How Tori Spelling Is Crushing Her "Single Mom Christmas"

Tori Spelling is celebrating her first Christmas as a single mom following her breakup from ex Dean McDermott and amid an overall challenging year.

By Corinne Heller Dec 23, 2023 7:57 PMTags
Watch: Tori Spelling is Having a 'Single Mom Christmas'

Tori Spelling is single all the way this holiday season.

As the Beverly Hills, 90210 star prepares to celebrate her first Christmas as a single mom following her split from estranged husband Dean McDermott and amid an overall challenging year for their family, she's finally tacking off a major part of her to-do list: Buying those Christmas presents.

"It's December 22 and I officially bought my first gift for Christmas," Tori wrote on her Instagram Stories. "5 Christmas lists to tackle. 3 days to do. Missed the @amazon prime cut off. Now I'll have to brave the mall alone."

The 50-year-old added, "Crushing this single mom Christmas 2023," adding a laughing emoji.

The 50-year-old shared her post more than a week after she revealed that her and Dean's eldest child, Liam, 16, underwent foot surgery after falling down the stairs more than a month prior.

"It's going to be a long journey," she wrote on Instagram Dec. 14, "but we take it day by day."

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's Family Photos

Tori revealed Liam's injury weeks after he was absent from a recent family outing to kick off the holiday season. The actress had brought her and Dean's younger children Stella, 15, Hattie, 12, Finn, 11, and Beau, 6, to the star-studded 2023 Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles Dec. 1.

"Jingle Ball 2023 … Music , Kiddos, and Sequins OH MY!" Tori later wrote on Instagram. "My kids and friends and family had the BEST time this past weekend! Thank you for everything @iheartradio @iheartjingleball you made a pre teen girl, teen girl, and moms dream come true seeing @oliviarodrigo. After a challenging 2023 it was everything to see Olivia! She's been our anthem and music champion thru this time. We sang our hearts out to her."

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The event marked Tori's first red carpet event for Tori since June, when she and her now-ex attended the Stand for Kids Gala with their four youngest kids. It was the last time the former couple, who split earlier this year after 17 years of marriage, stepped out together.

Several months ago, Tori and their children had moved out of their family home after discovering what she had said was an "extreme mold problem" that made them ill. In November, Dean spoke out about the breakdown of his marriage to his ex for the first time, in a interview. He also revealed to the outlet that he had sought treatment for alcohol addiction at a rehab facility this past summer.

"All Tori's ever done to this day is want me to be happy and healthy and I inflicted a lot of damage and pain on that woman," he said. "I'm taking accountability for that today. And it's the biggest amend that I'm ever going to have to make."

See how stars are celebrating the holidays this year:

Mariah Carey

The self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas opened presents with her and ex Nick Cannon's 12-year-old daughter Monroe.

Miley Cyrus

Referencing her own song, the pop star quipped on Instagram, "It’s definitely a Nashville party."

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade

The couple brought on the cheer through festive PJs, rocking them with kids Kaavia, 5, and Zaya, 16, on Christmas morning.

Vanessa Hudgens

You can bet on it that the High School Musical star's celebrations included her beloved dog Darla.

Kaley Cuoco & Tom Pelphrey

The Big Bang Theory alum and the Ozark actor celebrated their first Christmas as parents with 8-month-old daghter Matilda.

Tamar Braxton

Two months after their breakup, the "All the Way Home" artist and her Queens Court suitor Jeremy "JR" Robinson got engaged again on Christmas morning.

Brian Austin Green & Sharna Burgess

The kids are all here! The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum is joined by his and Vanessa Marcil's 21-year-old son Kassius—as well as his and Megan Fox's  kids Noah, 11, Bodhi, 9, and Journey, 7—for a family photo with the Dancing With the Stars pro and their 17-month-old son Zane.

Alicia Silverstone

"Just an elf on your shelf," the Clueless star wrote on Instagram. "Happy holidays!"

Billy Ray Cyrus & Firerose

No achy breaky hearts here as the singers celebrate their first Christmas as a married couple.

Courteney Cox

The Friends alum joked that she's on "good terms" with Santa.

Kelsea Ballerini & Chase Stokes

As the country singer wrote on Instagram, "merry chrysler."

Simone Biles & Jonathan Owens

We're flipping out over the gymnast and football player's first Christmas as a married couple.

Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert

Two weeks after she underwent emergency surgery, Hayley and the Dancing with the Stars judge husband celebrated their first Christmas together as a married couple.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Goop founder spent Christmas morning with kids Apple, 19, and Moses, 15, who she shares with ex Chris Martin.

The Beckhams

Victoria Beckham and David Beckham appeared with three of their four kids—Cruz BeckhamHarper Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham—and daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz Beckham in a holiday pic the fashion designer shared Dec. 23.

Paris Hilton

The Paris in Love star took her and husband Carter Reum's 13-month-old son Phoenix to Disneyland on Christmas Eve.

Olivia Rodrigo

Christmas proved to be good 4 the singer, who rang in the holiday with Guts-themed ornaments. 

Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

The daytime talk show co-hosts were feeling the "Big Nick Energy" on Christmas.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita

"Merry Christmas & happy holidays from the Mikita - Ferguson household," the Modern Family star captioned this sweet photo with their kids Beckett, 3, and Sullivan, 13 months.

Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar winner showed off her dinner table setting, writing on Instagram, "Merry Christmas from my family to Yours."

Ariana Grande & Frankie Grande

The brother-sister duo rang in Christmas with their mom Joan Grande.

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

No one else can feel the Christmas spirit for you—just ask the Hills couple and their sons Gunner, 6, and Ryker, 13 months.

John Travolta

The Grease alum went skiing with his kids Benjamin, 12, and Ella, 22.

John Stamos

"Merry Christmas everyone, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!" the Full House actor captioned this family photo with wife Caitlin McHugh Stamos and 5-month-old son Billy. "Let's remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies not just in celebration, but in reaching out, in understanding and in caring for each other. Here's to going back to the beginning - to love, kindness, and compassion."

Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell

The Emily in Paris star and her husband woke up on Christmas morning to isses from their dog. "Merry Christmas, everyone!" she wrote on Instagram. "From our lil family to yours."

Jana Kramer & Allan Russell

They got the boy for Christmas! The singer and her fiancé snuggled with their newborn son Roman.

Chrishell Stause & G Flip

The Selling Sunset star and the musician celebrated their first Christmas as a married couple in Australia.

Jessie James Decker & Eric Decker

The pregnant singer and her husband celebrated their "last Christmas as a family of 5" with their kids Vivianne, 9, Eric "Bubby" Jr., 8, and Forrest, 5, in matching PJs.

Kathy Griffin

It looks like the comedian made Santa's naughty list, captioning this photo from Jesse Tyler Ferguson's holiday bash: "Yes, I was THIS old gal at the kids Xmas party. I’M PROUD OF IT!!!" 

Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz

The supermodel and the Tokio Hotel rocker had Christmas at the beach.

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