Dean McDermott wants to file for divorce from Tori Spelling but can’t afford it


Last month we heard that the end was nigh for Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. That wasn’t exactly explosive news given that the Spelling/McDermott union has been in trouble before. But the clues leading up to a split this time are slightly more damning. Instead of fabricated affairs or staged fights and wellness checks, these were less splashy, but made more of a statement. The first hint of trouble was when Tori left Dean off the family Christmas card. Even in attempting to make it look okay, she told us it wasn’t. The one that caught my attention was when both neglected to publicly mention their 15-year anniversary in any way. Both got papped without their rings and Tori let it be known they weren’t sleeping in the same room. Now Tori has dropped “wife” from her Instagram bio. So, if they’re split, why not just announce it properly and move on? I guess the famously in arrears couple can’t afford it. According to The Sun, Dean came home from his last job expecting to finally take his marriage off life support and found a big stack of bills waiting for him instead.

DEAN McDermott “wants to file for divorce” from Tori Spelling but “can’t afford the expensive split” right now, a source exclusively told The Sun.

Dean, 54, and Tori, 48, have not been seen together in months, sparking rumors the pair have split- but a source told The Sun that while “Dean wants to file- he just can’t afford it.”

“Tori and Dean are totally stuck together right now. Neither of them can afford to go through divorce proceedings.”

Their financial burden is significant.

The source noted: “They have five kids and a ton of pets,” and added on top of the expenses “Their home is always a disaster- it’s just a total mess.”

The insider added: “Right now divorce isn’t on the horizon because they can’t swing it financially. They are in a living nightmare.”

A source previously told The Sun that when Dean was working on projects in Canada recently that “He was happy to be going away and he was ready to be done with his marriage when he returned.”

When Dean got back from his trip he was greeted with “bills that had piled up. And a lot of those bills are in part because they have so many pets.”

The source added that not only are the pets expensive, but they create “a huge mess. It’s just another thing they fight about.”

[From The Sun]

Wait, so this is their pets fault? Unfortunately I asked myself: how many animals could Tori possibly have? I found this Tori Tried and True from 2019 in which she said they had dogs (to which they have added since), bearded dragons, a guinea pig, chickens, pigs and she was talking about getting a goat. And all of those are multiples, except for the guinea pig but that’s only because the mother killed the babies. But the “huge mess” the Sun article referred to isn’t just normal shedding and animal toys strewn about, Tori admitted on the video that all these pets pee in her house. She even confessed that Dean doesn’t know how bad it really is. No wonder Dean’s stressed to go home. And as broke as they are they’ve added more pets? I’m angry at both the family and the rescue organizations for that kind of irresponsibility.

If lack of funds is the only reason these two have to stay together, that’s sad. We know how bad they are with paying off their debts and sorting out their financials. If they need to zero out their balances in order to split, they’ll be forced together for a long time. And they can’t afford separate households, so they’re stuck together under one roof as the tension mounts between them. It’s not like the kids aren’t going to pick up on that. I wonder how long before Tori convinces her mother to bail her out of marriage number two? Dean won’t get a dime, not that he deserves any. But he may not care at this point. He may just want some clean socks and a little peace and quiet.




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  1. Liz version 700 says:

    I have to wonder if this is an effort to get Mommy’s help. As much as she hates Dean I can’t believe she didn’t already offer to pay for the divorce!

  2. Bobbie says:

    The residuals she gets from 90210 reruns should keep her comfortable the rest of her life. She doesn’t live within her means.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      That is 100% the truth. Those storage units full of purses and all manner of expensive crap is why they are in this mess as well

    • Snuffles says:

      I’ve always wondered about that. They seem perpetually on the brink of bankruptcy. I believe her father didn’t really leave her anything. I guess it’s a shock to go from being spoiled rotten to suddenly not. But it’s been 15 years since Aaron Spelling died and she still hasn’t adjusted. We never hear anything about her brother.

