I got my US Weekly in the mail today. Don't judge. The ex got the subscription for me for a very low price; I will not be renewing it.
Here's the cover:
Tori Spelling and her husband Dean are struggling through a cheating scandal. Boo hoo, right?
This article is about how strong Tori is and how she is so compassionate and understanding yet so shattered by his cheating.
Then a little sidebar: She and Dean were both married to OTHER PEOPLE when they had their own affair.
At the time, there was no remorse from Tori. She and Dean were meant to be together, they were "soul mates" (gag) and even though they had an affair, it was all good because they just loved each other so much.
Flash forward seven years and now Tori is the one dealing with a shattered life. In the article, she makes no parallels between her having a hand in breaking up Dean's previous family (he had a child then). It's all about how Dean did this to her and how will she ever put her life back together and how will she ever trust him again...
I fail to have any compassion for any of these idiots. You reap what you sow. I just feel sorry for their kids.
I would have a slight bit of compassion if either of them took responsibility for their poor choices in their affair. But in my experience, people who have affairs only want to justify why they did it.
Don't cheat. It hurts people and will follow you forever.
Bottom line: I know it is ridiculous to get fired up over Donna Martin. But I have seen so much pain caused due to infidelity. Many of my friends that I've made post divorce have had this in their life. I also have several dear friends whom I love that have been the cheaters. The difference between them and Tori, however, is that they take responsibility for their behavior, they have repented and they have dealt with the consequences of their behavior. End your relationship before starting a new one. It allows for respect and dignity.