On Tuesday night, “True Tori” reality stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott tried to address unanswered questions about their tumultuous marriage on their reunion special. The duo chose to film their crumbling relationship after news that the celebrity chef had cheated on his wife with mistress Emily Goodhand in Toronto.
Host Brooke Anderson asked intimate and invasive questions about why they chose to let cameras follow their family. One of the biggest questions of the night was when she addressed the rumor that Goodhand isn’t even real. Some think the Lifetime series was “all a ploy for a successful reality series.”
Spelling quickly addressed the alleged fabrication: “I wish she didn’t exist. I wish it hadn’t happened.”
“I don’t know who would fake something to have this to happen to your life. My family was, and still is, in complete devastation over this,” the former “90210” star said. “I wouldn’t wish this on anything.”
As far as why no trace of Goodhand could be found, McDermott said “people have their histories scrubbed all the time.”
“There’s things you can do to erase your profiles online and stuff like that.” The “Chopped Canada” star added: “I understand why people would think that, but she exists.”
When McDermott’s mistress was originally identified, many scrambled to the Internet to try to put a face to the name, but most searches came up empty. The Examiner claimed to have found a picture of Goodhand through Facebook, though the account has now been deleted.
Though the couple is trying to repair their marriage, trust is still a major issue for the reality stars. “Chopped Canada” chose to film another season in Toronto, the scene of McDermott’s infidelity, and chose to have surveillance cameras installed so Spelling could spy on his every move.
“I know I won’t be able to forget what he did,” the actress said, “but I hope in some form I’ll be able to forgive him and move on.”
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