Better after Benihana. Dean McDermott said his wife Tori Spelling is recovering from severe burns after falling on a steaming hibachi grill at a Benihana Teppanyaki restaurant in the L.A. area on Easter Sunday.
"She’s recovering, doing pretty good," McDermott told Extra while promoting his new book in NYC on Wednesday, April 29. "At home resting, she’s not here in New York with me."
Spelling's burns on her right arm were so severe that she had get skin grafts, according to her husband. McDermott told the New York Daily News in a recent interview that he and Spelling "don't know" whether they will press charges against the popular restaurant chain.
One thing that is certain? Their "awesome" marriage, and commitment to their four kids, Liam, 8, Stella, 6, Hattie, 3, and Finn, 2.
"Tragedy and going through bad things — sometimes it can really help and it really did [with us]," McDermott noted of his 2013 cheating scandal. After Us Weekly broke the news that McDermott had cheated on his wife with a woman named Emily Goodhand in December 2013, he checked into rehab. The emotional and volatile aftermath — in which the couple questioned their marriage — was chronicled on the couple's reality show True Tori last summer.
"It really made us look at what was going on with our relationship,” McDermott, 48, told Extra. "We took a lot of great stuff away from a horrible, horrible experience and our relationship is solid. What we went through publicly, I learned a lot, I wouldn’t do it again. At the end of the day we’re together, we’re happy and we’re working on our relationship and we have a beautiful family and a beautiful life, it all worked out in the end."
These days, the former Chopped Canada host has a new cookbook coming out. He's also celebrating his sobriety. "A year, four months, and fifteen days," he proudly noted. "It feels great, I’ve been in and out of 12 step programs before over the years, this time I’m really getting it. Really, really getting it and it saved my life, it really did and I’m so grateful for it."
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