Star: Tori Spelling collapses after reading Dean’s ex-wife’s book

Star Magazine’s cover story this week is “Tori Spelling Collapses!” This is not really news – last week, Dean McDermott was tweeting all over the place about Tori’s hospital stay for an unknown stomach ailment. Star doesn’t really know what kind of health problems Tori is facing, but they join together several stories into a pastiche of nasty gossip. First, according to Star’s sources, Tori has an eating disorder because she’s only “95 pounds”. I’ve seen recent pictures of Tori, and she’s not 95 pounds. Yes, she’s very thin. But it’s not that extreme.

Secondly – and the biggest part of the story – is that Tori’s hospital stay and mysterious stomach ailment is all related to Dean’s ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace and MJ’s tell-all book, Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex’s Hollywood wife make you miserable. Last week, Star excerpted parts of the book (Gatecrasher did too). While many of you thought MJ has every right to still be talking, writing and bitching about Tori four years after the divorce, I found the book excerpts revealing of Mary Jo’s lingering bitterness, nastiness and near obsession with analyzing every part of Tori and Dean’s relationship. Personally (and this really is just my opinion), I don’t think what MJ is doing is healthy or mature. Anyway, Star claims that Tori’s health problems are all related to the “stress” of being hit with revelations from Mary Jo’s book.

Tori Spelling has been in and out of the hospital throughout the past week. Now Star has all the details behind her health crisis — and why her marriage may be to blame!

Tori was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late on Sept. 28, complaining of severe abdominal pains, headaches and dizziness. In our Oct. 19 issue — on sale now — Star reveals how doctors quickly ordered a battery of tests, which ruled out pregnancy, ulcers and ovarian cysts. She was given an ultrasound to check for kidney stones and had blood drawn to test for pelvic inflammatory disease, but these tests also came up negative. With no diagnosis, she was released early the next morning.

Two days later she was back in the hospital, but doctors were no closer to finding the specific cause of her illness at the end of her stay. Says a source, “They believe it could be stress-related.”

In recent weeks, Tori has indeed been dealing with serious anxiety, multiple sources tell Star. The stress caused by scathing revelations from Dean’s best friend and his ex-wife has made her sick and shaken her once-solid marriage.

Dean’s best pal, Michael Olifiers, and his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, said that Dean only got with Tori, 36, to further his career — and that he was never attracted to her. “She feels overwhelmed with all of these statements,” a source says.

For more on the doubts making Tori sick, and the blow-up with hubby Dean that triggered her hospital visit, pick up the latest issue of Star today.

[From Star Magazine]

It could be. I could buy that Tori’s health problems are stress-related. She’s had a rough year with her mom’s crap, and now this “tell-all” from Mary Jo. But Star does have a record of really going after Tori and Dean, especially with their recent cover story about their “loveless marriage”. It could be that Tori just got the swine flu or something. Who knows?

Tori Spelling is shown on 9/27/09 at the Farmer’s Market with her family. Credit: Header via Cover Awards.

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  1. maddie says:

    Oh Poor Tori not.

    Sorry but when you have something life altering as your so called spouse telling you he’s leaving you after a family vacation where he is all lovely dovey, I can see why she wants to speak out about it.

    Sorry that she is unwell but for all we know it she probably caught Dean doing some one else, do not feel sorry for her.

  2. crash2GO2 says:

    I hope she and Dean can work things out for their sake and for the kids. This illustrates just one of the many reasons why getting involved with married others or those going through a divorce is never a good idea.

  3. nAynAy says:

    I think the reason she collapsed is because she doesn’t eat!

  4. *Lee* says:

    While I don’t agree with cheating, Dean and Tori have been together for a few years now. They have a family together, and haven’t shown any signs of breaking up. Isn’t it time for the the ex to get over it?

  5. Nilber says:

    Okay I have to admit that I watched Tori’s show on more than one occasion since I have had my back surgery. Now that’s out of the way… I feel for Tori. They shouldn’t have cheated on their spouses but it’s done and over now. MJ comes across as bitter and malicious. I may be by myself on this one but I don’t care. She comes out with a book with that horrendous title. Get over it lady, you were dumped. If his so called best friend put his two cents out there and if this is the truth, I would be reevaluating my relationships.

    I have been in the situation where I was in and out of hospitals for months before they finally decided to do an endoscope they found four bleeding ulcers in my stomach. No other test picked it up even though blood test are supposed to. I will agree that stress does affect it.

    I don’t care how flippant you pretend to be if your face was stuck on the covers of magazines all the time it would start to get to you too.

  6. Nebraska says:

    I love the glasses on Tori – she should wear them more often, they soften her face and make her look younger.

