Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling’s troubled marriage as well as Dean’s involvement in their reality show True Tori. Just last week it was reported that Spelling filed divorced papers and that McDermott was quitting the show because he can’t handle airing his dirty laundry publicly. Now it seems that the two have changed their tone yet again.
In an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the couple revealed that they are still in the process of working things out and that McDermott will be staying on True Tori for a really good reason: to spread awareness about clinical depression.
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“I have clinical depression and I want people to know there’s help out there,” McDermott says. “You’re not alone and that’s what I’ve learned through this whole process…you can get help.”
McDermott was recently involved in an affair with a woman named Emily Goodhand and he admitted to having suicidal thoughts after the scandal became public. “You know, I thought it would make everything a lot easier if I just wasn’t here,” he said in the interview with Dr. Oz. The scandal and the aftermath was featured heavily on True Tori.
Dean wasn’t the only one who talked about his demons though. Tori also opened up about the stress and self-esteem issues that have plagued her since childhood.
“Before the show, before True Tori… Anytime I would have emotional stress, for years, my whole life, I would just repress [it] and keep going and keep going and no one knew, really. And it would just start coming out. I would be sick all the time, sinus, migraines, everything. I don’t want to keep going on like that,” the former Beverly Hills 90210 star said.
Spelling added, “I’m at that place where I don’t like the way my kids see me. I don’t like them seeing me as sick.”