Dean McDermott: My marriage with Tori Spelling is better and stronger than ever
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski , 11/19/2014
Dean McDermott insists his marriage is thriving despite recent rumors he and wife Tori Spelling are barely speaking and headed for a split.
"We are in a better place than ever. Our love is stronger. We're solid. We're communicating. We're actually having a fully functional relationship," McDermott, 48, said during a Wednesday appearance on the Today show, E! News reported.
Two days after Spelling was interviewed on NBC's Today, McDermott stopped by to talk about the second season of Lifetime's True Tori and the effects the show has had on his relationship -- both positive and negative.
"Don't get me wrong. I'm not pooh-poohing the show and the whole experience I've had. I've learned a lot about myself, our relationship -- it's been a good process," the Chopped Canada host reportedly explained.
"But as it goes and continues, it's taking a toll on me. It's not good for me. It's different for everybody. If it works for T, that's great, but I'm finding I'm having a hard time with it."
After saying his four children with Spelling, 41, are "great," he admitted he's "done with the show" if the network wants to renew it.
"I want some of my privacy back. I think I've shared too much of my soul and my demons with strangers. As you know, with that comes positive and negative reactions. It's just not a good space for me," McDermott said.
However, if Spelling chooses to do a third season of the reality series on her own, her husband certainly wouldn't object.
"If it helps her, absolutely," he told Today, according to E! News. "I support her 100 percent."
Since the couple is apparently doing well, McDermott said he has no idea why they've been doing their media interviews and appearances separately.
"I guess they wanted some elbow room and some space for Tori's interviews and stuff like that," he suggested. "I don't know."
After Spelling discovered McDermott, her husband of eight years, had been unfaithful while away on a business trip in December 2013, he checked himself into rehab to fight his history of depression and substance abuse issues. Spelling wavered on whether to forgive her apologetic husband, and McDermott had even admitted to having suicidal thoughts.
In the last year since McDermott slept with Emily Goodhand, he has dealt with a lot of backlash and struggle.
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"There are haters out there, but our fans are really pulling for us. They're very supportive. They're very vocal in the streets about, 'Hang tough. Stick it out. I've been there,'" McDermott reportedly said. "I don't know if you've seen my last bunch of tweets, but I maybe not so gracefully bowed out of social media."