Mary Jo Eustace: Tori Spelling ‘needs rehab, counseling & serious help’

Tori Spelling

These are photos of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott at NYC’s pricey Trump Hotel a few weeks ago. They splurged because Tori loves expensive vacays, and her coat looks very lavish too. Dean looks like a tool in his ensemble. Season Two of True Tori went out with its usual brand of ridiculousness. Tori made a huge deal out of how she can’t pee alone because of their four children. She got angry at Dean for inviting one of his female rehab friends over to help him watch the kids when Tori went out of town. Because Dean’s incapable of taking care of his children all by himself? Oh, and the season ended with Dean asking Tori why she’s with him and complaining, “I’ve sacrificed chunks of my soul” for the show.

This week’s InTouch has an interview with Dean’s ex, Mary Jo Eustace. She’s alovely woman who was jilted when Dean started sleeping with Tori the first day they met. Mary Jo had lunch with Tori earlier this season. She was paid $10,000 for her trouble, and the encounter reflected badly upon Tori. All Tori wanted was drama for the cameras, and Mary Jo’s incredible poise made Tori look like a d-bag. Now Mary Jo’s talking about all the crap she saw that didn’t make it on camera:

Dean McDermott’s ex, Mary Jo Eustace, believes Tori Spelling is in desperate need of rehab!

In an exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly, Mary Jo paints a disturbing picture of Tori’s life behind the scenes, which she witnessed while spending time with the family and filming for their show, True Tori.

“Sadly, now I actually know what goes on behind the scenes in their home and that is even more tragic than what makes it on camera,” Mary Jo claims in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now. “Tori needs rehab more than him.”

She says she accepted Tori and her ex-husband’s invitation to appear on True Tori, “to rewrite the narrative that I was the older, bitter wife,” Mary Jo tells In Touch. “I wanted to show how we as a blended family could move forward and be civil and respectful.”

But she explains that what she saw was disturbing — including fighting in front of the kids and Tori’s notoriously cluttered house.

“She needs serious help for the hoarding issue — she’s admitted her kids aren’t even fazed by her extended hospital stays anymore. And all their fighting in front of the children — it’s so dark.”

Mary Jo tells In Touch that she also witnessed Tori’s crippling insecurity during Hattie’s birthday party — obsessing over her mom Candy’s interaction with Mary Jo. “Tori came up to me in a panic and said, ‘What were you talking to my mother about? My mother takes all my friends.’ It was so incredibly sad and disconcerting,” she tells In Touch. “She needs counseling to stop blaming her parents for her issues and take responsibility for the things that got her in this situation.”

[From In Touch]

Shots fired! None of what Mary Jo says is a huge surprise. We already saw Tori’s storage warehouse full of junk, and Tori has whined so much about how her dad wouldn’t want her to downsize. Tori has major issues, and she does need help. What’s funny is that classy Mary Jo is the one saying it. I wonder if Mary Jo got paid for this story. Get it, girl.

The new issue of Star has a story about how Tori is ruining her children with True Tori. The tabloid interviewed a therapist who hasn’t treated Tori’s children but says the kids are clearly under a great deal of stress. Yeah. I could have told you that without the PhD.

Mary Jo Eustace

Tori Spelling

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  1. NewWester says:

    So this is the same Tori who whined about having no money but she can find money to stay at a high end hotel? I really feel sorry for their children to have their parents issues broadcast to the world and which will be on the Internet forever

  2. NerdMomma says:

    I’m sorry, but after reading this I have to disagree with you that Mary Jo is lovely and classy. This interview was the opposite of that. I think she should just be grateful every day to be rid of the Deaner and stay out of it. Even if what she says is true, she didn’t need to be the one to say it.

    • DCJ says:

      I agree. I’m sorry Mary Jo was married to a dirt bag, but ultimately Tori did her favor in the long run. I think it makes her look bad to be a part of their show. Also I don’t remember a “narrative of her being an angry, bitter ex wife” from anyone but Tori and Dean, and who cares what they think.

