Dean McDermott’s ex: he told me he loves Tori but threw his life away for her

This interview came out a week ago and I’m sorry for missing it. I think the general public is just over Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s drama but I still enjoying reading and reporting on it so bear with me (if you feel like it, no pressure). Dean McDermott’s ex, Mary Jo Eustace, did an interview with Daily Mail TV in which she revealed that Dean told her about a year and a half ago that he regrets marrying Tori Spelling. Remember that Dean cheated on Mary Jo with Tori and left her abruptly almost immediately after Dean and Mary Jo had adopted a baby together. (Go here to read that story if you’re not familiar with it.) Well unsurprisingly, Dean realizes his life is a sh-tshow now and he wishes he did things different.

Given the fact that Tori and Dean’s youngest child was born this March, their fifth, the timeline in which Mary Jo claims Dean told her he regretted marrying Tori would have put Tori as newly pregnant or scheming to get pregnant again. I phrase it that way because Dean has said that he thought they were “in the clear” with babies after the last one, and because he sought a vasectomy several years ago but Tori shot that down, claiming they didn’t have the money for the procedure. This last baby was Tori’s idea.

Mary Jo probably spoke with Daily Mail TV because she’s fed up with trying to get Dean to appear in court to face charges for non-payment of child support for their now 18 year-old son. He owes years of back child and spousal support totaling $100,000. Apparently Mary Jo has been trying to serve Dean with papers but he’s dodging the process server. Dean and Tori are deep in debt, their accounts were drained by the IRS and they’re being sued by several creditors for unpaid loans and credit cards. Mary Jo tells the DM that she already gave Dean a break on child support but that he’s so delinquent now she had to take him to court. She also said, unsurprisingly, that Tori kicked her son Jack out of her home and told him he needed to support himself. Here’s more of what she told Daily Mail TV and you can see the video on their site.

I’m disgusted and I’m humiliated. So many women who go through this situation where they can’t get the child support and it profoundly affects their lives. So I was really strong about it and I just kept heading back to the courtroom.

To my knowledge Dean is not working. You see the lavish lifestyle. Candy Spelling is paying for everything. There’s no impetuous to get a job. Th financial problems are crazy out of control spending.

Dean told her it was a mistake marrying Tori
A year and a half ago he confessed to me that he’d made a mistake and he wondered what his life would be like if he’d have stayed of me. He said ‘Do I love Tori? Yeah, but I’ve thrown my life away.’ And that 150% true and it was the most bizarre conversation ever.

When my son went to university he didn’t get any financial support from his father. The one thing that his dad was going to do for him was pay his rent. He bounced his rent. My son has had his bank account cleaned out twice by debt collectors.

Tori told Jack he’s a grown man and he can support himself
Jack [18] got in touch with touch with Tori because he didn’t have money for Uber. She said ‘We’re at a McDonalds right now and I can barely afford the kids. You’re a grown man you can support yourself.’ Also Tori threw Jack out of the house, she’s been a horror show.

Now that we’re going back to court for a second time for contempt of court it’s jail time. People say ‘do you want him to go to jail?’ That’s not the intent behind this it’s just to get him to honor his commitment. It’s not up to me, it’s up to Dean to pay.

[From video on Daily Mail TV]

That sounds about right and it’s consistent with what we’ve heard about Dean to date. He may have just been being a manipulative ass though and making up sh-t to try to get out of paying child support. Meanwhile Tori is auctioning off her clothes on Poshmark, which is a good start for her. She needs to sell off a lot more of her stuff, she’s a hoarder and we’ve heard that she pays thousands a month just to store all her stuff. This is a decent way for her to make some cash actually. She could also downsize her family’s lifestyle, but she’s made it clear that she’s all about having a huge home, throwing lavish parties and going on luxury vacations. I’m not even embellishing any of this, she’s either said these things directly and/or it’s all on her Instagram.


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  1. HeidiM says:

    love Mary Jo. Have no problems with what she’s doing here.

    • aims says:

      Me neither! Sing it from the rooftop sister!!

      All of it is pretty disturbing to me, but that uber story was disgusting. Thank God Jack has Mary. She seems to be a stable force for him, because his dad and his wife are nut jobs.

    • cleveland girl says:

      I think she should have been way more vocal about this years ago…but apparently she is the only one in the scenario with class.

  2. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Jack has previously gushed on social media about Tori and how close they are, so that’s upsetting.
    Eurgh. They are such a-holes. Tori is the worst. I liked her for years, but she’s awful.

    • Raina says:

      Yeah, Tori? And YOU are a grown woman who should support yourself without mommy Candy. As for McDonald’s? I bet the kids wanted some happy meals. No one looks like they’re starving. To the gallows, Dean.

  3. Skittlebrau says:

    Mary Jo’s son is a handsome kid. I wish him well given the hand he’s been dealt.

  4. Nancy says:

    I feel bad for this woman’s blight. But I think she’s starting to be a little Brandi Glanville-ish. Her ex has been with his wife for more than a decade and has five kids. Yeah, he done her wrong and basically abandoned his son, which makes him a cad and she should be happy that he’s in the rear view mirror. I hope she gets the back support, but also hope she tries to move on with her life and love her son more than she hates her ex.

    • Kersplasha says:

      She probably did the interview for the money because she is desperate since he isn’t giving any support. I don’t get any Brandi Glanville vibes from her at all. Just desperate mom vibes.

      • Millenial says:

        I was going to say the same thing. Considering he owes $100,000 in back child support and raising kids in California isn’t cheap, she probably needs the money. I don’t feel bad for Dean or Tori AT ALL.

        I feel terrible for Mary Jo’s kids. To see your half siblings being thrown lavish birthday parties and going on luxury vacations while you have to pay your own way through college and hope your rent check doesn’t bounce. It’s just gross.

