Would you take your husband back after he was caught having an affair with a younger woman? What if he was having multiple affairs? That’s the predicament Tori Spelling is stuck in.
The reality star’s seven-year marriage to Dean McDermott, 47, was left in shambles after it was revealed back in December 2013 that he had cheated on her with a younger woman, 28-year-old Emily Goodhand, while on a promotional trip to Toronto. A few weeks after the scandal surfaced, McDermott voluntarily checked into a rehab center to get help for his “health and personal issues”—some people are speculating that McDermott is a sex addict, which is why he’s drawn to having affairs. The rehab stint was reportedly the celebrity couple’s last-ditch effort to save their marriage after news of his affair went public.
Although Spelling hasn’t moved toward a divorce or anything, insiders say she’s still on the fence about whether or not she really wants to take her cheating husband back. “Tori keeps waffling. Even if they reconcile, it’s going to be hard to trust him,” a source told Us Weekly about the celebrity couple’s marriage.
Other sources are saying that although Spelling feels betrayed by her husband’s affair with a younger woman, she isn’t ready to give up on their marriage just yet, because she has too much to lose. Aside from the fact that the celebrity couple doesn’t have a prenup and she can’t afford a divorce, Spelling doesn’t want to raise their four young kids alone. “Tori doesn’t want her kids to grow up without their dad in the house,” said the insider.
Meanwhile, Spelling’s mother, Candy, is reportedly urging the celebrity couple to stay together and work things out, because McDermott is getting help and therefore deserves a second chance. Spelling’s mother supposedly told her, “You will never know unless you try.”
McDermott allegedly admitted to sleeping with several women, most of which were flings while he was traveling solo. He also supposedly admitted to having sex with many of them without using protection.
There’s no official word yet on the actual state of this celebrity couple’s marriage, but there’s a good chance that Spelling might be a little more open to forgiveness, given the fact that their own relationship started as an illicit affair.
What do you think: Would you take your husband back after he was caught having an affair with a younger woman?
Takeda, A., “Exclusive Video: Tori Spelling ‘Waffling’ About Reconciling With Dean McDermott After Cheating Scandal,” Us Weekly web site, February 21, 2014; http://goo.gl/DaHW32.
“‘You never know unless you try’: Tori Spelling’s mother candy urges her to worth [sic] through issues with ‘love-cheat’ husband,” Daily Mail web site, February 19, 2014; http://goo.gl/DzqLgQ.
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