"Tori and Dean are not getting a divorce," the insider spilled about the parents-of-five. "Tori and Dean have been better than ever."
"They've had their ups and downs like any couple, but [they] have continued working on their marriage through couple’s counseling. They love each other and are not going to split," the source added.
As OK! previously reported, the Canadian native penned a message that he and the Beverly Hills 90210 have split almost two decades following their 2006 Fijian elopement.
"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 wrote.
"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. Thank you all for your support and kindness 🙏," he added, mentioning their five kids: sons Liam, 16, Finn, 10, and Beau 5, and daughters Stella, 15, and Hattie, 11.
Fans took to the comments section to weigh in on the not so shocking message.
"After cheating on her years ago you're lucky she kept you for as long as she did," one user said, while another noted, "Like we all didn't see that train wreck coming years ago."
"Better pay that child support Daddio," a third person joked, while a fourth stated, "Sorry pal."
After a rough patch in their marriage in 2021, where a source claimed their relationship was "very much struggling," another insider recently shared that the pair was doing much better.
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Us Weekly reported on the source's statements.