Tori Spelling: Dean McDermott “Completely Broke My Heart”

Truth rating: 10
(Us Weekly)

By Shari Weiss

(Us Weekly)

Tori Spelling opens up about the Dean McDermott cheating scandal for the first time in a no-holds-barred interview with Us Weekly. “He was my soulmate, but he completely broke my heart,” the actress confesses to the magazine.

As Gossip Cop reported, McDermott had a fling with a woman named Emily Goodhand in Canada last December, leading him to enter rehab in January, reportedly for sex addiction.

Though both Spelling and McDermott were wed to other people when they first met — and subsequently began an affair — the TV star says she didn’t believe their marriage would run into the same problem.

“He cheated on me. One of my worst fears came true. On some level I never thought it would really happen,” she says candidly. And when Spelling’s publicist first called her about the rumor, she chalked it up to being another crazy tabloid story, especially when McDermott showed no reaction — and then even denied the claims.

During a confrontation one week later, McDermott admitted to kissing Goodhand, and Spelling says she “knew in that moment the worst had happened.” A full confession came later that night.

“He sounded remorseful. He sounded like a husband who had gotten caught,” she recalls. “He took full responsibility.” Spelling says McDermott himself realized “he had hit rock bottom” and needed treatment.

She explains, “He had hurt me and the family, and it all crumbled. He needed to go away and work on himself. I agreed… Because what else could we do? How could we live in the same house? How could we go on?”

The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star denies McDermott was “dealing with a specific addiction,” saying there were “personal issues from his childhood” that he “hadn’t worked on in 47 years.”

McDermott is now out of rehab and mostly living in the home he shared with their family, but he and Spelling aren’t exactly together. “I don’t know if my marriage can be saved,” she admits, but says she’s trying for the sakes of their four children.

Spelling tells the magazine, “You don’t stop loving someone because they do something really bad to you,” but adds, “It makes you not trust anything that’s happened in your relationship.” “But until I figure that out, I don’t want the kids to know any different,” she explains.

And after seven years of marriage, Spelling also believes she “owe[s] this relationship more than just saying something horrible happened and dismissing it.” “I need to figure out if he can change,” she says.

Spelling says McDermott is “100 percent” on board with her “True Tori” reality series, which follows the couple as they struggle to repair their relationship.

“He has to take responsibility for what he did and part of owning up to that is being honest about it,” she says, nothing that they both want to reveal the “true” story of what happened.

In the preview for the docu-series, Spelling confessed she feels like she can never give McDermott enough sex, but tells the magazine she thought they had a “very, very good sex life,” although now they haven’t been intimate since December.

The couple is “still in the beginning stages of therapy,” with Spelling trying to work through her “anger and hurt” before figuring out whether she can trust McDermott again.

“[People] saw us as the perfect family,” she admits. “That was shattered.” Incredibly, Spelling doesn’t seem to have any ill-will towards Goodhand. “Dean did this, not her,” she says. What do you think of Spelling’s interview?

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