Tori Spelling: Dean McDermott and I are not divorcing, reports might've emotionally scarred my kids
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/01/2013
Tori Spelling has bashed Star Magazine, firmly denying its recent cover story she and husband Dean McDermott are headed to a $300 million divorce.
"I had to comment because this time I'm answering not as a celebrity but as a mom... The hateful story on the cover of this weeks Star magazine claiming that Dean and I are divorcing and many more horrible claims against my husband -- Yes, the story will pass but what won't pass is what happened in a local supermarket check out line," the Tori & Dean star wrote in a blog posting on her website.
The Star cover alleges Spelling caught her husband with other women and McDermott also has a porn obsession and makes fun of his wife for being too fat.
"My son Liam is turning 6 in a couple weeks. His proudest achievement so far in his young life is that he is learning to read. Until now, when that pride turned to sorrow thanks to Star magazine," Spelling explained.
"He first spotted me on the cover, then Dad, and then a picture of himself and his 3 younger siblings. He was able to read two things out loud, the word DIVORCE (which he proudly sounded out) and the caption above his picture which read 'Who will get the kids?' He became terrified."
According to Spelling, she then rushed Liam and her four-year-old daughter Stella out of the grocery store and into their car, where Liam began asking questions in a confused tearful state.
"How would I explain to my children that what these 3 writers who have never even met us but who claim to know the ins and outs of our relationship and have proudly put their names on this article are flat out writing lies? I've always had shots taken at me... It's the downside to this business but I've built up a pretty thick skin to the lies and trash talking at this point," the reality TV star wrote.
"But my children are another story. Keep them out of it!... How do they sleep at night knowing they've potentially emotionally scarred and if nothing else terrified innocent children? Driving home I repeatedly told my children, 'That magazine doesn't know us. Daddy and I are very happy and in love. There will be no divorce and all of us will remain together as a family.'"
The blunt magazine cover apparently even left Stella skeptical of her mother's claims that everything was going to be fine.
"Stella, my literal one, just kept saying 'But then why is it on the magazine? Magazines are true.' I wish that were always the case. I'm lucky my two oldest are only 5 and 4 and couldn't read the fine details of the article where horrific claims were made against my husband, their Dad," Spelling explained.
Spelling then went on and insisted she's extremely happy.
"You want to make inaccurate low blows at someone Star? Go for me! I can handle it. I always have. But don't do it to a man that has done nothing but loved me and our children. He has stood by me during the good times and held my hand through the darkest moments of my life. I'm so blessed to have him as my partner in life and love and he is the best father to our four children," she wrote in the blog posting.
"I'm aware that all that matters is that we know our truth. It's just sad that our actual happiness would probably be deemed boring to Star Magazine. Dean and I will continue to love each other and our babies and be grateful for the lives we have. I know that. But, our children should never have to bear witness to lies and fabrications that affect their lives so that a media outlet can make money."
In addition to Liam and Stella, Spelling and McDermott are also parents to Finn Davey, who was born in August 2012, and Hattie Margaret, who was born via c-section in October 2011. McDermott also has a 13-year-old son named Jack from a previous marriage.
Spelling and McDermott have starred in Oxygen's Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood and also hosted Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings for the network.