Tori Spelling’s husband’s ex spent Xmas with them, did he pay child support?


We’ve been ignoring Tori Spelling for a while, partly because she’s exhausting but mostly because she’s reached that “oversharing” phase of fame that so many reality stars fall into, after which there’s almost nothing to do but to ignore them. They become filler content for the big sites and some blogs, but it becomes too much work for us to continue to follow them. Plus they start to annoy us, like Jada Pinkett Smith and in this case Tori Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott. We used to cover Tori’s non-payment of her debts and taxes, for which she’s had her assets seized and been dragged to court by multiple creditors, but I stopped caring once Dean got a podcast and started airing all their laundry. The last I paid attention, Dean owed over six figures in missed child support payments to his ex, Mary Jo Eustace, whom he unceremoniously dumped for Tori right after they adopted a baby together. However Tori and Mary Jo spent her son with Dean’s 21st birthday together back in October and they also hung out for Christmas. We know because they posted selfies together back then and again at Christmas. Dean has also talked to Mary Jo on his podcast about how they mended their relationship. I’m just going on People’s reporting for that, some of which is below.

Just two months after Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott made amends with his ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace, the group got together with their children for a post-Christmas celebration.

[Both Tori and Mary Jo shared photos of the party.]

Eustace was married to McDermott, 52, from 1993-2006 until he famously left her for Spelling — and prior to October, it had been years since they had spoken to one another.

“We hadn’t talked in over three years,” McDermott said to Eustace on an October episode of his podcast, Daddy Issues with Dean McDermott, Adam Hunter and Nicky Paris, claiming that he had blocked her phone number.

“We would get into this routine,” he said. “She’d text me something or I’d text her and we’d get into this back and forth off just being nasty to each other. And then finally I go, ‘Okay I have had enough, I am blocking you.’ “

But McDermott decided to unblock her as they prepared to celebrate their son’s 21st birthday.

“Our son Jack turned 21, so he came into town from San Francisco with some of his friends, and we went and had a lovely dinner,” he said, adding that much to his surprise, as Spelling and Eustace texted back and forth about the party, they struck up a friendship.

“Through all this it started this dialogue, and the dialogue got friendlier and friendlier,” he recalled. “Cut to Friday night at the restaurant, Tori sits down, Mary Jo is to her left, I am to the right of Tori. Tori turns her back on me the whole night, turns into Mary Jo, and that is when the lovefest began…”

Eustace went on to reveal that she had gone into that night wanting peace with the couple.

“I had made a decision before we went to the dinner that whatever happened in the past, we moved beyond it and there was no animosity,” she said. “I really just wanted to move on. Dean and Jack are getting along famously, they are getting along really great which I love. Tori and I have been dealing with each other on a different matter, and she’s been fabulous and understanding and wonderful.”

[From People]

This is the new normal for a lot of families and we just saw Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes spending Christmas together. This makes me wonder if Dean has paid any of his back child support or if Mary Jo just let it go. The way Dean describes it makes it sounds like he blocked Mary Jo for telling him to pay what he owes. Dean’s and Mary Jo’s son, Jack, is gay and came out recently. Tori’s open support of Jack and close relationship with him may be part of the reason Mary Jo chose to mend fences. Whatever the case, Mary Jo is a better person than I would be in those circumstances.

Here’s Tori’s long ass post with a similar picture to Mary Jo, above. Of course she’s acting like she’s such a great person for getting along with her husband’s ex.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    How very Goop!

  2. Rando says:

    I feel bad for kids that get whored out on social media during their blunder years. I’ll always be grateful my growing pains are hidden in a shoebox somewhere.

  3. ChillyWilly says:

    “Mary Jo is a better person than I would be in those circumstances.”
    Me too, CB. The Deaner is a weasely bastard and Tori is batshit crazy. Their son is grown and I would be saying adios to The McDermott’s if I were Mary Jo.

  4. Roo says:

    Is it me or do these kids look SO unhappy and over it? Even the youngest looks uncomfortable. I feel really bad for them.

    • josephine says:

      The husband (whatever his name is) looks ill. I wonder if he is unwell. And I agree that the entire brood looks uncomfortable and upset. Pictures of this family always makes me feel a little sad and uncomfortable. I do hope that those kids are healthy and happy – it seems like such an unstable life.

  5. crogirl says:

    What about the adopted daughter? Does Dean have any contact with her?

    • Crazy Cat Lady says:

      He didn’t finish the adoption with his ex. He left her and backed out so he’s not legally the girl’s father. Translation: no extra child support. He’s such scum.

      • crogirl says:

        Wow, Mary Jo is definitely a bigger person than I would be. I guess it’s worth it if it makes her son happy.

  6. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    It has to be unbelievably, catastrophically bad if I can actually imagine how this family operates at home, cameras off. The noise these children have endured throughout the years has to have been substantial which has, in turn, taught them how to behave. I don’t think this family ever ejected from their massive snowball.

  7. Pamspam says:

    Tori got a new face for Christmas!

