Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling chose to document their crumbling marriage for the reality show “True Tori” on Lifetime, and on the last episode viewers got to see the couple battle over whether the celebrity chef would return to Toronto, where he cheated on his wife, to film “Chopped Canada.” Naturally, Spelling didn’t want him to go.
The Food Network show was renewed, and McDermott would be required to return to Rob Ford’s hometown for two months, if he chose to take the gig for the second time around. Since McDermott, 47, knew his wife would be upset if he went back to Canada, he asked a friend over the phone if he should “return to the scene of the crime.”
His friend essentially told him to take the job but warned him to stay out of trouble. This didn’t sit well with Spelling, 40, who was shocked that her husband would decide to leave while their marriage was in such turmoil.
McDermott would have to leave in the beginning of May to film the show, which is the same time Spelling would start to film “Mystery Girls,” a show for ABC Family. Since he would be out of the country, the former “90210” star would be forced to work full time and take care of the children, she lamented to the cameras.
The two continued to argue about McDermott going to Canada. But Spelling felt that her husband would do what he wanted no matter what she said.
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The “Chopped Canada” host said to his wife: “If you didn’t want me to go, you just say, ‘No, I don’t want you to go!’ Tell me how you feel! You didn’t tell me how you felt for eight years! That’s not fair to me!”
Spelling responded: “I try to tell you how I feel and this is what happens. You scream, you’re louder, you’re bigger, and you still do what you want.”
The drama continued throughout the show, with McDermott ultimately assuring he owed Spelling a lifetime of apologies and being a better husband.
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