Dean McDermott’s ex-wife to Tori Spelling: ‘He’s your knob now’

Mary Jo Eustace

This is a truly bizarre development. Dean McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, has appeared on an episode of Lifetime’s True Tori. This is the show’s second (and hopefully last) season. Tori’s getting paid very little to reprise her role as the scorned wife of a pompous douchebag. Dean’s receiving no paycheck at all, supposedly. Tori’s pulling out all the stops by claiming to be pregnant so people will watch the show. For whatever reason, Mary Jo agreed to talk with Tori on camera. Why? Who knows.

Back in 2006, Tori famously poached Dean from Mary Jo. It’s not like he was “stolen” though. Dude was perfectly willing to cheat on his lovely wife. Mary Jo and Dean had a son together, and that didn’t matter to him either. Now Mary Jo has come face-to-face with Tori during a taped lunch meeting. They discuss Dean and his wandering wang. Tori comes off looking like an idiot compared to the poised Mary Jo:

Tori: “You painted a pretty accurate portrait of him. You did tell me, ‘This is what I know in my relationship.’ And it all became true in my own relationship. You can say, ‘I told you so.’”

Mary Jo: [laughs] “I know that your personality … how you present youself to people. I know that there’s more kickass to your personality. Because I see things you do, and you’re successful, and you’re driven. I want to say ‘ballbreaker,’ but I don’t know if I could say that. I think you’ve got that in your spirit. I was always reconciling these two sides of your personality.”

Tori: “Hmm.”

Mary Jo: “I don’t hate Dean. I mean, he’s a total knob. I know that. But he’s your knob now. So many people came up to me and said, ‘Don’t you feel great? It’s karma. Isn’t that a fantastic feeling?’ And I was like, “Nooo. It’s actually really horrible. It’s not a great feeling. They have four children.’ What does it mean at the end of the day? Nothing. It doesn’t make me feel any better. I actually have this letter that he wrote me right before he met you.”

[Tori reads romantic letter and pretends to be shocked.]

Tori: “If there had been no me, what would have happened?”

Mary Jo: “There would have been somebody else.”

Tori: “Why?”

Mary Jo: “I think he was really determined.”

Tori: “When you say determined, are you insinuating that he went after me because of who I was?”

Mary Jo: “I don’t know.”

Tori: “Because he ended up with nothing because my dad ddin’t leave me with anything, so it has nothing to do with that. If that’s what he was looking for, a free ticket, like it didn’t work out.”

[From Lifetime - True Tori]

This conversation is difficult to parse because Tori has lied so much during her build-up to this show and during its execution. She’s so wrapped up in covering her lies that she can’t stop lying. I think Mary Jo does a good job of alluding to Tori’s split personality. She plays it off like she’s a simpering, wounded mother of four who sacrifices her dignity to keep the family intact. But really, Tori is not a nice person at all, and she’s only thinking of how to make money.

Here’s the clip. I still believe the “Emily Goodhand” scandal was fabricated for controversy. Whether or not Dean is still cheating, Tori is in the same situation. She’s shackled herself to a total loser.


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Dean McDermott

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  1. Birdie says:

    Poor kids.

  2. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    WTF, was Mary Jo broke? Or did Dean cash in an IOU?

    • Christin says:

      This is completely surprising. Mary Jo must have had significant say over the dialogue, but I still wouldn’t have trusted the editing.

      And they not only had a son, but were in final stages of adopting a child together! Calling him a knob is too nice.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        That’s the worse part for me. You don’t just arbitrarily decide to adopt a kid–ESPECIALLY a baby. It takes years. And it’s not something that you can just *spring* on your partner/husband…..he has to be fully committed to it, go through all of the background checks, the interviews, etc. She’s lucky that him dumping her didn’t affect the adoption to the point of her not being able to get her baby.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        @vc
        I think the baby had been living with them for a few weeks when he left her. No?

      • (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

        Yeah, calling him a knob is the biggest understatement ever — Dean betrayed Mary Jo and their children in the worst way. I still remember how poor Mary Jo worried and stressed about the possibility of losing her daughter. Fortunately, she was able to adopt the baby on her own.

