Tori Spelling has announced she’s pregnant with her fifth child with husband Dean McDermott. The couple already has two boys and two girls – the eldest is nine, and the youngest four.
Being the mum of four kids, Spelling can tell she’s pregnant long before any test. Perhaps it was a combination of disbelief and surprise, but this time, she wasn’t so sure. McDermott suggested a pregnancy test.
Unlike the rest of us mere mortals, for the Spelling-McDermott family, it’s not just a matter of popping out to the local chemist to pick up a test. Spelling said in an interview with People magazine, “We can’t just go buy [a pregnancy test]. People will know and think. People are always staring at us.”
Being old pros at the pregnancy game, the couple had a single unused pregnancy test in the bathroom. It was four years old, and Spelling wondered if it would still work.
A positive test wasn’t enough to convince them, but a visit to the doctor for an ultrasound did the trick.
McDermott’s initial response? “Fuck.” Spelling was quick to add that he meant it “in the best way possible.” After four babies, you’d think he’d have mastered the art of saying the right thing.
McDermott recovered, saying, “Oh my God, we’re going to be the Brady Bunch.” To live up to that aspiration, they’ll have to go one more, but they definitely have enough for a band, maybe a la Partridge family.
With nearly a million followers on Facebook, the pregnancy announcement has attracted plenty of attention: 45,000 reactions and over 1000 shares.
Many supportive fans shared their well wishes. Kellee Moore Woods wrote “Congratulations Tori! I wish you and your family good health! Hope this is a great pregnancy.”
Kelly Lauro, seasoned mum of five gave her support. “Congrats!!! We have 5 also … 8, 7, 4, 2 and 8 months. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Negative commenters also came to the party, criticising the couple’s decision to have another baby amid money troubles. Pamela Marko said, “I don’t think she can afford another kid! She was just ordered to pay American Express $38,836 and the state of California is going after her for back taxes … I like her but live within your means!”
Spelling and McDermott have long lived their lives in the public eye, starring in reality shows like Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Home and in 2014, True Tori. True Tori focused on the difficulties in their marriage, but it looks like things are back on track: the couple just celebrated their 10 year anniversary.
The baby will join older siblings Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 5 and Finn, 4. McDermott also has an 18-year-old son Jack from a previous marriage.