Nothing is off-limits for Tori Spelling. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star has lived out soaring highs and tragic lows in front of the camera, detailing everything from her career triumphs to her husband Dean McDermott‘s scandalous affair for her reality show.
Spelling, 41, stood by her decision to keep her personal life public in a new interview with Meredith Vieira on The Meredith Vieira Show in an episode airing Wednesday, Nov. 26.
“We let it all hang out,” the actress said of her family on the Lifetime show True Tori. “I don’t [think I reveal too much] because if everything hadn’t been made as public as it was, I would’ve chosen to deal with this privately with my husband.”
Clarifying the issue that she and McDermott, 48, are continually dealing with, Spelling added to Vieira’s audience, “We’re talking about the affair that my husband had almost a year ago. I chose to deal with it because it was my journey, it was my truth. Women everywhere go through this and I wanted to put it out there.”
The reality stars’ marriage has been fragile in recent months, after McDermott famously cheated on his wife, whom he married in May 2006. Find out more details about the couple’s troubles.
“It’s completely cathartic for me and it’s very individual,” Spelling said of sharing her struggles. “I know everyone has an opinion about me putting my life and relationship out there, and it’s something… I needed that. I felt like I didn’t have a voice for so long.”
McDermott, on the other hand, isn’t quite as enthusiastic about airing all of the couple’s issues in public. He told Access Hollywood earlier this month that he didn’t see much of a future for himself in reality TV, explaining, “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 anymore, for my soul.”
Asked about the rumors that McDermott doesn’t want to continue filming the show, Spelling said, “That’s true.”
Affirming McDermott’s definite departure, Spelling said she doesn’t think it will be the end of the show, despite her husband’s decision. “I don’t think so,” she said of a termination. “For me, you know, it’s True Tori. I have a lot more to tell. I have four children, I’m a mom, I’m a woman, and I want to go on.”