The ups and downs of family life are often kept behind closed doors — but not so for Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott. During the past season of her reality show “True Tori,” the couple’s domestic issues ended up playing out on camera. So why does Spelling keep doing it?
“This is our real life,” she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on TODAY Monday. “‘True Tori’ is as real as it gets.”
Here’s what also got real in the recent season:
Spelling invited Dean’s ex Mary Jo on the show
While Dean and Mary Jo were married, he cheated on her with Spelling, who wanted to offer an apology. Did Mary Jo accept? “She was happy that I was apologizing and she accepted that, but she wanted me to know that I should own it. Her belief is that Dean and I take 50/50 in what we did.”
She knows the adultery was a bad idea
“Karma is a bitch? I’ve heard that so much. Yes, Twitter, I’ve heard that a lot,” she said.
After such a painful season, she still wants to continue
“I personally like doing it. For me, it works. It’s individual, I know it’s not for everyone…. It’s cathartic. It’s therapy for me.”
Dean did step up during her recent hospitalization
When Spelling recently spent time in the hospital with bronchitis, she was impressed with how her husband took care of business — and their four kids. “He really stepped up, and that was the big thing on the show this season, I was like, ‘Step up and take care of the kids. You’ve been away, you’ve been dealing with yourself for so long, come back to us.’ And he has, in a big way.”
About the gray in her hair….
Extensions. Spelling was interviewed wearing her usual bright blonde locks, but underneath were curls of gray to match her top. “I needed something different. It’s so much like ‘Is Tori OK? What’s wrong with Tori?’ and I was like, ‘I need something clean and new and fresh’ — and this is it.”
All about split are rumour
It looks like this may finally be the end for Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. Us Weekly is reporting that the couple who have been married for eight years and have four children are headed for a split.
“There appears to be no love between them,” an insider tells the magazine. “When the cameras are off, they’re cold toward one another.”
The reality show couple have struggled to keep their marriage together. Recent troubles include financial problems, McDermott’s struggles with sobriety and of course his infamous late 2013 affair that was chronicled in the series, “True Tori.”
The tension appears to have bubbled over when Spelling, 41, was in hospital last month to treat bronchitis.
“Dean has physically been there for Tori at the hospital out of a sense of obligation and it was obvious and very depressing to Tori,” a second source told Us of McDermott “His thoughts were elsewhere while he was at the hospital and he was not attentive to her.”
“He looked for every excuse to leave and pretty much stayed there as minimally as possible,” the source continued. “He didn’t spend the night there with her at all. Tori was forced to sleep alone while Dean went home to their cozy house.”
Another source added, “They are barely on speaking terms.”
Tori Spelling has found a new way to punish cheating husband Dean McDermott.
In a preview clip released for next week’s episode of True Tori, viewers get a glimpse into Tori and Dean’s couples therapy session. The topic of discussion – whether or not Dean should have a vasectomy – was a hot button topic, as Tori reveals that prior to Dean’s philandering, she didn’t want him to have one and he did.
But now everything has changed.
Tori tearfully tells the therapist and Dean that she wants him to have the procedure done more than ever.
“Because of what I went through, I know I don’t want anymore babies with him,” she says.
Dean, who looks visibly hurt by the confession, just sits in silence while his wife continues to explain her reasoning for her drastic decision. The therapist, aware of how big a deal this is for their marriage, tells the reality starlet, “It’s really something to say that because of all the struggles you’ve had you’re not going to have another child with him.”
Remaining steadfast in her decision, Tori tells the room, “There are consequences to actions.”
Tori Spelling is still hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai after being admitted Saturday for a severe coughing attack, Us Weekly reports. Doctors diagnosed her with severe bronchitis and possible pneumonia, a source told the publication. Spelling posted a picture of herself with an IV. It is unclear if she will be able to attend the naming ceremony of the Regal Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 5.
