’s painted for you and you made a pretty accurate portrait of him,” Tori shared in the video. “[The infidelity] became true in my own relationship. You can say ‘I told you so.'”
Although some would expect Mary Jo to be excited with the marital troubles surrounding Tori, she simply told the reality star that “it’s not a good feeling.” Regardless of all the drama surrounding Tori’s family life, it was nothing but a special day for daughter Hattie.
“Happy 3rd Birthday to my beautiful Hattie Cat!!” the proud mom wrote on Instagram. Based on that smile, we’d say the B-day girl had a blast!
– Public Events – From 2014 – Hattie’s third birthday Party – October 11. 2014
Tori Spelling shared some family pics – including husband Dean McDermott and their four kids Liam, 7, Stella, 6, Hattie, nearly 3, and Finn, 2 – at her youngest child’s pickup truck-themed birthday party.
“I still can’t believe that my littlest one is already two years old. I feel like it was just yesterday that we were heading to the hospital to welcome him into this world,” Tori writes on her website.
“Anyways, a couple weekends ago we celebrated Finn’s big birthday with a beachside party in Malibu. Finn loves trucks, so the party’s theme was all about pickup trucks,” she shares. “And like at any party we have, the amazing Elizabeth Messina was there to capture all of the special moments. Here are her pictures of our day celebrating Finn’s birthday!”
The mom-of-four also shared an image from the party via Instagram.
“Thanks @idvproducts @TheSnackeez for hosting my son Finn’s 2nd birthday party! So much fun! #Snackeez 2-in-1 snacking solution for kids,” she captioned the family pic.
The actress appeared to be in good spirits and smartly donned a bathing suit for the big moment. Spelling’s two older children, Liam and Stella, were father Dean McDermott’s helpers and poured a giant orange tub of freezing cold water on the blonde.
After the initial shock, Spelling nominated her mother to take the challenge herself. The former Beverly Hills, 90120 star’s mother has yet to respond.
“My friends Bill & Scout (aka The Guncles) nominated me to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS,” she explained on her website. “It was freezing cold but totally worth it!”
On July 22, Tori stops by ‘Extra’.
– Public Events – From 2014 – ‘Extra’ – July 22, 2014
To say that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marriage has been rocky as of late is a bit of an understatement. In a new interview, even Dean admits that he expected Tori to leave him!
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott‘s marriage basically imploded when it was revealed that Dean had cheated on Tori while he was filming in Canada at the tail-end of 2013. True Tori was a revealing — even too revealing — look at their marriage in the aftermath, and what we saw was not good. In a new interview, Dean admits that he expected Tori to divorce him once the scandal broke! Read on for more on the state of Tori and Dean’s marriage post-scandal, and post-True Tori! (It’s hard to say which was more damaging to their relationship.)
Dean McDermott Surprised Tori Spelling Didn’t Divorce Him After Cheating Scandal
“I wake up every morning and I’m just so blessed that she’s in my life still,” Dean told Giuliana Rancic on E! News “[Tori]‘s such a strong lady, and when this happened I was like, ‘Why don’t you just leave me?’”
Trust us – everyone was asking that question. However, with four kids, it’s understandable that Tori wanted to fight to try and keep the marriage alive.
“And she’s like, ‘Well, I love you, I can’t just turn that off,’” Dean added. “‘I’m mad at you, I’m really upset, I’m really hurt — but I love you. That just doesn’t go away.’
“We’re trying to show people that if that love is still there, love can conquer all and love does conquer all. It’s just going to take a lot of work and a lot of tears and a lot of pain.”
Dean McDermott: ‘Things Are Great’ Between Tori & I
“Things are great,” Dean revealed to Giuliana earlier in their interview. “Our relationship is stronger than it’s ever been and we’re working very hard on that. I’m working very hard on myself — my sobriety, it means everything to me, becoming the dad and the husband that I’ve always wanted to be and that they deserve… I’m changing my life for the good.”
Also worth noting is the fact that Dean looked a lot healthier than we’ve seen him recently. During True Tori‘s filming (and even prior to that) he had certainly been looking like the drink had been taking its toll; often red-faced and puffy, it was clear that his health was getting away from him as much as his relationship was.