To say that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marriage has been rocky as of late is a bit of an understatement. In a new interview, even Dean admits that he expected Tori to leave him!
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott‘s marriage basically imploded when it was revealed that Dean had cheated on Tori while he was filming in Canada at the tail-end of 2013. True Tori was a revealing — even too revealing — look at their marriage in the aftermath, and what we saw was not good. In a new interview, Dean admits that he expected Tori to divorce him once the scandal broke! Read on for more on the state of Tori and Dean’s marriage post-scandal, and post-True Tori! (It’s hard to say which was more damaging to their relationship.)
Dean McDermott Surprised Tori Spelling Didn’t Divorce Him After Cheating Scandal
“I wake up every morning and I’m just so blessed that she’s in my life still,” Dean told Giuliana Rancic on E! News “[Tori]’s such a strong lady, and when this happened I was like, ‘Why don’t you just leave me?'”
Trust us — everyone was asking that question. However, with four kids, it’s understandable that Tori wanted to fight to try and keep the marriage alive.
“And she’s like, ‘Well, I love you, I can’t just turn that off,'” Dean added. “‘I’m mad at you, I’m really upset, I’m really hurt — but I love you. That just doesn’t go away.’
“We’re trying to show people that if that love is still there, love can conquer all and love does conquer all. It’s just going to take a lot of work and a lot of tears and a lot of pain.”
Dean McDermott: ‘Things Are Great’ Between Tori & I
“Things are great,” Dean revealed to Giuliana earlier in their interview. “Our relationship is stronger than it’s ever been and we’re working very hard on that. I’m working very hard on myself — my sobriety, it means everything to me, becoming the dad and the husband that I’ve always wanted to be and that they deserve… I’m changing my life for the good.”
Also worth noting is the fact that Dean looked a lot healthier than we’ve seen him recently. During True Tori‘s filming (and even prior to that) he had certainly been looking like the drink had been taking its toll; often red-faced and puffy, it was clear that his health was getting away from him as much as his relationship was.
So, HollywoodLifers, are you as surprised as Dean that Tori didn’t divorce him? Would you have? Let us know what you think!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner