Tori Spelling Dean McDermott Divorce? No Surprise

tori spelling dean mcdermott divorce

Tori Spelling filed for divorce from Dean McDermott last week and another twu wuv Schmoopie story went splat. Alas, infidelity did not make their marriage stronger.

I’ve been snarking about reality TV wifetress Tori Spelling and serial douche Dean McDermott since their cringey 2014 series True Tori. (For anyone not following this nut cluster, you can read my whole Tori and Dean timeline here.)

Alas, Dean did not get a character transplant.

Despite a metric ton of therapy, a schlocky reality TV series, and five children held hostage to dysfunction — Dean continued to be the same alcoholic, serial cheating creep he’s always been. Tori’s winsome plastic surgery, her peroxide hair and bee-bludgeoned lips failed to enchant. He cheated on her too.

If you ever wonder how fun it is to triumph in the pick-me-dance fuckwit Thunderdome, I present to you this Season 1 clip of True Tori.

Don’t you all aspire to this love story for the ages? Dean is so sorry! So, so SORRY! A remorse schtick he perfects for the next decade, until, finally these two soulmates separate last June.

Only the best conscious uncoupling divorce for Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

But don’t worry how Dean’s faring with all of this heartache. He’s had a new girlfriend since last October! Some poor young thing, Lily Calo, thinks she’s the special ingenue who can tether that wandering dick.

People magazine reports:

The Chopped Canada star was first spotted with Calo in October 2023 as they enjoyed a stroll in Los Angeles. McDermott was previously married to Spelling for more than 15 years; the two wed in 2006 and split in June 2023. They share five children together: Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn and Beau.

Despite their split, McDermott seems to have remained amicable with his ex, who he said also gets along well with Calo.

“I’m blessed, you know, having everybody get along and come together for the greater good of the kids,” he told Page Six in March 2024. “I just, I’m so blessed. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Everyone is getting along for the good of the kids. Welfare of his children being at the forefront of Dean’s mind at all times, after booze, sex, and which moldering t-shirt to wear next. #blessed

What about Tori?

She’s pivoted from Infidelity Will Make Our Marriage Stronger unicorn to plucky divorce survivor with her new podcast MisSpelling!

Because nothing says “I’m a relatable girlfriend you can tell your relationship troubles to” like full nudity. Tori, are you looking for listeners, or new shitty boyfriends? I can’t tell.

Tori Spelling’s divorce from Dean McDermott has rocked her self-esteem

This has been hard on Tori. No, harder really, says People.

Tori Spelling is being honest about the impact her divorce is having on her self esteem.

In the debut episode of her podcast, misSPELLING, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress spoke out for the first time since her March 29 filing for dissolution of marriage from Dean McDermott and opened up about her emotions during this difficult time.

“I don’t feel worth loving,” Spelling, 50, admitted. “That’s the truth. And that’s something that’s just in you, it’s not something I wanted or created. That starts when you’re young.”

It’s hard to play the dumb blonde, says Tori. Who exudes intellectual gravitas on her podcast cover.

“I’ve never felt more alone.”

Tori, relatable girlfriend to relatable girlfriend — maybe you should try alone for a while. And spend the therapy dollars on the five kids.

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cowwhisperer
cowwhisperer
14 days ago

I feel for the kids in this one. Being a junior high and high school kid is rough enough. Having an ugly divorce because a parent cheated is hard in the short term – but the kids usually have some privacy.

These kids have parents who seem to be trying to surpass each other in ways to embarrass their kids – and that’s depressing.

If all the adults can limit photo shoot outfits to “appropriate coverage for grocery shopping” and only visibly date people plausibly old enough to have biological children in their late teens, the kids will appreciate it.

susie lee
susie lee
14 days ago
Reply to  cowwhisperer

Unfortunately these kids “parents” have a career of reality shows focused on the dumpster fire that is their whole relationship.

PrincipledLife
PrincipledLife
14 days ago

McDermott plays a blubbering walrus better than he does a man. “OOOHHHH I’MMMM SO SORRY! SORRRRRRRY! I’M SORRY, SORRRRYYYYYYY-EEEEE!!!!!” while clutching at his head in an impersonation of an authentically sorry person (Pro Tip: Not sorry!) No sympathy either for Schmoopie Spelling.

The real victims are the kids, of course. Too bad there is no Go Fund Me page to purchase them better parents.

