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Tori Spelling Goes Shopping With Mystery New Man Amid 'Single Mom' Christmas'

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 24, 2023 at 12:30 PM EST

Tori Spelling is gearing up for her first Christmas as a single mom amidst the challenges and her split from her estranged husband Dean McDermott.

As she navigates this new chapter, she is checking off a significant task — buying Christmas presents — and achieving it with the help of a mysterious new man by her side.

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Tori Spelling  Went Christmas Shopping With New Male Companion

Spelling got fans talking after she was seen shopping at the Westfield Topanga Mall in the Canoga Park area of Los Angeles on Friday, accompanied by a mystery man.

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Tori Spelling sighted in NYC
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The 50-year-old actress displayed her lean physique in shiny vinyl black leggings and a green holiday sweatshirt with "Naught Kinda Nice" written on it. 

The reality star, who has shed a few pounds since her split from McDermott, complemented the look with loose waves in her long, blonde hair and natural-looking makeup. Her signature stacked necklaces and a large chain bracelet added a finishing touch to her ensemble.

With hair brushed away from his face and a scruffy beard with tell-tale gray strands, Spelling's companion sported a brown tie-dyed hoodie, distressed gray jeans, and sneakers. 

The couple shared a moment outside the Pinstripe restaurant before leaving to find their car. The duo eventually jetted off in a Tesla, with the mystery man behind the wheel. 

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Photos of the two shopping can be seen here.

Even though the Hollywood star was not spotted carrying any packages, she mentioned on Instagram that her shopping had begun.

She informed her fans and followers, "It's December 22 and I officially bought my first gift for Christmas. 5 Christmas lists to tackle. 3 days to do. Missed the @amazon prime cut off. Now I have to brave the mall alone. Crushing this single mom Christmas 2023."

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Dean McDermot celebrates birthday with Tori Spelling and kids

Despite the collapse of the Spelling-McDermott marriage earlier this year, this is not the family's first holiday apart. On Thanksgiving, McDermott shared on Instagram that he opted to spend the holiday at a sober living facility

Wearing a flannel shirt, the Canadian actor conveyed plans for a festive celebration with his housemates at Freedom House, expressing they were "going to have a lot of fun."

The "A Christmas Visitor" star expressed gratitude for the positive elements in his life, such as his children, "new friends in sobriety, his sponsor," and the supportive communities he connected with during his journey. 

He wrapped up the sentimental post by wishing his Instagram followers a wonderful Thanksgiving, adding, "I'm just truly blessed, and I hope everybody has a wonderful day."

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McDermott Announced The End Of His Marriage At His 'Wit's End'

Last month, onlookers were treated to a new update on Spelling and McDermott's custody plans when an insider opened up about McDermott's keenness on spending more time with their kids — Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn, and Beau.

The source shared that "He [McDermott] wants access to the kids and he wants to set a good example." The insider claimed the "Slasher" actor had not seen his children since June and expressed his hopes of staying in "good graces" with his ex-wife and the rest of her family.

Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and their kids at 'Jumanji: The Next Level' World Premiere
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McDermott initially broke the news of his separation from the "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress in June on Instagram. However, he promptly removed the post, later addressing the public's inquiries about his decision during an interview earlier in the month.

"My worst memory with Tori is that last fight when I was drunk and angry. It was the night that I raged against her and the children and I saw the light, the final flicker of the flame go out in her eyes. I posted that because I was at the end of my rope. I didn't know what to do. I had burned everything down yet again," the father of five detailed.

The 57-year-old then disclosed that he was at his "wit's end," battling with alcohol and pills when he posted the breakup message. Following the announcement, he ingested "six or seven Ambien" with the intention of not waking up. 

While his estranged partner did not publicly respond, McDermott mentioned that she was "traumatized" and "totally caught off guard," and their children were "particularly devastated."

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