Tori Spelling ignores Father’s Day as Dean McDermott deletes divorce announcement
Tori Spelling chose not to acknowledge Father’s Day this year, despite her husband Dean McDermott’s since-deleted announcement on Instagram that they had “decided to go [their] separate ways”. The actress has remained radio silent since the announcement, leaving fans wondering about the state of their 17-year marriage. McDermott shared the statement “with great sadness and a very very heavy heart,” but expressed that they would continue to co-parent their five children and requested privacy as they work through this difficult time. Spelling spent last Father’s Day with Lance Bass and his family, and has not made any statements regarding the recent announcement. The couple has faced rumors of marital troubles for years, with Spelling being seen without her wedding ring in March 2021 and admitting to sleeping in separate bedrooms in June of that year. McDermott has also addressed speculation of relationship problems but has avoided confirming or denying anything. The couple has had a rocky union from the start, having met while they were each married to other people in 2005, and McDermott admitted to cheating on Spelling in 2013 and sought treatment for sex addiction in 2014.
Father’s Day was just another Sunday for Tori Spelling.
One day after her husband, Dean McDermott, posted and then deleted a breakup announcement, Spelling chose not to pay tribute to the father of her five kids.
In fact, the actress, 50, has been radio silent since McDermott, 56, told his Instagram followers that he and his wife of over 17 years had “decided to go [their] separate ways.”
The former “Chopped Canada” host shared the statement “with great sadness and a very very heavy heart,” explaining that the duo would be embarking on “new” and separate journeys.
“We will continue to work together as loving parents and guide and love our children through this difficult time,” he added, concluding his since-deleted post, “We ask that you all respect our privacy as we take this time to surround our family with love and work our way through this. Thank you all for your support and kindness. 🙏.”
Spelling neither addressed the announcement nor made one of her own.
Moreover, she spent last Father’s Day with Lance Bass, his husband, Michael Turchin, and their twin babies.
Spelling and McDermott — who tied the knot in May 2006 — share sons Liam, 16, Finn, 10, and Beau, 6, as well as daughters Stella, 15, and Hattie, 11.
Over the years, the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum and the actor have repeatedly brushed off rumblings of marital woes despite mounting evidence that a split was imminent.
Most recently, rumors of a separation began to swirl in March 2021 after Spelling was seen without her wedding ring.
Two months later, she admitted that she and McDermott had been sleeping in separate bedrooms.
“Right now, my kids and dogs sleep in my bed,” she told her pal Jeff Lewis on his SiriusXM radio show that June, adding that the Canada native had left for “another country” to film a project.
McDermott addressed speculation of relationship problems in September 2021 but avoided confirming or denying that there was any trouble in paradise.
“It’s just weird that people need to know,” he said on Helen Tansey’s “The Feminine Warrior” podcast at the time. “‘What’s going on with Tori and Dean? She’s not wearing her ring.’ Why do you need to know that? How is that going to affect your day?”
“I don’t reply anymore,” he added. “It’s just like, ‘OK, if that’s what you want to think then think it.’”
The following month, Spelling added fuel to the fire with a series of paparazzi photos that showed her shouting into her cellphone outside an attorney’s office while holding onto a notepad that mentioned “assets,” “support” and “custody.”
Two days later, however, she and McDermott put on a united front during a family trip to Disneyland.
Spelling was then photographed carrying moving boxes from her car to a private residence in Los Angeles in November 2021.
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By the time the holidays rolled around, the pair were reportedly living apart.
Spelling spent that Thanksgiving with just her daughters and later posted a photo of her family’s Christmas stockings, which noticeably did not include McDermott’s.
The couple has had a rocky union from the start, as they met in 2005 when they were each married to other people.
Less than a month after Spelling finalized her divorce from Charlie Shanian, she and McDermott said “I do.”
He admitted to cheating on her in late 2013 and then checked himself into rehab for sex addiction in early 2014.