Tori Spelling shops discount groceries with Dean McDermott, who is ‘miserable’

Tori Spelling

The sad, forlorn tale of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s crumbling marriage is a tabloid gift. This week’s episode features Tori finally buckling down to manage her finances. I don’t even know how much (if any) of this is true anymore. I’m just happy that Tori has newly settled a lawsuit filed against her Oxygen reality show, sTORIbook WEddings. Now I can use these hilarious promos for the show! The plaintiffs alleged that Tori had stolen their idea for the show, which saw her and Dean creating “dream weddings” for couples. LOL.

Tori is probably relieved to settle that lawsuit. She and Dean just finished shelling out $70,000 on his rehab even though the couple is too broke to afford a vasectomy. Tori and Dean also blew $10,000 on holiday last year just for fun. The tabloids tell us that the couple has dug themselves into a financial hole so deep that they cannot afford to divorce.

Then Dean went to rehab. He worked so hard attending outpatient sessions and dancing in the pale moonlight. Now Dean is home, and he and Tori are biting the bullet. They’re finally budgeting their expenses and visiting discount grocery stores. A bystander told Radar that Dean is not happy about it:

Spelling’s husband Dean McDermott was spotted picking up groceries for the family on March 7 at Smart and Final, a discount warehouse chain in L.A. As he rolled a cart full of toilet paper, bread, and other groceries out to his car through the crowded parking lot, “He looked miserable,” an onlooker who contacted Radar reveals.

In the past, Spelling was usually spotted shopping at chi-chi celeb-friendly grocery store Gelson’s Market, or the expensive Malibu farmer’s market, but perhaps those days are over for her family.

That’s not the only way her retail habits have changed. As Radar has reported, Spelling recently closed the doors to her Sherman Oaks store InvenTori, insisting that she would reopen in another as-yet unnamed location.

Last fall, she opened up for the first time about her financial difficulties in her book, Spelling It Like It Is, writing, “I can’t afford to live like this anymore. Our circumstances have changed … our bank account has taken a major hit.”

Spelling says real estate missteps took a chunk out of her change. She and McDermott were also served with an order to “pay or quit” their home in January, but they insisted it was a misunderstanding.

[From Radar Online]

I have to wonder whether Dean expected a television deal to fall into his hands after he left rehab. Is that why he went back to Tori? Because if he actually has half the side pieces he claims, the only reason he’d go back to his marriage is for money. Dean’s miraculous return would fit the pattern of Tori’s carefully parcelled life story that’s been hitting the tabloids like clockwork over the past year. If the expected deal didn’t arrive, that could explain why Dean looks so bloody “miserable.

On a related note, Radar has chosen to publish a feature of Tori’s most shocking “fake-outs over the course of her marriage. Hmm.

Tori Spelling

Dean McDermott

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN, Oxygen Network & Tori Spelling on Instagram

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  1. She shops for discount groceries (or Dean, whichever), but lives in a house that they’re renting for like 10k a month.

    Are we still supposed to believe she’s broke?

    And honestly, this woman is SO unattractive, and apparently has nothing but an imaginary trust fund to back her up–which is probably why Dean dumped his wife to be with her.

    • doofus says:

      yeah, I think he really believed he’d be getting some of that Aaron Spelling money when he hooked up with her. he saw dollar signs and jumped ship on his wife in such a disgusting way.

      dare I say it?…serves him right, the dickhead.

      • That’s the only thing that I can think of, as to why he would abandon his wife–while they were in the middle of adopting a child. If I’m remembering right, Aaron Spelling died a year or so later—so yeah, he probably thought (and who knows, maybe Tori thought that she was still Daddy’s little princess) that they would be getting a nice chunk of that change–and THAT’S what changed it from a three week affair, to a ‘committed relationship’…barf.

        And then when it became clear that Tori wasn’t left anything, and Candy wasn’t giving up the goods–it was too late then—they probably already had one kid, and was pregnant with the next one. Plus then he’d look like an uber douche—it has to be true lurve….