      • Jennet says:

        I agree. It sounds like it is affecting her AND Dean’s sons education and future and it’s very selfish of both him and Tori.

      • Wren says:

        Yup. She needs money and this interview was low hanging fruit. I don’t blame her a bit.

      • magnoliarose says:

        She needs the money. I don’t blame her one bit. If she wanted to do more for money, then I wouldn’t blame her then either. Why not use them to fund education for her children and clear some debt. I have zero problems with it.

      • Geekychick says:

        father of her child is living on his MIL paycheck, but alao on his “all-about-kids-and-family” image. I have no problem with Mary Jo setting the thing straight how he and Tori really are.
        I mean, imagine if you’re His son and he treats you this way: it’s incredibly hurtful, stressful and traumatizing. essentialy, his dad is year after year showing he doesn’t care about him.
        and I think this is a good message to him and all the young adults in similar situation: you don’t owe that deadbeat nothing. NOTHING: you don’t own him to stay silent,to stay classy, to just take it. you can do whatever you want with that info-because this is your life and yes, your dad did you wrong. why should Mary stay silent? if he doesn’t want to pay, let him face consequences-and tbh, we KNOW that they care about public opinion more than anything else.
        I applaud Mary and honestly, you go girl, give interview after interview after interview. get that money for your son!

    • Shannon says:

      I don’t even think it comes off as “hating” him. She just rightfully wants the child support.

    • Bridget says:

      Did you catch the part where the government drained her son’s bank account TWICE to pay for Dean’s debt? Where his rent check bounced? Where Dean is so delinquent in child support that he may be sent to jail? Mary Jo seems thoroughly over Dean, but they share a child. That’s kind of the point that when you have a kid together that even when you split up you still have to be in each other’s lives.

      • still_sarah says:

        I used to be a family law lawyer and if this has reached the point where Dean may go to jail, you can bet he hasn’t paid child support in YEARS.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Not sure what else she could do but turn to the court of public opinion. He owes her $$$.

    • mary says:

      I kinda agree. She is coming across as bitter. He did her wrong but the son is an adult now and it doesn’t seem healthy to be continuing this fight for another 10 years…get over it. My father was in my life and he never supported me past 18 years old.

      Honey, He aint gunna pay you, so save yourself the stress and move on. You need a new storyline in your life cuz this has been on repeat for 10 years

      • Whatabout says:

        You understand this is PAST child support. For the 12+ years he didn’t pay for his kid. It’s on going because he hasn’t paid more than a few times when his child was a minor.

      • mary says:

        Yes I get that. And she is also complaining that he doesn’t pay his 18 year old sons rent. To me it seems like she just wants to complain about anything and trash him any way possibly. I think after 10 years, it’s time to take the high road and get on with life.

        I mean, he’s bankrupt isn’t he??? he doesn’t even have a job? – why even bother suing him? it’s a waste of energy. she’s vindictive at this point because there is NO money there and she knows it.

        you cannot squeeze water out of a rock. she is banging her head against a wall that will never come down.

      • amilu says:

        mary, you’ve got to be kidding. Dean OFFERED to pay his son’s rent, and the check bounced. Then her son’s bank account was drained. TWICE. This didn’t happen 10 years ago. It happened recently as Jack is only just now 18-years-old.

        I’d be complaining, too. That’s messed up.

      • Veronica says:

        You know, I used to feel the same way about my own father, but after growing up and helping raise children and seeing how much work it really is – F*CK. THAT. NOISE. It would be different if he had stuck around and maintained joint custody and at least emotionally supported those children. But he didn’t. He literally abandoned them, moved to a different country, then forced THEM to rearrange their lives at THEIR expense to maintain a relationship. All while he rubs it in their face living in a high end home and throwing lavish parties – and then they get to deal with the aftermath when the IRA comes calling and drains Jack’s account.

        Yes, she is bitter. And she has every right to be.

      • Stacey says:

        That son is 18 and is probably well aware of his fathers financial problems, and it seems a bit naive and possibly a set-up that his mother and him allowed him to pay the rent. I mean, did they REALLY think he was going to follow through and pay? They need to stop banking on that money and live as if it is never going to be paid. Everything is all about MONEY with this group.

        His son knows his fathers financial problems Im Sure, as his mother has run to the tabloids how many times over the years. The sooner the son stops waiting on his dead beat Dad to pay up, the sooner maryjo stops this pointless fight for money we all know will NEVER be paid and the sooner the son and maryjo stop this fantasy that his father is going to get it together and pay them back- the better in my opinion. They need to face the facts and move on and focus on what they do have.

      • whatnow says:

        Of course. Someone’s manipulating and (financially) abusing you AND your kid, don’t complain, don’t be bitter. Come on man, you know how he is by now, let it go, woman. Too bad your son is struggling to get his education paid! Too bad you had to give up your dreams because working day and night…
        Would you dare say something like that to one of the women who finally came forward recently about all that sexual and power abuse???? Really, they have suffered a lot because of this irresponsible asshole and I am sure the son will suffer for all of his life after being abandoned emotionally by his father too. Dean is an abuser and he deserves to be called out. I suppose you are not familiar with a tight budget.

      • Stacey says:

        I get what mary is saying because at what point do you see your father for who he is (a dead beat) and you’d be better served just cutting your loses and cutting him off. We all
        Have things we deserved but never got in life, you should not let it make you a bitter angry person for 10 years, let alone the rest of your life. The son isnt exactly homeless and living on the streets, seems he has had a fairly comfortable live thanks to his mother. He is an adult now. Time to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and cut the father out and get on with it

      • Olive says:

        Dean had an obligation to his oldest son FIRST AND FOREMOST. He doesn’t get to run off making 5 new babies with Tori, then claim poverty. Pay for your existing kids before you make new ones!

