For the last twelve or thirteen years, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have been a very public example of a really, really bad marriage and the myriad of mistakes one can make as husband and wife. Let’s review the situation since there was another incident this morning at their marital rental home.
Here is a timeline on the love story between Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott.
On July 3, 2004, Spelling married actor and writer Charlie Shanian. He parents were not happy with her choice but eventually her doting father spent millions on the elaborate 1920s themed wedding. Wolfgang Puck catered dinner for 350 attendees. She met Charlie, and actor, while working on a play with him. The following July she met Dean while filming the Lifetime TV-movie Mind Over Murder in Ottawa and they hooked up on the first day they met. He had always had a crush on her and she thought he was her soulmate. He was also married to Mary Jo. They had been married over ten years and have a son. Everyone gets divorced and as soon as both divorces were final the happy couple eloped in Figi on May 7, 2006. The immediately start making babies. Liam Aaron McDermott was born March 13, 2007.
Candy Spelling allegedly set up a $10 million dollar trust fund for Liam. Since Tori and her father had a falling out around the time of her first marriage, that was worsened by the quick divorce, he set up his will to leave millions to Candy but only $800,000 each to his two children so they would learn to take care of themselves. Tori’s brother seems to have managed to make it work. Tori has some serious unresolved issues that present themselves as overspending and hoarding and the money was quickly run through. But babies seem to bright trust funds so… Stella Doreen McDermott was born June 9, 2008. Hattie Margaret McDermott was born October 10, 2011, Finn Davey McDermott was born August 30, 2012 and Beau Dean McDermott was born March 2, 2017. And Tori is already talking about completing “The Brady Bunch” with one more kid. There is no information about whether or not any of the other children have trust funds.
On May 8, 2010 the lovebirds renew their vows in a public ceremony with friends and a shiny new ring for Tori. And the vow renewal curse kicked in. After Hattie was born in 2011, they lost their reality show and rumors of divorce and cheating were everywhere. So Tori got knocked up again, this time with Finn. She had a difficult pregnancy with Finn due to placenta previa and it appeared that the baby factory would close.
In 2013 Candy and Tori’s relationship got a bit better. I think she was turning to her mom during all the rumors of Dean’s cheating.
Then Dean got a job hosting Chopped Canada. Remember, that Canada is where Tori and Dean met and cheated on their spouses. Dean’s cheating there with someone called Emily Goodhand was all over the news. There was proof this time and Tori could no longer deny it. Emily was even giving interviews about the affair.
Somewhere around this time, Dean went to “rehab.”
By 2016, Tori and Dean were trying to make a comeback. They were shopping a new reality show with even more kids. They had done a few of them in the past when they needed money and now they needed money again. Baby number five was born last March. Things seemed back to normal last year. And by back to normal I mean there were rumors and blind items about Dean’s cheating and Tori’s financial problems.
Which brings us up to today. Yesterday, Tori was filming a Facebook digital cooking show called Secrets In The Sauce where Corrine Olympios was also filming. Corrine reports today that Tori seemed overwhelmed by motherhood. Tori looked puffy to me and several reports I’ve read make it unclear if Tori is pregnant now. So perhaps number six is on the way. Tori looked terrible, particularly for being somewhere that she is going to film, even if it is only a Facebook video. Tori also called the police last night some sights are reporting and as it turns out it was just Dean coming home. Sounds like she wasn’t expecting her husband to return home for the night. So she could be pregnant again, and he could be cheating again. It sort of fits their pattern.
This morning Dean called the police on Tori and told the operator that Tori suffers from mental illness. It appears that Tori got violent with Dean this morning and his reaction was to try to get her 5150ed. It didn’t work. While the police were inside assessing the situation, Dean was outside laughing with a cop and showing him his upper arm in some sort of “this is where the bad lady touched me” sort of way. The police left and no charges were filed and Tori wasn’t hauled off to the nut farm everything is back to The Never Ending sTORI of Tori and Dean.
I spent way too much time on this story today. For some reason Tori’s life fascinates me and also makes me a bit ashamed to be rubbernecking at it. Banjo is going to chew off one of my limbs if I don’t got buy him some dog food though. Time flies when you are reading about the Spelling family…