Star doubles down with another Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott split story

Tori Spelling

This story is turning into quite the tabloid battle. Just a few weeks ago, Star magazine published a sensational cover story, which alleged that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott were on the verge of a $300 million divorce. The story included details about how the couple had been on the rocks for quite some time (despite Tori giving birth to their fourth child just last August) and how Tori had suspected for at least a few years that Dean was getting some on the side. So much so that Tori had allegedly hired a private investigator to follow Dean around when he wasn’t at home and tending to their children with her and/or filming their various reality programs. The tale also claimed that Dean had been giving Tori a hard time about her residual pregnancy weight despite the fact that she became pregnant with their latest child only six weeks after giving birth to their third.

The entire affair (pardon my expression) was a little bit suspect in terms of tabloid fiction, but Tori immediately indulged the tabloid by issuing an emphatic denial. Then only a few days later, Tori posted a blog entry that made the case for her own children spotting the story in the tabloid section of the supermarket checkout line and immediately bursting into tears. Some of you thought Tori’s tale was, at the very least, embellished. Now Star has called Tori’s bluff and published yet another cover story this week; the new take (entitled “Tori’s Lies Exposed!“) says that Tori is “in denial” over the impending marital split. Here we go again:

Tori Spelling

If you care, which you don’t, Tori and Dean’s marriage is over. Phrases like “Dean’s bags are packed” and “Dean has completely checked out” and “He even has a secret bank account” and “He grabbed two bags of clothes and stormed out” and “Dean always keeps bags packed for exactly this kind of situation” pepper the story. Apparently Tori is in denial and they fight nonstop and Dean will walk out on Tori like he walked out on his first family — he was married to a woman named Mary Jo for 12 years when he left her for Tori. Sad.

[From Jezebel]

Well, then. The obvious question here is this — does Star have some really amazing sources that truly justify persisting with this story despite Tori’s objections, or are they just messing with her? Because (and I hate to say it) she sort of challenged them a few weeks ago in response to their prior story. If she had completely ignored the last cover, perhaps this second account would have never happened. Or maybe it’s true after all. Sooner or later, I guess we’ll figure out what really happens.

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

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  1. maggiegrace says:

    He’s looking pretty damned beefy, isn’t he (not in a good way)? Since day 1, I thought he was completely swarmy.

  2. brin says:

    This is getting interesting, wonder why she isn’t threatening to sue.

    • MsAubra says:

      Karma indeed! Even if it isn’t true, it should be a signal for her to shut up! I remember when they first married before she got pregnant, she was smug about being younger than his first wife and being able to start having kids sooner!

  3. JudyK says:

    Maggiegrace, now I don’t have to post, because I was going to say exactly what you said.

    Beefy…you are too kind. He’s fat AND sloppy.

  4. Jane says:

    Where is this so called $300 millions coming from? I heard that when Tory got married to Dean and her father passed away he didn’t leave her all his fortune. Her mom took most of it. Surely she isn’t making that much doing reality TV…or am I missing something?

  5. Cirque28 says:

    Dean does look like he might be ripe for a midlife crisis. Maybe he’s thinking, “I’m old and bloated, I’ll never win an Oscar, Candy Spelling could easily live another 30 years, kill me now.”

    If he dyes his beard and starts dressing better, Tori better watch out.

  6. Zooyork says:

    I love how MichaelK at dlisted refers to Dean as “creepy faced” and “possum-eyed.”
    I find Dean super gross.
    I would have semi-liked Tori were it not for the fact that, as MsAubra posted above, Tori was smug about Dean leaving his wife for her. I thought it was disgusting of Tori to brag about how fertile she was in contrast to the first wife.

  7. serena says:

    I like this family and for the sake of the children, that are still very small, I hope this isn’t true.

  8. sunnyinseattle says:

    Can’t help it. I know she cheated on her husband and he cheated on his wife when they got together, I still like her. Him? Eeewww Swarmy and odd……. ;-)

  9. tia says:

    You couldn’t pay me to be with that.. yuck.. the only sad thing is the children are now the ones having to pay.. sad..

