Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott decide to call it quits after 17 years of marriage – this was the last straw

Tori Spelling lived a wonderful existence up until her father’s death, when it all fell apart because he didn’t give her much money. She appears to be experiencing a string of issues.

She recently described how she rushed her family to the emergency department after discovering mold in her home.

The actress-turned-star of reality television now appears to be dealing with yet another problem…

Dean McDermott, Tori Spelling’s husband of 17 years, and she are divorcing each other. The actor published a statement about their breakup in a post on Instagram that he later removed.

The post read, “It’s with great sadness and a very very heavy heart that after 18 years together and 5 amazing children, that @torispelling and I have decided to go our separate ways, and start a new journey of our own. We will continue to work together as loving parents and guide and love our children through this difficult time. We ask that you all respect our privacy as we take this time to surround our family with love and work our way through this. Thank you all for your support and kindness.”

The post featured images of Spelling and McDermott as small children, as well as more contemporary images of them with their four children.

The actor, 56, and the actress, 50, have been married since 2006. According to a source, the couple had recently improved their relationship, particularly after their daughter’s birthday.

“Tori and Dean seemed to be in a much better place as of last weekend,” the source said. “They are being respectful of each other and listening to one another more after many hard times and sometimes difficult exchanges. With that being said, they have realized that it was finally time, and both were ready. They feel like their kids are healthy, safe, and good, and now they need to move on. They are trying to move forward as amicably as possible,” they added.

Regarding the declaration made by McDermott on Instagram, Spelling has not yet released a remark to the public. Following Tori Spelling’s post about her daughter’s 15th birthday celebration at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, McDermott made his statement. All five of the couple’s children were shown in the photos she tweeted from the hotel party, along with both parents.

She wrote in the caption, “Back to my zip code… @beverlyhilton hotel has been such a huge part of my life. Went there with my family growing up and now I’m lucky enough to be able to take my own family. #beverlyhitonhotel gave us the most wonderful experience for @stella_mcdermott08 15th birthday. Penthouse suite, cabanas, cakes, the works. Tbh it was hard to leave ?. Family time is the best time and @beverlyhilton you continue to always make us feel like true family. We love you! xoxo #90210.”

The couple have five children together Finn, Stella, Liam, Hattie, and Beau. McDermott also has his son Jack from a previous marriage.

“Tori and Dean do things as a family for the sake of their kids and live in the same house but sleep in separate rooms,” the source close to the couple shared. “Tori is more vocal about what goes on between them, and Dean is just completely checked out.”

The insider claims that McDermott’s alleged ongoing affairs were the biggest problem in their relationship.. “Dean has been caught in so many lies and infidelities over the years and Tori is just over it,” the source said. “Dean does not want to get divorced because of financial reasons, and Tori doesn’t want to for the sake of their family.” 

“Tori isn’t dating anyone else, and they are trying to figure out the next steps,” the source added. 

Dean was clearly missing from the family’s holiday card that Spelling posted on Instagram in November. However, after responding to a fan and explaining that Dean had been filming in Canada, Tori Spelling swiftly allayed any worries.

McDermott has not always been discreet with his affairs. He allegedly cheated on Tori Spelling with actress Emily Goodhand while they were filming in Canada in 2013, according to a number of publications.

When Spelling and McDermott first met, they were both married. The two of them had slept together the first night they had met while filming Mind Over Murder in 2005, she said in a 2014 episode of her podcast True Tori. McDermott and Mary Jane Eustace were the spouses of McDermott and Spelling, respectively.

“Maybe I have a hard time with that part [blaming Goodhand] because that’s how I met Dean,” she said on her show when she discussed her husband’s infidelity. “I mean, he was married. … We had sex the first night we met.”

She clarified, however, “It wasn’t like, ‘oh, just get your rocks off, have sex with someone just to have sex,’ you know?” she continued. “It was a conscious decision, like, fell head over heels for you.”

McDermott addressed his infidelity in his podcast Daddy Issues in 2019.

“I really, really wish that I had been given the knowledge of thinking with your head, not your penis,” he shared. “Because I did a lot of thinking with my penis.”

“I’ve been there. I’ve cheated and it’s so not about the person you’re with,” he said. “For me, it wasn’t about T, it was about inadequacies with myself. I felt so bad about myself, I felt like a piece of s**t, I needed to do that to feel some kind of power,” he added.

In 2021, Spelling acknowledged that she and her husband do not sleep in the same room together. “You know what, right now my kids and dogs sleep in my bed,” Spelling said on SiriusXM Radio Andy’s Jeff Lewis Live.

“[Dean’s] in a room. Since he left, this is not good, you guys. But since he left, he was gone for six months filming in another country. They all stayed with me. So, I currently still have four in the bedroom with me who have yet to go back to their rooms. They have beds in there and two sleep in bed with me. And pets. Three dogs.”