These days, cash flow troubles are the least of Tori Spelling’s worries.
The socialite is reportedly “devastated” after her husband, Chopped Canada host Dean McDermott, checked into rehab this week. There’s been no confirmation on exactly what’s ailing the father of five, but the cash-strapped couple have been plagued been reports of Dermott’s infidelity ever since a twentysomething model sold her salacious scoop about a one-night stand with Dean to Us Weekly last month.
In a statement to People magazine Thursday, McDermott seems to confirm the chatter, saying:
“I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I’ve caused my family. I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment center to address some health and personal issues. I am grateful to be getting the help I need so I can become the husband and father my family deserves.”
A source close to the couple say Dean is receiving intense treatment, but is allowed to leave the premise to spend time with wife Tori and their four children, Liam, 6, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 15 months at home.
Tori’s been vocal about her concerns surrounding Dean’s ability to be faithful. After all, the actress — best remembered for her role as virginal, goody-two-shoes Donna Martin on the ’90s incarnation of Beverly Hills, 90210 — hooked up with her actor hubby when the pair met on the set of the 2005 TV movie Mind Over Murder. Both were married to other people at the time.
They wed a year later, but in a 2010 interview with People, Tori confessed that she had a tough time shaking nagging suspicions that Dean would one day betray her, too.
“We’re a loving couple, but were human and definitely not perfect. Given our history I often get worried that Dean is going to cheat on me. If the phone rings and it’s a girl’s voice I have to ask if he’s having an affair.”
“Dean has never been anything but devoted, and he tells me over and over again that he would never do that. Deep down I believe him. But I can’t stop myself. For some reason, I’m compelled to accuse him of cheating. I apologize to Dean constantly and it drives him crazy and rightfully so.”