On Oct. 18, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum was photographed outside an attorney's office in Los Angeles carrying a notepad. Zoomed in photos show the words "custody," "support" and "assets" written on the paper, which all but detailed what was on the agenda with the lawyer.
Further, paparazzi images published by Page Six showed Tori having an animated conversation on her cell phone. The report described Tori as "angrily shouting" into the phone.
Photographers claimed the "Messyness" co-host — who was not wearing her wedding ring — spent about an hour with an attorney. Dean, Tori's husband of 15 years, did not appear to be present.
Although Tori hasn't publicly confirmed that divorce is on the table, she has openly admitted to having marital strife. Back in June the actress acknowledged that the couple slept in separate bedrooms. Then, on the Sept. 15 episode of the "Feminine Warrior" podcast, Dean addressed the split speculation… sort of.
"It's just like, 'OK, if that's what you want to think, then think it,'" he said, adding that the media makes it sound like "we're divorced because they got a picture of Tori without her ring at the farmers market."
In explaining why Tori was seen without her ring at the time, he insisted, "She took it off because she washed her hands and forgot to put it back on."
That, of course, didn't explain why his ring had been missing for some time. Dean, though, claimed he lost his band and decided not to replace it because "everybody's in a titter" over its absence. "So I'm like, 'Forget it, I'm not going to replace it. Just let them think it,'" he said.
Dean and Tori share five children: Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4.
The couple's romance got off to an inauspicious start as they were both married to other people when they began an affair on the set of a Lifetime movie. Then, in 2014, Dean admitted to cheating on Tori and their ups and downs were broadcast on the reality TV show "True Tori."