Dean McDermott's Ex-Wife Claims He Once Confessed He Made a 'Terrible Mistake' Marrying Tori Spelling

Mary Jo Eustace and Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
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Hell hath no fury like an ex-lover scorned -- or in this case, a pissed-off mom who's making some serious claims. Dean McDermott's ex-wife is firing some serious shots, claiming the actor once confessed he made a "terrible mistake" marrying Tori Spelling. And, honey, if you think this tea is too hot to handle, get ready to clutch your pearls. Mary Jo is just getting started and is playing no games.

  • Mary Jo Eustace's exclusive interview with the DailyMailTV is turning heads (and then some).

    Mary and Dean were married for 13 years before he reportedly left in 2006 after having an affair with Tori Spelling on the set of a movie. (Tori was also married at the time.)

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    Tori and Dean married that same year and went on to have five children together: Liam, 10; Stella, 9; Hattie, 6; Finn, 5; and Beau, 8 months. Dean also has a son (Jack, 19) with Mary Jo. Mary Jo, who has a 12-year-old adopted daughter named Lola, claims Dean removed his name from the adoption papers prior to their separation.

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  • The single mom is heading back to court after accusing Dean of not paying the child support he owes for their 19-year-old son.

    "When my son went to university, he didn't get any financial support from his father. The one thing that his dad was going to do for him was pay his rent and he bounced his rent," she told DailyMailTV.

    "It jeopardized his roommates and the apartment. One of the other dads had to cover the rent, so that really humiliated my son. I don't even know if it's paid back yet. My son has had his bank account cleaned out twice by debt collectors."

  • Mary Jo filed a court order of contempt against Dean last month and claims he failed to keep up with his March court agreement, which could mean jail.

    "I was forced to return to court because the payments stopped," Mary Jo revealed in her interview about Dean, who once faced multiple counts of contempt and potential jail time back in March. "I made it very clear when I went to court the first time and I was quite lenient. I want to be clear -- I signed off on three years of child support that my ex-husband did not have to pay. I cut him a break on that and covered everything."

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    She continued:

    "I definitely extended an olive branch to try to work it out for my son and for everybody. The agreement that we came to was that Dean was going to be on time with his payments. Right before we went in front of the judge, my ex-husband crossed over and said: 'If we agree to this, you can never speak out or say anything about this.'

    "When [child support payments] stopped again, I said, it's not even about the money anymore, it's just about being respectful to my son and my family. I wasn't going to participate in a circus anymore, so I just took it into my own hands.

    "Now that we are going back to court for a second time for contempt of court, it's jail time. People say, do you want him to go to jail? It's not the intent behind this. It's just to get him to honor his commitment. I'm disgusted and I'm humiliated. So many women go through this situation where they can't get their child support and it profoundly affects their lives. So I was really strong about it and I just kept heading back into the courtroom."

  • "... Dean is not working," Mary Jo said. "Then you see the lavish lifestyle. Candy Spelling is paying for everything ..."

    Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling with their children
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    "The financial problems are crazy, crazy, out-of-control spending," she added.

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    "Dean does not explain his lavish lifestyle. He doesn't have any excuse. I think he had some issues with spending when we were married, but nothing that derailed our marriage. He appears different. I've had contact with him over the past while and I don't buy any of it anymore."

  • But wait, there's more (so much more)! Mary Jo also alleges Dean confessed to her he made a "terrible mistake" marrying Tori, which is truly shocking.

    Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
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    "A year and a half ago, Dean confessed to me that he had made a mistake and he wondered what his life would be like if he had he stayed with me," Mary Jo said.

    "He said, 'Do I love Tori? Yeah. But I've thrown my life away.' We were on the street where we used to live. He fell to his knees crying, saying, 'I can't believe I gave this up.' That is 150 percent true. It was the most bizarre conversation ever. It made me feel irritated. I don't want any more drama. It was crazy, extreme behavior."

  • Who knows what will come of Mary Jo and Dean's financial battle. One thing, however, is quite certain: This mom has had enough.

    Dean McDermott and Mary Jo Eustace
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    "Many women see their spouse move on and have two, three, four, even five more children, and establish a life, forgetting about the first family," she noted.

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    "It's been a surreal ride for the family. I know lots of families go through this but not publicly .... Looking back now, it was a really hard situation and I feel bad that our family had to bear the brunt of so many stupid things. Two very uninteresting people made other people's lives really difficult. That's how I look at it."

  • You can view Mary Jo Eustace's full interview here:

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