Something about Christmas puts Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling in the mood for matrimony. McDermott first proposed on Christmas Eve in 2005 (he and Spelling wed in Fiji in May) and this Dec. 25, he popped the question again.
The couple, who are expecting a son in the spring, spent the holiday in McDermott’s native Canada, and McDermott, 40, took Spelling, 33, to a romantic spot overlooking Lake Ontario “under the guise of getting away from all the Christmas craziness,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“We sat on a bench overlooking the lake and I gave Tori her last Christmas present” – an antique platinum ring with an Edwardian oval-shaped sapphire from Neil Lane. “I’d wrapped the ring in a much bigger box, and as soon as she opened the ring box I asked her to marry me again. It was very romantic and magical.”
Spelling adds that as soon as McDermott proposed, “I immediately started crying and said ‘Yes! Again and again and again!’ What made it so special was the notion that a year ago when he proposed, the thought of having a baby together was just in our hearts, and now our baby boy that we created from our love is nestled in my belly.”
The couple are currently hunting for a bed and breakfast, which they’ll run for an upcoming reality series on the Oxygen network. Spelling is also planning to write a memoir, which she’s described as a collection of anecdotes to be compiled while “the baby is sleeping.”