In 2005 the tale of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott was an intriguing one. Rumors skittered across entertainment outlets the two were getting a little too close, while working on the set of their movie Mind over Murder. Especially, since both were married to other people at the time. Now, eight years later – it is Tori who is facing the ugly fact of betrayal. US Weekly has interviewed a woman who stepped from the shadows, claiming she slept with Tori’s husband of seven years. Is Tori a cheating victim or karma touched?
It seems McDermott likes to find trouble in Canada. He and Tori met while filming Mind over Murder in Canada, of course. Four months after their meeting, their mutual divorces and flimsy claims of not really cheating – Dean proposed to Tori with a lavish horse-drawn event. It was over the top and in bad taste, considering the marriages they left behind.
Canadian TV personality Mary Jo Eustace, is the former wife of Dean. In 2007 Mary Jo emerged from the heartbroken shadows to pen a book called The Other Woman which featured many stories of betrayal from many heartbroken wives. She also shared excerpts of the book with People, especially the moment Dean told her he met Tori. Mary Jo had a hunch and asked if he met someone while the two were on vacation. When Dean confirmed it was Tori, Mary Jo was speechless. She knew he spoke fondly of his co-star but never imagined in three weeks, an affair would be broadcast. This leaves many scorned former wives wondering if Tori is truly a cheating victim or karma touched.
Certainly, no mother of four ever “deserves” the pain from their husband and his act of infidelity. Emily Goodhand is 28-years-old and was in Toronto hanging out with friends. She met Dean through mutual friends as they gathered at Pravda Vodka House. She doesn’t disclose to US Weekly if she was caught up in his celebrity status, just that they chatted. She stated Dean seemed more than willing to spill the issues in his marriage, prior to extending a key card invite to his hotel room. Perhaps, Emily was in the same place Tori was some eight years ago. Emily stated she felt she made the wrong decision but she did sleep with Dean.
What is disturbing and maybe more-so for this married writer, are the details that Emily shared. She stated Dean wanted to “cuddle” and on their second night, share a sex video between him and Tori, with his mistress. This alludes to a sad fact that obviously Dean was feeling some guilt, but just could not help himself. Instead of perhaps, calling his wife, chatting to his children and going to bed – he caved into temptation. Something Mary Jo may not be surprised with and seemingly what Tori is trying to overlook.
On Christmas Day, Tori took to her blog to share Christmas wishes with her many fans and the whole family, including Dean signed it. Perhaps, she is trying to rise above it, especially when considering the pain she and Dean caused Mary Jo and Tori’s ex-husband, Charlie Shanian. Charlie’s knowledge of the affair between Tori and Dean was not told face-to-face. Instead, Charlie found out when he was at the grocery store and read tabloids and saw pictures of his wife over her co-star.
The devastation Tori and Dean left in their paths have lead them full circle.
Only time will tell if this couple will learn to forgive and go on. It can be guaranteed that Charlie nor Mary Jo are shocked by the news, instead, they may be just nodding their heads at the twisted path of karma. Between the financial issues the couple have experienced, to Tori’s frightening placenta previa diagnosis when pregnant with Finn to this latest news. They have weathered quite a bit for a young family.
Hopefully, with age comes understanding to know the difference of right and wrong. This may be a good time for Tori to understand the pain her actions with Dean caused in the lives of Mary Jo and her children and equally so to her former husband. In this instance, Dean should probably seek some help to determine his need and issues with finding constructive instead of destructive outlets for stress. Cheating victim? It would be hard to call Tori that, but we certainly wish the couple all the best.
Guardian Liberty Voice