As 2015 progressed, the stress of Tori’s marital woes, work schedule, and the filming of her “True Tori” reality show eventually caught up with her. She was hospitalized in late 2015 after coming down with severe pneumonia and bronchitis. Dean McDermott opened up about how the stress of his scandal took a toll on him, too.
Dean shared with “Entertainment Tonight” that he messed up but he is owning up to it, and getting help. But to label him as a monster or evil is very hurtful. Overall, it seemed that Dean didn’t appreciate what “True Tori” did for his reputation among Tori’s fans.
An Intentional Scheduling Snafu?
By the time Tori and Dean’s new reality show, “Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever,” debuted in 2014, everyone already knew about their marital woes. “Cabin Fever” was filmed the summer before the happenings with Dean, and it follows their family as they head to Canada to live in a quaint cottage.
Inexplicably, this happy-go-lucky reality show aired right after the heartbreaking and emotional “True Tori” had finished its first season. Many speculated that Tori and Dean decided to air this pre-drama docu-series to get more views. People undoubtedly tuned in to see if they could detect cracks in their marriage since “Cabin Fever” was filmed only a few months before Emily Goodhand came on the scene.
An Unfortunate Run-In with a Grill
Any Tori Spelling fan knows that drama seems to follow the star like moths to a flame. The drama continued for Tori in 2015 when she allegedly fell onto a hot hibachi grill at a Benihana restaurant in Encino, California. The accident happened on Easter Sunday when she went out to eat with her family.
Tori was rushed to the hospital for emergency skin grafts to treat second and third-degree burns on her arm. Skin burns are no joke, but Tori made a full recovery. After her emergency operation, Tori ended up suing Benihana over the injuries. The lawsuit was eventually resolved two years later.
How Do You Spell “Lawsuit”?
By the time 2016 rolled around, it was no secret that Tori and Dean weren’t very good at budgeting. Both have pretty extravagant taste, which came back to bite them when a series of lawsuits were filed against them for back payments and defaulting on a loan.
In the same year, City National Bank and American Express filed lawsuits against the spend-happy couple. Apparently, Tori and Dean had stopped making payments on a $400,000 loan from the bank. In addition, they had a $87,594 outstanding balance on their American Express credit card. Whoops. Tori is the first to admit that she’s horrible at saving her money, but that amount of debt is giving us major anxiety.
“The Best Place It’s Ever Been”
In spite of all the financial stress that Tori and her husband experienced in 2016, the couple made a comeback in the romance department. Throughout the year, it seemed that they were falling in love all over again after moving through Dean’s scandal. They couldn’t stop gushing about each other in interviews.
Tori shared with “Entertainment Tonight” that in their relationship, they've definitely had to, not start over, but rebirth the relationship as something that was new and kind of moving on towards the future. Fans rejoiced over Tori’s happiness, especially after Dean shared that their relationship is in the best place it's ever been, in that same “ET” interview.