      • doofus says:

        yes, exactly. I think the quick pregnancy was a “gold-digger” move. have a kid with the rich spouse, even if you divorce you’ll still get money in the form of support.

        then when A Spelling died and she got (by THEIR standards) a pittance, it was (as you said) “too late” as there was a kid involved and he really would have looked pretty scummy to leave her then. well, MORE scummy.

      • Joy says:

        I’ve thought this the whole time. He REALLY thought he would be heir to the Spelling fortune. Hate that for him.

      • Pandaemonium says:

        Just kind of noticing that you all don’t seem to know at all what happened in her life. She got married when A.S was still alive, and then divorced almost immediately. Her father and mother, by all appearances, seemed to shut Tori out at that point, and Tori was entirely unable to see her father. Candy got everything, Tori got nothing.

        Tori has had nothing since, Candy meanwhile splashes it out on wrapping paper rooms, etc though she recently sold Spelling manor and lives in an apartment/condo.

        I am under the impression that Tori is pretty much on her own, and has been for awhile. I think Candy sees to it, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Candy left all of that money to a damn doll.

      • Nina W says:

        So what, Pandaemonium, I don’t care how much money her dead father had, Tori is an adult and needs to fend for herself not count on an inheritance. Candy doesn’t have to give her a dime. I’m sure they will never starve or be on the streets and I bet Candy will pay for the grandchildren to go to college, that is way more than most people have and Tori is damn lucky.

    • lucy2 says:

      Exactly – that’s like buying a $100,000 car, putting cheap tires on it, and saying “look at me, I’m being thrifty!”

    • michelle says:

      Why mention her looks? I hate it when people say others are “unattractive”. What is unattractive is catty behavior. I wish Tori the best. She doesn’t deserve anyone’s scorn, she’s a good mom and a good person. Everyone just give her a break!

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    After reading the Radar article, why would anyone believe a word she said about anything? She admits in her book that she has told countless lies just for the sake of appearances or to make her show more “interesting.” I am out of sympathy for these two. I just feel sorry for their props, oh sorry, I mean kids.

  3. Suze says:

    This is the biggest mess in a town full of messy personal lives.

    Yeah! Tori! You’re number one!

  4. cjw says:

    Is he still on the Canadian version of Chopped?

    • bella says:

      i believe so.
      stumbled upon a show over the weekend.
      painful to watch…his performance is lame and creepy.
      it’s a shame, though, because the set is GORGEOUS.
      the production is flawless…lighting, shots…
      superior to the US production, of which I’m a huge fan.
      what a waste of resources on this sh*thead.

  5. serena says:

    I think this is BS, a big stunt well-played by Tori.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    They are probably trying to sell a show about how once rich celebs, now have to live like “normal folk”…Tori is always looking for an angle for a new show…if the cheater going to rehab doesn’t hit, she will try this one…poor little (once upon a time) rich girl, having to cut coupons! Sad thing is, she probably will sell this show…

    • WHO watches their shows? I’m honestly wondering that. I haven’t had tv, since 2005, and I knew who the Kardashians were before. I’ve heard of a lot of different reality shows, but until I started reading this site, I didn’t know that they’d had one reality show, let alone a bunch of them. Who watches these things?

      • MrsBPitt says:

        lol…not me, girl!!! I wouldn’t watch them unless someone tied me to a chair in front of the tv…

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I mean, I’ve known people who watch the Kardashians–but I’ve never even came across one of Tori Spelling’s reality shows.

  7. eliza says:

    Sounds like they were at a Sam’s or Costco, which sounds normal to me. Just because someone shops there doesn’t mean they are broke.

    I think they are two thirsty attention whores who will do anything to keep their names in the tabs.

    • yuya says:

      I shop a Aldi even though I have a good job, no debt and a paiid off house and car. With the h prices of groceries today, I will take an average of 20-40 % cheaper prices for the same product any day. There is nothing wrong with it

      However, the Karma train has come for both of these two cheaters. Their exes must be basking in the glow of the explosion of these two’s marriage bomb.

