Dean McDermott Quits ‘True Tori’ Reality Show: Why He Left

True Tori is a reality show that follows around Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott as they deal with juggling family life, McDermott’s alcohol and drug addiction, and the aftermath of McDermott cheating on Spelling with a woman named Emily Goodhand. This is the second season of the show and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture of Dean McDermott. This is perhaps a big reason he has decided to quit. Filming has wrapped and he has quit with 5 episodes left to air. However, with the family suffering financially, McDermott’s leaving the show could further put a burden on their future. McDermott told Access Hollywood Live:

I’m not going to continue with the show. We have five more shows left … I can’t do this anymore. I can’t keep opening a vein, opening my soul and sharing my feelings and thoughts and demons with the world … I don’t watch it, I can’t. It’s really difficult… I can’t do it any more, for my soul.

Recently on the show, Spelling sat down with McDermott’s ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace and McDermott was furious, claiming that all Eustace does is lie. McDermott then flipped off the cameras. Recently Eustace appeared on Access Hollywood Live and said that after she heard McDermott quit the show, she actually called him to congratulate him and lend her support. As for how McDermott and wife Spelling are doing since he’s said he doesn’t want to continue filming the show, they have stepped out holding hands and are “in a good place,” according to McDermott. McDermott stated:

The fact that I cheated on my wife, I wish never happened. I wish my alcohol and drug use hadn’t gotten out of control. I still love her to death and that’s why we’re still together … I love this woman, regardless of what I’ve done. I love her and want to be with her. I want to grow old with her … at this moment she feels the exact same way.

McDermott also opened up about his suicidal thoughts following his cheating on wife Spelling:

I almost lost everything, everything that means anything to me. I don’t want to ever do that again. I don’t ever want to be in that dark place again where I wanted to take my life. I was driving around in my truck with a loaded 9 mm. I was put on a 5150 at the UCLA psych ward. [My son] Liam had a performance and I didn’t want to miss that performance… I had plans that night to do it.


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