Viewers got a glimpse into Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marital woes on the premiere of their new docuseries, “True Tori” on Tuesday night – and it was a doozy.
The new show began with Tori explaining why she chose to let cameras document such a personal and difficult time in her life, and she recalled her initial disbelief over rumors Dean had an affair with a woman in Toronto.
“I didn’t think for a second that it was true,” Tori said.
However, when she confronted her husband of seven years about the fling report, she noticed a telling movement happening on his face.
“His right eyebrow was shaking up and down,” she said. “I said, ‘I’ve never seen your eyebrow shake before.’”
Dean admitted to the affair, then checked himself into rehab, right before Christmas.
On the show, Tori is seen going to visit Dean at the rehab facility and during their joint therapy sessions, Dean said he’d like to come home early as he missed his family “like crazy.” But the actress shot down the idea.
“I don’t think I’m comfortable with that yet,” Tori said. “Once I make that decision I can’t go back. That’s the only thing I have holding over you — is that you’re not home.”
The mom of four tearfully admitted she struggles with boundaries and she shared her worry that she wouldn’t deal with the affair in a healthy way if Dean returned home at that time.
“I’m the type of person who would just sweep this under the rug,” she said, crying. “I just feel like I need to be heard before we embark on that.”
-- Erin O’Sullivan