Yes! No? Maybe? McDermott’s separation announcement came as Tori posted a family photo during a birthday celebration for daughter Stella.
McDermott, 56, initially announced the split in an Instagram post early Saturday morning that he and Tori, 50, are separating after being married for 18 years. However, he has since deleted that post.
“It’s with great sadness and a very very heavy heart that after 18 years together and 5 amazing children, that @torispelling and I have decided to go our separate ways, and start a new journey of our own,” he detailed, along with an image of himself and Spelling, as well as a photograph of the now-former couple with the children.
“We will continue to work together as loving parents and guide and love our children through this difficult time,” he wrote. “We ask that you all respect our privacy as we take this time to surround our family with love and work our way through this. Thank you all for your support and kindness.”
So it is true, according to the now-deleted post. But why take the time to type it, post it, but then delete it? They’re known to break up to make up, so we’ll just have to wait and see if this one sticks.
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a timeline of their relationship.
- May 2005
Tori and Dean meet in Canada while filming a TV movie. Both were married to other people at the time.
- May 2006
Tori and Dean married less than a month after she finalized her divorce from her previous husband.
- March 13, 2007
They welcome their first child, Liam. They launch Tori & Dean: Inn Love, on the Oxygen network.
- June 9, 2009
They welcome their first daughter and second child, Stella. Their reality show was rebranded as Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
McDermott announces Tori has reconciled with her mother, Candy Spelling, after several years of feuding.
- May 2010
The couple renew their vows.
- October 2011
Tori and Dean welcome their third child and second daughter, Hattie.
- August 2012
Tori is hospitalized during her fourth pregnancy due to excessive bleeding and placenta previa.
- March 2013
Tori refutes marital trouble rumors. By the end of the year, McDermott reportedly cheated on Spelling.
- 2014 – 2015
McDermott publicly admits to the cheating rumors. In January, he checked into rehab to deal with personal and health issues.
- October 2016
They announce their fifth pregnancy with their “miracle baby.” Later that year, they experienced financial difficulties.
- March 2017
They welcome their fifth child, Beau Dean.
- March 2018
Police are called out to their home for a “disturbance.” Later that year, McDermott calls the police for a wellness check on Tori.
- May 2020
They celebrated their 14th anniversary.
- June 2021
Tori confirms they sleep in separate beds. Later, in December, Dean is missing from the family holiday card.
- Jan 2022
They spend New Year’s apart
- June 2023
Dean announces split from Tori.