Every action has a consequence!
In the latest issue of Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter, Tori Spelling opened up about reality TV and how it has affected her relationship with husband Dean McDermott. The topic is a poignant one for the star considering she has been on at least five different reality shows since marrying Dean in May of 2006.
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While Spelling is used to living a high profile life, her desire to share personal details about herself went into overdrive after it was revealed McDermott cheated on her in 2013. When a explosive magazine cover exposed the affair, the blonde felt like she and her husband had to step in to control the negative narrative.
Speaking on why she chose to go ahead with a series (True Tori) delving in D.M.'s affair, she reasoned:
"This wasn't going away. Everyone said, 'This happens all the time. Look at all the A-list celebrities'. They used to complain about it. Then they go on and do a big movie and it just goes away. That's not my life. That's not my relationship with my fans. I'm not the type that can just go from talking about everything and then it's like, 'No personal questions,' the next time I do something."
The actress added:
"This was affecting me on many levels, not just the personal level. This is my career; this is, I hate saying it, my brand. All the lines blurred at that point. I obviously ran it by Dean, and if he had been adamant that he didn't want to do it, I would not have done it. I would have respected that. He just said, 'Do what you have to do.' I said, 'Will you be a part of it?' He was at that point where he just was at the lowest point. He was in rehab, and he was just like, 'I f*cked up. I'll do whatever I have to do to maintain our relationship'. It obviously became something that he was like, 'I don't want to do this anymore,' but at first, he said, 'Yes, that's fine with me.'"
Inneresting! We wonder if Dean felt like he wouldn't have a relationship without the show!
Despite the few positives that came from the series, the momma admits the show ultimately did more damage than good especially where it concerns the father's now stalled acting career:
"If he's gotten such a bad rap with the reality thing, I feel like I tied him into that world, and I feel guilty. All of a sudden, he became Mr. Tori Spelling, and it makes me sad because I don't know what would have happened for him."
What a difficult situation. Hopefully McDermott's career will eventually pick up.
So, what do YOU think of Tori's interview?
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