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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott spotted on romantic date together

Their new reality series depicts an extremely strained relationship, but are Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott getting closer to a happy ending? The couple, whose marriage has been on the rocks since McDermott’s admitted affair with a Toronto woman last December, spent Saturday together getting Thai massages and lunch in Los Angeles, according to a report from E! News on May 3.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott attend John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by Chrysler held at John Varvatos Los Angeles on March 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.
Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for John Varvatos

A source said the McDermotts were "very sweet and affectionate" with each other, holding hands throughout the day. They had lunch together at The Infield restaurant in Encino.

The romantic date day comes just a week after Spelling was hospitalized for six days for undisclosed reasons. While the details of the actress’s medical scare have been kept closely under wraps, cameras reportedly followed her to the hospital to document her entire medical drama, and it will play out on a future episode of the couple’s Lifetime reality series, “True Tori.” Us Weekly reported that the stress of Spelling’s personal life played a role in her hospital stay.

“True Tori” cameras have been documenting the couple’s damaged relationship in almost-real time in the aftermath of McDermott’s highly publicized Toronto fling, but production of the reality show had to briefly shut down following comments the actor made about having suicidal thoughts. In the most recent episode of the show, Spelling expressed concern over the father of her children (the couple have four kids together: Liam, 7, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 1) talking about his suicidal tendencies with the cameras rolling.

While the weekend massages and hand holding paint a rosier picture for the couple, Spelling has been upfront about the fact that her story may not have a happy ending.

In a recent post on her website, she defended the choice to air her dirty laundry on TV, and even acknowledged that it could end badly: “I needed the chance to tell my own story,” she wrote. “At the moment, I don’t know if it will have a happy ending. But I need to get my voice back, and this is my way of doing that.”

“True Tori” airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Lifetime.