Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Split After 17 Years of Marriage: Read Statement

UPDATE 6/17/23 12: 21 p.m. — McDermott has deleted his Instagram post announcing the pair’s separation, several hours after his initial upload.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have called it quits after more than a decade of marriage.

“It’s with great sadness and a very very heavy heart that after 18 years together and 5 amazing children, that @torispelling and I have decided to go our separate ways and start a new journey of our own,” McDermott, 56, wrote via Instagram on Saturday, June 17, sharing throwback photos of the pair. “We will continue to work together as loving parents and guide and love our children through this difficult time. We ask that you all respect our privacy as we take this time to surround our family with love and work our way through this. Thank you all for your support and kindness. 

Spelling, 50, has not publicly addressed the split, though stepped out with her now-estranged husband earlier this week for their daughter Stella’s 15th birthday party at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Several days prior, the duo brought their youngest four children — Stella, Hattie, 11, Finn, 10, and Beau, 6 — to the Stand for Kids Gala in Los Angeles. (They also share son Liam, 16.)

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum exchanged vows with McDermott in May 2006. Less than one month before their private ceremony in Fiji, Spelling finalized her divorce from actor and writer Charlie Shanian after two years of marriage. The former Chopped Canada host, for his part, was previously married to Mary Jo Eustace, with whom he shares 24-year-old son Jack. Both Spelling and McDermott have been open about cheating on their first spouses when they met on the set of Mind Over Murder in 2005.

In March 2021, the twosome sparked split rumors when Spelling was spotted without her wedding ring in Moorpark, California, just outside of Los Angeles. Three months later, speculation grew stronger after the actress revealed that she and McDermott were sleeping in separate beds. At the time, a source told Us Weekly that the pair were “having major issues.

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