“They constantly butt heads,” an insider tells OK!, “and the physical side to their romance has been on hiatus for longer than anyone can remember.”
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, 48, admitted as much in June, when she revealed during an appearance on Jeff Lewis’ SiriusXM podcast that she and the 54-year-old were sleeping in separate beds. "Right now my kids and dogs sleep in my bed," the True Tori alum said at the time, cryptically adding that her Canadian husband was staying "in a room.”
As OK! previously reported, a source revealed that the couple's split was "imminent" and would come as soon as Spelling returned to the United States. The Messyness star is currently in Malta — where she confessed she was getting her ‘spark’ back — for work.
“Word is Tori’s ready to do it soon,” the insider continues, “though she’ll want to keep things amicable with Dean no matter what.”
The pair, who have both been spotted out sans their wedding rings, share Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 9, Finn, 8, and Beau, 4. Though the family-of-seven celebrated Labor Day at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off, Spelling and McDermott appeared to keep their distance.
However, Spelling made it a point to make it clear that their outing was more about their brood, and less about them. “Yes we did [have a good time with the kids]. We’ve been going to the Malibu Chili Cookoff since [son] Liam was 1 years old," Spelling — who became visibly uncomfortable when asked about McDermott — said during another appearance on Jeff Lewis Live. "He’s 14, so it's a tradition. The family does it together every year."
Meanwhile, some think there’s still a chance they could pull things back from the brink, but “it’s unlikely,” adds the source, “and would require a massive shift in their dynamic.”