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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Marriage Profile

Staying Together or Just Making a Reality Show?


Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott at Much Love's BOW WOW WOW Animal Rescue Benefit, Bel Air, California, July 14, 2007

Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Although they were both separated from their mates, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott were still legally married to others at the time of their engagement. Dean later cheated on Tori, too. Now their separation, possible reconciliation, or divorce is a reality television show. Some believe the show is the reason Tori is staying with Dean.

Talking about the series, True Tori, a friend of Tori's said Tori wants to "humilate him and make him suffer in front of millions of people. She wants to have some sort of justice. She wants him to truly feel the pain of what he did to her."

Tori: "He was my soulmate, but he completely broke my heart. It makes you not trust anything that's happened in your relationship ... I feel so judged, but it's not black and white."
Source: Allison Takeda. "Tori Spelling Opens Up About Dean McDermott's Cheating Confession in First Post-Scandal Interview." USMagazine.com. 4/16/2014.

Here's information about the marriage of Tori and Dean.

Fast Marriage Facts: Tori and Dean

Wedding Date: May 7, 2006.
Dean's Affair: December 2013.
Dean Entered Rehab: January 2014.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?

Dean and Tori have four children together.


News Updates:

4/17/2014: Information about Dean entering rehab and his affair in December surfaced in teaser clips about reality show, True Tori"In preview clips, McDermott admits he cheated and "I was out of control. Sex was an escape, just like drugs and alcohol," while Spelling responds, "I can never give him enough sex, he's never going to be happy with just me."
Source: Michael Rothman. "How Tori Spelling Confronted Husband Dean McDermott for Cheating." ABCNews.go.com. 4/17/2014.

5/08/2010: According to People.com, Tori and Dean renewed their marriage vows with family and friends as witnesses. Dean gave Tori a "custom designed Darkened Diamond Eternity Band by Neil Lane." Image of Eternity Band


Spelling - McDermott Relationship Timeline:

08/05: Tori and Dean met.
09/05: Tori separated from Charlie.
09/05: Dean filed for divorce from Mary Jo.
12/05: Tori and Dean became engaged.
02/06: Dean's divorce finalized.
04/06: Tori's divorce finalized.
05/07/06: Tori and Dean married.
05/08/10: Dean and Tori renewed their wedding vows.
12/13: Dean had affair.
01/14: Dean entered rehab for sex addiction.
04/14: Reality show series, True Tori, began 1st season.


Tori Spelling aka Victoria Davey Spelling: May 16, 1973 in Los Angeles, California

Dean McDermott: November 16, 1966 in Canada.

How Tori and Dean Met:

Tori and Dean met during August 2005 in Ottawa, Canada. They were both working on the movie Mind Over Murder.

Tori and Dean originally claimed that their relationship had nothing to do with their divorces from their previous spouses. She has since said, "After it had happened I didn't feel any regrets and I thought, 'I'm madly in love with this man that I've just met ... and this is forcing me to really look at my marriage."
Source: "Spelling Knew Her Marriage Was in Trouble After Cheating", SFGate.com, 3/13/08.

Marriage Proposal and Engagement:

Dean proposed marriage on December 24, 2005 in Toronto, Canada while they were riding in a horse-drawn carriage along an illuminated path. According to iVillage "The illuminations led to a table surrounded by beautifully decorated Christmas trees where he got down on one knee and declared his love." Tori's engagement band is a diamond and sapphire ring.

Wedding Information:

Tori was 32 years old and Dean McDermott was 39 years old when they married one another.

Picking a private island in Fiji, Tori and Dean were married on May 7, 2006. The couple had an extremely small wedding with no guests in attendance.

They were both barefoot and both wore white at the non-denominational wedding ceremony. According to Lovetripper.com, Tori's wedding band is a Neil Lane antique diamond-encrusted ring.


Tori and Dean honeymooned in Fiji for nine days.


Tori and Dean have four children.

  • Liam Aaron McDermott: Born in 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
  • Stella Doreen McDermott: Born in 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Hattie Margaret McDermott: Born in 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Finn Davey McDermott: Born in 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Dean has two children from his previous marriage to Mary Jo Eustace.
  • Jack Montgomery McDermott: Born in 1998.
  • Lola McDermott: Born in 2005.

Previous Marriages:

Tori Spelling has one previous marriage.

  • Charlie Shanian: An actor and writer. Charlie and Tori met in Los Angeles during the production of Charlie's play, Maybe, Baby It's You. They announced their engagement in November 2003. Tori and Charlie were married on July 3, 2004 in a wedding that reportedly cost $1 million. She wore a crystal-beaded $50,000 wedding gown designed by Badgley Mischka. Tori announced her separation from Charlie in September 2005. Their divorce was finalized on April 20, 2006.

Dean McDermott has one previous marriage.

  • Mary Jo Eustace: Dean and actress and Canadian TV host Mary Jo married in July 1993. Dean filed for divorce in September 2005. Their divorce was finalized in February 2006. They have two children.

Couples Tattoos:

Dean has two tattoos expressing his love for Tori.

  • Wrist Tattoo: "Truly, Madly, Deeply, Tori"
  • Shoulder Tattoo: A portrait of Tori


Tori: Actress, producer, and director. In July 2007, Tori became an ordained minister via an online ordination. She performed weddings at Chateau La Rue, a bed and breakfast Tori and Dean rented and operated in Fallbrook, California.

Dean: Actor.

Quotes About the Marriage of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott:

Tori: "... there is no divorce in our future, at all ... Everyone has marital problems. You know, you fight with your partner."
Source: Blane Bachelor. "Tori Spelling: Dean McDermott and I 'Are So Together.'" People.com. 4/16/2010.

Dean about their quick wedding: "I've never had as much of a desire to get married and make a woman my wife as I've had with her. The feeling is overwhelming. We're soul mates."
Source: Ulrica Wihlborg. "Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott Wed in Fiji." People.com. 5/7/2006.

Tori and Dean in a joint statement: "We're so incredibly happy and in love. We cannot wait to start our lives together."
Source: E! Online News

A friend of Tori about falling in love while married to someone else: "It just happened. No one meant any harm to anyone. You can't help who you fall in love with and who you're right with."
Source: Ulrica Wihlborg. "Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott Wed in Fiji." People.com. 5/7/2006.


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