Tori Spelling Shows Us How to Make Big Money Off Your Cheating Husband

Tori Spelling, who’s admit­ted to going through sig­nif­i­cant finan­cial trou­ble, has found a new way to make money off her hus­band, Dean McDermott’s, illicit affair with a younger woman and their sub­se­quent mar­riage crisis.

The celebrity couple’s mar­riage came under fire back in Decem­ber 2013 when 28-year-old Emily Good­hand revealed that she had an affair with Dean McDer­mott while he was in Toronto. McDer­mott, who has been mar­ried to Spelling for almost eight years now, admit­ted to his “mis­takes” and vol­un­tar­ily checked him­self into a treat­ment cen­ter in an effort to save his marriage.

Despite his affair—perhaps even mul­ti­ple affairs—Tori Spelling stood by her hus­band, but she’s cash­ing in on her loy­alty now. The celebrity cou­ple has just signed on for a new six-episode docu-series called True Tori, which will fol­low the pair as they work through their mar­riage trou­bles. The series will start with Dean McDer­mott return­ing home from his rehab stint.

Although the focus will be on the celebrity cou­ple together, the net­work says that the “inti­mate, raw, emo­tional, and com­pletely real” series will be more from Tori Spelling’s point of view, as she allows the audi­ence to “wit­ness the most dif­fi­cult and unpre­dictable period in her life.” If their mar­riage fails, at least they made some money off of McDermott’s very pub­lic affair with a younger woman.

The celebrity cou­ple report­edly started film­ing this month, and the series will air on April 22 on the Life­time net­work. Although they’re doc­u­ment­ing the cur­rent state of their mar­riage on T.V., there’s no telling how it’ll all pan out, since it’s all sup­pos­edly real and not scripted. As the net­work said, “Only time will tell if Tori and Dean’s mar­riage survives.”

There’s no word on whether or not the celebrity couple’s four kids will be part of the show, or how much money Tori Spelling and Dean McDer­mott will be mak­ing off of it, although we imag­ine it’s a fairly hefty sum.

What do you think: Are Tori Spelling and Dean McDer­mott mak­ing a smart busi­ness move by sign­ing on for the show, or totally exploit­ing their mar­riage for every penny it’s worth?


John­son, A., “‘The most dif­fi­cult period in her life’: Tori Spelling to ‘coura­geously’ doc­u­ment mar­riage cri­sis with Dean McDer­mott in new real­ity show,” Daily Mail web site, March 31, 2014;

Takeda, A., “Tori Spelling, Dean McDer­mott to Doc­u­ment Mar­riage Cri­sis in New Life­time Real­ity Show True Tori,” Us Weekly web site, March 31, 2014;

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