      • Soupie says:

        I think that’s why Tori has problems. Her father saw she was a spendthrift and decided to handle his financial legacy to her improperly. He could have put money in a tight trust for her where Tori would have more restrictions on spending. That brings to mind that Mr. Spelling probably had some kind of animosity for his daughter because who does that?? Not a loving parent.

        Her brother lives like a normal person in a nice neighborhood of Portland. He appears NOT to be living an opulent lifestyle so maybe Spelling shorted him too. He seems really mentally healthy from what I’ve seen. He’s a lifestyle coach (don’t laugh, I saw his stuff and it’s good). He’s overcome a lot personally.

      • Golly Gee says:

        @Soupie, If only his sister would let him help her! But I’m guessing she’s not interested in making changes to the out of control way she lives.

        I think her father left her $800,000 — not a huge amount considering what he was worth, and the lifestyle she was used to, but enough to put a roof over her head. I also heard that her mother bought her and Dean a house but they went and sold it so that Tori had money to shop. So now mommy shrewdly pays the rent for the house they live in.

        Dean is no prize, but I think she’s the one with the spending problem, so whether he works or not they will never be out of debt.

      • Sam the Pink says:

        She and her brother got the same amount – I heard it was around 1 million each, thought it might be less. This is solely because Tori is unable to live within her means. Randy took his money, moved to Portland, got married and had a child, and by all accounts, seems very happy with his life. This is not her dad’s fault, or her mom’s fault, or anybody else’s fault.

      • Swack says:

        No one should expect to get an inheritance from the parents. Nor should they expect to be bailed out of the problems they, themselves, created. This is all on Tori and Dean. If they truly wanted to divorce they could without hiring expensive lawyers.

      • Soupie says:

        If I were filthy rich, I’d leave my children a lot of money. Why not? Of course, it depends upon circumstances. But I’d put it in a trust and require financial planning training before they could touch it. Why are children not “owed” as you say, their parents’ money?

        If the parent(s) want to leave it to charity, that’s great. I don’t remember what Spelling did, apparently it all went to Candy, but I do think I remember reading that some of it went to charity.

    • Apple says:

      Her brother got the same inheritance about 800K took it and has a nice comfortable life. Living within his means. Tori and Dean could have done the same. But somehow thought they were A list and blew millions on credit they didn’t have. I am so glad Candy doesn’t bail them out. Tori had every opportunity in the world to educate herself financially. She can suck it.

      • LillyfromLillooet says:

        Actually, I wish she would. Aaron died assuming that Candy was going to take care of the kids, and I think he’d be quite upset. I’ve seen families where the parents are backstroking in cash and the kids are living on the edge and its toxic. Candy withholding money that her daughter needs is not healthy, or “good for” Tori. Candy has always had it in for Tori because Aaron loved Tori to the exclusion of Candy. There is power and dysfunction there.

      • HeatherC says:

        @LillyfromLillooet I believe Cindy has bailed out Tory before. Bought them a house (which she sold), paid down some of the credit card debt (which just meant more room to charge stuff) and maybe she is taking care of the children’s schooling. Tori is a grown woman and shouldn’t expect her mommy to bail her out every time the bills come due because she has a long, long track record of screwing it back up. Maybe Cindy should pay for some intense credit counseling but at this stage I don’t believe it would stick

        Tori is almost 50 years old. People need to stop bailing her out.

      • josephine says:

        @ LillyfromLillooet. When a spouse dies, the money usually goes to the surviving spouse. I find it bizarre that kids think they are owed any money at all in terms of inheritence. She benefitted greatly from her parents’ money for a long time, including getting a tv show that is still paying dividends. Kids are not owed their parents’ money.

    • lucy2 says:

      I have always said that about her. She was a on a big hit TV show for 10 YEARS, during the high earning 90s. She then had multiple reality shows, book deals, lots of TV appearances, the 90210 reboot, and other stuff. Plus social media sponsorships. She was never making millions each year for movies, but anyone careful with their money could have lived very, very comfortably on all of that.
      Both of them just blew through it all and never stepped up to work hard to support themselves and their family.