      • CatFoodJunkie says:

        @whatnow — yea, it’s past child support. money she would have used on her son. but she didn’t get it, and he’s grown now. unless she’s taken out some loan to pay his expenses, what is the point at this continued collection effort? yea, dean’s a first class a hole, and he’s broke and likely judgment-proof, but it’s been how many years since he’s worked / earned money ? at some point you just have to let it go. keep the judgment on file, renew it when required, and when /if he gets income, money, collect on the judgment. i say this as a mother who ‘let go’ of around $35k, from an ex who was never employed, and never gonna pay. i didn’t waive the amounts, i just stopped my collection efforts. it’s exhausting and frustrating. and no, i wasn’t rolling in it. things were tight. but really, at this point, with dean, what is the point? she’s got a lien in place. it would BE NICE if dean paid his son’s rent (which is not required, mind you), but obv that isn’t going to happen. i almost think she’s setting herself up for huge disappointment, and that can’t be good for her. i agree with the posters who say she needs to move on, for the sake of her mental health. i can’t imagine she’s happy and content with her life if she’s spending a good amount of time keeping tabs on dean’s fanciful lifestyle, and god knows i’d be bitter up to my eyeballs, but again, there’s no point to hounding him. sure, she can try to put him in jail, if the judge goes along with that, but since dean has 5 other kids, that’s not very likely. recall that part of the money he owns is for SPOUSAL support of nearly $1000/month. i don’t know how long that was owed from/to, but they’ve been divorced 10 ish years. it’s a wonder, really, why he hasn’t gone to court himself to try and get that lowered.

        she has 2 kids, only 1 of which dean is responsible for… how are those expenses paid? mary jo ain’t exactly been working much herself in the past 10 years or so. i hate to come off as a ‘get a job’ kind of person, but i guess am saying that. similar to halle berry’s struggles — people here were so pissed that her ex didn’t work very much and halle paid him support, and child support. your sex doesn’t matter… if you were working before, you should be working now. neither marriage nor divorce is a retirement plan.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am on Mary Jo’s side completely.
        She should have a lawsuit out there, so he doesn’t get off for what he owes. It isn’t her job to get over it. She has every right to use the legal system within her rights. Too bad if the two fools are mad or whatever, they should have paid instead of being hoarders.

      • CatFoodJunkie says:

        @whatnow– recall, it’s also spousal support of $1k/ month. is it never ending? should it be? i’m all in on mary jo’s side.. don’t get me wrong, but she never mentions the spousal support in her complaints. if he didn’t pay that for even 2 years, that’s $24k. i take a ‘get out and work’ approach when needing money, and i’m kinda disappointed when i see people that don’t think that way. what are your options, really? i don’t know her work story, i only know she was an actress, but she hasn’t been that for quite some time. hopefully, she’s got something going on to generate income.

      • Mltpsych says:

        Oh hi Tori

      • Renee says:

        @ mary, Tori is that you?

      • CGF says:

        Are you kidding me? She has every right to be bitter. The guy is a f@cking failure. “Let it go” is not gonna work here. He has to pay her back.

  5. Neelyo says:

    Of course he regrets it. He thought he was getting the golden goose and it hasn’t panned out that way at all.

    I feel sorry for those kids. They’re not rich, most likely never will be and Tori seems incapable of instilling in them any sense of responsibility. And i’m sure education isn’t a priority in that household.

    • Wren says:

      No kidding. Whatever he thought he was getting into was NOT this, and now there’s no getting out. Oops.

    • pf says:

      Actually Tori’s kids will be rich as their grandmother has set up some nice trust funds for them, each worth around $10 million. Candy has $600 million herself. I think that’s why Tori is having so many kids, so she can just get money from them, instead of her mom, when she’s older.

      • Whatabout says:

        Omg I didnt even put that together. Candy is pretty smart and knows what Tori is like with money. She will probably add dozens of stipulations to the money.

      • Izzy says:

        Except those kids have no role model whatsoever for fiscal responsibility, so they will likely blow through that $10 million like water through their fingers.

      • magnoliarose says:

        10 million can be spent in a year. It isn’t as much as it used to be. Candy will most likely leave the bulk to charity.

      • Jess says:

        I can completely understand why Aaron left Tori with a few hundred thousand, he knew she couldn’t handle more and it would be wasted.

      • SKF says:

        But at the end of the day, aren’t Candy and Aaron partly to blame? They raised Tori in ridiculous wealth, spoilt her senseless, gave her everything she ever wanted and more, then pushed her out into the world and expected her to have some financial sense? Come on. She’s a poster child for not over-indulging your kids, no matter how wealthy you are. If they had taught her financial responsibility and not just given her whatever she wanted growing up – things beyond any normal person’s wildest dreams, she would not be like this now. Of course, her brother manages to be fiscally responsible, but I feel like he managed that despite his upbringing which is quite a feat. At the end of the day, she’s an adult and she should have learned some lessons by now; but this did start with her upbringing and poor parenting.

  6. Nicole Savannah, GA says:

    Selling clothes no doubt given to her for free.

  7. arock says:

    Hes such a low life. Bless those two bumbling pseudo celebs though- after the garbage fire 2017 has been, any leanne and tori posts are brain scrub for the ongoing rage migraine.

    • Mermaid says:

      The never ending drama is somewhat oddly reassuring. At least some things never change. Why does Tori keep having more kids if she can’t afford the ones she does have? And I thought I heard that the last pregnancy or two were high risk and she got really sick or something?

    • Christin says:

      Is there such a thing as “comfort gossip” (similar to comfort food)? I view the Leann and Tori deadbeat drama posts that way now. Reminders of a simpler time.

