During that time, McDermott said he was also struggling with an alcohol addiction that further distanced himself from Spelling, with whom he shares kids Liam, 16, Stella, 15, Hattie, 12, Finn, 11, and Beau, 7.
“I just isolated more and more and more and she isolated with the kids,” he remembered. “We were roommates. Rarely, rarely, rarely did we eat together. We’d sit down and have a family meal but it was always disjointed.”
Acknowledging that he played “a big part” in the fallout, McDermott—who is also dad to son Jack, 25, with ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace—said he and Spelling, 50, lacked intimacy toward the end of their relationship.