Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are camera-ready for their new Oxygen series Tori & Dean: Inn Love – despite her advanced state of pregnancy.
“Every night when I walk by my mirror I just stare at my belly and I’m so impressed by it,” the former Beverly Hills 90210 and So noTORIous star, 33, told TV critics at their annual conference in Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday. “You always wonder what you’ll look like when you’re pregnant and it looks good. I like being pregnant.”
Gushed McDermott: “She looks so sexy naked.”
While Spelling said she is expecting a boy “in late March,” McDermott added, “We haven’t decided on a first name, but his middle name will be Aaron,” in honor of Spelling’s late father, TV mogul Aaron Spelling, who died last June.
When it comes to their other baby, their TV show together, the couple are turning their backs on the poor real-life track record of such reality-show couples as Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey and Carmen Electra/Dave Navarro as they play out on camera their new lives as neophyte bed-and-breakfast owners.
“We are still newlyweds – with a baby on the way. It’s Newlyweds, Part Two,” says Spelling of the series that premieres in March.
As for reports that patriarch Aaron Spelling left his daughter an $800,000 inheritance, Tori refutes the figure, saying, “That magic number that’s been put out there isn’t exactly what that number is, because when it’s all said and done you’re not even close to left with that.”
Still, she says, “That is the portion we are using to go forward with the purchase of the B&B.”
In a romantic move, McDermott re-proposed to Spelling on Christmas Day 2006 in Toronto. “I just thought it would be a great way to make the year – one, it would be a great Christmas present and two, just to celebrate the year. I proposed to her on Christmas Eve the year before,” he said.
While all seems well with the parents-to-be, there doesn’t appear to be any thaw in the reputed chilly relationship between Tori and her mother, Candy Spelling. “Unfortunately,” says the younger Spelling, “I wish things were different, but they are what they are at the moment.”