Tori Spelling describes ‘co-parenting’ with Dean McDermott

Tori Spelling described her “co-parenting” relationship with Dean McDermott as rumors continue to circulate that the longtime couple has split up.

“Dean and I have absolutely different parenting strategies,” the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum, 49, told People in an interview published Tuesday.

“I’m kind of a mother of feelings, and he’s more procedural,” she explained. “He’s really great at timing and planning. I’m not good at that.”

Spelled noted that their five children together — Liam, 15, Stella, 14, Hattie and Finn, both 10, and Beau, 5 — “who both need [approaches] to make it work.”

She added: “You really need that to be a complete human being. You need both worlds.”

The actress’s “co-parenting” statements come five days after she and McDermott, 55, were spotted together for the first time in nearly a year while in Calabasas, California.

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McDermott has a more “procedural” approach than his wife.
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Over the weekend, the duo was photographed again celebrating Labor Day on a beach with their kids and Tori’s mom, Candy Spelling.

Tori first sparked speculation in March 2021 that she and McDermott were on the rocks when she told Jeff Lewis they were sleeping in separate bedrooms.

“Right now my kids and dogs are sleeping [with me]’ said the ‘BH90210’ star, who had been spotted without her wedding ring, at the time.

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Spelling focuses on the ‘feelings’ of their five children.



Spelling focuses on the ‘feelings’ of their five children.


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In October of the same year, Tori was photographed outside a law firm holding a notepad with the handwritten words “custody,” “support” and “asset.”

She and the host of “Chopped Canada” seemed to be spending the holidays apart, and McDermott went solo to his son Jack’s graduation in May. There he was reunited with his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace.

The following month, Tori celebrated Father’s Day with her boyfriend Lance Bass instead of her husband.

However, she and McDermott made headlines in July when the “Due South” alum seemingly flirted with his wife on an episode of her reality show “@Home With Tori”.

“You’re so cute, honey,” he said in front of their children.

The duo met and fell in love on the set of “Mind Over Murder” in 2005 while married to other people. They married in 2006 and started growing their family the following year.

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