Tori Spelling: “Hateful” Divorce Story “Terrified” My Son
Tori Spelling just wrote an open letter in response to a new Star magazine story alleging she and her husband Dean are going through a $300 million divorce. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum has been in this business a long time and she said she's developed a thick skin about herself, but this cover story attacked her husband (claiming Tori caught him with other women, he has a porn obsession, and taunts Tori about her weight) and confused and terrified her children. So she responded not as a celeb, but as a mom.
As she wrote, in a portion of her open letter (via Gossip Cop):
"...At this point you might be wondering what I’m referring to while others have already seen the hateful story on the cover of this weeks Star magazine claiming that Dean and I are divorcing and many more horrible claims against my husband. Yes, the story will pass but what won’t pass is what happened in a local supermarket check out line.
My son Liam is turning 6 in a couple weeks. His proudest achievement so far in his young life is that he is learning to read. Until now, when that pride turned to sorrow thanks to Star magazine. He first spotted me on the cover, then Dad, and then a picture of himself and his 3 younger siblings. He was able to read two things out loud, the word DIVORCE (which he proudly sounded out) and the caption above his picture which read 'Who will get the kids?' He became terrified.
I had to hurry him and his confused 4-year-old sister Stella out of the grocery store and into our car. By the time he was fastening himself into his car seat he was asking, 'Why is someone getting us?? Where are you and Dad going?' He was anxiously biting his lower lip and his big blue eyes were filled with tears. My heart sank. How would I explain to my children that what these 3 writers who have never even met us but who claim to know the ins and outs of our relationship and have proudly put their names on this article are flat out writing lies?..."
Poor little guy. Tori said she and Dean will continue to love each other and this story will pass, but "our children should never have to bear witness to lies and fabrications." Read her full letter here.