TORI GETS CANDID
The embattled mom of four talks candidly about rebuilding her relationship with husband Dean Mcdermott after his cheating scandal
Tori Spelling talks about life after the cheating scandal.
Tori Spelling’s world was shattered in 2013 when it was revealed that her husband, TV host Dean Mcdermott, had been unfaithful with a younger woman. Despite the betrayal, the actress decided to stand by her man, and they documented their journey (and stint in marriage counseling) on her raw, often cringeworthy Lifetime show, True Tori. Her decision to fight for her marriage paid off: The parents of Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 4, and Finn, 3, just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Paris. But the road back to marital bliss was far from smooth. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs,” says the 43-year-old. “Marriage is the toughest job you’ll ever have.” Here, Tori talks to In Touch about moving forward, her and Dean’s new matching tattoos and the one celeb who makes her starstruck.
So you and Dean are in a good place now?
TS: There’s always hard work involved, but I feel like our relationship is stronger than it’s ever been.
How did you get through everything?
TS: The primary thing is communication, it really is. We weren’t communicating at the level we needed to be, so we had to build that back up and start fresh. I also think mistakes are just moments if you don’t let them define you.
Tell us about your anniversary in Paris.
TS: We went to this amazing place with a view of the Eiffel Tower for coffee and hot chocolate with the kids. Then, all of a sudden, Dean got down on one knee and took out a ring and re-proposed to me! I was like, “Oh my God.” I was shocked!
That sounds romantic.
TS: Yes! We want to renew our vows soon. We also got matching tattoos while we were there. They say “My whole heart for my whole life” in French — we both got them on our left arms.
Had you been planning on getting them for a while?
TS: We saw the quote one day and I was like, “After everything we’ve been through, that’s how we feel about each other.” But it was spontaneous — we found a tattoo shop the night before we left Paris and just did it.
Do you want more kids?
TS: I feel very complete with our family. We feel like all of our babies were a blessing, and they came when they wanted to and we have as big a family as I think we’re going to have!
Where do you see you and Dean as a couple in, say, 10 years?
TS: Oh my gosh, let me see. … Our hearing will be better, because right now all we hear is [ kid] screams all day long! [ Laughs] I’m assuming when the kids are all in their late teens, it’ll be a more peaceful time. And then hopefully when they all go off to college, Dean and I can finally have a date night. That would be nice! ◼