THE rocky marriage between Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling has faced numerous problems, from a cheating scandal to money problems.
On June 16, Dean, 56, announced their split on social media.
In an emotional statement, the Open Range actor wrote, “It is with great sadness and a very, very heavy heart that after 18 years together and five amazing children @torispelling and I have decided to go our separate ways and start a new journey of our own.” .
“We will continue to work together as loving parents, supporting and loving our children through this difficult time.”
Dean concluded: “We ask that you all respect our privacy as we take the time to surround our family with love and fight our way through this situation. Thank you all for your support and kindness.”
Tori, 50, has not commented on the breakup of her 18-year marriage.
The two married in 2006 and have five children together: Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn and Beau.
In March, the Scream 2 actress appeared without her wedding ring during a family day out.
Tori picked vegetables at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark with her five children.
In January, the US show “Brverly Hills 90210” revealed that the actress owed over $1.3 million in back taxes.
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In 2018, a federal tax lien for approximately $75,617.30 for 2016 was imposed on Tori and her husband, Dean McDermott, according to documents filed with the Los Angeles County Recorder Office.
That same year, Dean’s ex was hit with a 2016 state tax lien for $31,775.84.
In 2017, a 2015 federal tax lien was filed against the couple for approximately $184,390.67.
That same year, Tori was hit with a 2015 state lien for $50,062.84.
In 2016, the former couple was assessed a federal tax lien in the amount of $707,487.30 for the year 2014.
Finally, another 2014 state tax lien was filed against the exes in 2016 for $259,108.23.
No releases for the state and federal tax liens have been filed with the Los Angeles County Recorder Office.
In July 2021, The US Sun announced that her ex wanted to file for divorce but “couldn’t afford it”.
The insider added, “Tori and Dean are really together at the moment. Neither of them can afford divorce proceedings.
“Right now, there’s no divorce on the horizon because they can’t handle it financially. You are in a living nightmare.”
In November 2021, rumors of a possible breakup circulated due to his cheating scandal.
He admitted to cheating on his partner in 2014 and opened up about his infidelity to True Tori.
A source told PEOPLE that the former couple “are not doing well and they have been evaluating their relationship”.
The insider continued, “It’s been very chilly between them for a long time. They’ve been through problems before, but they always got out of there.”
Before they married, Dean was married to ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace, 61, and Tori was romantically involved with ex-husband Charlie Shanian, 58.
“She feels trapped”
In October 2021, friends of the TV star were reportedly surprised the two hadn’t already broken up.
A source told Us weekly that Tori reportedly “wanted a divorce, but she feels trapped in the moment.”
After reportedly being “missing” for days due to an argument, Dean reportedly had an even bigger “fight” with Tori upon his return.