Tori Spelling has opted to share the astounding details of her husband Dean McDermott’s affair with the world.
However, she isn’t just sitting down for an interview to discuss the matter. The 40-year-old actress is going a step further by taking the drama to television in a Lifetime reality series coined True Tori.
According to E! News, the cameras began rolling only six days after McDermott left for rehab to receive help for his sexual addiction. A preview clip of the new series has been released, as well. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum explained why she desired to film the series.
“I wanted people to get me, to see the real me, so that’s why I wanted to do this.” Spelling also recounted how she actually found out about her husband’s affair from her publicist.
“I got a call from my publicist 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 about her two-day affair with your husband in Toronto, and it’s going to come out next week—Christmas.'”
Of course, she confronted McDermott almost immediately, and he didn’t deny the allegations. “I asked Dean to step outside so I could talk to him in private. I wanted the truth. I didn’t want to make him defensive, I just wanted him to know that I knew, to see what he said,” the mother of four recalled. “My heart was pounding so fast, like it is right now, that I could barely speak.”
During the trailer for the first episode of the series, McDermott spoke openly about his “out of control” sexual addiction. “Sex was an escape, just like drugs and alcohol,” he said. “I could never give him enough sex,” Spelling cried. “He’s never going to be happy with just me.”
The new series will definitely be quite different, offering up a true dose of harsh reality. Hopefully the couple can survive this difficult time in their marriage.
True Tori is scheduled to air on Lifetime Tuesday, Apr. 22.
Image via Tori Spelling, Twitter