    • alisister says:

      Yeah, I thought Mary Jo used that conversation to inject more doubt and uncertainty into Tori’s mind. I thought she was very passive/aggressive. I don’t think Mary Jo is supposed to be all sweetness and light about her ex-husband and his new wife, but I wouldn’t call her classy or lovely.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree- talking to a tabloid like this is not a classy move. If she has serious concerns for the children’s well being, deal with it privately or through CPS.
      She’s taken the high road for a long time, I’m surprised to see her engaging in their nonsensical drama.

      • M says:

        My gut reaction was the same although it was Tori that asked Mary Jo to open the closet door & let out the skeletons for her show. Careful what you wish for…..

    • hmmm says:

      Clearly Mary Jo has not moved on and finds some gratification in the drama. Feh. How many years has it been????

    • Michele says:

      I think Mary Jo is allowed a few moments of ” mild revenge” towards this twit and the A hole ex-husband that left her very publicly — regardless of how we feel about him — she loved him when he walked out and it hurt her. Let her have a snarky comment or two so what?

  3. Gah, Mary Jo is just so effortlessly beautiful.

    • Christin says:

      She looks younger than Tori, too. Which must sting, since Tori supposedly made wisecracks about MJ’s older age.

  4. Mzizkrizten says:

    Tori seems like a major ‘mommie dearest’ to me.

  5. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Confession time> I saw this episode online where Tori met Mary Jo for lunch (I was home sick and dazed on flu meds, ok!) and Tori was a complete dbag. The storyline was Tori told Mary Jo she wanted to meet her to speak about rules for Jack (MJ and Deans son) and then Tori played the pity me card, how she was hurt that the man she cheated with had now cheated on her. Woe is Tori. Glad Mary Jo is making bank off these two fools.

    I am now off to spend the rest of the day in the shame corner.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      I’ll join you in that corner. I watched this mess as well and was surprised at the difference in maturity between these two. I realize Mary Jo had “preparation” about the image she wanted to project before she went on the show, and could be crazy as a sh*t house rat behind the scenes, but she seemed miles more secure/mature than Tori.
      This show makes the Kardasians look like geniuses.

    • Ginger says:

      You have a third party member. I watched the first season of True Tori online. But I haven’t seen the second. I came away thinking that their children are so awesome and I felt sorry for them that their parents are such a mess.

    • lisa says:

      i saw the one with the party and when tori saw that her mother was there and talking to mary jo, she said something like the 2 women who have caused me the most drama

      i guess it was pretty galling of mj to marry dean knowing tori would eventually want him

      dean for all his problems and faults may not even deserve tori’s constant stream of crazy, and the way she speaks to and in front of her kids is really weird and bad. for someone who has been in therapy forever, she hasnt taken anything from it

    • YummyMummy says:

      I saw it too. What about Mary jo bringing the letter. She is a sh#t disturber. It is none of her business to discuss tori and dean’s problems to media. She should just be quiet.

    • DrM says:

      I’m the 4th party member. I think the way Mary Jo put it was incredibly restrained. Tori invited her into the mess, and I think it is fair game for MJ to comment in any way she sees fit. And I also think she may be genuinely concerned about the kids. Dean left her in the middle of an adoption, for someone he thought was more bankable. Literally. I say she deserves whatever compensation she gets from this. And not in a nasty way either. MJ didn’t ask to be included in this drama, Dean’s action’s started it and Tori’s invitation finished it.

  6. Kiddo says:

    I don’t know what studio puts this shite out, but they are responsible for the damage to the children too.

    • halina says:

      True that. I would gladly ban showing underaged children on reality TV. If adults want to have cameras 24/7 showing them in the most intimate situations then fine but leave kids out of it.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Completely agree.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Yesss!!! Why ISN’T this a thing??!?

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree as well. I don’t think reality tv in this form, where it chronicles someone’s life, is healthy for anyone on it. For kids, I think it can be especially damaging. They’re too young to fully understand the situation, have no choice whether they want to be public or not, and have to live with having all this recorded forever and put out there for public consumption. There may be exceptions out there, but in general I’d fully support the industry no longer allowing kids on these shows.