      • Wowz says:

        Tori may have been immeasurably pampered whereas her brother may have been taught more restraint & the value of a dollar.

        I’m sorry to admit she was likely more financially abused than her bro

        That said, as a grown woman, and her addiction to princess opulence is her issue alone.

      • Golly Gee says:

        @wowz, I think she and her brother received the same amount. The way they were raised maybe the reason he is more well-adjusted than she is. I don’t know how he was treated by his parents, but from what I read, Aaron would pit Candy and Tori against each other to basically compete for his attention and love. So fkng gross. In her autobiography Tori also said that as a child she would ask her mother if she was pretty, and her mother would say you will be once you have your nose fixed. So while bro has gotten on with his life, Tori feels the need to fill an unmet need for acceptance and unconditional love through retail therapy. Having said that, she is an adult now and it’s her responsibility to seek counseling so she can resolve these issues. But yeah, she comes by her neuroses honestly.

  3. Merricat says:

    I have no sympathy for Dean. Candy was never going to let Dean get his hands on any of the Spelling fortune, no matter how many grandkids he puts in her daughter.

    • Ines says:

      So what happens when Candy dies? Where is all that fortune going?

      • Sam the Pink says:

        If Candy is smart, she will put all the money into trusts for the grandchildren that will become available to them when they are of age.

      • lucy2 says:

        I hope it’s trusts for the kids and a big chunk to charity.

      • Merricat says:

        Trust funds all around, and a number of charitable causes.

      • Miatagal says:

        She can tie that money up in trusts so the grandchildren never actually receive the principal. There are many different ways to keep funds out of the hands of spendthrifts while still providing for them during their lifetime. When they pass, it can then become a charitable trust or paid directly to charity.

      • Lady D says:

        I hope the kids have to be 45 before they get their trust. Less chance of Tori spending it all for them.

  4. Seraphina says:

    This has been a long time coming and I am surprised they stayed “together” this long.

  5. Soupie says:

    Tori is a mess and Dean was an opportunist. I had all those pets except for the pig and the goat for my kids. At one point I had over 30 living beings in my house that weren’t human. I took care of it all. I don’t know what’s up with Tori but she’s a mess. An attention getter, insecure, doesn’t love herself, etc. etc. etc. She needs help badly but of course she won’t get it. Her kids are probably so co-dependent with her they’ll have a hard time getting out of her mental and emotional clutches. (My kids did sleep with me sometimes so Im not criticizing that.) Sorry for the rant but it’s just disgusting. I agree with what Kaiser said on everything.

  6. carousel says:

    white trash with money is still white trash (I say this having survived a relatively white trash upbringing myself)

  7. Steph says:

    What work does Dean do?
    She needs to auction off all her designer shit.

    If she’s living with animal waste all over her house would she lose custody of their kids?

    They need to sit down with a financial advisor and come up with a plan to start paying off their bills do they can split. They both come off as a holes to me but no one should be forced to live with someone they can’t stand.

    • Apple says:

      Dean did some lifetime movies, a few basic cable series. He is barely a working actor. I think he thought he got the golden ticket when he married Tori. But all he got were bills he can’t pay.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “I think he thought he got the golden ticket when he married Tori.”

        I believe they got married just before Aaron Spelling passed away, and I FULLY agree that he figured he was marring the lottery. whatever he may have TRULY though of Tori and their long-term compatibility, he probably thought “with all that money, it’ll make dealing with her easily and I’ll have enough freedom with all that cash that I can do what I want.” and then he got a rude awakening when Tori got very little (note: to ME it’s not “very little” but compared to the Spelling fortune it is). I think he probably wanted out from the minute he found out there was no $$$ but after they both blew up their marriages he probably figured he had to stick around, at least for a little while or he’d look like the gold-digger that he is.