Dontfeellikedancin
Dontfeellikedancin
14 days ago
Reply to  PrincipledLife

And his absolutely blank befuddled stare at the end of the clip. “But I already did the tortured ‘I’m-sorry’ impression, I don’t have any more tricks!”

OutButNotDown
OutButNotDown
14 days ago

And the way to improve your self esteem is to put too much makeup on while wearing not a stitch for a podcast cover ??!! I, too, really feel for the kids at their ages.

Brit
Brit
13 days ago
Reply to  OutButNotDown

Looks like she’s trying to look like a Kardashian.

Tori and Amy are bonding.
https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/tori-spelling-offered-amy-robach-jewelry-for-iheartradio-music-awards/

OutButNotDown
OutButNotDown
13 days ago
Reply to  Brit

Ugh….”Birds of a feather flock together”.

Beth
Beth
14 days ago

That’s some full frontal cringe, Tori. As always, not a single thought to how your behavior might impact your children. I hope those poor kids have a nanny or assistant of some sort who can be a stand-in parent or at least drive them to therapy appointments.

Celene
Celene
14 days ago

The only ones I feel bad for in this situation are the kids. Those children can’t escape their family’s past as any and all of their classmates could pull up clips from the reality TV show to make their lives heck. Hopefully they have at least one relative or sane adult in their corner while dealing with the mental whiplash of their dad spackling-spinning this as “we’re all happy with the new miracle family” and mom being “utterly destroyed.”

susie lee
susie lee
14 days ago

Aside from the weird lips, she does look great, but plastic fillers, and lighting up the boobs and ass can do that. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Are we going to see a pic of Tori and Calo walking hand in hand as the wandering dick looks on.

Hell of a Chump
Hell of a Chump
14 days ago
Reply to  susie lee

She’s definitely a walking promotion for her plastic surgeon. Without all the usual gunk on her face, she looks like McDermott’s daughter in the video lol. I honestly don’t judge this stuff either, especially not when it’s about professional longevity in that toxic industry. The world of cinema benefited from Emma Thompson squeezing a few more mainstream roles out of a few subtle tweaks. But it makes one wonder how long someone can going on mutating themselves in order to “win” the fleeting attention of ephebophilic douchebags.

I don’t even have words for how depressing the idea is except to contrast it with a recent interview with Jane Goodall at age 89. What Jane said: https://youtu.be/3iscb520RiI?si=fYjzWSyXp3HB5yW-

Chumpasaurus45
Chumpasaurus45
14 days ago

“Dean’s soul wants a pancake. It wishes to be left alone in Canada where he and his demons can go ice-fishing.” LOL!!!😂🤣😂
You really have to be careful reading CL every day, make sure you don’t have a sip of hot coffee in your mouth, because it’s coming out,haha!
I scanned Tori’s IG acct after reading this and I see her there with a HS sophomore outfit on and a T-shirt that reads: “Everything is great when you don’t give a shit.”
Yup, that about sums up the level of trash this FW and her FW f#%k buddy are. TRASH trash, dumpster fire trash!!

I’m with all of chump nation on this one, we wish the best for those poor kids. The parents are not salvageable as decent humans.
Maybe the kids can get on Elon’s list to colonize Mars. Somewhere far from Beverly Hills where 90210 =‘s a big fat ZERO and their dad has a big red “L” tattooed on his forehead. Tragic draw for care takers.
It’s bad when you have to flip a coin to decide which of your parents is the biggest pos.

lulutoo
lulutoo
14 days ago

It’s been a long time coming, this split. In her podcast Spelling states that things went bad as soon as she got pregnant with 1st child and were very bad by year four of the marriage.

Brit
Brit
13 days ago
Reply to  lulutoo

Despite things being bad and becoming very bad by year four of the marriage, she thought it would be a good idea to add four more children to share in her misery.

OHFFS
OHFFS
14 days ago

No sympathy for this cretin, who got the guy by being the OW.

That photo says; “I’m newly single and not so newly desperate for a man, any man that will pick me.”

Hell of a Chump
Hell of a Chump
14 days ago

If it wasn’t for the blog’s coverage (thank you for taking one for the team, CL, and filtering this mess), I’d have barely a clue who any of these people are because, growing up, I don’t think I saw a single episode of 90210 and never followed series in general as a kid. My parents were early “anti-screen time” advocates and didn’t think the toxic commercial culture should be allowed to raise kids. They weren’t religious, just politically astute and selective. It seemed normal so when I’d go to other kids’ houses and all some wanted to do was sit in a dark room and stare at a screen, I found it not only boring but somehow dystopian and depressing.