        Dean appears to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever; he and Tori are perfectly matched in that regard, and Mary Jo is well rid of him.

        (Incidentally, Mary Jo looks great. I’m shocked that she agreed to appear on that clusterf*ck of a show, though.)

  3. Serenity says:

    Honestly, I reckon the first wife is lucky to be rid of the ‘knob’…..

  4. Mon says:

    I just can’t with this woman. So messed up…

  5. QQ says:

    Hahahahha This delicious ass schadenfeude!!

    Frankly, this is all on Tori, not ONLY did SHE tell you who he was but HE showed you by his actions and you still went on to not only marry the leach but procreate like Catholic Bunnies with Him?? girl Bye

  6. Amy says:

    Mary Jo showing viewers in a really graphic way the contrast between Dean’s younger, luckier self and his current one….priceless.

  7. Aussie girl says:

    His your knob now. Lol

  8. Insomniac says:

    “He’s your knob now.” Love it!

  9. NewWester says:

    Tori has to work to save money for her children’s therapy in a few years. She and Dean are gross. To air all their dirty laundry for the world to see and not take into account how this may affect their children is disgusting.

  10. jenny12 says:

    MaryJo rocks. Not only is she totally dismissive of her ex- who wants him besides Tori?- but she clearly states that Tori is playing a role. I don’t even think Dean cheats because Tori won’t let him out of her sight. They’re together 24-7, which is not normal. They both shackled themselves to losers, and it’s deserved. And the fact that MaryJo is so past him that she feels badly for Tori’s kids is not only incredible, but shows that she is the only one thinking of those kids as humans with feelings and not moneymaking props whose family “secrets” are on display for the world.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      You can tell that she is completely over him (I would too after he abandoned me DURING an adoption period)–she doesn’t even focus on him, barely says anything about him. She focuses on who’s right in front of her–Tori.

      • jenny12 says:

        I totally agree. I think it takes a while for betrayal’s pain to go away, but once you process it, you’re totally done. She is the only one who subtly points out the ones who are suffering are the 4 kids and she makes sure that she points out that Tori is not the victim she portrays herself as. I think the “scandal” is BS and I think she could not care less that she keeps having kids as a way to stay in the news and is fine with embarrassing them on TV. Two of them are in grade school, for pity’s sake.

  11. LAK says:

    A total Knob. A great expression that sums up Dean.

  12. decorative item says:

    OK, I kind of get that Mary Jo might want to explain to Tori how her actions really effected her entire family, but isn’t that well dead and gone by now? Not sure I’m really understanding why Mary Jo decided to even bother trying to help Tori boost her ratings, cause that’s what all this was about, right? Personally, I’m a bit embarrassed for them both.

  13. Silvia charlton says:

    Tori get off t.v. please we are sick of you and your loser husband. You lose them the same way you get them. IT’S OVER AND PLEASE NO MORE BABIES

    • Fan says:

      Hey, let up! She is trying to make a living. She is not living off her parent’s wealth and Tori is probably not college educated. I think she has a strong work ethic. I may not agree with what she and Dean put on TV but she is making ends meet.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        B.S. She had a career as an actress but decided to try to cash in on reality TV instead. Peddling a manufactured persona and faux drama to drum up viewers and attention from tabloids. Her poor kids, they’ll be scarred for life.

  14. greenmonster says:

    Is Tori trying to throw Dean a little further under the bus? Let’s say the whole affair never happend and it was manifactured to create a storyline for the first season… Sure, you would still talk about it in season two, but something is weird here. Tori saying out loud what a lot of people on here have been speculating for years (that he saw a mealticket in her and not a soulmate) is just strange. He is a knob without a doubt, but Tori does her best to really demonstrate that. Could it be she wants to divorce him in the long run and tries to paint a picture of herself as the wronged and remorseful wife?

  15. mollie says:

    Mary Jo Eustace has a book coming out about the whole thing.
    She needed this publicity. I don’t begrudge her the opportunity to do this, but I’m sure that’s why she did it.

