Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have decided to lay it all on the line as they continue to air their relationship’s dirty laundry on ‘True Tori’ every week. But why do their four underage children need to be involved in the drama?
Tori Spelling, 40, and Dean McDermott, 47, have decided to let the world in on their real-time couples therapy as they recover from a disastrous cheating scandal. While doing so, their children — Finn, 1, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Liam, 7 — remain in the line of fire.
Tori & Dean: Your Children Should Not Be Involved With ‘True Tori’
While watching True Tori each week, I find more and more moments to be cringeworthy. If listening to Tori discuss how Dean makes her do sexual things she has never even heard of isn’t enough to make your skin crawl, then what is?
Well, I can one-up the gross sexual confessions by pointing out something I find to be MUCH worse.
Their four children keep reappearing on the show, despite it’s intimate, and sometimes far too revealing nature.
For instance, on the April 29 episode, Tori takes her kids to get gelato with her friend, Andy. While her kids are enjoying some delicious frozen treats, Tori is having a personal conversation about how she is dealing with Dean’s cheating confessions.
A conversation like that is not meant to be had around children. No matter what Tori is going through, that is still the father of her children, and she does not need to risk exposing them to his indecencies.
Not to mention, Dean has been very open about his addiction struggles and drug use, and his children do not need to be involved in anything related to that.
‘True Tori’ Should Only Be About Your Relationship
Tori and Dean should take another look at what it is they wanted to accomplish by allowing the public back into their relationship. Especially under the circumstances, which revolve around Dean’s infidelities, and his damaged connection with his now estranged wife, Tori.
True Tori is not a hunky-dory reality series that revolves around Tori and her family being cute and quirky on television once a week. It’s a dramatic, emotional, and sometimes troubling series that is exposing the flaws that exist within Tori and Dean’s relationship. Sex scandals and drug addiction have ripped their love story wide open, leaving a wound that now needs to be treated properly before it can heal.
Obviously, the fact that they have children is a huge factor in their relationship. They have parented not one, but four children together over the past seven years. But that doesn’t mean the children themselves need to be featured on the show. Why should their children be forced into the spotlight on a series that focuses so heavily on the negative aspects of their broken marriage?
On the May 6 episode of the dramatic series, Tori and Dean get into a huge fight about how three of their children like to sleep in Tori’s bed with her. The worst part? Dean started the argument in front of their children, which was painful to watch.
Earlier in that same episode, their son Liam busts Dean writing an apology letter to Tori. When Liam asks Dean what he’s doing, he freezes up. Later, in a one-on-one confessional, he asks, “How do you tell a seven-year-old that your dad is a douche bag?”
Um, you don’t. Problem solved.
Quite frankly, it’s just flat out inappropriate for Tori and Dean to feature their children on such a controversial reality program. Tori and Dean should let the show just focus on them as they continue to go through couples therapy in an attempt to save their marriage.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you agree that Tori and Dean should leave their children off of their reality show? Let us know your thoughts below!
— William Earl