The couple tied the knot in 2006 and share Liam, 15, Stella, 14, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9 and Beau, 5. However, their marriage began to crumble in 2013 when McDermott had an affair while filming a series in Canada. Now, according to a source, the Slasher star is putting in the work to heal the rift in their relationship.
"Dean has been working on himself so much in hopes to save his marriage," an insider close to the actor claimed, noting that "he knows where he was falling short in their marriage.”
The insider added that McDermott's recent boost in his career and ability to provide for his bustling family has helped relieve some stress from the relationship. The father-of-six is currently working on a horror film titled Nyctophobia and he is scheduled to film A Perfect Chaos starring Eric Roberts.
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"Not only has Dean’s new work brought home money for his family, but the time apart while filming in Canada was very, very good for both him and Tori," the insider continued. "It gave Dean time to reflect on what he needed to do to save his family."
"Tori is the love of his life, and Dean will tell anyone this," the insider noted of the official status of their rocky romance. "He still calls her his wife, and the two of them are living under the same roof. Dean is certain that his efforts are not going unnoticed because everything between him and Tori has improved. Dean tells his friends that they are in a good place right now and are both doing what they have to do to save their marriage."
As OK! previously reported, McDermott opened up on his 2013 affair in an episode of his Daddy Issues podcast that aired in 2019.
"It was horrible and I'm an a**hole piece of s*** for doing it and our relationship is better than ever," he claimed at the time. "That was a rough Christmas, but we came out through the other end."
"It was about inadequacies with myself," he explained. "I felt so bad about myself ... I needed to do that to feel some kind of power."
The insider close to McDermott exclusively spoke to HollywoodLife.com.