  8. Merritt says:

    I think Dean’s only regret is that Tori didn’t have as much money as he initially thought.

  9. Nicole says:

    These people are a-holes. Seriously there’s no excuse

  10. Chrissy says:

    OT but what did she do to her face?

  11. Originaltessa says:

    Airing dirty laundry like this always feels very tacky to me, but it seems like she’s out of options.

  12. Ang says:

    Of course he regrets it, Mary Jo is a beautiful woman, with strength and brains . Tori is Not any of those things. He is a dirtbag for sure, Tori is the worst. I hope he does go to jail, anyone else that owes a fraction of that would have to.

  13. yara says:

    I guess I’m alone in that I don’t see what the point is of saying that about Dean, except to cause pain to Tori and probably the Spelling-McDermott kids. Isn’t Mary Jo over all of that by now? Get on with your life, sis. I get being upset about the child support thing but let the courts/police deal with that.

    • Anastasia says:

      Why shouldn’t she speak out? I don’t blame her.

    • Courtney says:

      Women have always been expected to cover for men and keep their secrets. That attitude has always benefited men, and never benefited women.

      • Lady D says:

        Sadly yes, and it looks like it’s going to take a lot of work to change that attitude.

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Thank you, Courtney, what you’re saying is quit true. It’s a very hard habit to break, but we need to do it. People doing bad things don’t deserve loyalty.

      • whatnow says:

        So true, and no loyalty for people who don’t even want to return the favor!

      • magnoliarose says:

        Agreed. ++

      • Candion says:

        That’s a great observation Courtney.

      • Geekychick says:

        and unfortunately, as we can see from comments on this post, a great number of women aren’t even aware how deeply chauvinist that kind of thinking is. “why don’t she just move on? that’s so bitter! ah, what is done is done”… and so on. I just don’t get how twisted your mind has to be to believe that in this whole mess Mary Jo is guilty party.

      • Darla says:

        Geeky, we don’t know how many of the posters making those comments are 2nd wives with some bitterness at the first one.

    • swak says:

      Obviously going through the court system isn’t working. I get what she is going through. I have an ex (for the past 11 years) that is suppose to pay a little over $100 a month for student loans we got for our girls. Every month it is like pulling teeth to get that money. I can’t imagine what she has gone through to make this work without his money which is an obligation.

      • mary says:

        at what point do you just move on with your life? the court isnt working, nothing has worked for 10 years, the son is now an adult. Are you seriously saying it’s healthy to fight over this the rest of her life?!? At some point you have to accept reality and he aint gunna pay no matter what TV show you go on– apparently he was a known loser when they were married so she knows he was a broke loser when they married and had a son with him anyways…what did she expect?…but now she is obviously trying to punish him because she is bitter and angry.

        I am not saying Dean isn’t a huge loser and Tori isn’t a homewrecker but thats 10 years ago…I think she looks petty AF.

      • HelloSunshine says:

        @Mary: it’s not petty to fight for what your child deserves. The poor kid has had his bank account cleaned out because of his dad. He should be named and shamed many times over. He’s dodging the process server person and still being super shady, why shouldn’t she call him out?

      • Izzy says:

        @mary, maybe she’ll move on once her a-hole ex pays their son back the money that the IRS seized from Jack’s bank account to cover Dean and Tori’s debts.

        She has every right to be pissed off and complaining loudly.

      • CatFoodJunkie says:

        @mary — i agree. and @izzy, no, jack’s bank account cannot be levied upon unless dean’s name is on it. that’s simple collection law (my area of expertise). since jack was a minor, it was likely a joint account that dean was (or was supposed to be) putting money into. or it was a POD account in dean’s name, intended for his son. sooo, step a: open a sole and separate account. CERTAINLY after the first levy hit.

        as for being pissed and complaining… it’s been 10 years. at what point is enough just enough? (now, obv i have to take this all back if dean was a prompt paying dad until recently…but given that he owes in excess of $100k, that’s unlikely).

        dean’s life is sh*t. 5 kids, no money, no prospects. gotta suck. and that rolls into the “best revenge is living well” adage. she can complain all she wants, but what’s that going to do for her? it’s not like we don’t KNOW dean is a deadbeat p.o.s… that’s a given. i recommend she stop thinking on it until dirtbag dean gets a job..that judgment will still be there. i mean, how happy can she be with that pain ever at the forefront? you married a super d*ck, he divorced you, you got the kids… you won. live your life, enjoy yourself, and hope one day you get a nice big check from the jerk.

      • magnoliarose says:

        You can move on and still want what is owed. She owes them nothing.

      • Geekychick says:

        fighting for child support is what your child deserves. that is what you owe your child, to make sure that his other parent is financially responsible for his child and that that child has the same financial conditions in life as his siblings. just giving up is lazy, selfish and honestly, sends a wrong message to the kid:”Don’t stand up for yourself, honey! just take whatever crap people put you through, or else some are going to think you’re bitter!” gee, what a healthy example of self-confidence and self-love. :/

  14. HK9 says:

    “Tori kicked her son Jack out of her home and told him he needed to support himself” Ha. Hahahahahaha….that’s rich coming from Tori. The woman with shopping/financial issues who depends on her Mom form money and has yet to master the art of supporting oneself. Wow…..

  15. Shambles says:

    Tori’s consumerism is so gross. Aren’t we getting to the point where it’s not 2002 and we know there’s way more to life than having a huge home and obscene amounts of sh!t? I can’t wait to build my shipping container home with my bf, just saying.

    • Wren says:

      “We” may be but she likely never will. Things = love for Tori, and Possessions = Status. Money means very little to her because she was likely never taught to value or manage it. She was raised with a mind boggling amount of wealth and she’s basically just perpetuating the same lifestyle blindly.

