Tori Spelling Reveals Baby Number 4 Was Not Planned


A few weeks back we heard that Tori Spelling had announced she was expecting her fourth child with hubby, Dean McDermott. The news of baby number 4 came just 5 months after she gave birth to her daughter, Hattie, so naturally people instantly started wondering whether this was planned. Today Tori has revealed that this 4th pregnancy was definitely not planned, and explained just how (ahem!) it happened…

Tori was in New York yesterday to promote her new book, CelebraTORI, and it was there that she was interviewed about the news of her fourth pregnancy. Clearly showing off her bump, Tori looked radiant as she explained her new book, all about unleashing your inner party planner, and how she managed to fall pregnant one month after having baby number 3.

“All my friends keep asking me [if it was planned] and I’m like, ‘Seriously? Hattie was one month old. Do you think it was planned?'” Spelling said at her CelabraTori book launch in NYC Tuesday. “I was up all night with feedings.”

She added: “The doctor said, ‘Wait six weeks [to have sex],’ and Dean was like, ‘They tell everyone that.’ We didn’t wait that long with Stella or Liam. I was like, ‘Well, I don’t want him to think that the sex is going downhill,’ so now we’re on baby No. 4.”

LOL! Tori is funny! I love how she so candidly explained their “unplanned” 4th pregnancy… because she “didn’t want him to think that the sex was going downhill.” Too funny. Despite baby number 4 being a sort of “surprise,” Tori and Dean are clearly over the moon and so excited about the extra addition to their family, and I’m sure the 2 older kids are too. Liam is 5 and Stella is 3 which means they would be completely aware that their mom is having another baby. I don’t think 5 month old Hattie would have any idea that she is going to have a sibling that is 10 months younger than she is though.

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  • Liam is only 5?! I swear their first show was like 3 years ago and he looks exactly the same. Stella, on the other hand, went from baby to adorable toddler! Are they “pulling a Beyonce” on us? Is Liam really a DOLL?! ;)

  • Fiona

    that is one fertile woman

  • Hannah

    I accidentally got pregnant when my son was only 5 months old and that was such an overwhelming experience, I can’t imagine only 1 month.

  • Z

    Am I the only one who was kind of icked out by the fact that it sounds like her husband was pressuring her for sex so soon after? And that she felt like she needed to to please him? I don’t know, maybe I’m just reading into it but my husband was very respectful of the 6 wk rule and how I felt the first time after giving birth to our child. (And besides, there are other ways a couple can intimate while still respecting the 6 wk rule! Of course you can get pregnant at 6 wks as easily as at 4 wks if you’re not taking proper precautions!)

    • jj

      Lighten up ‘Z’. You are going to be one of THOSE women…the kind that get cheated on by their husband because they aren’t getting it at home. That’s what I call respect.

    • Z

      Wow, thanks for your concern about my marriage, jj! You’re too kind. In my 13+ yrs w/ my husband, I’ve learned that mutual respect is the key. If one partner is just having sex b/c they’re afraid their of displeasing the other one, it will eventually cause resentment, which could cause just as much damage or more to the relationship as not having sex. Both partners should respect each other enough to realize that there are times when sex just isn’t a good idea, especially if one of them has had a medical condition that would make it painful or uncomfortable. But just b/c penetrative sex may not be possible during certain times doesn’t mean that all intimacy has to stop. As I mentioned above, there are many ways for a couple to please each other w/o penetration. Oddly enough, my postpartum hormones made me quite amorous and my husband and I were probably more intimate during that time than we were during most of the pregnancy. We just pleased each other in ways that didn’t involve penetration until I’d gotten the OK from the doctor.

    • Z

      Btw, jj, are you saying that a man is justified to cheat on his wife if she doesn’t have sex with him right after giving birth? B/c that’s repulsive. There’s no excuse for cheating – if one spouse feels they aren’t getting what they need from the other, they should be mature enough to end the marriage before finding someone else.

    • allison

      I actually agree with your sentiment @Z. I really like Tori and Dean (and their honesty!!), but it seems like Hollywood relationships that started as an affair, make the partners a little nervous (i.e. Tori and Dean, Leann Rimes and Eddie what’s his name).

  • Elyse

    I love that she’s speaking so candidly about it! If they didn’t wait 6 weeks after Liam and Stella then it makes sense they followed the same pattern.
    My husband and I didn’t wait the 6 weeks, the crazy love that happens after you have a child we found it impossible not to!
    They will be busy, but good on them.

  • Tiffany

    We never waited 6 weeks after any of our kids (non c-section) HOWEVER I am also educated enough to know that BF’ing DOES NOT GUARANTEE that you won’t get pregnant at all while doing so. Sheesh, she’s older than me, knows how sex works and she’s like “BAM, beat that old wives tale!” Idiocy.