    • Jane Smith says:

      Heaven help me, because I knew this without looking it up: Dean is a trained chef. Not sure if he uses those skills to earn an income, but he could try

  8. Chaine says:

    Dean just going to stick around until Candy pays him to leave!

  9. Soupie says:

    Don’t tell me Tori doesn’t have the money to have a housekeeper come in – every day! – and take care of all that animal waste, hair and chaos. She chooses not to. Scattered mind. What kind of structure and boundaries is she teaching her kids?? Sending her kids to a snooty private school where her daughter gets bullied instead of a more normal environment. I put my foot down about my kids not going to private school. They would have been among the lowest on the totem pole. Thankfully I got my wish. Tori’s priorities are all wrong.

  10. TIFFANY says:

    Tori is a hoarder. Be it children, material things and now animals.

    She needs to see a therapist about that. It is a huge problem.

  11. Lady Keller says:

    I have one senior dog that occasionally pees in the house, and that is enough for me. I feel like I’m forever cleaning the carpets and yet there is still the faintest smell. I cant imagine how she is living with that many animals messing up her house.

    The best investment she could make would be to sell her warehouse full of crap and invest in some therapy. All the money in the wolrd can’t help her unless sshe can learn to help herself.

  12. Dme says:

    I do not understand the animals going to bathroom in the house. Multiple animals. You must be able to smell that as soon as you walk in the door. I know some dogs can have issues, bc of age or medical conditions, but so many doing so? This is such laziness to not take the time to properly train. My Golden trained in 3 months of consistency and my waking every few hours, like I did with my children, to get her outside. Disgusting.

    • Lila says:

      Yeah that stench must be horrific. But people get nose blind. I can only imagine that contributes to the kids being bullied, if they’re showing up at school with that sort of smell on clothes or bags.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think they’re in a rental too? I remember stories of them jumping from one expensive house to another. They’ll probably end up being sued by the landlord if that’s the case here. And they probably move every time they get too deep in the hole with rent.

    • Miatagal says:

      If they are peeing they are pooping too. Bacteria everywhere. Is that even a fit environment for children to be living in? Yuck!

      • Lady D says:

        …and vomiting hairballs among other things.

      • Sid says:

        It is not fit for children at all and can cause all sorts of respiratory issues for one. I don’t understand how grown adults can be comfortable having their young children live like that.

  13. Linda says:

    He is so very gross. I’ll never forget his French pedicure in his photos of their wedding. I can’t unsee it.

  14. Leigh says:

    For what I imagine the ex wife went through at the time these two got together (right? Weren’t they in the middle of an adoption or something? And he never paid his child support?), it seems like it caught up to them. It’s very sad that all of those children have to live that way.

  15. Eurydice says:

    Ok, maybe it’s because I don’t follow them, but I don’t understand this. It’s easy and cheap to get a divorce. As for being in debt, that would seem to be the case whether or not they stay together. And the solutions aren’t unusual – get rid of the animals, stick to a budget, get a loan from mom if you have to, pay off the bills. Something seems staged about this – like a disaster reality show in the making

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Candy won’t give Tori money because she blows it. She’s likely paying the expenses for the children but not Tori and Dean. Candy has bailed her out before and she just ends up right back in the same mess.

    • Rose says:

      It’s easy and cheap to get a divorce only as long as both parties are civil, relatively friendly, on the same page, and don’t squabble.

    • Pinellas Pixie says:

      I don’t think Dean could afford to pay child support and Tori will definitely go after him for that, as she should.

    • Alexis says:

      It’s not the divorce itself, it’s the post-divorce situation. Child support, two houses, double the bills, all that.

  16. Ariel says:

    I feel like Tori is just biding get time – waiting for her mom to die and hoping she inherits all the money, or even if candy bypasses her and leaves trusts for the kids I bet Tori will find ways to break the trust or make the kids pay for her spending sprees.

