Tori and Dean welcomed their third child in 2011. They named their daughter Hattie Margaret, but the whole birthing process was a bit of a surprise. With Hattie, Tori and her husband decided not to know the sex of their baby until it was born. When Hattie arrived, they were surprised she was a girl!
Apparently, Tori had a feeling that her third child would be a boy, but they were thrilled with Hattie’s arrival nonetheless. Since Hattie was born in October, Tori really leans into the spookiness and coziness of the season. She has thrown Hattie Halloween-themed birthday parties, which both of them love. Plus, Hattie has grown to love horror movies. Seeing her mom’s performance in “Scream 2” is probably a few years off, though.
“Mommywood” Hits Bookshelves
Hot on the heels of her successful reality show “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” Tori published her second memoir in 2009. Called “Mommywood,” this book features funny stories from Tori’s life as a Hollywood mom of two. The stories and anecdotes feature Tori’s famous wit and sense of humor, making it a fun read.
As always, Tori wasn’t afraid to tell her fans about the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of being a mom. Even though her life is entirely different than most of ours, there’s something about Tori that is totally relatable. She’s funny, self-deprecating, and snarky, which isn’t common when it comes to Hollywood.
A Vow Refresh
Who doesn’t love a wedding? Tori and Dean sure do! The two decided to renew their vows for their four-year anniversary. This time around, they had a more formal ceremony instead of eloping on a private island. The two planned a ceremony at a beautiful Beverly Hills residence where their closest family and friends gathered to help them celebrate their love.
Tori also got a jewelry refresh, with Dean gifting her a brand new Darkened Diamond Eternity Band by jewelry designer Neil Lane. This sweet renewal ceremony was a nice way to include family and friends who didn’t get to celebrate the couple’s union the first time around when they eloped in 2006.
A Complicated Fourth Pregnancy
In 2012, Tori was pregnant with her fourth child. However, this pregnancy was quite harrowing for both Tori and her newborn son, Finn. After being hospitalized, Tori found out that she had placenta previa, which can cause serious complications. She was put on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy and experienced some scary moments throughout.
Thankfully, Finn was born safely, if a little early, via C-section. Tori had to get emergency surgery less than a month after Finn’s birth, which only added to the general stress of the whole situation. Despite Tori’s health scares, she fully recovered. At the time, Tori swore that Finn would be her last kid, but we now know that there would be at least one more kid in the future for Tori and Dean.
“Spelling It Like It Is”
Ever since Tori published her first memoir, “Stori Telling,” fans have flocked to her funny and relatable essays about her life. She put her author cap back on in 2013 and published “Spelling It Like It Is.” She returned with a slew of new, fun essays about her life as a busy celebrity and mom just trying to make it through the day.
“Spelling It Like It Is” tackled some serious topics, including her difficult pregnancy with Finn. Tori went into her feelings and experiences while pregnant with him, as well as the health scare that landed her in emergency surgery shortly after his birth. The book once again endeared Tori to her fans because her style of storytelling feels like chatting with a friend.