Tori Spelling on her commitment ceremony: we put out a book on other cheaters

This week’s US Weekly has the exclusive pictures and details of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s recommitment ceremony after a whole four years of marriage. I wish we could publish them here, because there are hilarious photos of tiny “starved to perfection” Tori in a poofy “Marchesa bridal mini” that cost $3,500. It was basically a strapless mini dress that hit well above mid thigh and had a puffy tulle skirt and bodice. She must have been playing with one of her daughter’s Barbie dolls when she got the inspiration for her “gown,” which wouldn’t have been out of place at an eighth grade formal.

Both Tori and Dean were married to other people when they met on the set of a Lifetime movie they were working on together. Tori was married for just a year and Dean had been married for 12 years, had an 11 year-old son and was in the process of adopting a baby with his wife. His ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, has been open about the fact that she was blindsided by Dean’s relationship with Tori. She even gave a first person account in a recent book detailing how Dean coldly dumped her after knowing Tori just three weeks.

Last year Tori told US Weekly that she had an instant love connection with Dean when she first saw him, and described it “like a million blocks of hearts just fell on me” and added that she knew he would be her soulmate and father of her children. Whatever Tori and Dean did to their partners they’re justifying it by claiming their relationship was somehow fated.

When describing her second wedding (the first one was supposedly “private” on the beach in Fiji, but Tori sold the pictures to People) Tori explained that she put mementos around the event that were significant to her. There was a tower of shoes in lucite cubes that she called “shoe art,” along with a book about June and Johnny Cash, who she called an inspiration. Here is Tori is in her own words:

We started planning it a month ago. I knew I wanted to make it everything Tori and Dean. The accessories reflected our passions – Dean loves motorcycles and scuba, and I’m all about shoes and jewelry. And I scattered vintage books that were related to us, like one on Johnny Cash. He and June Carter were an inspiration – a couple that were both married before and then found each other.

[From US Weekly, print edition, May 24, 2010]

You can yell at me now for not yet having seen Walk The Line, but didn’t Johnny Cash cheat on his wife before June multiple times? How is that inspirational? Yes they were married 35 years and died a few months apart and that’s something. I just don’t see Tori and Dean going the distance, but I could be wrong.

As for the recent fighting between Tori and Dean that was aired on their show (video is below), they explained that they’re working out their issues.

You and Dean have had some rocky patches as well. Tori even said, “I want the old Dean back.”
DM: That ripped my heart out. I had started to create distractions to not deal with what was going on with me. I had, for lack of a better word, a rough upbringing so there are things that I need to address – but I’m on that path of figuring these things out.

TS: Dean lost his mom at an early age. He hasn’t always felt that he deserved ultimate happiness. So now we started an open line of communication to deal with these issues. But I always knew we were going to make it because we are committed to each other as soulmates.

[From US Weekly, print edition]

It doesn’t matter if you’re married to your soulmate or not if you can’t communicate effectively. I wonder if Dean’s ex Mary Jo ever sees these clips and thinks “thank God I don’t have to deal with that a**hole’s sh*t anymore.”

Oh I can’t end this story without mentioning that Tori and Dean got married in a small sandbox with their kids playing at their feet. It was a kind of homage to their 2006 wedding in Fiji and I can’t decide whether I think that’s dumb or cute. If another couple did it, it would be cute, but with Tori and Dean there’s the taint of smug entitlement over everything they do.

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  1. dre says:

    I hate this article, but I am 50 years old and yes, I watch this show and I think Tori is a good person. I think she works very hard for her family. They have always had a sweet relationship, and right now they are having some waves. But everytime I get on this site, Tori and Dean are being bashed. Most people that have met her like her. APPARENTLY since they CHEATED, all wasnt well at home in the first place! It takes two to make a marriage and two to make a divorce.
    It just really erks me to read all the bashing on Tori and Dean. I think she is an incredible mother and a normal person compared to the hollyweirds that are out there. Find someone else to sh*t talk.

