Dean McDermott has finally fessed up to cheating on his wife, Tori Spelling—well, sort of. A month after being accused of having an affair with a younger woman, the actor has released a statement apologizing for the “mistakes” he’s made and for the pain he’s caused his family. “I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment center to address some health and personal issues,” said McDermott.

Although he didn’t specify what exactly those issues were, insiders have claimed that he’s getting help for a sex addiction, which is supposedly why he had the affair. And not just this one—he’s reportedly had numerous affairs throughout his seven-year marriage to Spelling. And not to mention the fact that he cheated on his first wife, actress Mary Jo Eustace, with Spelling, who was also married at the time.

Eustace released a statement of her own, wishing her ex-husband well and hoping that he’s able to “overcome the demons he has been wrestling with for many years, so he can become the father and the man I know he wants to be.”


Eustace has been very vocal about her struggle to come to terms with her husband suddenly leaving her for a younger woman whom he described as his “soulmate.” She even documented the whole heartbreaking ordeal in her tell-all, self-help book, Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex’s Hollywood wife make you miserable, in which Eustace describes the day she came face-to-face with her husband’s mistress, or as she puts it, “the woman who helped destroy your family.”

Spelling has yet to make any comments about her husband or the state of their marriage, but she’s presumably shook up. Then again, as the saying goes, what goes around comes around, right?

What do you think: Should Tori Spelling leave Dean McDermott, or does he deserve a second chance?


“Dean McDermott’s Ex on Losing Him to Tori Spelling,” People web site, May 25, 2007;


Jordan, J., et al., “Mary Jo Eustace Hopes Ex-Husband Dean McDermott ‘Overcomes His Demons,’” People web site, January 23, 2014;

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