Actress-turned-reality TV star Tori Spelling is focusing on family by sharing photos of her children on Christmas Day (25Dec13) amid reports of her husband Dean Mcdermott's infidelity. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star hit headlines on Thursday (26Dec13) after editors at Us Weekly magazine published a cover story accusing Canadian actor McDermott of cheating on his wife of seven years.
In the article, a woman named Emily Goodhand revealed all about a steamy encounter she claimed to have enjoyed with the 47 year old at his suite at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on 6 December (13), when McDermott was promoting the TV series Chopped Canada, of which he is a host.
Goodhand, 28, tells the magazine, "He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage... I believed him."
Representatives for McDermott and Spelling, 40, have declined to comment on the report, and the mother of four appeared to be ignoring the rumours about the state of their relationship on Thursday by sharing a Twitter.com link to her blog, where she had posted a cute Christmas picture of her kids with Santa, with 16-month-old Finn crying as the shot is taken.
In the accompanying post, Spelling writes, "I had to share our annual Santa photo with all of you! How cute do my babes look?!
"Stella looks like she's enjoying her visit with Santa, but Liam, Hattie and Finn all have pretty funny expressions on their faces. How would you caption this pic of the McDermott brood with Mr. Claus?
"Hope you're all having a very Merry Christmas with the ones you love!"
The latest blog post was uploaded hours after Spelling revealed how she was spending the Christmas holiday, writing: "As another year comes to a close, I can't help but feel so grateful for all of my blessings. My beautiful family, my amazing friends, and of course, all of you!
"We're spending the day together - cuddling, cooking, baking, unwrapping gifts, eating, watching movies and counting our blessings..."
The star, who is based in Los Angeles, was travelling with Liam, five, four-year-old Stella, Hattie, 15 months, and baby Finn when her vehicle began leaking gas and spluttered to a stop.
Spelling took to her Twitter.com page to share her car catastrophe with fans, uploading a photograph of the group looking forlorn at the side of the road.
She declared, "4 kids. 1 dog. 1 car leaking gas broken down on the side of the road= not a great road trip."
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress got into the spirit of Halloween early and dressed up her whole family as characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved fantasy, with husband Dean McDermott channelling Johnny Depp's movie portrayal of the Mad Hatter and their son Liam, five, as a mini version of the wacky creation.
Their four-year-old daughter Stella played Alice for the day, while newborn Finn was dressed as the Drink Me potion that causes Alice to shrink - and the birthday girl wore a multi-coloured tutu.
But the elaborate 150-guest bash won't just be remembered for its cute and colourful costumes - Hattie also chose the occasion to take her first steps, reports UsMagazine.com.
The family celebration comes just a month after Spelling was hospitalised for emergency surgery after her Caesarean scar from her fourth delivery opened up.
Spelling fell pregnant with newborn baby Finn just one month after giving birth to her third child Hattie last October (11) and just weeks later, the 39 year old was diagnosed with a rare blood condition, which forced her to carry out the remainder of her term on bed rest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles - miles away from her family.
And the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star confesses she missed many important bonding moments with her little girl - since she was so focused on her health.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "I basically missed the first year of her life. I'll be trying to make it up to her forever. She spoke her first word - 'dada' - when I was away, and she started crawling. She would visit, but I couldn't hold her. I still can't because of my latest surgery (to repair my burst C-section scar).
"I haven't held her on my own since she was five months old. I'm constantly worried about what our relationship will be like. Even now, if she falls, it's (my husband) Dean (McDermott) she reaches for, not me. She doesn't even know me."
The busy mum is also devastated about having to skip her son Liam's preschool graduation and daughter Stella's birthday party.
She adds, "I missed two huge moments: Liam's preschool graduation and Stella's fourth birthday party... A week before, Stella sat on my bed, looking at me and said, 'Mamma, you're not going to make it to my birthday are you?' And then she started crying... Liam was OK; he's more of a dude. But, for me, it was heartbreaking... I watched it on Dean's FaceTime (camera phone application) from the hospital, just sobbing uncontrollably."
Just two weeks after giving birth to son Finn, Tori Spelling is back in the hospital again and recovering from emergency surgery. "Tori Spelling underwent emergency surgery over the weekend due to complications from her C section," Spelling's rep tells Hollwood.com.
According to TMZ, the 39-year-old actress was rushed to the hospital on Saturday — but now it sounds like she is doing much better. "She remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably," Spelling's rep says.
Hopefully Spelling can get home soon to spend time with her new son, who was born on Aug. 30. He is her fourth child with husband Dean McDermott. She also is mother to Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, who will turn 1 on Oct. 10.
Reporting by Kate Ward
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Whoa baby, it's a boy! Tori Spelling, 39, and Dean McDermott, 45, welcomed their fourth child on Thursday, the couple announced on their website.
The announcement reads, "We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!" According to the announcement, Finn Davey was born at 5:39 PM, he weighs six pounds, six ounces, and is 20 inches long. Spelling and McDermott already have three children together: Liam Aaron (5), Stella Doreen (4), and Hattie Margaret (10 months). McDermott also has one son, Jack (13), from a previous marriage. When Spelling learned she was pregnant just five months after giving birth to Hattie she couldn't believe it. Spelling told People, "I was shocked, obviously ... It was the second biggest shock of my life. The first was when they said [5-month-old] Hattie was a girl when she was born, because we thought she was going to be a boy. And the second was that I was pregnant after my newborn had just turned one month old. We were shocked."Despite the surprise, Tori and Dean of course couldn't be happier with their family's new addition. Tori tweeted the news: It's a boy!!!! bit.ly/BabyMcDermott— Tori Spelling (@torianddean) August 31, 2012 Follow Abbey Stone on Twitter @abbeystone [Photo Credit: WENN.com] More: Tori Spelling Attacked by Spider-Man? — PIC Tori Spelling Is Pregnant With Baby Number 4 Tori Spelling Gives Birth to a Baby Girl
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and her husband Dean McDermott welcomed a baby boy, Finn Davey McDermott, on Thursday (30Aug12).
Spelling took to Twitter.com to announce the happy news, writing, "It's a boy!", along with a link to her website, which displayed a snap of the newborn's hand grabbing his mum's finger.
Little Finn joins siblings Liam, five, Stella, four, and one-year-old Hattie.
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