'True Tori Reunion' Recap: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott Still Have Bombshells

Tori SpellingOn the True Tori reunion special, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are reunited after Dean's trip to Toronto to film his cooking show. The pair had separated despite being in the midst of their grueling attempt to repair their marriage after Dean cheated with another woman. The reunion promised to answer some lingering questions, such as whether Dean got busy with other women Tori didn't know about, whether Tori felt that the cheating episode was karma for her cheating with Dean when he was married, and even whether the entire show was fake.

Host Brooke Anderson played various clips as the embattled pair answered some lingering questions. Yes, as TMI as the show was, apparently there were some things left unsaid.

Asked why she chose to stay rather than leave Dean, something we learn Tori vowed she would do if he ever cheated, Tori says, "We have four kids together. Life doesn't work that way. We have four other beings to account for." But she also makes it clear it's not just about the kids -- she still loves Dean, and no matter what he did, she can't just turn that off.

As to whether Tori thinks all of this is karma for her cheating on her first husband, as well as breaking apart Dean's family, Tori falls back on the "you can't help who you fall in love with" defense. But prodded again later in the show when a viewer has the same question, Tori is a bit more forthcoming this time, but still maddeningly obtuse, saying, "I didn't see it as I broke up that family. That was his decision ... I said if it ever happened to me, I wouldn't blame the other woman, and I don't blame Emily. I blame Dean."

Well, maybe it helps that nobody can seem to find the elusive Emily Goodhand. Hard to blame someone who has disappeared into the ether. Does she really exist? Was the entire show, as many suspect, just a well-acted ruse to get Tori and Dean a much-needed paycheck?

If the show was fake, their response to this question is just as well-played as the entire show was. Tori rolls her eyes and says she wishes Emily didn't exist. And Dean concurs, saying, "She exists." Maybe Emily is a composite character -- someone meant to represent years of real women, ones without names, without faces, without access to US Weekly -- whom Dean had bedded over the years. Just a thought.

As for other women, Tori initially agrees to ask Dean if he's slept with more but chickens out and decides the reunion show isn't the time to bring that up. (Maybe she'll save that for the next reality show, which she is supposedly already hankering for.) Anyway, I think we can safely assume "Emily Goodhand" wasn't Deano's first time at the rodeo.

As for the other pressing question (one I surely was wondering about), Tori demurs and refuses to tell whether or not the pair have had sex since the scandal broke. "I'd rather not answer that," Tori says, looking truly uncomfortable for probably the first time in the show's history. But then she concedes that there have been "intimate connections."

I don't know about you, but I'm gonna take that as a no.

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Will these two stay together now that the cameras are gone?

There is something about this crazy couple that makes me root for them. Maybe it's the fact that they both have their wedding vows tattooed on their sides. It definitely wasn't the song Dean sang at the end of the show.

It's not often that a celebrity couple steps out from behind their wall of blinding smiles and gushing sentiments to give us a close-up view of the union's cracks and -- in this case -- canyons. Normally a couple that everyone thought was perfect just suddenly separates one day and no one knows what the hell happened.

Of course, it's no one's business what happened. But Tori and Dean decided to share their business with us.

Why they did that is still a bit of a mystery -- but it was pretty brave, wasn't it?

Do you think these two will stay together?


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D.j. Lord

of course they will...$$$$$$....only people to feel sorry for is the kids

elle7777 elle7777

Can't say I feel bad for her. How you get them is how you lose them.

nonmember avatar Leslie

Tori came out with a book not long ago revealing that she is pathological for media attention, and her and Dean are broke. She also admitted to having a spending problem.. Which she also admitted like 10 years ago, which explains why her dad and Mom didn't hand her millions when her dad passed away. However, she was angry with her mom for that and wrote about her awful childhood with mom. ( was she lying?) Tori: "I'm a lying media ho who needs money.. " Next thing we know, Emily Goodhand appears ( sort of.. Fake photo with no eyes, distorted & blurry face.. A story of 'Emily' and Dean appears) and next think we know, Tori is making money on a new reality show. I honestly think these two are disturbed. They are so caught up in the Hollywood life that they are inventing reality shows that make them look awful.. She told us that she's a liar! Jack McDermott tweeted a week or so ago that the show is fake! His dad is a good person! Tori posted a long blog about Liam reading a fictions article at the grocery store about his dad cheating and how upset it made her. She said Liam cried because the article said divorce! Well, what kind of crazy person would air a real show about his dad cheating when she was so upset about a fake article that she blogged about it to reprimand the media.

there... theresaphilly

Nope, I have no sympathy for Dean or Tori, they are getting what each deserves. Try treating relationships with respect the next time. 

nonmember avatar scgirl88

How ironic is it that Tori and Deans therapist Dr. Wexler was the same one Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed used when they had marriage problems on their show....Could it be for ratings!!

nonmember avatar scgirl88

How ironic is it that Tori and Deans therapist Dr. Wexler was the same one Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed used when they had marriage problems on their show....Could it be for ratings!!

Wyatt... WyattsMom772

Look, I know she loves media but the amount of crying, the swollen eyes and change in her looks, I believe he cheated. I believe that this marriage is in trouble. Emily is probably not the woman's name and not all women want to be in the news for cheating. Just my opinion.

Mary Ann Forster

Let's all stop watching this crap and stop giving them their next 15 minutes of lies for money. Then we will see the real Dean. He will run away so fast. He never loved or even liked Tori. He wanted her fame and her name Spelling! Arron and Candy were too smart for that trick. He will hang around as long as he smells MONEY!! Tori: I hate to say this but, girl grow up and throw him out! Think of those 4 kids! You use them like Dean uses you! To make money off of. SAD! SAD! I think the 4 kids would be better off with Grand mom Candy. She could pay a nanny or two and get them out of the hell you and Dean are making them live in.

Rhonda Sizemore

so if he cheated everone should try to work it out if they love each other and have 4 beautiful children if they really want this then it will work out I do not believe any of it was fake I send a pray there way take one day at a time Dean has to earn Tori trust and heart again it will take a while but they can do it no they do not need a nanny!

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