  7. crab says:

    OMG I love her coat! I want that coat!!

  8. swack says:

    Ok Captain Obvious.

  9. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    No crazy = no reality show

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I used to have a little fake fur blanket that my cat slept on until she was old and incontinent and tickled all over it. It looked a lot like that coat. After, you know.

  11. Mollie says:

    Has anybody read Mary Jo’s first book? Was it interesting?

  12. smee says:

    I thought that pic of MaryJo was SJP!

    You can really see the love in their eyes in that last pic of them at the door of the hotel!

  13. Frida_K says:

    His outfit is repulsive. It looks like it is attempting to signify a combination of aging sk8r boi, wanna-be hipster d-bag, and Walmart Master of the Scarves (aka Johnny Depp).

    An adult man should never try to *errrr* “rock” this look. Never, not ever.

    • smee says:

      Precisely! Reminds me of when Larry King wore Converse.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      It strikes me that he dressed like this as a passive-aggressive move towards Tori. HA! That they went out together like this is hilarious!

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. I should remember this whenever my husband wears something I’m not keen on. Because even at his worst, he’s still a million times more dignified than Dean here.

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Omg, Esmom! Too funny. Our poor, sweet husbands and the grief we give ‘em! You just gave me some grrrrreat perspective! Lol.

  14. bns says:

    This show is my guilty pleasure.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      For some reason that cracks me up. Is it entertaining? Should I sneak watch?

    • Fan says:

      I actually don’t think the show is staged. If it is then they are both good actors. They have shown so much deep hurt and emotion. I had not watched season two so last night I did watch the first episode with Dean’s ex-wife. (The episodes are free On Demand where I live.)
      I liked Mary Jo.

  15. funcakes says:

    Think about it. If tori get the help she need she might see the situation as it is and throw Dean out. He like the fact that tori is a big volcano of insecurity. I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays into it so she can continue to spiral out of control so he can live the lifestyle he’s accustomed to. Dean had her number from day one. Plus the children are a bonus. What Judge will give that mess custody? She documented her own nervous breakdown for the world to see. Dean would get the kids and her money. Tori knows it and she’s there until someone leaves.

  16. Greek Chic says:

    Well i know that Tori is an idiot and a selfish human being, but is she on drugs? Or MJ is talking about alcohol?

    • MonicaQ says:

      I think she was talking about her hoarding.

      • Greek Chic says:

        MJ was talking for rehab although, so i guess there are other problems too. She looks like she uses tranquilizers or sleeping pills to me.

    • lisa says:

      i never thought about it but she has those decade long headaches which she likely has medication for, likely something for depression and anxiety mix it all with a big glass of wine while you berate your spouse in front of your kids

  17. Lv says:

    I like her outfit! The tights are so flattering vs. oily bare fake baked legs with saggy knees. I am 29 and my first wrinkles are on my knees!!

    • Greek Chic says:

      I am 29 too and last summer i discover a wrinkle on my left knee! The right knee is fine…. I always have been slim and i am like WTF?? Is there any way to get rid of the wrinkle?

    • Christin says:

      Her outfit makes me shudder, because it is reminiscent of 1990s prints and light colored hose. Hosiery was once required dress code apparel in many businesses, and I don’t miss it (though it certainly does cover imperfections).

  18. Tammy says:

    I blame Aaron & Candy Spelling for this hot mess. They indulged her far too much as a child, never gave her structure or boundaries & always bailed her out of whatever nonsense she always “fell” into. Randy, Tori’s brother, has substance abuse issues & I believe is in recovery. He also moved far away from his mom & sister because they are toxic. Tori is a hoarder? Doesn’t surprise me, so is Candy. Apple doesnt fall far from the tree there. Therapy doesn’t benefit narcissists or those with entitlement issues. I actually feel sorry for Dean. No one deserves this level of toxicity because they cheated on a spouse. Someone cheats, you leave & don’t look back. You also don’t bring a letter to a lunch with the current spouse of your ex, so Mary Jo is not the saint she’s being made out to be by some of the posters on here & celebitchy. I guess money wins every time over dignity & class. If she really was classy, she would have turned the $10,000 down. No amount of money is worth dealing the circus that is Tori Spelling & her show True Tori.

