Tori Spelling has lived her entire life in the public eye, so it’s not surprising that her highly publicized marital woes with husband Dean McDermott will play out on the new Lifetime docu-series, “True Tori.” On Monday, the reality star revealed why she decided to let cameras record the couple’s marriage counseling sessions, via a post on her website.
On her ediTORIal blog, Spelling wrote: “Our family has been going through an incredibly difficult and trying time, and the story of what I’ve been going through has been told by everyone… except for me. So, it’s time for me to set the record straight. Which is why I decided to share this with all of you on 'True Tori.'”
The “Beverly Hills 90210” alum also revealed that while the tabloids have told “every story you could imagine” throughout her life, “they always got it wrong.”
“I needed the chance to tell my own story,” she added. “At the moment, I don’t know if it will have a happy ending. But I need to get my voice back, and this is my way of doing that.”
While she’s been in the spotlight for everything from her past estrangement from her mother to a life threatening pregnancy with her youngest child, Finn, Spelling’s life has been front page tabloid fodder since last December, when Us Weekly reported that McDermott had a fling with a 28-year old Canadian woman, Emily Goodhand, while he was working on the TV show “Chopped Canada.”
While the actor went to rehab to deal with his personal issues, a recent clip of one of the couple’s therapy sessions revealed that he was not at all satisfied with their life as man and wife. McDermott complained that he and Spelling were intimate about once every two weeks, and described himself as “insatiable,” likening his addiction to an addiction to drugs or alcohol. The couple’s therapist compared the actor’s idea of a marital relationship to a fairytale.
Spelling, who began her relationship with McDermott on the set of the TV movie “Mind Over Murder” while they were both married to other people, has long alluded to the fact that she could never entirely trust her husband, despite the fact that they have four kids together. In a Season 3 episode of the couple’s reality show, “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” Spelling even expressed concern over her hubby’s flirtatious relationship with his sexy scuba instructor.
In her first interview since the cheating scandal, Spelling told Us Weekly that she may never trust McDermott again: “He was my soulmate, but he completely broke my heart," she said. "It makes you not trust anything that's happened in your relationship."
“True Tori” premieres April 22 at 10:00 pm on Lifetime.