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Tori Spelling announces pregnancy amid news she must pay American Express $40G

Actress Tori Spelling arrives at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Inglewood, California March 12, 2016.

Actress Tori Spelling arrives at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Inglewood, California March 12, 2016.  (Reuters)

Tori Spelling has some good news and some bad news.

The 43-year-old announced she is expecting her fifth child with husband Dean McDermott. She was also ordered by a to pay American Express nearly $40,000 in unpaid bills, according to legal documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight.

ET reports the actress must pay the credit card company $38,836.97 which includes $855 in court fees.

American Express sued Spelling in January for failing to pay her credit card bill. At the time of the lawsuit, AMEX claimed the 43-year-old had not made any payments since June 26, 2015.

A rep for the star did not immediately return FOX411's request for comment.

Spelling told People of her pregnancy, "It was a total surprise. But we always wanted a big family. I’m really excited."

Spelling has opened up about her financial woes in her 2013 memoir "Spelling It Like It Is.

"It's no mystery why I have money problems," Spelling wrote. "I grew up rich beyond anyone's dreams. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can't seem to let go of my expensive tastes ... And then there's my little shopping problem ... I can't afford to live like this anymore. Our circumstances have changed. They say admitting the problem is the first step."

Spelling is also facing a tax lien from California for $259,108.23 on her tax property with husband.

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