Star recently ran a story insinuating that the couple were headed for divorce. Tori and Dean were even featured as the magazine’s cover story with their four kids on the cover. Normally, the actress says she would ignore such rumors but it was her six year old son, Liam, who happens to be learning how to read, that noticed the cover and began asking questions.
Tori’s protective mom instincts kicked in and she took to her official site to clear up those rumors and address the magazine’s editors. Here’s a bit of her open letter,
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 …Again, you want to make inaccurate low blows at someone Star? Go for me! I can handle it. I always have. But don’t do it to a man that has done nothing but loved me and our children. He has stood by me during the good times and held my hand through the darkest moments of my life. I’m so blessed to have him as my partner in life and love and he is the best father to our four children. I’m aware that all that matters is that we know our truth. It’s just sad that our actual happiness would probably be deemed boring to Star Magazine. What kind of society have we become where love stories and fairytales are dead? That others’ failure is what people crave and what sells? That’s not the world I want my children growing up in. But I digress.
What is the outcome of this story? Easy… Next week they’ll be reporting about some other couple splitting or someone having a breakdown and this will “have passed”. And, Dean and I will continue to love each other and our babies and be grateful for the lives we have. I know that. But, our children should never have to bear witness to lies and fabrications that affect their lives so that a media outlet can make money. That will always be wrong!
Well said Mrs. McDermott!
What do you think? Is Tori justified in addressing Star or should she have ignored the story?