Tori Spelling managed to have a happy holiday, despite a new story that accuses her husband, Dean McDermott, of two-timing her. On Wednesday, she posted a photo of their four kids -- Liam, 6, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 16 months -- posing in front of an elaborate tree along with the message, "Merry Christmas from the McDermotts."
"As another year comes to a close, I can't help but feel so grateful for all of my blessings," she wrote on her website. "My beautiful family, my amazing friends, and of course, all of you! We're spending the day together -- cuddling, cooking, baking, unwrapping gifts, eating, watching movies and counting our blessings."
Spelling, 40, signed it, "Love, T, Dean, Liam, Stella, Hattie + Finn."
Still, chances are good that she didn't find a subscription to Us Weekly in her stocking. The cover of this week's magazine touts a "cheating bombshell," and declares that she's been "betrayed" by her husband of seven years.
According to Us, McDermott, 47, picked up a 28-year-old woman named Emily Goodhand (no, that's not a double-entendre-laden pseudonym) while promoting his hosting spot on "Chopped Canada" in Toronto earlier this month.
"He was flirting. His personality is very charming. I was drinking, so what he said is blurry," she says of their putative Dec. 6 meeting. "But he was talking about his kids and his work. And when people open up, you feel closer to them in some way. I felt like I could trust him. And we know a lot of the same people, so we had that in common."
Dean supposedly slipped her his number and hotel room key, which she claims she used that night.
"He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage," alleges Goodhand. "I believed him."
She then offers up other purported details that we have no interest in hearing: how they took safety precautions; how, when they rendezvoused again the following night, he supposedly showed her stills from a 2009 sex tape with Tori; how he wanted to cuddle, etc. It's unknown whether he displayed the Tori-inspired tattoo he got in June in an "unbelievably intimate spot."
Spelling nor McDermott have yet to comment on the story, but Goodhand maintains she regrets the alleged liaison ("I made a stupid decision") and would like to apologize to Tori.
Her regrets seemingly didn't run deep enough to refrain from blabbing to a media outlet, or to question how a man with four young children has a sexless marriage.
Tori, who was hospitalized last year for caesarean section complications related to Finn's birth, said in her latest book, "Spelling It Like It Is," that she and Dean have been experiencing money woes, to the point where he put off getting a vasectomy.
The couple married in 2006 after hooking up on the set of a Lifetime movie while both were married to other people.
Explained Spelling, "After it had happened I didn't feel any regrets, and I thought, 'I'm madly in love with this man that I've just met."
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