Tori Spelling divorces Dean McDermott after 18 years


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Celebrity breakups, while often devastating for fans and ex-lovers alike, never fail to entertain. Take Lupita Nyong’o, who staged her breakup with her boyfriend, sportscaster Selema Masekela, in a nine-act soliloquy on Instagram. Nepo baby Landon Barker, 20, announced her own breakup with TikToker Charli D’Amelio, 19, by posting a statement on social media worded as if it were written by middle-aged divorce lawyers. And, lest we forget, Shakira produced a track about her ex’s rumored love affair, you know, the one with the strawberry jam jar. But it seems Tori spelling wants to one-up her predecessors by breaking the news of her divorce to her ex-husband Dean McDermott in the middle of a podcast recording.

The dramatic drama of the incident is evident from the moment listeners click on Spelling’s podcast, aptly titled Spelling error. Posted Sunday night, the episode description. read, “The headlines are true. Tori filed for divorce after 18 years. This is how it happened, when it happened and why it happened.” Headlines Spelling error what he’s talking about began nine months ago when McDermott Announced on Instagram that the couple of almost two decades would go their separate ways. Spelling’s official divorce filing was made public last week after “Page Six” reported had obtained court documents related to the matter. Little did we know we would also receive a live recording of Spelling breaking the news of the performance to the father of her five children.

“I hate doing this to you in the middle of going to work and everything,” he said once he had McDermott on the line. “They have done. It’s the formality. It’s just a sheet that you check off and then you have to sign it.”

Spelling didn’t have McDermott on speaker, so listeners can only hear the host’s side of the conversation, scattered questions and all. He asked his ex if he had a lawyer and then responded to an unasked question.

“Wait, which way is it going to turn? That I’ve had enough of you? That? What do you mean?” he asked before asserting his right to apply first. “In all honesty, after all this travel, if it comes down to… who applies first, the other person is wrong, so I feel like I deserve to apply first. You basically put it out there with the daily mail and he said everything he’s done to me over the years, so I think it makes a lot of sense that he continued with my presentation.”

The spelling is Referrer to an interview that his ex gave to Mail in November, admitting that his alcohol-fueled outbursts contributed to the downfall of his marriage. During the rest of the 40-minute episode, Spelling cried to her production team, lamented that she “didn’t feel worthy of being loved” and explained that she had been thinking about divorce for almost 16 years. While I’m not convinced the public needs to hear the actress’s private phone call with her soon-to-be ex-husband, I am delighted that Spelling is exiting what seems like a dysfunctional marriage. And so the year of divorce continues.

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