Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s 12-year marriage is beyond repair, claims US publication Life & Style. But there’s a reason they are still stuck together, warring and at each other’s throats – often in front of their kids.
‘She loves him and has always tried to keep the relationship together, but she’s at the end of her rope,’ revealed the publication’s source.
‘[Tori and Dean] are at each other’s throats over so many issues – everything from their dire financial situation to neither of them having a steady job to not being able to adequately support five children.’
According to the publication, friends have suggested they split but there is one major obstacle - Tori and Dean ‘are too broke to split.’
Breakups in Hollywood cost a pretty penny and Tori and Dean don’t have money to spare, reports the publication.
‘Tori’s uncontrollable spending and their inability to bring in regular income have put them in the worst money crunch of their lives, especially with five hungry mouths to feed,’ said the source, referring to the couple’s large brood of children.
In the past few years Tori and Dean have suffered some financial setbacks including being sued by American Express for almost $90 000 in credit card bills.
‘Tori has begged and borrowed money from her mum, but it’s not enough to keep the family afloat,’ said the source.
And, splitting up would mean paying more bills. According to the publication a celebrity divorce lawyer can cost up to $250 000 just for lawyers’ fees, custody evaluators and forensic accounting.
So now, they feel they have no choice but to stay together. ‘It’s a sad irony: They’re being pulled apart by money, but money’s the reason they can’t split up,’ said the source.
The couple have yet to respond to Life & Style’s report.