Tori Spelling and her estranged husband Dean McDermott are ‘trying to stay cordial’ with one another in the wake of their separation as they each are pursuing new love interests.
Spelling, 50, and McDermott, 56, are ‘on fairly icy terms right now’ in the wake of Spelling’s new relationship with ad exec Ryan Cramer, a source told US Weekly Thursday, while he is linked with new girlfriend, businesswoman Lily Calo.
McDermott ‘thinks Tori’s doing this for attention,’ the source said of the Beverly Hills, 90210 star’s new romance with Cramer, who bears more than a passing physical resemblance to McDermott.
An insider previously told the outlet that Spelling and Cramer first crossed paths via work ‘several months ago and she thought he was very charming and handsome.
‘Tori is really excited about the new relationship and it doesn’t bother her that people say he looks a lot like Dean.’
The latest: Tori Spelling, 50, and her estranged husband Dean McDermott, 56, are ‘trying to stay cordial’ with one another in the wake of their separation as they each are pursuing new love interests
Spelling and McDermott share five children: Liam, 16, Stella, 15, Hattie, 12, Finn, 11, and Beau, six. McDermott is also father to son, Jack, 25, whom he shares with ex, Mary Jo Eustace, 61.
A separate source told the outlet that Spelling was ‘having a blast’ early on dating Cramer, who ‘makes her feel energized and happier than she’s been in a long time.’
The source added, ‘Things got so toxic with Dean, she was walking around in a fog.’
McDermott this past June announced on Instagram that he and Spelling were ending their longtime relationship.
‘It’s with great sadness and a very very heavy heart that after 18 years together and 5 amazing children, that @torispelling and I have decided to go our separate ways and start a new journey of our own,’ McDermott said.
He added: ‘We will continue to work together as loving parents and guide and love our children through this difficult time. We ask that you all respect our privacy as we take this time to surround our family with love and work our way through this.’
Spelling’s romance with Cramer comes amid what’s been a trying year for the actress, who has dealt with insecure living conditions, physical illness and financial problems in addition to her separation from McDermott.
Spelling was seen in August staying in an RV park in Ventura County, California with her five kids. Prior to that, the family was seen staying at a Ventura County $100-a-night motel.
Spelling’s romance with Cramer comes amid what’s been a trying year for the actress, who has dealt with insecure living conditions, illness and financial problems. Pictured in NYC in January
McDermott this past June announced on Instagram that he and Spelling were ending their longtime relationship. Pictured in June in LA prior to the announcement
Spelling in May left a rental home she and her children had been staying in amid what she said was a continuing issue with mold that impacted the family’s health.
The litany of tough breaks mark a reversal of fortune for Spelling, who grew up immersed in Hollywood luxury, as her late father Aaron Spelling produced hit shows such as Dynasty, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat, as well as Melrose Place, Charmed and Beverly Hills, 90210.
Aaron left behind a $500 million empire, with Tori’s inheritance coming in at $800,000.
She has had a complicated relationship with her mother Candy over the years: Aaron Spelling passed away in June of 2006, which was less than a year after Tori made headlines in 2005 for her extramarital affair with McDermott while both were married; her to Charlie Shahnaian, and McDermott to Eustace.
She and McDermott eloped in Fiji in May of 2006, just a month before Aaron’s death.
In her 2008 book sTORI Telling, Tori said that her family was disappointed in her eloping with McDermott, and both the mother and daughter have publicly spoken about their complicated relationship in the years since.
While things appear to be on decent terms – with Tori wishing her mother a happy birthday in September – it was not immediately clear if Candy has offered to help her daughter financially amid her recent struggles.
Spelling and Cramer first crossed paths via work ‘several months ago and she thought he was very charming and handsome,’ a source told US
Tori appeared to be recovering after she spent multiple days in a hospital with an unknown illness over the summer, as she entered a medical facility on August 17.
On August 20, she posted an image of her hospital wristband on social media, while praising her children. She said at the time, ‘Grateful and so proud of my strong, brave, resilient and kind to the core children who remain positive no matter what comes our way.’
Before her hospital stint, Spelling was seen working on a project in Los Angeles.
A source told DailyMail.com earlier this month that Spelling was ‘having some money issues,’ and looking toward returning to the reality TV genre as a result.
‘Tori is caught between a rock and a hard place right now as she is trying to figure out what her next job is going to be,’ the source said.
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