  7. maddie says:

    @ Lee why should she get over it on your time frame, every one is different and quite frankly I’m sick and tire of everyone saying if your an ex and in pain and want the world to know your side of what happen your “BITTER”.

    So if some one writes a story on how they were abused or raped or done wrong their Bitter now or that just for ex’ wives of stars you like?

  8. Jazz says:

    Ah, the perils of adultery…

  9. gg says:

    maddie would you care to translate that into English?

  10. princess pea says:

    Sigh. I really want to stop talking about this… hopefully this is the last time I let myself click through to an article about Tori and Dean.

    People are always bringing up the Divorce Sucks book as if it was Mary Jo who thought up the title, concept, etc. These people are unaware, I guess, that the ______ Sucks series of books is written, edited and published by Joanne Kimes. There are many of them, including Pregnancy -, Grammar -, Menopause -, Dating -, Dieting -,… The thing is, some of the topics her publishers asked for weren’t things she had been through or knew a lot about. When that happens, Kimes reaches out to another person, who can co-author and provide insight. Hence MJE’s involvement in the book. If you’re really curious about it, you can go to her blog and see what I’m talking about:

    Now can we stop bashing the lady for this?

  11. lalala says:

    holy crap. mary jo needs a huge helping of STFU! its been 4 years. get over it. at this point she riding tori’s coat tails to make a name for herself with this stupid book. its not dean using tori’s name or status anymore its mary jo. if dean had left mary jo for a less famous women would she have written this book. nope dont think so. its called therapy mary jo. look into it. ya i know dean isnt inncoent and tori isnt innocent but there is a kid involved that will one day look this up on the computer and realize that his mother and father dont get along. poor kid. at least one of his parents should b mature.

  12. Carol says:

    MJ’s husband cheats on her, dumps her unexpectedly, almost causes her to lose the daughter they were in the process of adopting, and is in-her-face public fawning all over Tori, who publically slams MJ for her age and fertility issues. Gosh, I don’t know why MJ might still be bitter. When Tori wrote her two books, it was cathartic, but MJ’s writing a book means she is bitter and malicious. Hmm…

  13. maddie says:

    GG Not sure what you mean?

    But why don’t you read the post from above, Mary Jo is bitter because she wrote a book about her marriage blowing up.

    Tori writes a book about her mom and their relationship but no one calls her out for being bitter and telling her to get over it.

  14. MSat says:

    I’ve remarried and have a great new life, but I will never stop hating my ex and his little whore who is now his wife and the stepmother to our daughter. They are the most superficial, phony people on the planet next to the two twats Dean and Tori.

    I don’t care how other people perceive me, I don’t care if it’s unhealthy. I just don’t talk about it in front of my kid.

    I hope that Tori’s stomach ailment is due in tiny part to feeling, finally, a little bit of guilt.But probably not. People who do these kinds of things are great at rationalizing their behavior so they don’t experience guilt.

    Like Tori and Dean, my ex and his slam-hound carry on like nothing before their “relationship” ever existed. Like he wasn’t a married man with 4 kids when they met. Everyone else in the world has given them a free pass but I never will. They are lying, selfish, cowardly jerkoffs. It that means I’m bitter like Mary Jo, so be it. It works for me.

  15. Just a Poster says:

    I hate to admit it, but I like Tori and Dean together. I think they make a cute little family.

    Funny how everyone now accepts Brad and Angie but not these two?

    And with a mother like hers, no wonder she has some mystery stomach ailment.

  16. Oy Vey says:

    I’m so so tired of women blaming everything on the guy. My husband dumped me a few years ago and I was bitter and angry and thought the new “woman” was slut etc… Then a very good friend pointed out to me that I was a total victim bitch through the entire marriage and it was no wonder he left me.

    There was an enourmous amount of immaturity on both sides, but instead of growing up we blamed each other.

    So MSat get hell over yourself and take a good look inside.

  17. Cinderella says:

    Between being called a horse by her husband and trashed in his ex-wife’s book, I’d say conditions are ripe for stomach ulcers.

  18. CB Rawks says:

    @OyVey, you don’t know MSat or what she personally experienced, so shut the hell up.
    Just because you’re apparently a bitch, doesn’t mean that applies to all women.

  19. minx says:

    MJ surely has reasons to be bitter but she’s not doing herself any favors by bitching about it YEARS after the event. If she keeps defining herself by that, she’ll end up bitter, old and alone-we all know women (usually) who 10 years after divorce are still talking about it as if it happened yesterday. Everyone runs away from them.
    Tori–sounds like she has ulcer or some other stomach issue that gets triggered by stress. Apparently, they ruled out ulcer but maybe it’s not yet that serious but it gives her pretty scary symptoms. I don’t particularly love her but she seems to be a devoted mom and puts up with KFed Jr… and her mom. That’s a lot of stress right there. Hang in there…

  20. Joanne says:

    Team Mary Jo… check out the utube video where tori slams mj in Canada… so telling… They don’t deserve forgiveness or forgetness. I am with you msat

  21. Karen says:

    @MSat: I feel horrible for what you had to endure and it must be so difficult to not want to spit at your ex and his new wife every time you have to see them.