Even as a kid I appreciated being somewhat detached from commercial culture since I didn’t grow up with a lot of the insecurities and existential issues that are common in my generation. Even working in media it turned out to be essential not to drink the Koolaid being sold and to have varied experience so you weren’t just creating copies of copies of copies. It helped to be able to “think outside the box” since the stupid thing didn’t raise me. Consequently, I decided to raise my kids in a similar way. But it wasn’t until having kids in the manic gadget and social media age that I realized the full tragedy of letting the “culture” raise kids (or being forced to because of the worsening economy). The epidemic of depression among Zoomers and Millennials is terrifying. This is exactly why I feel sick on behalf of “reality TV children” like those of Spelling and McDermott. Far more than child actors who might still be able to separate self from character, reality TV children aren’t just being drown in all the things my parents hated– the toxic materialism, shitty gender stereotypes, soul-destroying objectification, mandatory shallowness and sensationalized dysfunction– these kids are expected to represent and embody those things and literally have to internalize them as part of the job description. I don’t know if there’s any therapy in the world that can undo that level of damage.

hush
hush
14 days ago

BRAVA, CL, the FW timeline here is some seriously high-quality “Trust That They Suck!!” journalistic coverage! My favorite CL quote on this whole ::skanktastic mess:: is from April 2015:

“Dean would fuck a pancake. You’re not special! Tori’s not special! No one is special to a serial cheater!”
🤣🤣🤣🤣

The real winner is Tori’s first ex-husband, Charlie, who escaped her early and without any babytrapping.🥇May all Chumps who want it get to enjoy Charlie’s type of quick escape & epic Schadenfreude.

Last edited 14 days ago by hush
Chumped in KC
Chumped in KC
14 days ago

OMG. Did anyone else get the heebie jeebies watching that clip? That could have easily been me and my fuckwit cheater! “I lose either way!” Tori said…I SAID THAT! (damned if it do, damned if i don’t) – Dean says: “I’m sorry, so, so sorry, I made a mistake, I ruined everything!” (tears, tears, tears) My Cheater Fuckwit Husband SAID THAT! Exact words. same tears! It was like watching and listening to me and my crappy cheater right after I found out and during the ensuing pick me months to follow.

I mean, she isn’t wrong. The cheaters feel entitled to do this to us chumps and leave us holding the bag of a decimated marriage, relationship and family (whatever you had applies). And whether we stay or go, we end up with the short stick.

Or so it seems. It depends on what stage of grief, trauma and recovery you are in, as to how that feels. Right after D-Day, you feel like you have lost it all, and you can never get anything, any sort of normality or happiness back. Then when you start going to therapy to heal from their abuse, you start feeling like you might be able to, but still you are in the stay or go phase. You are stuck for a time. Can they change, get a character transplant and become a decent person? They make all the promises, and keep none of them, or if they do, only a short time, like my fuckwit. And finally, you start approaching acceptance, not that they did this and made a bad choice, etc., but rather, that you know it’s not your job to change them, to police them, to “fix” them, and none of this was your fault. Your job is to get to Meh and leave, because they have proven with their own behavior and actions, that they are not good people and cannot change. Maybe, MAYBE, there will be .001% that actually do feel bad, show true remorse and do the hard work to change, but as long as I have been on this blog, I have heard nothing but the opposite: Sad cheaters that feel like THEY are the victims and they are just misunderstood, have had bad childhoods, etc. Any excuse will do, just like fuckwit DEAN!

In the end, it is a hard lesson learned but they also reveal themselves to us, and who wants to be with a cheater? No one. No one wants to be. Some do buy into the Esther Perel BS and stay, but if you are or getting healthy, then you won’t want to. We all deserve real love and a person who shows it in a real and authentic way!

I hope Tori and her kids get good therapy and stay the fuck away from Dean as much as they can. If they do, they will be okay and be stronger and smarter, wiser, to fuckwits like him. And that applies to all of us chumps. Take this info and leave that cheating fuckwit in the dust! Work on yourself, learn to love, trust and cherish yourself. That is the best kevlar a chump can get against the likes of fuckwit cheaters!

