Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott will show their marital strife on TV, because who needs dignity?
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are dealing with their marital problems the only way they know how: with a reality show.
The fame and money hungry couple, who've been married for seven years, will chronicle McDermott's cheating scandal on yet another show -- their third together -- called True Tori, which is filming now and premiering on Tuesday, April 22, on Lifetime.
If you're thinking this sounds like an April Fool's joke: We wish.
A press release for the show says that True Tori will "document the couple in almost real-time as the navigate the unknown road ahead, beginning when Dean leaves treatment."
(In case you forgot or were blissfully unaware, McDermott, 47, went to rehab in January for sex addiction after reports surfaced that he had cheated on Spelling, 40, with a woman named Emily Goodhand. Shortly before that, there was talk of a Spelling and McDermott sex video to make a quick buck when the couple had financial troubles. And in case you forgot this too, McDermott left his then-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, for Spelling. Karma?)
Sources close to Spelling previously told Us Weekly that the onetime Beverly Hills: 90210 actress is determined to "keep her family together," explaining, "Tori doesn't want her kids to grow up without their dad in the house."
She also clearly doesn't want her kids to grow up without cameras in the house.
The press release adds that True Tori will "allow the audience to witness the most difficult and unpredictable period in [Tori's] life."
You know what usually makes relationships, marriages and counseling a lot harder? Publicity. Dealing with adultery in private is difficult and painful enough, but adding input from strangers (like me, hi), paparazzi and clever editing into the mix is pretty much a perfect recipe for resentment, not reconciliation. What's more, recording something like this -- that the couple's kids may see someday -- will make it really hard to maintain any normalcy for the four tykes.
Spelling hasn't commented on the allegations, and at first the world figured it's because she learned that the classy and healthy thing to do was to deal with private issues privately. But now it looks like Spelling was just saving the juicy stuff for her new series. That desperation and greed is much sadder for humanity than McDermott's inability to keep it in his pants.