Here’s Why Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Celebrated NYE Apart

She continued, “Love my big beautiful family. They teach me everyday how to be the human I want to be. Love you Liam @liammcdermott2007, Stella @stella_mcdermott08, Hattie, Finn, and Beau.”

Although Dean was noticeably missing from the family trip, there was a reason for his absence. The actor took to Instagram on New Year’s Day to reveal that he was feeling under the weather. 

“Happy New year Everyone!!! I’m down but not out!!” his message read. “Pneumonia sucks, but I’m not going to let it dampen my spirits!! I hope your 2022 is full of love, light and prosperity. Much love to you all.”

Alongside his caption, Dean said in a video that he was “sick as a dog,” adding, “2022 is gonna be awesome. 2022, we’re gonna get through.”

This isn’t the first time in recent months the Canadian actor has been missing from family holiday activities. Ahead of Thanksgiving Day, Tori shared the McDermott-Spelling holiday card on Instagram, writing, “Happy Holiday… With love, from our farm to your family home! xoxo, Tori & family.”

When fans asked why Dean wasn’t in the picture, Tori explained, “Fact: @imdeanmcdermott was filming his new feature film in Canada.”