    • Kitten says:

      Shipping container homes are mad nice!
      And I would venture that many are larger than the average Boston condo.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She is gross and extremely stupid.

  16. Mia4s says:

    Hey Candy! If you want to keep your worthless son in law out of jail it’s time to cut a check….or does she want to keep him out of jail.

    The oldest of the kids are getting to a “knowledgeable” age. I don’t envy them the coming embarrassment. Your parents are always the worst when you’re a tween/teen anyway, but when they spend all their time pimping your image for hits and free stuff? Yuck.

    • Neelyo says:

      True that. I predict there’s going to be lots of ‘acting out’ in the next few years at the McDermott-Spelling household.

      The bigger question is how will Tori profit off of her brood’s adolescent angst?

  17. rita says:

    Petty is never a good look.

    • phaedra says:

      $100k ain’t petty cash.

    • Lady D says:

      …how about sheer desperation after all those years? If it was you that was owed over $100 grand, would you just smile and give up? After repeated attempts to collect including involving the courts, she should just shrug and walk away? I think looking ‘petty’ is the least of her worries.

      • CatFoodJunkie says:

        @lady d… yep — walk away. she’s got a judgment in place. it’ll come up if dean ever gets money. the definition of insanity… and all that.. what she’s been doing ain’t working, sooo keep doing it? nah. dean isn’t just some unemployed plumber who hit a bad job market… he’s in line for a big chunk of change when candy goes. (not to him, of course, but as parents of the kids who WILL inherit, there will be a whole lot of leeway as to where that money goes).

      • Mltpsych says:

        Agree Lady D – if Dean goes to jail maybe he and Tori will finally get a clue. I think it makes sense for Mary Jo to keep trying

  18. Jess says:

    Tori and Dean are disgusting and selfish jerks. Candy should cut them off financially instead of paying for everything, then they might actually learn something, she isn’t doing them any favors right now. I know she claims to be concerned for the kids if she doesn’t give them money but there are ways to help that don’t involve indulging Tori and Dean! Pay for food and school tuitions, that’s all they NEED at this point. I don’t blame Mary Jo for coming forward with this dirt, it’s about time, and man is she pretty!! She’s really quite stunning, I hope she gets what she deserves in child support, and maybe finds love again one day.

  19. kNY says:

    I don’t blame her – I’m guessing she got paid for the interview, so hopefully that will go towards supporting her and her kids. And I think what kept her from really speaking out earlier was that Tori had been nice to Jack. But the moment she threw Jack out of the house she doesn’t pay for herself – that was the last straw.

  20. Beckysuz says:

    Uh a vasectomy is like $1000…stop with you can’t afford it. You just rely on trotting out your kids/family for money in between grifting mom. Gross. Also those poor children look like they want no part of her shenanigans. She’s gonna have to figure something else out because those kids are not cute. I’m not saying that to be unkind, I know it shouldnt matter, but since she markets them to the public it sure would help if they were. She and Dean need to sell all their hoarded belongings, get on a budget, get those kids a normal, quiet life and stop trotting them out like show ponies. And take care of your son Dean!

  21. Juls says:

    So, Jack had his bank account cleaned out, twice, by creditors. How did everybody miss that?! How is that possible unless his Dad was actually depositing money into those accounts and they thought he was trying to “hide” it there or his Dad was also listed on the account? Which I doubt his mother would allow considering his financial problems but what do I know. What kind of parent puts their child in this predicament? How is this legal?

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      I assume it was a joint account with both parents’ names on it, because he was underage when it was made.

    • why? says:

      Dean gave his son a check to pay his rent, the son deposited Dean’s check into his account, and Dean’s check bounced because he and Tori don’t have any money, so the son is being held accountable for the fees from the bounced check and possibly the son’s landlord for the late rent.

      • Juls says:

        Thanks WHY, this explanation actually makes sense. What a horrible situation for the son. Horrible. And no doubt, good ol’dad left him to clean up the mess dad created. Like Tori said, he should be able to take care of himself, amirite?

  22. S says:

    And let us not forget that Mary Jo’s daughter, whom she originally adopted with Dean, he disavowed. They were in the adoption process when he hooked up with Tori. It was sticking point in the divorce that he would have no responsibility for the daughter he then claimed he “never wanted” … Great guy.

  23. Eggsbenedict says:

    Candy is an older woman… do you think Tori is just waiting her out and hoping to inherit, and that’s why she sees no need to curb her lifestyle?

  24. Rachel in August says:

    There’s no *impetuous* to get a job. I’m sure they mean impetus, right?

  25. eda says:

    I don’t agree with anything Dean has done. He has obviously broken the law by refusing to pay child support, and this has caused enormous turmoil in Mary and Jack’s lives. However, now that Jack is 18, Dean isn’t responsible for his expenses and shouldn’t be expected to pay for his rent, transportation, or university. Of course, it would be excellent if he did, but this guy evaded the law for Jack’s entire childhood; why is there any expectation for support ongoing now at 18, considering Dean’s delinquency? Of course this guy won’t be able to pay. But more specifically, by law, can’t Mary only go after the back payments from Jack’s childhood?

    It seems unreasonable and tacky to complain that Jack isn’t getting his university tuition covered by his delinquent dad. In my (unpopular) opinion, nobody is entitled to parental support with anything after reaching the age of 18. Jack can take out student loans and work, like most of us, as unglamorous as that is. This is what being an adult is about. And life IS unfair sometimes: it would absolutely suck to see your dad’s other children living lavishly while you cannot. But there’s no way Tori and Dean’s kids will benefit from that lifestyle of endless consumerism and debt, despite how it appears now. Jack is better off, in my opinion. And no, I absolutely don’t side with Tori and Dean. I just believe child support ends at 18. I hope Mary and Jack receive what they are owed from the missing child support payments of Jack’s childhood, and Jack will move on and have a great life.