    Candy apparently pays for rent, tuition and kid related things. I get she probably wasn’t a great mom, but Tori is awful.
    I hope candy leaves her fortune to charity.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Candy likely realizes this and has her attorneys draw up the most unbreakable restrictive trusts known to man. Those kids won’t receive any significant payout from their trusts as long as their mother is alive. I’m sure Candy will arrange for them to be educated well and they can earn a living on their own.

    • Kebbie says:

      If that’s the case, she needs to drop Dean before then or she’ll be sharing that inheritance. I doubt Candy is leaving her much of anything though. She knows who Tori is and she knows anything she leaves her will be gone in a year. I’m with the others, it’ll be trusts for the kids that Tori and Dean can’t touch.

  17. BnlurNforever says:

    Reading about Tori Spelling always makes me feel so sad. I can’t help feeling sorry for her because I just think something is not quite right there and she’s too stubborn to ask for, or accepts the help she needs. I used to be upset with her father for leaving her so little given the lifestyle she was brought up in and how little she was prepared for the real world. Now, I realize he must have realized that no matter how much he left her, she would have blown through it. This way, Candy can at least make sure Tori has a roof over her head and the grand children are provided for growing up and given a proper education to make something of themselves despite Tori and Dean.

    • Ariel says:

      Makes me think of Steve bing – blew through his $600M personal inherited fortune. That’s why his kids got nothing. Their mom’s fought to get the kids money from granddad’s trust- but he wasn’t obligated to give them anything.
      Tori would have blown through it all, and left her kids with nothing too.

      How does she still have credit cards?????

    • Jenn says:

      I always feel bad for her, too. I don’t think she’s capable of existing in the real world. And she’s so love-starved, which of course is how McDermott elbowed his way into the picture.

    • Soupie says:

      I understand what you’re saying but Spelling could have put more money into an iron-clad trust for Tori and her brother. Trusts can require certain things before money can be accessed, not just for minor children. I think he should have done it, but that’s me. I have one child who is a thrifty workaholic and another child who is kind of but not overly a spendthrift. It’s more like they are a self-employed, entrepreneurial type that is a free spirit. Why should kids suffer? I don’t understand it. My own parents were Depression era kids. They did not ever believe in life insurance, while many of their peers did. Those peers’ kids benefited from their parents’ pragmatic generosity.

  18. SusanRagain says:

    Ugh! To all of this mess.
    Grow up already.
    5 kids and a bunch of pets, Tori lives in chaos and she enjoys the attention she gets.
    Auction off all the stuff in storage, get rid of the pets, get divorced, pay your damn bills, go to therapy and focus on the kids.

    Neither Tori or Dean is a functioning adult.

  19. lisa says:

    no one is entitled to their parents’ money. and her whole time on 90210 was like an early inheritance because who else would hire her? since she is a hoarder, she would blow whatever she inherited very quickly and her house and her kids would still be a mess.

  20. J ferber says:

    I’m flabbergasted and overwhelmed just hearing about this all. What’s a bearded dragon?

    • Jules says:

      type of lizard lol

    • Eurydice says:

      It’s a lizard about a couple feet long, depending on if it’s a male or female. Basically, they eat insects, but also plants of different kinds.

    • Swack says:

      It’s a lizard and usually is in a enclosed space of some kind. My granddaughter has one. They only grow as big as the environment they are in. My granddaughter has hers in a large aquarium. They have specific needs, i.e lighting, food, water, etc. and take someone who is willing to be attentative enough to make sure it is well taken care of. I know as when I have to look out for him when she is not there she writes down what I need to do.

  21. Driver8 says:

    I watches their reality show. There were a few episodes where her friends were trying to help her unload those storage units. She wouldn’t even get rid of wedding stuff from her first marriage. The units cost thousands of dollars per month and I think her mom may have been paying for them too. Tori has so many problems and so little hustle. I found myself feeling bad for Dean and that tells me everything I need to know about that family. I hope she eventually gets help and I hope her children come out of all this as productive members of society.