Hell of a Chump
Hell of a Chump
14 days ago
Reply to  Chumped in KC

Just bear in mind that Spelling is an unrepentant cheater herself. But I have to guess that sucks even more than being a regular chump. Though I’m not religious, situations like this make me think of the difference between “biblical irony” and “biblical tragedy.” Tragedy is when the innocent are betrayed; irony is when the not-so-innocent get hoisted on their own petards. Irony would make even one’s own tears feel hollow and like performance art because there isn’t even the consolation of relative innocence.

For a measure of how important a sense of relative innocence is to eventual recovery from trauma, look at how much energy most abusers put into blameshifting. I think that’s the most defining and destructive aspect of abuse– this need to not only betray but to demoralize, make the victim feel as evil and dirty as the perpetrator themselves, rob them even of the consolation of innocence. The principle was illustrated in the extreme with the Nazi “moral gray zone” in which they would, prior to killing camp victims, systematically and violently compel the latter to betray, abuse or even kill fellow victims. The labor performed by starving camp inmates barely benefited the Nazi war effort so it’s been deduced that “killing the soul before the body” was the actual function of the death camps.

Why is that so important to perpetrators? I think it’s partly a way for perps to reduce the stigma of their crimes by pretending victims deserved it but also partly because demoralization is the gift that keeps giving. Even those who escaped could barely live down the confusing horror of this and many eventually killed themselves, including the historian Primo Levi who arguably understood what had been done to him in Auschwitz because he coined the concept of the “moral gray zone.”

Now imagine not having been “compelled” but voluntarily selling out one’s own innocence. Then when the bigger shark who out-sharked you howls the usual DARVO abuse that you “made” them do it and had it coming, you kind of know you did. You never get that delayed revelation of “Hey wait a minute, I was subjected to massive betrayal over… bagged effing salad?” Nope, you were done unto as you had done unto. Irony, not tragedy.

I wouldn’t want to be in that boat.

Stig
Stig
14 days ago

Honestly this has been a slo-mo car crash from the get go. Dean & Tori have been enmeshed in this mutually torturous dynamic for so long, where she is basically trying to get him to follow/stick to her internalized happy-ever-after script for the last 15 years, berating and flailing but holding on to that dead horse and allowing him multiple chances to write that happy ‘we overcame’ outcome without imposing any consequence apart from guilt. His ‘box of rocks with a penis’ and her ‘poor little rich girl who is just amazed and dumfounded that she can’t always get what she wants and she might have to walk away, but that’s inconceivable so hold me hostage and prove me wrong(phew that was a long one)’ personas mean that those kids have had zero parents who’ve put them first for even a millisecond and model dysfunction and pick-me behaviour as the default in life. I’m sure the older children, if not all of them, will be exploring their parentification in therapy in the years to come. And I have no sympathy for Tori, ’cause she stole him from another woman, who is no doubt somewhere counting her lucky stars.

Last edited 14 days ago by Stig
Cal
Cal
14 days ago

Well we did all wonder how long before he’d find a new sap, and she’d find a new way to try and be famous and loved.

To nobody’s surprise the answer was…really no time at all!

It’s easy when you have the brains and personality of a self-obsessed dripping tap 🙄

Last edited 14 days ago by Cal
Daughterofachump
Daughterofachump
14 days ago

I feel sorry for the 5 kids involved in this mess.

I hope one of their parents will pull themselves together and act like adults…but I doubt that will happen.

GoodFriend
GoodFriend
14 days ago

Dean is a “facilitator” working for Shmoopie’s company. https://consciouscommunity.global/what-we-do

Cam
Cam
14 days ago

Tracy: Quick change of subject, have you heard of the Matthew Boynton case? It’s insane, you need to check it out.

Short version: This cheating fuckwit down in Georgia shot his wife and staged it as a suicide. He’s a cop and his cop buddies cover for him. The wife survives by a total miracle, but the police department still deems it a suicide attempt despite all evidence to the contrary and (shocker!) the revelation his wife had just confronted him about a mistress. He files for an emergency custody order and takes the kids because of course he’s telling everybody “she’s violent and crazy.” To this day he’s never faced justice.

noChump
noChump
2 days ago

I had the displeasure of vacationing with this mess of a family several years ago at a hotel near Santa Barbara. The kids were sullen, and rude to hotel workers. But Tori was truly an ugly unglamorous mess, struggling to live her “birthday celebration” on social media. It was clear her creep husband was miserable then. He looked like an old drunk, no amount of makeup made her look human, and those kids.

She “stole” a real prize there. Karma is a b*tch.