    • Mel says:

      I don’t know how it works in the US, but in France, child support needs to go on as long as the kid is pursuing a degree or getting an education. That includes going to college.

    • Juls says:

      @Eda, why not take it a step further and say that kids should be cut off of their parent’s health insurance the day they turn 18, instead of up to age 26 if they are in school (Thanks Obama!). This falls in line with your argument, no?

      • eda says:

        Actually it doesn’t fall in line with my argument at all. If parents pay for anything past the age of 18, that’s wonderful. Those kids are lucky. But the parents aren’t obligated by law, at least not in the US. And as such, it isn’t reasonable to rake the delinquent parents over the coals for it publically, and most definitely not their families (I don’t know Tori or her kids personally, but Dean’s delinquent child support is not her issue). In that case, it comes across as petty and entitled and dilutes the severity of the mother and son’s claims (missed child support- which is a legitimate legal issue). My statements are based on facts and not emotion or standards of care in parenting, etc. Meaning, yes, it would be lovely if he followed through with the university tuition payments and Uber coverage, because many/most parents would. But there is no way he is obligated to. You’re free to take it a step further by postulating that this should encompass other areas of life like health insurance, but I haven’t provided my stance on any such arenas.

      • Anon33 says:

        @eda, sure he’s “not obligated” to, but not doing so is pretty much a dick move, especially in today’s economy, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE PROMISED TO DO SO.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Depending on the language in their divorce decree, he may very well be legally liable for a portion of Jack’s college/university expenses. It’s not uncommon at all in the US for that to be written into a divorce decree, and if it is, it’s every bit as enforceable as the back support. Also, if I’m not mistaken, isn’t Mary Jo still living in Canada? Do we know if their divorce was adjudicated there? I’m not familiar with Canadian law, but it wouldn’t be outside of the realm of possibility to me that their laws are similar on this point, if not even more generous.

      • eda says:

        Um, Anon, the man hasn’t paid a cent of child support his entire life, and now his ex expects him to uphold his promise to pay other expenses? Come on, it’s clear that that will never happen. It’s heinous, but happens ALL the time. It would be better mentally for all involved to not expect anything from this man, but continue to pursue legal measures to make him pay. As other posters have mentioned, usually in these kinds of cases, the lost money is never recovered. The man is a deadbeat. They need to lower their expectations.

    • magnoliarose says:

      It is tacky not to help your kids become educated while popping out more kids who look miserable in every photo. She and Jack are the victims of these two useless narcissists, so they have a right to say what they want and get what is owed.
      They want her to back off because once Tori inherits it will be joint property and will be forced to pay. I hope.

    • Geekychick says:

      what I don’t get, is why so much text and thought for rent his Dad offered, but you havenn’t said a word about BACK payments for child support for the last 12 YEARS, while his son was underage. dean owes more than 100000$ in past child support, that’s the gist of it.
      also, sorry, but that stance, that a child is fully grown and can earn a living (for normal, high quality life) was maybe true at the beginning of the century, but it isn’t today. you can’t legaly drink until you’re 21, but you should behave and be total adult by 18?? yeah, totaly logical.

      • eda says:

        I very clearly stated in my first post that Jack and Mary Jo should receive the missing child support payments they are owed.

        Drinking age has nothing to do with personal responsibility. With sound financial planning and good habits, as well as academic financial aid, university students can and regularly do support themselves at the tender age of 18 and live to tell the tale. At least, in my world. I don’t understand why this seems like such an unbelievable concept to so many. Why are you clutching your pearls at my suggestion that a person who has reached the age of majority can actually support himself/herself?

  26. Amelie says:

    Can I say I’m glad these two aren’t my parents. The mixing of their genes is… rather unfortunate looking. Yes I know, super mean of me, I’ll show myself out.

    • Mia4s says:

      No you’re just saying what we are all thinking. And sadly while that would be a non-issue in most cases, we know (we KNOW) their parents will push them towards reality TV and showbiz, where it will be a massive issue. Remember the abuse poor Rumour Willis took? I strongly doubt they’re encouraging the children to become heart surgeons. That would require actual work.

    • Olive says:

      the little boy with the curls in the blue shirt in the balloon photo is the luckiest one – he doesn’t have the same look as the rest of his siblings.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I hated thinking it, but I did. They are average children but she is probably looking to exploit them, and I doubt she will be successful.

  27. Penelope says:

    Mary Jo has every right to speak up and if anything, has stayed classy all these years. Tori and gold-digging Dean are disgusting, irresponsible, and completely self-involved.

  28. jwoolman says:

    Mary- it’s normal for parents to pay for room and board as well as college tuition. My mother gave me a free ride all through college- I stayed with her and she never asked for a dime for my food and share of housing. She did the same for my brother. We both went to local colleges. She cosigned for loans for my brother and I got a scholarship, and an on-campus job to pay for books and other expenses. My brother also had a part-time job. But college is very intense, and if you can do it without working a paying job except on breaks – it’s much better. I was pretty exhausted.

    In any case, his father promised to pay for his housing and didn’t. Considering that dad had also not paid child support as legally ordered for so many years, paying for housing was quite reasonable. He might not be able to get a part-time job that wouldn’t interfere with his school schedule and also would be enough to pay for housing in that area. He also might not be eligible for financial aid especially if his father claims income high enough. His mother has another child to worry about eventually getting through college also.

    Tori was way out of line. Her mother pays for her kids so they won’t have any problems getting an education. But she’s been wildly spending while her husband has not been providing legally mandated support for his oldest son. She had no business going to MacDonalds if she could barely pay for her kids anyway. Make them hamburgers and fries at home. Or save more money and make them peanut butter sandwiches.

