After watching the last few tumultuous episodes of True Tori, it seems as though Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott might not ever be able to work out their issues. No wonder they kept it relatively low-key to "celebrate" their eighth wedding anniversary on May 7. They've been dealing with the fallout of McDermott's affair with Emily Goodhand from back in December and are airing it for the world to see.
The couple have been more than willing to make what some believe to be extremely private therapy sessions public. Dean even admitted that he felt suicidal after Tori discovered the affair. Arguments have been made that they're doing this just for the publicity, but wow -- talk about showing yourself at your most vulnerable in order to do so. Can't imagine what that dinner conversation must have been like ...
Well, apparently the dinner to celebrate their anniversary was as awkward as one might imagine. They had a quiet dinner together at a sushi eatery, Katsu-Ya, in Encino, California.
"They did not look happy at all," an eyewitness told Us Weekly. Another went on to say, "They were quiet," the onlooker adds. "There weren't any smiles at all. It was sad to see them so down."
Us Weekly also reports that it was a casual night out. Tori was wearing baggy black pants with an oversized sweater, while Dean just had on jeans and a T-shirt. Apparently they were both wearing their wedding rings, so they're looking to make a shot of it.
Tori was also seen with a few gifts, hopefully from Dean, as he was spotted shopping for lingerie and jewelry before the anniversary.
Though you have to give the two props for doing whatever it takes to work on their marriage and be happy, it must have been tough to suffer through a dinner like that, not smiling or speaking to each other, on what should have been a celebratory, milestone occasion. Especially with the show premiering and having all their dirty laundry aired on a weekly basis, who knows how they must feel about that decision now. And how they must feel about Liam, 7, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 20 months, getting access to it when they are old enough to watch and understand.
Regardless, their marriage is their business (well, as much as they would allow us to see), and it seems like they want to see it through. Let's just hope they're actually smiling and talking and happy at their ninth-anniversary dinner!
Do you think Tori and Dean should stay together? Have you been watching True Tori?
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