  16. crab says:

    You can’t get any more douchier than this tool! He’s so gross, so dirty looking! Eddie and Leeann take notes because this will be you if it isn’t already!

  17. kri says:

    Gosh, what a lucky girl Tori is!!! Mary Jo is well out of it. I’m quite ure T&D deserve each other. Ah…when karma plays matchmaker it’s always so good!! LMAO

  18. Tig says:

    I will never understand Candy Spelling- these are her grandchildren – give Tori a couple of mil with conditions- like no more reality TV- and let the circus leave town. She can certainly afford it. And her grandchildren could then begin to have a normal childhood.

    • Jess says:

      I used to think the same thing but now it’s clear Tori would just waste the money in no time. That’s probably why her father didn’t leave her much, she doesn’t know how to save or keep herself from spending! Hopefully Candy has trusts set up for the children, I’m sure she’ll leave most of it to Tori and her brother but she needs to make sure those kids are taken care of and that Tori can’t touch it.

    • (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

      I agree with Jess; Tori would just fritter the money away. The best thing Candy can do is set up trust funds for the kids, where they start getting a modest — i.e., not enough to sit around all day, surrounded by users looking to get some of that Spelling money — annual stipend when they’re adults.

    • Michelle says:

      Didn’t Candy state she in fact DOES provide for her grandchildren when needed and would never let them be homeless? She said Tori lies about her finances.

      • Tammy says:

        Candy does in fact provide for her grandchildren, why else do you think Tori “made” up with her..

    • Fan says:

      I have seen many interviews of Candy Spelling. She seems jealous of Tori and acts as though she enjoys how hard Tori has had to work. The girl has owned a B & B, many reality shows, a furniture store, as well as other projects. Candy did not work for her money. She married it. I have never taken to Tori’s defense except in this instance. Candy seems to love to see Tori squirm. Weird dynamics!!

  19. The New Classic says:

    I have no sympathy for this woman. Recent pics of him make me laugh. Flabby, aging badly, and greasy looking. Great catch Tori! Now that karma has had its way with them I wish that greasy gold digger and hatchet face would just go away.

  20. OrangeBlohan says:

    Total knob is a good way to sum up these big time players who end up looking weathered and beaten down. Dean M and Eddie C, both two worn down, washed up knobs LOL

  21. claire says:

    I love what Mary Jo said about them being a real family, real people with feelings that were affected and not just these things to be pushed aside without a care about them getting hurt. Cheaters are all wrapped up in their lust and fairytale, on the high of it all. Mary Jo gave her a little dose of reality.

    • Gia says:

      Totally. That was MJ’s way of saying, ‘whatever reality TV game you are playing…remember that we were real people with a real family’. Now, wouldn’t it only be fair that Tori’s ex husband is allowed to meet with Dean so they can dish the dirt on her?

      • Kristin says:

        I would love to see this. What nobody ever seems to acknowledge is Tori’s ex-husband, who by all accounts was a really good, decent guy. I read Tori’s first book and it was absolutely disgusting how she talked about him. She acknowledged that he was a really sweet, good guy but that basically he wasn’t her type because of the way he looked and (believe it or not) because of the way he dressed. She left a really sweet guy who treated her like gold because his fashion sense wasn’t up to her superficial standards, and slept with Dean the first night that she even met him. That’s not love, that’s lust. Tori is nothing more than a shallow, stupid, pretentious, silly woman who got exactly what she asked for when she married that idiot. Her ex-husband Charlie and Mary Jo are better off to be rid of them both, but unfortunately their kids don’t have that luxury.

      • briargal says:

        @Kristin–How similar the disgusting stories of Tori/Dean and Leann/Eddie are! All four losers in every sense of the word. And all four are hurting innocent children with their selfish lust for each other.

  22. Jess says:

    MaryJo is so pretty!! No matter what she says I bet it feels a little satisfying that he cheated on Tori, karma is awesome in situations like this and it ALWAYS come back around. I do feel bad for the kids and I don’t understand why Tori is doing the show, she needs to focus on them and keeping them out of the spotlight, but apparently she’ll do anything for money.