  29. I follow Tori On IG, know a good friend of hers, and she follows me on IG. She is kind, sweet and encouraging. I know there a lot of stories out there, and perhaps there is truth somewhere in there about the debt and child payments, but can we cut all of them some slack? There are a lot of children in this, all innocent and they don’t need to read all this later in life. These are real people. And honestly, she has been nothing but kind and nice.

    • Stacey says:

      I agree its time to move on. And their son is half Dean, why does MaryJo love humilating her sons father with all this? Thats her sons father, he is half of dean. Isnt she worried how her son may feel embarrassed by letting the whole world know these horrible things about his father? She is perpetuating it and selling it to tabloids.

      How embarrassing for him to have such psychotic parents, its clear all the adults involved are selfish and refuse to take the high road! That poor son has his mother out there selling her story to the tabloids! Sickening

      • eda says:

        I agree. I understand she and the kids have had to go without as a result of Dean’s actions, and she is pissed about it (as most would be), but surely there are less public ways of managing the sequelae. I really feel bad for the kids on both sides, and Tori. This is between Dean and Mary.

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Her sons father humiliats himself, publicly, all the time. Jack’s bank account got cleaned out because of his deadbeat father and step-mom not paying their taxes. Mary Jo has every right to tell her story, Dean is responsible for his own actions, she owes him nothing.

    • Olive says:

      Tori and Dean can’t throw their newly-created children out there to deflect from the fact that he refuses to pay for his eldest child. He can’t afford his own kid, they can’t afford their kids together, but they keep having them BECAUSE people will let them get away with this shitty behavior “for sake of the kids.”

    • Anon33 says:

      Hi tori and Tori’s paid acolytes…”I know tori on IG!!”

      Sad. I guess that means I “know” Deborah messing, and Dan Levy, and Jake Gyllenhaal….

      • magnoliarose says:

        So freaking obvious. LOL
        How about I have seen her in person, and she had the charisma of a brick and my ex-met her and said she is the dumbest person he ever met in his life. From how she has behaved I think I believe him.

      • eda says:

        I’ve never met Tori, but I don’t think Dean’s legal issues should be dumped on her. There is nothing wrong with stating that people shouldn’t bully Tori. She has her own, very public set of issues, but her husband’s past is not her cross to bear. Also, it’s myopic to paint adults as saintly versus evil. Tori isn’t a heinous bitch, and Mary Jo isn’t an angel, either. It can be argued that the very notion is internalized misogyny. Don’t forget that one of the reasons many of us like this site is because it promotes feminist ideals, such as, we don’t blame women for their partner’s crimes. So let’s not jump down people’s throats when they don’t want to jump on the good/evil bandwagon.

      • Renee says:

        @ Anon33, Hilarious!!!! LMAO

    • H says:

      To that logic, I know Tori too. I mean I have a friend whose an actress in LA, and she’s friends with Randy Spelling, so because I know them, I know Tori. Yeah, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon ain’t working, @Nicole Ketchum.

      Now, I used to like Tori. I watched all her reality shows and bought her books. But she lost me as a fan during that last reality show that was about her and Dean’s failing marriage. They’re both narcissistic idiots who need to get jobs. Currently I work 3 jobs and my mommy doesn’t support me like Tori. Dean had a great gig on Chopped Canada but blew it with his “affair.” The only sympathy I have in this situation is for those kids.

    • Geekychick says:

      that’s great that you’re so full of goodwill towards Tori. I bet she doesn’t owe you 100000 $ and that your child’s education isn’t in jeopardy bc of it, though. or would you think the same as you do now, in that situation?

  30. Cinderella says:

    Tori is a mess and Dean is a loser beyond measure, but it is beneath Mary Jo to publicly share the tidbits Dean said about Tori. They have five kids, and how awful for them should they find out their dad wishes he never married their mom, and the world knows about it. Those kids deal with enough, I think.

    She can out his financial situation all day long, but the marriage stuff makes her look tacky and vengeful. If she can’t get the money through the court system, it’s time to move on. Dean is responsible for payment. Not Tori, not Candy.

    • Tan says:

      Dean did the same to his own son and the daughter he “never wanted”.

      If mary Joe hits back where she know will hurt tori and dean most, I cannot really fault her.

      You get back what you give

      No one has any responsibility to protect the feelings of those children when their parents go about humiliating other people’s kids.

  31. Lolalulu says:

    Can anyone explain why Jack’s bank account would be drained bc of Dean’s debt? Am I misunderstanding that? Unless Jack was a co-signer for something…why/how would that happen?

    • paddingtonjr says:

      If Dean and/or Tori are connected to the account in any way, such as being co-owners of the account or having opened the accounts, it could be considered a T&D asset.

  32. paddingtonjr says:

    Team Mary Jo! She has been the only rational adult in this entire mess looking out for Jack. Tori and Dean have been parading their “star-crossed, perfect fairy-tale romance” bullsh*t for more than a decade and Mary Jo hasn’t said much, if anything, publicly. But now T&D are messing with her son and threatening his future by bouncing rent checks, not paying a child support (even though it is a fairly reasonable amount) and causing the son’s bank accounts to be drained TWICE. I admire her restraint in not going after him for child support or compensation for the child they had started adopting when her left her for Tori. Nothing that Mary Jo has said has been hurtful or untrue, based on already published reports; she is stating and confirming facts that can be well-documented. I feel for her and her children.

