Tori Spelling: Dean McDermott Broke Her Heart

By: Kimberly Ripley - April 17, 2014

Tori Spelling revealed during an interview with Us Weekly that hubby Dean McDermott broke her heart by cheating on her with another woman. The news about McDermott’s dalliances with 28-year-old Emily Goodhand broke in December, and Tori and Dean’s marriage has been on thin ice ever since.

“He was my soulmate, but he completely broke my heart,” the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum said of McDermott.

The couple has four children together. Liam is 7, Stella is 5, Hattie is 2, and baby Finn is just 20 months old. The fact that Tori is a devoted mother and was at home with their four children while he played around no doubt adds some pretty serious insult to injury. Add to that the fact that Tori nearly died following Finn’s birth, and just the term “cheating husband” takes on a whole new heinous form.

Tori and Dean have gone to marriage counseling. She teased fans with this particular tidbit during a promo for her upcoming Lifetime docu-series. Called True Tori, it premieres on April 22nd.

The issue of Us Weekly in which Tori Spelling’s complete interview is featured reportedly delves into the moment she learned about Dean McDermott’s affair, as well as her confrontation of him. It also explains why she didn’t kick him out of the house when learning about his infidelity.

“I feel so judged, but it’s not black and white,” she says in the interview.

Tori also claims she is “protecting her children” but fans will apparently have to buy the magazine when it hits news stands on Friday in order to find out from what or whom she is protecting them.

One big question comes to mind when observing Tori Spelling’s struggles from a distance, however. Living in the limelight isn’t always the best way to work on private issues like serious marital problems. Should Tori perhaps not be sharing her woes on a new TV show? It seems a bit exploitive–don’t you think?

How do you think this will all turn out? Will Tori and Dean get divorced? Will they work things out and live happily ever after? Will this all wind up on reality TV?

And then there’s the most important question of all. Does anyone really care?

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Paula Turner

    I care, the main reason of course are the children. I really hate to see anyone hurt like this. It is such a deep hurt and I don’t know if a marriage, even if it does survive, can ever be totally the same again. Now that said, Tori did the same thing. She is guilty of adultry with Dean and his family breaking up. Of course, Dean is the real culprit in both marriages and I don’t know if he can ever be trusted. I do remember thinking when their first show aired, and after watching several weeks, I found out he had left his first wife and child for her, that what goes around, comes around. If he cheated on his first wife, he will cheat on you too sister. Anyway, what is done is done, so for the sake of their family I hope they can work it out.

  • JCJ Bike

    4 kids and no job… The best she can do is sell her private life to do a reality show.

    The fact that a woman who hasn’t acted in 14 years still has a “publicist” shows she isn’t fully being honest with herself on who tori spelling-2014 really is.

  • Sabra

    As a Women who had a husband in my life do the same thing! telling me he loved me and we had just had a baby daughter,With this said, And I say this with Love,When a man leaves a wife for another woman,it brings a spiritual break with God,He forgives,Not so The woman or man that has just had there world go inside down. Now if I remember correctly that Dean left his first wife and Child to be with Tori and now he cheats on Tori with 4 children, This is a pattern with Mr,Dean.I realize it takes two to tango, He strikes me as a very insecure Man,He Wants to act more and that’s hard on anyone in the Business TUFF,TUFF! I Believe they will make it,After all they have 4 precious Children to put first, Cause without each of them getting there act together they are setting there children up for all kinds of problems as they get Older. I really feel for Tori as I believe she is a hard woke and a special mom! So God Bless this Family.