    I see so many similarities with LeAnn and Eddie. I almost feel bad for LeAnn and Tori because neither are particularly attractive and I think they were preyed upon because of their money, they have low self esteem and these decent looking guys swooped in and took advantage of that with the whole “soulmate” BS. But, they made their choices and have to deal with the consequences of having loser gold digging husbands!

  23. Jaded says:

    Mary Jo is stunning in person, I saw her about 5 or 6 years ago in the studio of the TV/radio company I was then working for. I thought to myself what the heckity heck was Dean thinking by leaving this gorgeous, funny, smart woman for a bleached out, cosmetically altered Hollywood ditz like Tori? Oh yeah, money. Well it really worked out for you didn’t it Deano, the easy life turned hard. You sold your soul to the reality TV devil, you’re airing your dirty and deceitful laundry for all the world to see, no doubt messing up your kids, and Mary Jo is still beautiful, happy and living a good life.

    You are the king of knobs.

  24. JenniferJustice says:

    I find Mary Jo’s words “he was determined” curious. Tori assumed she meant determined to find his meal ticket, but I’m not so sure. Maybe she just meant he was determined to cheat or determined to ruin it all, because many cheaters do it to eventually get caught – a means of self-destruction. Mary Jo was already successful in her own right. Did he really need a meal ticket or did he simply feel inferior and threatened by a decent hard-working beautiful successful woman? It’s a mystery but something tells me if Dean hadn’t cheated on Mary Jo, she might have left him in the future anyway. He’s just too dumb and gross for her. Perhaps he did it out of self-preservation.

    • Christin says:

      I found her wording interesting as well. Was he determined to ‘trade up’ (e.g., money, younger or just change in general)?

      Maybe he is the type of person who always wants something they think is the bigger, better deal. Then they get it, and it’s not quite as shiny and gratifying as they imagined.

    • Jaded says:

      He did it out of greed, pure and simple. He thought he could land the Spelling billions and a high profile career in Hollywood. Instead he’s grubbing for money spilling his private life for reality TV. Pathetic.

      • Gia says:

        Jaded – you said it! Dean was determined to be famous. Both him and Mary joe were/are in the entertainment industry and he was struggling to make it. I bet anything that the minute he found out Tori Spelling was cast in a movie with him, his plan was made: Hook up with the direct link to Hollywood and $$.

  25. lynne says:

    Yuck. Look at wife #1 then look at #2!!!!! He must have been drunk. Mary Jo is quite attractive, Tori, not so much. He is a douch bag and that don’t say much for whory, ooopps, I mean Tori. If some bimbo tried to get in the middle of my marriage, Tori, she wouldn’t be able to talk about it, much less have a freaken reality show. He’s just as bad tho, stiff pricks have no conscience. Mary Jo is better off, and besides that, Dean is one ugly mo do.

  26. Aurelia says:

    I couldn’t get over how the 2 of them were sitting at the table in profile and Mary Jo is a normal sized adult and then skinny frail tory looked like a 9 year old kid in comparrison. She is literally half the size of a full grown adult female. And wow Mary Jo is so pretty. The lighter blonde hair is working for her. She came across as a mature, funny woman who has her shit together. Tory not so much.

  27. Jayna says:

    The Enquirer breaks scandals. Why don’t they bust them for the liars they are to sell stories and shows?. There is no Emily Goodhand. Nobody, when their husband cheats, keeps saying the one-night stand;s name like Tori did. In fact, most women would avoid acknowledging a one-night stand at all as a human being beyond a not-so-nice label. There was no posing photo of Emily Goodhand for her magazine story to US Weekly like all the other fame-hos who sell their mistress sotry. Some small blurred photo is all. Then this magazine Tori has dealt with for years, released that story right before Christmas. I find that hard to believe. Then Tori uses the same magazine for her story after it broke and she finally sells a story. The same magazine.

    She and Dean made this whole thing up, and it irritates me that one of these so-called rag mags that gets the scoop won’t go and blow the lid off of it. No one knows who or where this Emily Goodhand is in Canada. For a minute, they were posting photos of another one from the UK that wasn’t her.