Tori Spelling Files for Divorce From Dean McDermott After Nearly 18 Years of Marriage

Tori Spelling has officially filed for divorce from Dean McDermott, marking the end of their 17-year marriage. Spelling cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, listing June 17, 2023, as their date of separation.

She has requested sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their five children: Liam Aaron, Stella Doreen, Hattie Margaret, Finn Davey, and Beau Dean.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott (Credits: People)

The couple, who tied the knot in 2006, has faced numerous challenges throughout their marriage, including McDermott’s infidelity.

In 2021, Spelling revealed in an interview that they were no longer sharing a bed, with her children and dogs occupying the space instead.

McDermott attributed the breakdown of their marriage partly to his substance abuse issues, which led to a lack of connection and intimacy in their relationship. McDermott expressed profound loneliness and despair, feeling trapped in a household with little emotional connection.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott (Credits: People)

Despite efforts to salvage their marriage, both parties have decided to move forward with the divorce proceedings. McDermott expressed the toll this took on their relationship, describing feelings of loneliness and disconnection in their shared living space. He admitted to experiencing profound sadness, depression, and self-loathing, unable to see a way out of his distressing situation.