The more I hear the rumors thatÂ Dean McDermottÂ andÂ Tori SpellingÂ invented all this cheating drama to snag themselves a reality show, the more I believe it. Every piece of information they put out there seems strategically designed to lure in viewers, and this newest revelation — that Dean has a pretty aggressive cocaine addiction — is no exception.
As you may recall, Dean had previously blamed his cheating ways on the lack of intimacy with Tori, complaining because the two of them only had sex every two weeks or so. Which might sound low to you, but bear in mind that these two have been married for eight years and have four kids under eight. And also, judging by the clip where that information came out, they’d communicated exactly zero percent up to that point about their needs and wants as far as frequency. Tori seemed perfectly happy with that number, but Dean seemed to think it was crazy low, suggesting they hadn’t communicated about it before, which was the real problem.
But anyway, there’s no point in trying to parse out that situation, because they’re already on to their next excuse — Dean’s cocaine addiction. In a clip from the newest episode ofÂ True Tori,Â airing tonight at 10:00pm on Lifetime, Dean is now blaming his infidelity on his addiction, and casually dismissing their sex life as any kind of factor.
“I was not dealing with things that happened to me in the past. It’s not like I was looking for sex or was horny- our relationship and sex life is solid.”
He says he hooked up with Canadian Emily Goodhand because he didn’t think he’d get caught, first of all, but also because he wasn’t thinking clearly, due to abusing drugs and alcohol.
“I have a brain that wants to kill me. I have a brain that wants me dead. That’s how the alcoholic mind works and thinks.Â It thinks, ‘I’ll have a couple of cocktails, do a couple of lines and shut it down after three lines. Yeah, you can do that. We can do that Dean!’ Cut to the sun rising — y’know, it just never works out that way.”
Okay first of all I’m obviously out of the loop, because three lines! Is that seriously the definition of moderation these days? I’ve never been a cocaine gal, but I seriously can’t imagine getting to the mindset where a couple drinks and a couple lines is a jumping off point, especially as a parent of four kids. A fact that Dean seems to agree with, as he says:
“You can only fight that by hitting bottom. I need to change.Â I am on the verge of losing everything that means anything in this world, my wife and my family.”
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