      • Carolyn says:

        agree. Aldi is the best thing to open up in Aus.

        If either of these two people were happy, they’d be glowing. They’re not so all is not rosy in this marriage.

    • megs283 says:

      Yeah, and I mean, don’t we all look kinda miserable after leaving those warehouse-type places? Nothing I love more than spending $100 on a boatload of toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, etc.

    • Jadzia says:

      Smart & Final is somewhat Costco-ish. When I lived in BH, I knew PLENTY of rich folks who shopped there, by which I mean that they sent their housekeepers there to pick up flats of San Pellegrino and bath tissue and such.

  8. Jaderu says:

    This mess and now the Robin Thicke/Paula Patton thing. I’m thinking that faux marriage troubles/divorces are the new “fauxmances” for attention whoring celebrities.

  9. Wren says:

    Ugh, I just can’t anymore with the name puns. They are so cringe-worthy. But that’s her “thing”, I suppose.

    I’ll buy the publicity angle, and the bid for a new reality show. It seems that’s all people seem to want anyways, for the masses to give enough of a crap about their lives (“unscripted” or not) to watch a TV show about them. I bet they have problems, but I also bet they’re selling the hell out of this plot point.

    Also, that photoshop job is painful. For people who have (or used to have) so much money, everything about them seems so freaking budget.

  10. Mandy says:

    Next stop: VH1 Couples Therapy. Bet you anything.

  11. Shelley says:

    In the long run, though, won’t Tori likely inherit a ton of money from her mom? I have to wonder if that prospect of future wealth isn’t on both Tori and Dean’s minds. I don’t know how old Candi Spelling is, but she has only two children…. Unless she’s smart and charitable, and leaves her money to one or more charities. As side note, dear GOD, would someone shave that man’s nasty face of that gross bristly junk?

    • Bridget says:

      Candi Spelling spends money like its water, amd since it looks like she’ll live for a good, long time, there may not be a ton left by the time it gets to Tori and her brother. Tori has the same spending habits – she’s spent her 90210 money, her trust fund (she was never going to get a huge inheritance from the Aarom Spelling estate because she had a trust, which doesn’t have the same tax implications), and her reality show money. And yet all I can do is chuckle. dean thought he was getting on the gravy train when he left Mary Jo, and now he’s stuck clipping coupons with Tori and their 4 kids.

      • briargal says:

        I laughed at the “clipping coupons” comment!! Can just imagine them both sitting at the kitchen table looking at the newspaper ads and getting the scissors busy! Welcome to the real world, losers!!

  12. Jaded says:

    Dear God she’ll be shilling out her kids for reality TV soon….

  13. kimbers says:

    She is more profitable without him. Divorce him and film a “tori got her groove back” show is my vote….

  14. CatJ says:

    Compared to the photoshop promotional poster, he looks like he sampled all the food on the cooking show. He was terrible on it, no charisma, wooden performance and knowing what a loser he was, he was not a draw to watch the show.
    Mary Jo Eustace is having her laugh at this mess, and is far better off.

  15. LauraM says:

    If his eyes get any closer together, he’d be a cyclops

  16. Bread and Circuses says:

    Y’know, she might have only a rich girl’s idea of how to budget, but I have to say that $10,000 for a family of *six* to go on vacation really doesn’t seem that outrageous to me.

    If you’re flying somewhere, it’s going to get up into that price range in a hurry, even if the baby doesn’t need his own seat or hotel bed.

  17. michele says:

    No sympathy, she should’ve seen this coming when he was willing to cheat on his pregnant wife with her and then on top of that leave his wife. Karma sandwich.

  18. Francis says:

    Aaron Spelling left his son several million. He and Candy were reported to be unhappy about the way Tori handle her marriage/ from the first husband who her parents were said to adore. Rumours were they felt she was waaaay to flakey to leave millions of dollars to, so Daddy changed his will. Tori’s brother is rolling in it, Aaron left him with a nice cushion, whereas Tori got about 300thousand when it was all said and done. I personally think they didn’t want to leave her a multi millionaire with Dean.