Tori Spelling is going to add another member to her family soon, as she expects her fifth child with husband Dean McDermott.
“It was a total surprise,” Tori Spelling was quoted as saying of her fifth pregnancy by the People Magazine. “But we always wanted a big family. I’m really excited.”
The couple has four children, Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 5 and Finn, 4. McDermott also has an 18-year-old son, Jack, from his previous marriage.
“Dean was saying, ‘We just got Finn out of diapers; I thought we were in the clear!’ ” the 43-year-old mother of 4 said with a laugh. “For the first time this year, they’re all in school. So it’s like, wow. We’re basically starting over.”
The couple recently celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary and thinks that the fifth baby was surely inevitable. “We need a Sprinter van!” said McDermott, 49.
The couple has gone through countless ups and downs in their relationship over the decade, with much of it reflected in the tabloids. The couple held forth their lives on Lifetime’s “True Tori,” which presented episodes of sobbing and fights almost every week.
According to E! News, going by the turbulence that interrupted their marriage, it was highly unlikely that the relationship would at all survive. The couple also did not share their usual family holiday card in 2013 and 2014.
“We didn’t really have a Christmas card last year,” E! News quoted Tori Spelling as saying in December 2014. “Dean was getting help for himself and that was really important for him to do and really important for our family during the holidays. This year, we’re back together as a family and we’re working on building that family dynamic back and making it stronger than it was before, so it was important to me that we mark this because it’s a milestone year for us.”
Following the tumultuous phase lived in the spotlight, Tori and McDermott decided to draw themselves away from it and that perhaps, have helped their relationship get better. The couple is now ready to welcome their fifth child.
“We feel so blessed and excited to share the news that we are pregnant with our 5th!” Spelling wrote on her website Wednesday. “Although it was unexpected we are thrilled to be adding a little bundle of pure love to our beautiful family.”