Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's Relationship Timeline

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott tied the knot in 2006. They share five children

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2005: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott meet

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott met in Ottawa, Canada, while filming the TV movie Mind Over Murder. Both were married to other people at the time: McDermott to Mary Jo Eustace, and Spelling to Charlie Shanian.

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May 7, 2006: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott marry

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Less than a month after finalizing her divorce from Shanian, and following McDermott's split from Eustace, the stars got married in a private ceremony in Fiji on May 7.

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March 13, 2007: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome first child

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On March 13, Spelling gave birth to the couple's first child, Liam. That same year, Spelling and McDermott's first reality television series, Tori & Dean: Inn Love, premiered on Oxygen. The show followed the couple as they ran a bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in Fallbrook, California.

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June 9, 2008: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome first daughter

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The McDermott family welcomed a second child and first daughter, Stella, on June 9. They also moved back to Los Angeles after their stint as hotel-runners, and Tori & Dean: Inn Love got rebranded as Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.

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2009: Dean McDermott reveals Tori Spelling has reconciled with mom

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Spelling reconciled with mom Candy after years of feuding. "They have been in communications," McDermott told PEOPLE. "Candy has seen the kids, which is what this is all about." In September, Spelling was sent to the hospital with severe abdominal pain, but was released a few days later.

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May 8, 2010: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott renew their vows

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The couple renewed their vows in Beverly Hills in May. The ceremony took place in a private home. McDermott marked the occasion by furnishing Spelling with a custom Darkened Diamond Eternity Band by Neil Lane.

Two months later they experienced a scary moment when McDermott was admitted to the hospital with a punctured and collapsed lung after a dirt bike crash.

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October 10, 2011: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome third child

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Spelling gave birth to the couple's third child and second daughter, Hattie. One month later, she conceived their fourth child. A spin-off of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood premiered on Oxygen, Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings, which chronicled the couple's venture into wedding planning. Spelling also opened up a boutique, InvenTORI, in Sherman Oaks, California.

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August 30, 2012: Toria Spelling is hospitalized during fourth pregnancy

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Pregnant with her fourth child, Spelling was hospitalized for three months due to placenta previa and excessive bleeding.

After waking at home in a pool of blood, Spelling was able to rouse only her daughter after calling for help. "I had to scream for Stella and I'll never forget the look on her face when she saw me surrounded by blood everywhere. I didn't want to panic her and I said, 'Baby, will you go get Daddy? Just tell him I'm bleeding,' " Spelling recalled.

Doctors were able to stop the bleeding, but saving the baby meant Spelling had to commit to bedrest in the hospital for the duration of her pregnancy.

She gave birth to son Finn in August, but was forced to undergo emergency surgery in the days after her C-section.

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March 1, 2013: Tori Spelling refutes rumors of marital trouble with Dean McDermott

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There were rumors of trouble in Spelling and McDermott's marriage, which Spelling refuted. "It's just sad that our actual happiness would probably be deemed boring," she said. "I can handle [media scrutiny.] I always have. But don't do it to a man that has done nothing but loved me and our children. He has stood by me during the good times and held my hand through the darkest moments of my life." However, trouble did come later that year: The couple's show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, got cancelled and at the end of the year, McDermott cheated on Spelling.

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2014: Dean McDermott admits to cheating on Tori Spelling

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McDermott publicly admitted to cheating; when it happened, she was home with their four children, celebrating the holidays. In January, he checked himself into rehab to "address some health and personal issues," he said in a statement to PEOPLE. The infidelity was addressed later in the year on the family's new reality show, True Tori. "I feel shame. I've never felt shame before," he said of his transgressions. "You were at a Christmas event, and I was f------ around. That's disgusting. That's disgusting." Later in the year, Spelling confirmed that the two were working through their issues. "It's something that's going to take time to get through," she told PEOPLE.

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2015: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott continue work on their marriage

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The couple continued to work on their marriage, and according to McDermott, things improved. "What we went through publicly, I learned a lot, I wouldn't do it again, at the end of the day we're together, we're happy and we're working on our relationship and we have a beautiful family and a beautiful life," he said. "It all worked out in the end." He also expressed a desire to take their relationship off television.

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April 2016: Dean McDermott proposes to Tori Spelling again

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McDermott proposed to Spelling for the third time during a family trip to Europe that also included stops in Denmark and the French countryside.

McDermott's first proposal was on Christmas Eve in 2005. He proposed again, a year later, after they were wed.

October, they announced that they were expecting their fifth child. "The doctor said that considering everything that happened the last time, this is a miracle baby that Tori got pregnant and that it's okay," McDermott told PEOPLE.

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October 2016: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott announce fifth pregnancy

Despite Spelling's complicated fourth pregnancy, the couple announced they were expecting their fifth child. "The doctor said that considering everything that happened the last time, this is a miracle baby that Tori got pregnant and that it's okay," McDermott told PEOPLE.

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2016: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott experience financial difficulties

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The reality star and her husband were slapped with a tax lien by the state of California. The married couple owed a tax lien for $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes from 2014, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE in July.

In March, Spelling cleared up reports of financial trouble after credit card company American Express sued her in January for failing to pay her outstanding balance of $37,981.97 since summer 2015.

The mother of four explained that the rumors started after she wrote her 2013 book, Spelling It Like It Is. "I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too," she told PEOPLE. "We're not perfect, we have made a lot of choices financially with real estate that didn't work out … and that just escalated into this story about financial struggles, bankruptcy. To this day that haunts me!"