    It is examples like this which demonstrate what an earlier commenter said about getting over an ex on someone else’s timetable. MSat has a great life now (go on, girl!) and I’m sure MJ has come to some sort of realization that she is better living her life and raising her children without daily interaction with Dean. However, it doesn’t mean that they forget the hurt.

    I hate seeing MJ receive slack for contributing to a book about divorce while those same people gush at the adorable family Tori and that douche have created. I hope doctors find whatever is wrong with Tori. But I’m not losing sleep that she had to endure some painful days and nights.

    Team MSat and MJ!

  22. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Just because you’re apparently a bitch, doesn’t mean that applies to all women.”

    lol…that was a good one.

  23. Karen says:

    @Joanne: Many people have forgotten about that! I’m a Torontonian and the media hyped up Tori as a presenter and the fact that MuchMusic invited MJ to attend the awards. Tori made it clear that she would walk from her presenting duties if MJ was a welcome guest.

    Dayum Tori, you have no problem cheating on your husband with another married man. Then you’re in Toronto, MJ’s turf, and have the audacity to dictate whose valid invitation to the MMVA’s should be recinded because you are uncomfortable with the negative press toward yours and Dean’s homewrecking. Amazing!

  24. Westender says:

    If there are children involved all parties should keep the comments about ex spouses to themselves. When ever these celebrities write books or go on talk shows and trash their ex spouses I have to wonder if they consider the children who are caught in the middle?

  25. lalala says:

    wow MSAT. sounds like u need some help with your issues. ya ppl call me a b!tch for saying that but having that much anger in your life isnt a good thing. seek out some perfessional help. unless u r just jealous that your ex moved on and u cant get over it.

  26. BW says:

    After Tori and Dean made that movie and got together, his ex made a statement where she’d kiddingly said something to Dean beforehand about he’d always had a crush on Tori Spelling, and maybe she should be worried about him working with her. So, I don’t think Dean isn’t and wasn’t attracted to Tori. Besides, what’s not to like about her? She seems like a nice, thoughtful, funny person.

  27. the original kate says:

    tori’s head is so huge compared to her wasted little body that she’s moved beyond bobblehead and is now entering elephant man territory.

  28. BEEBEEC says:

    nAynAy is right; EAT TORI! Too slim just makes you look sick and tired!! …and all this other crazy mother, duped marrige, ex’s love-hate scorn stuff is just speculation gossip and backstabbing. Dean can come or go but Tori will work hard to protect her children and provide a good life for them.

  29. Goddess711 says:

    Of COURSE anybody who has also told themselves it’s okay to do a married guy ’cause he told you he was in a miserable marriage is going to think MJ needs to “get over it.” People who need to tell themselves their actions where infidelity and hurting families is concerned is/was justified is never going to see what the big deal is…until it happens to THEM!

  30. YACA says:

    i had the ‘pleasure’ of working with MJ professionally a couple of years ago. she was a completely self-absorbed, absent, irresponsible, insufferable diva who made what should have been a quick and easy promo for charity into a very difficult experience. i’m no fan of tori’s, but i can see why dean left her.

  31. gg says:

    First off, validating everyone who hates their ex for @#$ing around on them. Of course you’re going to be very hurt, and possibly for a long time, but if you let this stuff define you, you will stay in Bitter Victimland forever and drag your kids down with you. That’s not very healthy is it? Do you want your kids to hate their father and have even more issues??

    That is probably what is meant by posters by “moving on”. Nobody has said to simply forgive and forget – that would be impossible, and guess what – you wouldn’t learn anything would you? You can still move forward with your life without making every day about revenge. It’s so self destructive, revenge. When you understand that much, then and only then will you be able to live in the future rather than dig up the past over and over.

  32. Cristi says:

    Kaiser, you are an a$$. Maybe if this happened to you (dumped for a homewrecker), you would be a little more understanding.

  33. LP says:

    Of COURSE she is still bitter about it. That wasn’t her high school boyfriend- that was her husband. They had a baby together and had committed to each other for life. Dumping her on a whim for a Hollywod horse is probably one of the most traumatic things that will ever happen to her. “Get over it” is a silly and immature thing to say, but then I think a lot of these posters are probably teenagers.

  34. orion70 says:

    I am very glad I do not have “very good friend(s)” like Oy Vey’s………..

  35. blind item reader says:

    I don’t even know what I’m looking at in this picture.

