December 27, 2005
Tori Spelling engaged: reports
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Months after splitting from her
first husband, former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Tori Spelling
is engaged to her new boyfriend, actor Dean McDermott,
celebrity magazines Us Weekly and People reported on Tuesday.
Us Weekly, which broke the news of the engagement, said
McDermott, 39, proposed to Spelling, 32, on Saturday evening
after a moonlit ride in a horse-drawn carriage on a Christmas
tree farm outside Toronto.
"We have searched our whole lives for each other and can't
wait to now start our lives as one," the couple said in a
statement issued to Us Weekly. "We both finally found our
soulmate and we are beyond in love."
A similar statement was given to People magazine. Both
magazines reported that McDermott presented Spelling with a
diamond-and-sapphire ring. No wedding date was given.
Representatives for the couple could not immediately be
reached for comment by Reuters.
In mid-October, court papers revealed that Spelling's first
spouse, actor-writer Charlie Shanian, had filed for divorce
just 15 months after they were married in a lavish ceremony at
the Beverly Hills home of her father, TV producer Aaron
According to Us Weekly, McDermott separated earlier this
year from his wife of more than a decade, Canadian TV
personality Mary Jo Eustace.
The magazine said Spelling and McDermott met this summer on
the set of a TV movie, "Mind Over Murder."
Spelling is best known for the 10 years she spent on the
popular Fox television series "Beverly Hills, 90210." She has
also appeared in such films as "Scary Movie 2" and "Troop