Four years after her husband Dean McDermott left her for 90210 star Tori Spelling, Canadian TV chef Mary Jo Eustace is set to tell her side of the story in a book titled, Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex’s Hollywood wife make you miserable.
One of Mary Jo’s revelations: A producer of Tori and Dean’s reality show approached her with an offer to appear on the program. Though she did consider it, even meeting with the execs, she ended up passing on the chance to air her grievances on the small screen. Instead, she says she took the opportunity to issue a warning regarding her and Dean’s 10-year-old son Jack.
“I said, ‘If I ever again see my son with a black X across his face on the show without my permission, we’ll be having a whole different type of conversation,'” she writes. “I have managed to keep my son off the reality show and cast him in his very own and wonderfully private life. I mean, seriously — remember the ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ kids? Enough said.”
Mary Jo and Dean, who were married for 12 years, were also in the process of adopting a baby girl when they split – Mary Jo now has sole custody of 4-year-old Lola. Dean and Tori, who wed in 2006, have kids Liam, 2, and Stella, 1.
Mary Jo’s book is scheduled to hit bookshelves on October 19.
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