Dean McDermott and wife Tori Spelling are opening up their lives to the public in a very different way lately, with a new docuseries that exposes their therapy sessions.
The couple have had their own reality series, but this time around, the show is focused on some much darker issues than what we’ve seen before. McDermott, who recently left rehab after a stay for “health and personal issues” admits that he cheated on his wife and says that sex with other women was an escape for him.
“I was out of control. Sex was an escape, just like drugs or alcohol,” he said.
The couple went through a rocky couple of years, with Spelling having two children less than a year apart and then becoming ill after their fourth child was born. The actress had to be hospitalized and was put on bed rest for two months, unable to work; the family lost their reality show subsequently, and Spelling went public with their money issues.
“We’re in the entertainment business, and things change year to year,” she said. “We don’t have a series on the air right now, so we have to be more restrictive of what we can spend, just like anyone who doesn’t currently have a steady job.”
Around Christmastime, a woman came forward saying she’d had an affair with McDermott while he was working in Toronto.
“He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage,” said 28-year old Emily Goodhand. “I believed him.”
Spelling talks about the moment she found out about Goodhand on the show, saying it came from her publicist.
“I got a call from my publicist,” she says. “And she said, ‘I just want to tell you something. It’s a girl, and she’s claiming that she had an affair with Dean in Toronto when he was there. The girl has come forward. She’s put her name to the story. She’s giving all the details, and it’s going to come out next week.”
The couple share the experience of trying to work through their marriage on the show, and even though it was a difficult decision, Spelling says she wanted to tell her side of the story after all the tabloids came out.
“It was not a decision I came to easily… I wanted to tell my story exactly as it was happening, what my feelings were.”
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