Taking a long road trip with four young children may not be a picnic for any parent, but Tori Spelling seemed especially worse for wear on Wednesday when she became stranded with her family due to car trouble.
The 39-year-old “Beverly Hills 90210” actress and her family apparently got more of a vacation than they bargained for when their car broke down during a road trip, forcing Spelling and her four children to wait on the side of the road until help arrived.
In a message to followers on Wednesday, Spelling tweeted an unhappy-looking photo of the bunch, with the caption, "4 kids. 1 dog. 1 car leaking gas broken down on the side of the road= not a great road trip.”
Pictured was Spelling holding her newborn son, Finn; her one-year-old daughter, Hattie; her four-year-old daughter, Stella; her five-year-old son, Liam; and the family’s dog. The only smile came from Stella, who didn’t appear to mind the car trouble as she held onto her mother’s hand.
Spelling and her husband, actor Dean McDermott, met on the set of the Lifetime movie “Mind Over Murder” in 2005 when they were both married to other people. They wed a year later after divorcing their spouses.
Speaking of the initial affair, Spelling said that it helped her to realize that her marriage to her first husband, Charlie Shanian, wasn’t working.
“After it had happened I didn’t feel any regrets and I thought, ‘I’m madly in love with this man that I’ve just met … and this is forcing me to really look at my marriage,’” Spelling later said.
Spelling and McDermott have since chronicled their relationship on six seasons of the Oxygen reality show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” But despite their evidently strong relationship, raising a family isn’t always easy for the couple.
In a recent appearance on “The Talk,” Spelling talked about some of the challenge’s of motherhood, especially with a large family.
"It has put us over the edge. They're 10 months apart, Hattie and Finn," she said. "It got a little crazy going from three to four. It's basically like having twins at home. It's overwhelming."