Home Sweet Hollywood parenting-duo Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have their hands full. The couple, who have recently denied reports of trouble in paradise, spend much of their time with cameras following them to capture their lives, from happy occasions to marital riffs. In an interview with Babble, Spelling and McDermott dish on their marriage, family relationships, parenting their two children, Liam, 3, and Stella, 1, and balancing it all.
On what shocked the couple most about parenting:
Dean: What overwhelmed me was how much you could love someone so completely. When [the babies] were in Tori’s stomach, I thought, “I’m in love with this little thing,” and I hadn’t even seen them yet. Then when they come out, it’s overwhelming how much love you can give somebody. Also shocking: Getting pooped on.
Tori: And Stella’s a projectile vomiter. The first time she freaked me out; I thought, “Oh my god, what’s going to happen to her?” She has range, though. She’s a shooter.
How do you find quality family time when the cameras are there?
Tori: The cameras aren’t exactly the problem. We have a lot going on. As a working mom, I try really hard to find that balance because I want it all. I want to be the stay-at-home-mom who has dinner on the table and takes my kids to carpool. I hear other moms say, “I just dropped the kids off at school, and then I had time for a Yoga class.” I think, “What is that like?” It all sounds so inviting to me, but I want to run an empire. I love all my business ventures, so I struggle every day on how to blend the two. We get through it. I run on adrenaline, but I’d love to have more family time.
For the complete Tori & Dean interview, visit Babble.com.