  8. Harla says:

    Not to brag but I got to be the bigger person in a very similar situation and while it felt nice to not hold on the animosity anymore, it felt even better to sit back and watch the sh*tshow that I no longer have to care about :)

    • Mo says:

      Yeah, if you can set boundaries and have things be very low contact, that is really the way to go. The asshole will never be nice to you, but if you keep up a good face, you will get the sympathy of your community.

      Oh, and you do need someone you can unload all the anger and truth on. A friend or relative who lives far, far away and will never really meet these people is best. I always have to remember that my mother doesn’t know a tenth of the shit that the adult children of my sister’s mother-in-law’s second husband have pulled.

  9. Ruyana says:

    I know this is not nice. Sorry, not sorry. Does anyone else notice that the combination of Tori and Dean’s genes produces unfortunate results? I see it in every “family” picture where they herd all the children in front of a camera. While Tori always makes sure *she* has a nice outfit everyone else looks like they dressed out of the laundry that hadn’t been folded yet. And it seems Tori has decided that the right side of her face is the “good side” because she always tilts it toward the camera. Their whole life is a self-created disaster.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      They’re a bag of marshmallows.

    • Emily says:

      There was a comment on CB on a Tori post once that said and I quote “That is a family for radio and not TV.” And I found it to be the most hilarious comment ever without being super nasty in the history of CB and laughed like a hyena for several minutes. So no you are not alone in your observations. However the kids are young and well we all saw what happened to the actor who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Pottter movies, he became super hot out of nowhere. So you never know! But beside all that I feel sorry for the kids for having Dean and Tori as their parents.

  10. Ann says:

    I really don’t like Tori or her husband. It’s beyond ridiculous that they’ve been allowed to make a living out of being completely irresponsible and spoiled. I couldn’t watch the 90210 remake earlier this year because even her fictional character’s story line revolved round her being broke and irresponsible. I can’t believe she even has an audience, and I say this as a die hard fan of the original 90210 from the 90s. She pissed her life away and expects everyone to be empathetic. No. Hell no. Hard pass on all of it. Tori sucks.

  11. Jas says:

    I used to think it was awful that her father left her nothing but time has revealed he did the right thing.

    • Tate says:

      Agree. She would have blown through the money and there would be nothing left. At least with her mom in control of the money she can help Tori’s children when needed. Lord knows they will need therapy.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        I truly hope that Liam is already in therapy…poor kid.

      • Tate says:

        I hope so too ravy, but my guess is he is not. It seems that Tori and Dean’s priority is to stay relevant and make cash. Therapy for the kids is probably not on their radar which is concerning because I am sure these kids have seen some trauma.

    • lucy2 says:

      Absolutely – no matter the amount, she would have spent it all in no time.

      I feel bad for their kids, constantly dragged out to red carpets and used by their parents to make money. I hope they have good friends, good educations, and good futures ahead of them.

      Dean treated his first family terribly. Mary Jo is definitely the bigger and better person there, and I hope eventually she gets any support owed to her.

  12. runcmc says:

    If you have some more slow/dead days I recommend checking out some more of her instagram! I ended up on her page recently and noticed her Christmas post… they got each kid their own personal tree and every tree was BEYOND stuffed with gifts. Those kids are beyond spoiled … Tori is just repeating the cycle of replacing love with things. I feel for those kids..: they will have just as challenging of a reality check about money when they grow up.

    • Holly hobby says:

      I wonder if the irs is checking that out. Certainly her creditors?

    • Carol says:

      I remember Candy being asked one time about Christmas. She said Randy has a strict rule that limits the money she can spend on his kids. She said, “Tori, on the other hand . . .” and ended it there. If I were Mary Jo, I wouldn’t put Lola anywhere near Dean.

    • Meg says:

      Boundaries feel so much better than being spoiled, needing less expecting less and het still feeling good is so much better. Hes those kids will resent it as they get to young adulthood

  13. Amy Too says:

    Tori seems to be obsessed with her youngest. She posted multiple pictures of just him in her Christmas post slideshow thing. And the few times I’ve been to her Instagram, he features very heavily. The next youngest also used to feature very heavily but is less visible as he gets older. It feels wrong and weird to me, like she either loves him the most because he’s the baby and while she’s obsessed with babies she becomes more disenchanted with her kids as they age; or she finds him the “cutest” and thus likes him the most because he’s the most photogenic. I just feel awful for her children. She reminds me of my borderline mother who saw us kids as little extensions/facets of herself. So which ever kid was being the cutest or the most accomplished at the moment would be her favorite because their cuteness and accomplishments were seen as her beauty or her accomplishments being reflected out from her in a child. And whichever kid was going through an awkward or difficult phase would be a huge disappointment because she took the awkward or difficult phase personally as if it was her going through the awkward/difficult time and it was somehow personally traumatic for her to see that aspect of herself. It’s like we children were mirrors reflecting herself back at her rather than unique, individual, and separate people.

    • Scarlett says:

      I love your comment, so well described. My mother’s like that too and I have finally cut her out of my life about a year ago. It’s bliss being free from the snide abusive comments.