As troubled Tori Spelling’s toxic marriage to unemployed actor Dean McDermott teeters on the edge, amid scenes of dramatic public confrontations between the pair, fans are asking how the duo got to this point.
Tori’s wild spending and Dean’s reported lack of work have taken a toll on the heavily in debt duo, who have five kids; Liam, 11, Stella, 9, Hattie, 6, Finn, 5, and Beau, 1.
‘Between the chaos of all the kids and their money troubles, she isn’t coping well at all,’ a source today told US magazine Star.
Not helping was Dean’s reported affair with the amusingly named Emily Goodhand.
Bizarrely, Tori claimed that the betrayal was a net positive for the duo, who spun the drama into a reality show, True Tori, where she claimed the incident has ‘changed everything… for the better’.
They even had a make-up baby, Beau.
‘I feel like Beau is really the pillar of the rebirth of our relationship,’ she has said. ‘Because our relationship had to crumble to be rebuilt, and it was really important that we just start it over’.
Taking an expensive holiday to Paris, Dean proposed to Tori for a second time, claiming ‘Our relationship is in the best place it’s ever been’.
But with a string of incidents since then in which police have been called on troubled Tori, it seems those gushing words of happiness were all for TV.
‘Dean and the kids are stuck in an unhealthy living environment,’ a source told Star.
‘Tori refuses to even discuss a divorce because she’s scared of being labelled a failure. She’s rather be miserable in her marriage than admit defeat.’
But according to Star, Dean isn’t feeling the same way.
‘Dean’s at the end of his rope,’ claims their source. ‘He’s not convinced it’s still a relationship worth fighting for.’