    I also feel for T&D’s children. They have been used for publicity and freebies all their lives and have not had stability, with Tori and Dean constantly changing houses and being hounded by creditors. T&D need to grow up, ask Candy to recommend and pay for a good financial planner and stick to a budget. No more “poor little rich girl Tori” shtick. Yes Tori’s parents may have not prepared her well for the real world, but she is a 40-something mother of 5 (and step-mother of 1) who needs to let the past go and be a good role model for her children (there is still time!). Her brother Randy was raised in the same environment and also had roles on Aaron Spelling shows. Yet Randy has managed to carve out a relatively stable career and marriage. Maybe he can use his training as a life coach to help T&D – perhaps a new reality show?!

  33. Montréalaise says:

    I think that Mary Jo has to accept the fact that she (along with the IRS, American Express and all the other creditors) will never see a penny of the money Dean owes. He doesn’t have any assets that can be seized, he doesn’t have a job and apparently refuses to get one (and since his mother-in-law is paying all of his and Tori’s expenses, he has zero incentive to go job-hunting). If May Jo is trying to shame him into doing the right thing by going public with this, it won’t work – his and Tori’s financial problems and his refusal to pay child support have been known for years, and it hasn’t motivated him.

    • Olive says:

      This isn’t the end of the line. People can be jailed for unpaid child support. That’s not off the table for Dean yet. Maybe that will motivate him.

      • mary says:

        So, what happens when he goes to jail and still doesn’t pay? Is she still going to sell out her sons father to the tabloids for cash? They all suck

      • NYGal says:

        I’m shocked that all that so many people are saying she should just drop it.

        I’m product of divorce and a dead beat dad. For at least 6 years my father couldn’t even pay the $100 a month child support. Why because he worked under the table. So finally after years and years of this,and court battles with my mom. Finally the court took action because he finally had a job on the books and garnished his wages. At one point my dad who is a carpenter, was pictured on the local paper doing work on Vassar College captioned as such and everything . Which my mom entered as proof in court that he was working.
        My mom worked two jobs over the years to support me and my sister. That little money would have helped us greatly.
        This isn’t alimony she is looking for it’s child support, which she has been doing alone for years.
        I have no problem her telling her side. And honestly she probably could have been a lot worse in how she stated it.

  34. Ozogirl says:

    Seeing how non-confrontational Tori was on her reality shows, I have a hard time believing she said that to his son Jack.

    As for Dean, he never struck me as a sincere person so I think he was just blowing smoke up his ex-wife’s rear about sort of regretting leaving her.

    Candy needs to stop enabling them. The kids don’t need lavish parties, mansions, trips, private schools, etc. I hope Dean goes to jail for not paying child support!

    • Bonbon says:

      He had a main role in the first season of the Canadian horror series “Slasher” last year, and a cameo in the second season, so he’s been working and earning a reasonable amount. That show’s also on Netflix and highly rated. He’s just not using any of that money to provide for his son.

      He seems to forget it’s not just the kids with the current wife that he needs to provide for, it’s his other kids as well.

  35. bamer says:

    Mary Jo – Life isn’t fair. Get over it!

  36. A says:

    If his son is going to university in Canada, tuition is quite reasonable (I.e. nothing like the rates in the US).

  37. FORTYFOUR says:

    Tori strikes me as a Beverly Hils version of Madame Bovary; I honestly don’t think she CAN stop spending even if she wanted to. And while she doesn’t have direct control over Mom’s money, so long as that $600 million sits there and Tori has a way to get to it (her kids), she will never, ever change. If shopping really can be an addiction, then she’s a spending junkie

  38. Y says:

    Move on, lady. Twenty years from now, she’ll still be making the rounds on talk shows, whining about how she is owed back child support. If Dean is delinquent in his payments, then maybe his ex should have allowed them to send him to jail instead of covering for him yet again.

  39. Mysonsy says:

    I remember seeing on one of Tori’s shows that she had a massive warehouse to store all her extra furniture and stuff. It was nuts! It was organized hoarding on a huge level. It’s almost as if she’s just waiting for Candy to die so that she can use the inheritance to solve her problems. Poor Jack and the rest of the kids who have had to deal with all of it.

  40. CooCoo Catchoo says:

    Jack is 18. In the ideal world, Dad would contribute to his rent. However… looks like Jack will have to get a job to pay his rent during college, like so many of us have done and somehow survived.

    • Mltpsych says:

      Like how almost everyone sayin MJ should get over it are all new names. Hi Tori and Dean’s friends or kids and kids’ friends.

      • eda says:

        Yes, because they have nothing better to do than troll a site like Celebitchy. 😂 Pretty sure we’re just normal people expressing our opinions, like you. By the way, I’m a long term reader (almost a decade)/occasional commenter. I’m pretty shocked by how intolerant some of you are in the face of a dissenting opinion.

    • eda says:

      CooCoo: 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  41. MSat says:

    My daughter turns 18 next week and her father owes me tens of thousands of dollars in back child support. He has told our daughter for several years, “I can’t wait for you to turn 18,” “The gravy train will be over as soon as you’re 18,” stuff like that. His new wife treats my daughter like crap, too. He also said he won’t contribute a dime towards her college education. I have already taken him to court twice and they once suspended his driver’s license because he wasn’t paying it. He started paying it after that to get his license back, but then stopped again. At this point, I’m torn. Part of me wants to take him back to court, once and for all, but to be honest, I’m just exhausted. It’s been more than 10 years of fighting to get what our daughter deserves under the law. I don’t know how Mary Jo has done it so publicly – it has been a complete nightmare for me.

  42. Jamey says:

    Mary Jo was a host of a successful cooking show in Canada although it was long ago. She also is an author of several cookbooks. Dean was a successful actor in Canada, his career was stellar and he was a good actor. When he met Tori he completely changed, unfortunately her family had too much money, and he gave up everything, his wife, his children to be with her. He was blindsided by the life she lived and sold his soul to be with her. I feel sorry for Mary Jo and the kids.