  10. anonymous fan says:

    I would never wish for a couple with children to get a divorce so I hope they work it out.Having said that,where there is smoke there is fire.Tori knows he cheated on his first wife (with her)so she has every right to be suspicious and worried.But I hope it is not true for the sake of those beautiful kids.

  11. Itsa Reallyme says:

    I don’t trust him either. He’s never seemed that excited to be involved in the family. I don’t believe that he’s complaining about her weight. He’s not verbally abusive. I can totally see him cheating though, unfortunately. He’s always seemed like his wants have to come first and he always needs crazy hobbies and activities to keep himself busy. I think he’s very self involved so it doesn’t seem like a stretch that he would cheat while his wife had back to back pregnancies and was on bedrest for a long period of time.

  12. janie says:

    I hope this isn’t true… I love this family! I always thought Tori was so spoiled on 90210, but that was so long ago. She has proven to be a hard worker & earns everything she has. She is the one that concerns me, especially her health since the last baby. I hope it’s a lie.

  13. Jaded says:

    I’ve always thought he’s a lazy-assed git who’s skating along on her fame and fortune. She seems to do all the work and he just buys expensive motorcycles. Anyone who bolts on a 12-year marriage in the middle of adopting a child gets a raised eyebrow from me.

  14. truthful says:

    Is Dean boinking someone at the magazine???

    they just won’t let it go..

    unless Candy is on some mean stuff again, trying to force a wedge between the two.

  15. DGO says:

    The story about her 5 year old kid reading a tabloid headline and crying is ironic, since Mary Jo’s and Dean’s son, saw tabloid headlines including Tori’s claim she brought a knife to meet with Mary Jo, and he was worried about his Mom. What goes around, Tori…

  16. Hautie says:

    I find it hard to believe that he would say a word about any weight gain. Tori is flat out notorious about being too thin.

    After having been pregnant for 2 years… she looks awfully thin to me. Not her normal skinny-skinny… but the girl is thin.

    And he is at least 50 pounds heavier then when they got together.

    Sadly, arguing happens. People get mad and leave. Better to leave and calm down… than to let it really get out of hand.

    But I suspect that Star has someone from inside Tori’s home… as their source. So there is truth to the story and greatly embellished to sell magazines.

    And if Dean had been stupid enough to shag anyone in LA… Star would have gotten proof. Since there is no shame in being a public wh*re anymore… the female would have sold the info. and been smiling on the cover too.

  17. Sarcasmo says:

    Dean has always struck me as smarmy and weasilly. He just has a certain look about him.

    As far as him making digs at Tori about her post-baby body, he needs to STFU. He’s certainly no specimen of perfection himself, and if he wanted her to stay as unhealthily-thin as she was (pre-the last two babies), he should have been willing to get snipped or wrap it up.

  18. maitri says:

    can you imagine NOT having strain on marriage with 4 kids under age 7?????
    yikes….that would be a rough patch in most marriages…..heck, one kid was hard enough on mine in those early years….

  19. skuddles says:

    Somewhere an ex-wife is having herself a really good chuckle.

  20. Sonia says:

    I forgot her being smug towards the first wife…can someone refresh me or post a link? Thanks!

  21. mercy says:

    I’m going to guess they’re feeding the Star these stories for publicity. What other magazine will put them on the cover? It gives her the opportunity to play the victim and have something to cry about on her blog, and I’m sure it will make its way onto their reality show, if they still have one. I’ve managed to never watch an episode, but he was on one of those celebrity cooking shows and I’ve never seen such a smarmy drama king. Complete phony. Not surprised at all to hear he abandoned his family, in the middle of adopting no less, to chase after a rich girl.

  22. Canadiangirl says:

    Not surprised this marriage is on the rocks…Mary Jo was abandoned due to Dean’s infidelity with Tori who did not care he had a wife and children. He only cared about his fame..bad karma always gets back to the perpetrator. Mary Jo don’t take him back…midlife crisis or not, some persons do not age gracefully.
    Children are the innocent victims of parents’ tribulations.