    • Soupie says:

      Candy should require Tori to have intensive therapy before she pays any ridiculous bills like thousands for storage units full of stuff she never uses or looks at.

  22. psl says:

    The BOTH of them are awful. And brought 5 kids into that mess.

    I feel bad for the kids.

  23. elfie says:

    I cannot imagine how much their house must stink. They’re both such idiots. Who lets grown pigs inside their house to piss and shit on the carpets?? Let alone all the other animals. These two are just pathetic, I feel very sorry for the kids.

    • Elo says:

      PIgs can be house trained, they are very smart. It’s that she makes no effort to train any of the animals. She has some serious mental issues as all animal hoarders/ material item hoarders do. She needs help. This is very sad.

  24. Isa says:

    Tori can’t fix the emptiness she feels inside with hoarding clothes, kids, and pets.

  25. ME says:

    What costs more? A divorce or 5 kids? These f*cking breeders disgust me. Always complaining they can’t afford anything yet continue to pop out kids.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Her mom funds the kids. She’s probably not going to pay Dean to go away which is what they are hoping she’ll do.

      • ME says:

        Wouldn’t it be better for her mom to just pay for the divorce so that these two morons don’t keep popping out kids? I mean in the long run it would be better for everyone. Also, it’s f*cked up her mom has to pay for all these kids. Irresponsible parents is what it is.

      • Soupie says:

        Candy should get rid of Dean and make Tori submit to a daily housekeeper along with intensive therapy. And therapy for the kids. I feel a combination of compassion and revulsion for this mess. But only Tori can fix the fact that she feels empty and doesn’t love herself.

  26. Emmitt says:

    They cheated on their first set of spouses to be together, right? I hope they are forced to stay together. It would serve them right.

  27. Lena says:

    Call me cynical (and you’d be right) but why file (and they have plenty of reasons why their marriage would be dead at this point ) and divorce when you can get so much tabloid mileage out of the ‘will they or won’t they’ scenario and paps trying to get pictures of their maybe ring less fingers.

    • Kebbie says:

      Yeah, I’m thinking this is all just to drum up interest in them so they can get another show or some staged paparazzi photos (and accompanying kickbacks) at the very least.

      • Soupie says:

        Good point. Otherwise, if she were smarter PR-wise she’d just say “we’re having issues due to our circumstances and we’re working on it. Thanks for respecting our privacy.” I don’t understand why she thinks people would feel compassion or understand. It may well be about a reality show. It’s certainly about attention-getting.

  28. Ferdinand says:

    Serious question: when you say “They can’t afford divorce”. Is it because they can’t pay whatever fee is being charged to them for the divorce? or because they don’t have the means to living separate lives?

    Because if it’s option 1, then what the heck is grown with America? What happens if Poot people marry and they want to get a divorce? Do they stay married forever?
    Doesn’t the state provide free legal work when it comes to these matters? Wouldn’t the state provide a free lawyer to work on her case and get the divorce with no cost for her??
    I’m lost but I’m sure they do it. Heck, even in my third world country Ihis is done

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t think there is any kind of free legal representation for a divorce (like there would be if you were charged with a crime.) But you can get a divorce without a lawyer. At minimum, it would cost $435 to file for divorce in California. I think if they agreed on everything, that would be the only cost. They’d just have to fill out all the paperwork.

      The issue is they’ve got children, debts, and probably joint accounts and community property that they’d want lawyers to go through and negotiate. That is what costs money. I think they probably also don’t have the money to support two separate households, so it’s likely both of the things you laid out.

    • bettyrose says:

      Lifetime California resident, and I’m no divorce expert (used to live near a mall with a permanently parked van that had a sign reading “drive thru divorce.” I don’t think it’s too tough to end a marriage in these parts). But I suppose contested assets and custody hearings can be quite expensive. I guess it’s possible Dean loves his children and Candy’s resources being what they are he really could lose all legal rights to them.

