Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marriage has made an impact in the media, ever since the Hollywood couple decided to film the ups and downs of their tumultuous relationship. The docu-series on Lifetime, True Tori, showed the aftermath of McDermott’s extramarital affair. The host of Chopped Canada, filmed most of his segments in rehab, where he was treated for depression and suicidal thoughts. Spelling, 40, was usually shown in a manic state, as she struggled to manage her household with four little children.
On Wednesday, Spelling seemed to be in a better place in her life. She made an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new show on ABC Family, The Mystery Girls, co-staring fellow 90210 alum, Jennie Garth. When asked about her and McDermott’s current status, she said:
“Things are getting better. Life is always a work in progress and our relationship is one as well…but we’re moving in the right direction.”
The couple received a lot of backlash for airing their dirty laundry in such a public manner. Some of the moments on the show were very uncomfortable to watch. For instance, when McDermott revealed details of the affair with 28-year-old Emily Goodhand, Spelling finally broke down crying and screaming uncontrollably. You could see that it took a lot out of the petite blonde. It was almost as if we were invading someone’s privacy and shouldn’t be watching.
“Some people approved of it and some people didn’t. It was my personal journey, and I have no regrets,” she said on GMA.
The couple recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary with a quiet dinner in Encino, California.
A source said, “They did not look happy at all. They were quiet. There weren’t any smiles at all. It was sad to see them so down.”
Do you think they should have filmed their troubled marriage or kept it private?