  36. Lizbeth says:

    Everyone who says that MSat, Tori and anyone else who has been cheated on should have a nice cup of STFU.

    You can’t possibly understand what it feels like to be cheated on until and unless it happens to you. So shut up and stop trying to tell someone else how to live their life.

  37. Amarett says:

    Sounds like Tori is suffering from Opium withdrawals.

  38. Samantha says:

    I would find it hard to get over when you see your ex and his wife in the news constantly. When its constantly thrown into your face that “I wasn’t good enough, look how happy he is, what was so wrong with us and our family”, its understandable why its a little hard to forget about. All I know is karma is a b-, and sooner or later it will come back to haunt her. Once a cheater, always a cheater.

  39. Judy says:

    Maybe they should check Tori for poison? Maybe she is being poisoned? Lost weight, stomach problems can’t find anything wrong with her? They better check for poison maybe his buddy wasn’t lieing? Maybe MJ is THAT bitter?. They better check her over and good.

  40. j. ferber says:

    Tori also blamed her weight loss on her mother, so I guess it’s only fitting she blames her mystery illness on Mary Jo. When I get sick or if I lost weight unwillingly it would just not occur to me to blame other people. Tori is ugly, Dean is ugly, and their baby boy is ugly. Call me mean, but they are. The little girl is cute for now, until she grows up and looks like big-headed Dean. What does all that have to do with anything? Nothing, but most of them are still ugly. Let that be payback enough for Mary Jo, who is beautiful and free of big-headed Dean.

  41. JaundiceMachine says:

    Sometimes couples fall out of love, and they break up, and it sucks.

    Sometimes couples fall out of love, and cling to their routine and stability as a means to an end. And that sucks, too.

    I’ve been cheated on, and the cheater over the course of several past relationships – and I can’t stand the psychological discomfort of either.

    If you’re too insecure to communicate your needs, and/or too self-absorbed to listen to your partner’s needs, you’re gonna get your heart broken – one way or the other.

    I’m not saying anyone deserves to be brokenhearted, but heartache certainly warrants a closer look at one’s own behavior, and the behavioral patterns one is drawn to in a relationship.

    Of course, if you want to be bitter and ugly all your life – have at it. Just quit hatin’ on those who have found a little piece of happy in their lives.

    JM – Former victimized martyr and shameless homewrecker

  42. Carlie says:

    Life is a stinker when you commit adultery. You reap what you sow.

  43. Dana M says:

    Homewreckers are basically Driven on selfishness. They only think of their own immediate needs and not the needs of others involved. They don’t think ahead regarding terrible consequences that can occur. For example: hurting innocent children by dragging them into a divorce, forcing them to live in a two househld senario, taking into consideration the childrens emotional implications and how it can poorly effect them in school , the break up of a family unit, etc. But no of course not. The homewrecker only cares about her/his immediate need to fukc around. Tori is probably feeling sick about her behavior (experiencing panic attacks, coupled with not eating due to the stress) now that she has children and perhaps realizes what a terrible thing she has done. Maybe and hopfully, it finally hit home.

    And my final point. Having a selfish role model like her mother didn’t help her develop high morals and standards. So that explains a lot about Tori. So I will give her that. However, as an adult, thats no excuse for her behavior.

    Oh and btw, being a homewrecker is low- class and flat out trashy. It would suck to be one. I’d rather be the one cheated on than the homewrecker.

    Keep your head up Msat. She (and he) will pay someday. It’s called Kharma.

  44. pickelhaube says:

    If you think that people who have had their families broken up by cheating need to “get over it”, then, like someone said earlier in the thread, you must be the type who would cheat with someone who is married. If people would refuse to have sex with married people or people in a relationship, then this would happen a lot less. But there’s always some morally bankrupt people out there who don’t know right from wrong (or don’t care…must be the culture of “if it feels good, do it, to hell with everyone else!”), and even worse than that are the apologists, the assholes who make excuses for the reprehensible actions of others. If you are one of those people, I do hope you will one day experience how it feels to be cheated on, and then maybe you might become one of the “bitter women who need to get over it”. See how easy it is when it’s YOU who is hurt by cheating, and see how quick you’ll be to make excuses then.

    And no, I have never been cheated on in ANY of my relationships (that I know of), and I would never, EVER touch a married man or one in a relationship. Period. It is disgusting, immoral, disrespectful, selfish, and stupid. If he did it to his ex, he’ll do it to you, and YOU DESERVE IT, so don’t cry when it happens to you. What goes around comes around. And I never had much of an opinion of Tori (besides that she’s painfully ugly) until now, and now I think she’s despicable and I hope her douchebag husband is banging skanks every night. It would serve her right.

  45. I love the glasses on Tori – she should wear them more often, they soften her face and make her look younger.