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Jack McDermott says he’s estranged from dad Dean McDermott, is not prioritizing reconciliation

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Father of six and Tori Spelling’s estranged husband Dean McDermott is not on speaking terms with his eldest son.

“Never say never, but I think that we’re just in a really great place, both of us,” 25-year-old Jack McDermott told Us Weekly on Thursday when discussing the possibility of a reconciliation at the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center West Hollywood grand opening.

Jack is shared by the actor and his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace. They were married between 1993 and 2006. Dean went on to walk down the aisle with Spelling that same year.

Dean McDermott and son Jack McDermott in 2022 with Mary Jo Eustace
Jack McDermott revealed Thursday that he and his father, Dean McDermott, are currently estranged. Instagram/@deanmcdermott
Dean McDermott and son Jack McDermott in 2009 with Tori Spelling
“Never say never, but I think that we’re just in a really great place, both of us,” he told Us Weekly on Thursday. AFP via Getty Images
Dean McDermott and son Jack McDermott in 2009 with Tori Spelling
He added that reconciliation is “not on the top of [his] list of priorities.” FilmMagic

“So, I just don’t think in the foreseeable future [a reconciliation is] anything that I want,” he added. “It’s not on the top of my list of priorities.”

It’s not clear when Jack and Dean’s relationship soured. Page Six did not immediately receive a response from Dean’s rep for comment.

The former “Chopped Canada” host, 57, and Jack seemed to be on good terms two years ago when they posed together at the latter’s San Francisco State University graduation.

Dean McDermott and son Jack McDermott in 2008
Jack is the son of Dean and his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace. WireImage
Dean McDermott and son Jack McDermott in 2008
It’s not clear when their relationship soured. WireImage

Dean even gushed about his son’s accomplishments on Instagram at the time, writing, “So proud of this young man!! … So grateful to take part in this celebration and journey with @jackmonty and @maryjoeustace.”

A few months later, Jack publicly defended his father, Spelling and their five children after Eustace allegedly came after their family on her and Dean’s “Ex’s & Uh-Ohs” podcast.

“For 17 years my father has atoned for mistakes He’s made in the past. He has grown so much as a person. Up until a week ago, our two families where [sic] living in harmony,” Jack wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.

Addressing his mother’s comments, he added, “I ask that the information shared on ‘Ex’s & Uh-Ohs’ be taken with a grain of salt.”

Jack McDermott and Mary Jo Eustace
Jack was supported by Dean and his mother at his college graduation in 2022. Gonzalo Marroquin/Shutterstock for BHRC
Jack McDermott and Mary Jo Eustace
Later that year, he publicly called out his mom for putting a “strain” on his relationship with Dean and Tori Spelling’s family. Gonzalo Marroquin/Shutterstock for BHRC

“From my mother,” Jack went on, “I ask that you please respect me, and my blended family. Please avoid creating any additional strain on our family dynamic.”

“These past few years have been nothing but peace and happiness, and I ask that we continue to try and keep it that way.”

Jack is the eldest of Dean’s six offspring. With Spelling, he shares Liam, 17, Stella, 15, Hattie, 12, Finn, 11, and Beau, 7.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Dean and Tori Spelling tied the knot in 2006, the same year he divorced Eustace. GC Images
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott with their kids
They share five kids. torispelling/Instagram

Jack also told Us Weekly that he wishes his siblings “well” and alluded to Dean not being a present father.

“I know Tori’s probably going to be having to do a majority of the parenting now, so I just hope she’s the best mother that she can be. And those kids deserve the world, so I hope that she can give it to them,” he said.


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Spelling, 50, spent much of 2023 taking care of their kids as a single mom as Dean worked on his drinking addiction in a sober living facility. Dean confirmed in November 2023 that he had not seen his kids with the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum in five months.

He announced their split in June 2023 after a “drunk and angry” fight. Although he quickly deleted the post, his revelation confirmed months of rumors that the pair were on the rocks.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott with their kids
Dean announced his and Spelling’s split in June 2023. Getty Images for LuskinOIC
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott with their kids
That year, he spent at least five months away from their kids as he worked on his sobriety. torispelling/Instagram

Spelling officially filed for divorce in March, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.

She appeared to move on with advertising CEO Ryan Cramer, whom she was caught sucking face with last fall. However, it’s unclear if they are still an item.

McDermott is dating Lily Calo. They have known each other since at least December 2022.

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