As rumors fly that her marriage is on the rocks, Tori Spelling has found herself a new cuddle buddy: a fuzzy puppy! The 40-year-old actress rang in the new year shortly after news broke her husband and the father of her four children, Dean McDermott, may have cheated.

A 28-year-old named Emily Goodhand says she and Dean had sex at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel after meeting at an event in Toronto. “He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage,” she told Us Weekly last month. “I believed him.”

Know what we believe? That Tori’s newest addition to the family is the cutest! The black Maltese mix is an adorable bundle of fur in Tori’s arms as she and the kids stop by the American Kennel Club in Los Angeles to take the furball home on January 6.

See Tori Spelling and her new puppy!

Tori herself looks happy and healthy in the photo. Wearing little makeup and opting for jeans and an oversized sweater, Tori’s own pups tussle at the bottom of the picture. On the left is 16-month-old Finn; on the far right, 2-year-old Hattie. We can hardly wait for the photos of Finn, Hattie, and their siblings — 5-year-old Stella and 6-year-old Liam — playing with their new puppy!

As for the less happy news at home, Tori has yet to publicly discuss Dean’s rumored affair. Us Weekly claims she’s still wearing her wedding ring in this recent photo, though we can’t quite make it out. We also can’t see her left hand in a family snapshot Tori shared for New Year’s. More importantly, however, that photo includes a smiling Dean. So maybe he’s not in the doghouse?

Source: Us Weekly

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!