TORI GETS CAN­DID

The em­bat­tled mom of four talks can­didly about re­build­ing her re­la­tion­ship with hus­band Dean Mcdermott after his cheat­ing scan­dal

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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! ◼

FAM­ILY FIRST “Our lives work bet­ter when we’re to­gether,” says Tori, with Dean and their kids (from left), Stella, Finn, Liam and Hat­tie.

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