  2. Jillian says:

    No, Johnny never cheated on June. I’ve read several bios and that was never mentioned. He was a good man, even a Baptist minister.

    I’m with dre. I like Tori too. After I read her two books, I saw her in a different light.

  3. Taya says:

    I do not see Tori and Dean lasting. She is too needy and he is Tori’s house boy. I give it a couple more years.

    Johnny Cash was not that good of a man. He cheated on his first wife Vivian many, many times and one of them being June Carter. June was no virgin when she met Johnny and she was rude to Vivian and basically said she was going to steal Cash. Johnny did cheat on June, but hey, considering June knowingly cheated with Cash who was married at the time, I guess the saying ‘what goes around, comes around’ is appropriate.

  4. lucy2 says:

    It seems to me like he’s with her for the attention and fame. On his own, no one would ever give him a reality show or take his photo, or probably even know who he is. I have a feeling that someday when the reality shows run out, he’s outta there. He’s clearly shown he has no problem leaving a wife and children for someone else.
    I feel kind of bad for her because of that, plus she seems to have some other issues going on, with the anorexia or whatever she’s doing to herself. I find her kind of annoying, but I don’t think she’s a bad person, so hopefully she gets it together for herself and the kids.

  5. meme says:

    joaquin’s already lost and regained his mind and you STILL haven’t seen Walk The Line?

  6. Cinderella says:


  7. bellaluna says:

    I just can’t stand either one of them. The whole “we’re soulmates; we were so in love” thing smacks of justification and defending their actions. Which leads me to believe they knew full well what they were doing was wrong.

  8. xxodettexx says:

    haha @meme! good one… i watched walk the line and while i wasnt originally prepared to like it, i did

    BUT i really cannot stand how hollywood glamourizes cheating! “oh its okay because we are SOUL MATES” umm, whatever happened with being an adult and getting out of a committed relationship before hitting the new dick/new vagina buffett???

    it isnt hard, and its only selfish of people to do that to their significant others… and trust me, i love me some angelina and brad pitt but this has just been a sore point for me for a while

    i am sick of the cheating children in hollywood!

  9. original kate says:

    the difference is that johnny and june were friends for years before anything happened between them and fell in love over a long period of time, not 3 weeks. maybe dean met tori, saw $$$ and decided they were soulmates?

  10. Jo says:

    He is a selfish douche… he was working construction when he got that one movie with Tori.. and then had his name removed from their newly adopted daughter.. creep

  11. girl says:

    @Lucy2: I think you are spot on.

  12. Rosanna says:

    “It doesn’t matter if you’re married to your soulmate or not if you can’t communicate effectively.”


    What does matter is that if you are married to your soulmate s/he DOES try to communicate with you. If you are not, your partner simply divorces you.

  13. GatsbyGal says:

    They renewed their vows after only 4 years? Why then? Why not wait until 5? That seems like the bigger anniversary. Maybe they were in desperate need of some renewal in light of all this tabloid stuff going on.

    Regardless, I don’t see them making it many more years after this. And god DAMNIT is Tori hideous.

  14. Ruffian9 says:

    Tori, you and whateverthehellhisnameisireallydontcare are not “a couple that were both married before and then found each other.” You were both married when you met & decided you were “soulmates” & ditched your respective partners. “Soulmates” = bull**it excuse for cheating.

  15. sandy says:

    so sad that how they met, is how they will split, karma will find a way to make you pay, i don’t care what her fans say, (what a nice person she is.) a nice person would not allow him to treat his former family that way. there is a right way and a wrong way to do things, they were wrong, and insensitive.

  16. abby says:

    Well, her second wedding was her first wedding to dean. Her first marriage was to her first husband, who she left for this great guy (sarcasm).

  17. MissTiss says:

    I love them. Hate how their relationship began, but I do think they love each other.

    As for renewing their vows: Heidy & Seal and Mariah & Nick do it every year! What’s the big deal.

    I find it funny that everyone hate them but loves Angelina/Brad or Julia Roberts and her hubster. Whatever.