Us Weekly reported: Over the weekend, the True Tori star started coughing so intensely that she nearly passed out and had to be hospitalized. She was eventually admitted for severe bronchitis and possible pneumonia … TMZ first reported that the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was being quarantined like an Ebola patient, and upon arrival at the hospital, was initially kept from other patients while the medical staff took precautions treating her.
This isn’t Spelling’s first severe illness, which required hospitalization. When Spelling was going through dealing with her husband’s affair, she ended up so sick that she needed to be taken to the hospital. She also had an extremely rough time with her last pregnancy and almost died.
No drama allowed at this birthday party!
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott celebrated their daughter Hattie’s third birthday Sunday afternoon with a “princesses and fairies” celebration fit for a queen.
For two hours, Hattie and her school friends enjoyed a massive bounce house, participated in face painting and even decorated their own tutus.
“Overall the mood of the party was light,” an eyewitness told E! News exclusively. “There was no drama to speak of.”
As Lifetime cameras filmed throughout the day, Tori and Dean “seemed fine” as they celebrated with cake and sweets made by Scout Masterson. “There was not a lot of interaction between the two,” the eyewitness shared with E! News. “They did not show any PDA.”
Instead, the two mingled with guests that included Tatum O’Neal, Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof, and Candy Spelling.
Although Tori and her mom have been open about their strained relationship, the twosome was spotted chatting “for quite a while.” They even posed for a selfie with O’Neal. Another surprise guest fans may not have expected to come was McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace. According to a source, Tori personally invited her to the party and they were seen chatting during the event.
In a sneak peek of True Tori’s new season released to E! News, Tori sits down with Dean’s ex-wife in hopes of finding more clarity on her current marriage.
“You have one story that’s painted for you and you made a pretty accurate portrait of him,” Tori shared in the video. “[The infidelity] became true in my own relationship. You can say ‘I told you so.'”
Although some would expect Mary Jo to be excited with the marital troubles surrounding Tori, she simply told the reality star that “it’s not a good feeling.” Regardless of all the drama surrounding Tori’s family life, it was nothing but a special day for daughter Hattie.
“Happy 3rd Birthday to my beautiful Hattie Cat!!” the proud mom wrote on Instagram. Based on that smile, we’d say the B-day girl had a blast!
– Public Events – From 2014 – Hattie’s third birthday Party – October 11. 2014
The new season of True Tori is right around the corner, and while most of us are anxiously waiting to find out if Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are able to repair their marriage, we may all be in for a shock. That is, if the new rumors surrounding the couple are true, because they claim that Spelling is pregnant with baby number five! Say what?
Many Facebook and Twitter fans think that Tori Spelling should have ditched Dean McDermott after he cheated on her, but she didn’t. And although the couple did struggle to repair their marriage last season on True Tori, the new season may bring another bombshell – Tori could be pregnant again!
In a new preview clip of the upcoming season, Spelling admits that she may have another bun in the oven. Wow, talk about drama! I don’t know about you, but if my husband had an affair, there certainly wouldn’t be any chance of a pregnancy in my house.
And the pregnancy is not the only bombshell Spelling reveals.
She also is seen telling her therapist: “I decided that I wanted to see a picture of the woman my husband cheated on me with.”
Now, if you followed the story from the beginning, fans have questioned whether or not there really was another woman, because no one could find her, or find out anything about her. It sparked controversy last season and Tori and Dean were accused of faking the entire cheating scandal for the show.
90210 fans were excited to see Tori Spelling and Jenni Garth reunited on the small screen, but it seems it was short-lived.
According to a new report from TVLine, the ABC Family show Mystery Girls will not be renewed for a second season, although the network reps have yet to officially confirm it’s been canceled.
Mystery Girls debuted on June 25 — just six months after Spelling’s personal life crumbled when her husband Dean McDermott was caught in a two day affair with Canadian woman Emily Goodhand — to just 0.76 million viewers.
The show continued to plummet in ratings and only brought in 500,000 viewers for its season finale on Aug. 27. Besides reality TV shows, this was Spelling’s first lead on a sitcom show in more than seven years.