Tori Spelling recently revealed that she and her husband are so cash strapped that he can’t afford a vasectomy. But now hubby Dean McDermott is clarifying things. In an interview with Us Weekly on October 25, McDermott said both he and his wife have several new projects in the works and things are on the upswing. And yes, they can afford a vasectomy, thank you very much.
"Right now things are going well," McDermott told the magazine. "I have several exciting projects in the works. Our show ‘Dean and Tori's Backyard Bash’ just re-aired to great ratings, I'll be the new host of ‘Chopped Canada’ and I have my first cookbook coming out -- The Gourmet Dad, in the spring. Tori's book (Spelling It Like It Is) just launched this week and things are good."
He also added: "Could we afford a vasectomy? Probably. Was it a tougher time for us financially? Yeah. For sure. That's just the truth of it -- it's the nature of this business. Sometimes things are awesome, sometimes they're just not. But it's about how we tackle things as a couple, as a family. And we do a pretty good job of that. Right now we have so many cool things going on -- we're in an uptick."
The couple already has five children (Liam, 6, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 14 months, and Jack, McDermott’s teen son from a previous marriage), so is that vasectomy now in the works?
In an interview on October 25 with Access Hollywood, McDermott explained his wife’s quote about being unable to afford the procedure.
“I went to [a] particular doctor because he’s the best at [vasectomy] reversals and he doesn’t take insurance and the estimate was pretty high,” he said. “We told the business manager and he’s like, ‘That’s a lot, that’s a lot.’ So I didn’t pursue it.”
As for asking wealthy mother-in-law Candy Spelling to foot the bill, McDermott put the kibosh on that idea: “No, because we work really hard for everything that we have and it’s Candy’s money and you can’t dictate to someone how to spend it,” he said. “We always do for ourselves.”