She added, "We're not bankrupt, we're not struggling, we're fine!"

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March 2, 2017: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome fifth baby

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Spelling gave birth to the couple's fifth child, son Beau Dean, on March 2, 2017.

"We are over the moon in love with baby Beau. He is a true blessing and his brothers and sisters were overjoyed to meet him! We are all truly grateful for our big beautiful and healthy family," Spelling told PEOPLE at the time.

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2017: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's relationship is "rebuilt"

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Three years after McDermott's cheating scandal, Spelling got candid about the new phase of the couple's relationship, which they reached following the birth of son Beau.

"I feel like Beau is really the pillar of the rebirth of our relationship because our relationship had to crumble for it to be rebuilt and it was really important that we just start it over," Spelling told PEOPLE in December.

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March 1, 2018: Police dispatched to Tori Spelling and Dean McDemott's home

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On March 1, police responded to a "disturbance" call at Spelling's Los Angeles home, PEOPLE confirmed. LAPD officer Rosario Herrera said police received a "call for service" at 7:17 a.m. to Spelling's Woodland Hills address.

Officer Drake Madison told PEOPLE that the situation ended up being a "domestic incident" and that "no crime" was committed. He could not confirm who made the call. According to the audio dispatch call obtained by The Blast and TMZ, the issue involved a "female" with a possible "mental illness."

TMZ reported that Spelling called police because she thought there was someone breaking into her house, but it turned out to be her husband coming home.

A source told PEOPLE that things had been tough on the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum. "She internalizes a lot of her anxiety and she knows it's not healthy for her. Of course she's going to get to a breaking point eventually," the insider added. "Tori and Dean have their ups and downs, but they love each other and family is most important to both of them."

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March 7, 2018: Dean McDermott calls the police to check in on his wife

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According to TMZ, McDermott called the cops to check up on his wife after she left their house on March 7. Three Ventura County Sheriff's units reportedly surrounded a building in Thousand Oaks, California, at around 9:45 a.m., while Spelling was inside. The outlet also has video of McDermott standing outside the office, holding the couple's then-1-year-old baby.

TMZ reported that McDermott sounded the alarm when Spelling left home with at least one of their kids, though it remained unclear why he was so concerned about her wellbeing. Deputies reportedly located the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum at the doctor's office, spoke to her and determined she and their kids were okay. Because no crime had been committed, no further action was taken.

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May 7, 2020: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott celebrate 14th anniversary

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The couple celebrated their 14th anniversary together by posting loving tributes to their respective Instagram accounts.

Alongside a throwback photo, captured in 2006, Spelling began, "I can't believe today is our 14 year anniversary! This pic of @imdeanmcdermott and I was taken just 6 months after we got married on May 7, 2006."

"I was preggers with our first babe Liam. Now, 14 years later we have 5 beautiful kiddos together. Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn, and Beau are true creations of our love and passion for each other. Beautiful blends of the two of us. And, I have my bonus son Jack who I love & adore!"

The actress ended her tribute by thanking her husband. "Thank you @imdeanmcdermott for being my chosen human in this lifetime. My partner in crime and my best friend," she wrote. "You are an amazing papa bear and I love that you always have my back no matter what! Thank you for loving me and I promise I am still fun! Life just gets stressful sometimes but thru it all we have each other. One day we will get back to Fiji where we became husband and wife and started our journey of a lifetime. I love you with all my heart and soul."

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May 7, 2020: Dean McDermott praises Tori Spelling on Instagram

McDermott also showed his wife some love on their anniversary, posting a clip of the couple's 2008 "In Love" music video remix.

"We've been through a lot in 14 years and we're still going strong. Like the song says 'look how far we've come after all,'" Dean captioned the post. "Happy Anniversary Babe. 'I wouldn't wanna live without ya' #happyanniversary."

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August 2020: Tori Spelling opens up about Dean McDermott's cheating

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Despite their loved-up posts towards the beginning of the year, in August, Spelling said on the Women on Top podcast that Dean's previous infidelity was causing issues again — because her daughter saw a clip about it online and it "really upset her."

Her children having access to the footage now was "not something you think about in that moment," she admitted, but Spelling said she is "so proud" that her story "lives online."

And, she gave insight into why she and McDermott decided to make it work, even after that difficult time: "I make my own money. I can be a single mom, but I actually really love him and I want to work on this. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out, but we're going to try."

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June 17, 2021: Tori Spelling confirms her and Dean McDermott sleep in separate beds

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During an appearance on SiriusXM's Jeff Lewis Live, the host asked Spelling about "speculation that there's problems at home." While she didn't confirm the speculation, exactly, she did agree that McDermott was sleeping in "a room" that was separate from hers.

"Right now my kids and dogs sleep in my bed," she said.

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December 2021: Dean McDermott absent from family holiday card

When the star shared her holiday card on Instagram, McDermott was conspicuously absent from the photo and signature: "Tori and family."

In the comments, Spelling wrote that McDermott was missing from the photo because he was "filming his new feature film in Canada" when it was taken.

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January 1, 2022: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott spend New Years apart

McDermott was again noticeably absent from photos Spelling posted to ring in 2022. While Spelling was with her children in Lake Arrowhead, McDermott posted a video from home. "I am sick as a dog," he said. "I am not going to let that dampen my spirits. 2022 is going to be awesome. 2022, we're going to get through."

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July 2022: Dean McDermott appears in Tori Spelling's show

Spelling and McDermott appeared together in an episode of her show @Home with Tori that aired in July 2022.

"You're so cute, babe," McDermott said as they family watched her 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills.

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