    • anne_000 says:

      Tori & Dean screwed up Mary Jo’s marriage during the time when MJ & Dean were in the process of adopting a daughter.

      I understand why MJ brought that letter. She knew that the filming was about Tori wanting MJ to comfort her as another ‘victim’ of Dean’s cheating. But I think MJ wanted Tori to know that she wasn’t that special for Dean to chose her over MJ and that she’s just like any other woman cheating with a married man. AND she got paid $10,000 to say that in an indirect way to Tori. Good for her!

      Yeah, Tori’s parents probably could have done a better job, but in the end, Tori is now old enough to know better, she’s got four children that she needs to do better for, and she can afford all the therapy in the world. Her mother would probably be glad to pay for it all just to get some peace and quiet.

      I think you’re right that Tori should just leave Dean if she’s going to toxic like that. But they’re both staying because, imo, they’re both famewhores more so than being good parents.

  19. Nesi says:

    Come on, Tori, just dump him! Be happy with yourself and the cut your losses before he drags you down even further. Ugh. The picture of the two of them says so much. He looks like he hasn’t brushed his teeth in a week. What in the world does she see in him? I picture her with a clean cut educated gentleman (I don’t mean older necessarily, just refined) who makes her laugh, listens to her and will just wrap his arms around her and tell her how wonderful she is. Time to move on girlfriend. Send little Miss Mary Jo Eustace pruneface back to her hometown, burn some sage in the house to clear the energy and start over. New Years resolution time!

  20. moo says:

    the coat doesn’t look expensive. i could be wrong. it reminds me too much of the polyester fur coats funky 20somethings wear.

  21. Jessica says:

    I have to admit that I hate watch this. And I watched some of the previous seasons of their shows, because I was just fascinated that Turnbull from Due South was with Tori Spelling. Anyone remember that show? Regardless what you might think of Dean personally, he was funny on that show.

    Anyway, I was surprised to see the episodes with Mary Jo and how civil she was with the two of them, and for the most part they all seemed to be getting along. So I don’t get why she would run to a tabloid with this. Not that Tori and Dean are my favorite people, but this wasn’t a classy move at all.

    What’s been most annoying about this show is how sometimes I’ve sided with Dean. He seems to be better with the kids, he doesn’t really want to work out all the drama with Tori on television like she does, he’s more down to earth. She wants to continue with the show, she hates how being around the woman whose husband she slept with always makes her feel so nervous and sick, she complains about not having enough money but won’t get rid of her 100+ storage units of crap, and on and on. I hate when I actually feel sympathy for the guy who cheated.

  22. Loulou says:

    Mary Jo is a veteran TV person in Canada, no coaching needed. Dean has a type: rich daughters. MJ’s dad is one of my lawyers. He’s highly intelligent, sarcastic and funny as hell. MJ and her sister are both together kind of women – organized and professional. She is a thousand times wittier than the neurotic Tori Spelling. The husband is a tool and has what he deserves. Until he finds another rich daddy’s girl…

  23. jenn12 says:

    Am I the only person who sees Tori having 4 kids she doesn’t much bother with as a kind of hoarding? Older interviews had her talking about wanting enough kids to make a hockey team or talking about wanting “just one more”. She’s not unlike Octomom or Gosselin. The kids are props, fun to dress up, part of an image, but in the end she had them because she enjoyed the attention from pregnancy (especially back to back ones) and liked/likes having babies. She doesn’t care if she’s embarrassing her school age older ones on national TV. Dean’s a tool- that OUTFIT- and he’s stuck with an emotional mess of a partner that he probably was infatuated with in the beginning. She adored him, needed him, looked up to him, couldn’t be without him for a second, did as he wanted sexually- but it all gets old really quickly. MaryJo may need the money, or she may want her say, but she may also feel genuine concern for Tori’s kids. Anyone with eyes would.

  24. Michele says:

    Bam! You go Mary Jo.