Tori Spelling & her husband Dean McDermott are expecting their 5th child together! And while the couple is absolutely thrilled to expand their family, Tori admitted in a recent interview that the two didn’t start celebrating until they knew her past health issues were no longer a threat. They’re not, but for a while, the actress was scared for her life!
Tori Spelling, 43, and Dean McDermott, 49, are adding to their bunch! Already parents to Stella, 8; Hattie, 4; Liam, 9; and Finn, 4; Tori is now pregnant with baby number five! The happy news was announced on Oct. 5, but the 90210 Beverly Hills alum is already a few months along. And while this is certainly an exciting time for the whole family, when Tori and Dean first discovered she was expecting, the two were actually terrified!
“Once we found out I was pregnant, we didn’t get excited until we knew I didn’t have placenta previa again,” Tori told People magazine. “With Finn, everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. And we knew my life could potentially be in danger again.”
Placenta previa is a dangerous condition in which the placenta blocks the opening of the mother’s cervix. Tori was diagnosed with the condition while she was pregnant with her youngest back in 2014. And the risk factor for placenta previa only increases with age. “The thought of my four children not having a mother was not something we were okay with,” Tori continued.
But luckily the blonde bombshell and her family have nothing to worry about it! The actress is healthy and totally fit to be pregnant at this time. “Our doctor said this is a miracle baby,” Dean told the publication. “After what she experienced and all the work we’ve done together and individually, I’m more doting now. I already feel more present.” How sweet is THAT?
For those of you who need a refresher, Tori and Dean have spent the last three years rebuilding their relationship and healing after Tori found out Dean had cheated on her with a younger woman. But instead of the revelation tearing their marriage — and family — apart, the two have mended and moved forward.
“We had to start from scratch, and we made the conscious decision to tough it out and get through it,” Tori explained. “I wouldn’t change what happened because if we hadn’t opened up those lines of communication, maybe we wouldn’t be here today.”
Dean added, “This baby truly is a testament to how much we love each other, and it’s a testament to Tori for staying with me. It’s amazing. Love does conquer all.” Pretty powerful, right? We can’t wait to meet their newest little one next year!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you excited Tori and Dean are expecting again?