      • Soupie says:

        Since they don’t own real estate and don’t appear to have any other tangible assets, the only issue would be the minor children. They most likely can’t afford separate dwellings. But that’s on him. You know Candy will always provide housing for the children. I hope they have a good relationship. Some of the kids look stressed out and can you blame them?

  29. bettyrose says:

    I’m going to be the callous jerk who expresses concern for the pets. I don’t care about Dean and Tori. They’re adults who will never have to work real jobs. The kids will all need therapy, I don’t doubt that, but AFIK, their basic emotional and material needs are met and they will have great wealth from inheritance. but the poor animals. I’m guessing Candy doesn’t care what happens to them in the divorce.

  30. Delphine says:

    So her house is basically a barn. Pigs, chickens and goats do not belong in the house. Just no. She needs to offload some of the animals and put the farm animals outside in appropriate animal housing. I’m gagging at the thought of the smell. Her kids are living in one big bio-hazard. And sell the damn designer stuff already. She can’t possibly use it all. I hope she’s in therapy.

  31. Mattie says:

    Well this is what happens when you only have kids to stick it the the betrayed older ex-wife who could not have any more kids.

    Especially when he had trouble paying child support for his eldest son from his first marriage

    Don’t feel sorry for them just the kids…who have these two for parents.

    Also why do rich celebrities let their pets scrap in the house?

  32. Bread and Circuses says:

    Vet bills can be shockingly high. That said, given they live in a mansion, I can’t imagine vet bills being comparable to their other expenses, but then again, maybe Candy Spelling is the one ensuring the grandkids have a roof over their head.

    I know one couple who didn’t officially divorce even though one of them moved out and made a new life with someone else. My understanding was if they actually filed, they’d have to divide their assets equitably, and that would be war. Merely separated (and not speaking), they had a sort of detente.

  33. OliviaJoy says:

    I’m surprised that Candy didnt offer to pay for the divorce. Seems like it would be her dream come true for them to finally split.

  34. TeeBee says:

    If they do split, their assets would be examined, their debts as well. Their fragile house of cards would blow up like leaves. I wonder if they want to avoid that as much as they don’t want to be together, but still can’t help but discuss their misery enough that it makes news. I don’t like either of them, feel so bad for their kids, but I bet both currently hate their lives and each other, and man would that suck. Nothing worked out the way either of them wanted, and all the years they have shared have been increasingly miserable. So, if any of us gossip-consumers were hoping for a comeuppance for these two, here you go. They are trapped in their own misery, of their own making. No matter how much she spends, then shares on social media, we have not been convinced that this is happiness. He probably daydreams regularly of escaping, but hasn’t the means to make this happen. And both are doomed to fight for the rest of their lives over their children and their joint debt. So this is schadenfreude, karma, what-goes-around-comes-around all wrapped up in a sweet little package with a red bow.

    Oh. And if they do manage to stay together, and eventually get a decent inheritance, expect this circus to become full-fledged Tiger King level f**kery. Given the means, they would make things much worse. The over-the-top displays of superficialiality will make her current situation seem a blip. The attention-seeking behaviour will erupt. Until she blows it all again. And won’t the humiliation be that much worse for them. Learning no lessons, perhaps finally being able to part, but then the fight over money would begin. I almost hope it plays out this way, watching from the sidelines will be most entertaining…

  35. Bettyrose says:

    I want to get a PhD just to write a dissertation on Tori Spelling. The psychology of raising a child in immense wealth and luxury, doing nothing to prepare her for real life, and then not leaving her an equivalent fortune to live on. Hardly a soul crushing story but sort of fascinating. (Even Ivanka Trump was trained in the life skills of grift and manipulation.)

  36. Christine says:

    This is absurd. Yes, the pets are the problem, not the many, many children you make with women and then cheat on them. I’m not giving Tori a pass on this, because she really should have known better, but this “news” is the last gasp of a terrible man, trying to move on to another victim.