Tori Spellingand Dean McDermott have been making headlines since their scandalous start.
The two actors met on set of Lifetime’s Mind Over Murder in 2005, a year after Spelling married her first husband, Charlie Shanian. McDermott, for his part, had been married to Mary Jo Eustace, with whom he shares son Jack, for more than a decade when he met Spelling.
“It was love at first sight. I fell so hard … Then I noticed he had a wedding ring. And — oh, yeah — I had a husband too,” Spelling wrote in her 2009 memoir, sTORI Telling, revealing she and McDermott spent the night together at a hotel. “The following day when I woke up next to Dean, I had no regrets. Something was really wrong with my marriage. Not only because I slept with this guy — though that certainly wasn’t a positive sign — but because I didn’t regret it.”
Less than a year after they met, Spelling and McDermott eloped in Fiji. They quickly began a family of their own in March 2007 with the birth of son Liam. The couple continued to expand their brood over the years, welcoming daughter Stella in June 2008, followed by daughter Hattie in October 2011, son Finn in December 2013 and son Beau in March 2017.
As their family grew, however, so did the drama. In 2013, Us Weekly broke the news that McDermott was unfaithful to Spelling. The pair worked through the aftermath of the affair on a Lifetime series titled True Tori — though they have faced their fair share of highs and lows since.
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Scroll through for a timeline of Spelling and McDermott’s ups and downs: