Tori's Former Hubby Tells His Side of the Story

By Marc Malkin Apr 04, 2007 12:17 AMTags
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Tori Spelling's ex-husband tells all! Sounds like a celebrity weekly, doesn't it?

Nope, it's GQ magazine. 

In the new issue of the men's monthly, Spelling's ex-husband, Charlie Shanian, writes about the end of their marriage. Boy, was it embarrassing for poor Charlie!

Shanian says he learned of Spelling's affair with her now husband Dean McDermott from a supermarket tabloid. "Fifteen months into my marriage, I opened the National Enquirer to see pictures of what appeared to be my wife giving another man a lap dance," Shanian writes.

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Shanian says Spelling officially dumped him in her therapist's office, where he was told that Spelling didn't exactly marry him for the right reasons. "She had only married me because I loved her and took care of her," he writes. "She had purposefully shown me only 10 percent of her true personality."

And why am I not surprised to learn that he doesn't have the warmest memories of Spelling's mom, Candy? "She liked to cast an icy glare and pretend to forget how to pronounce my name," he writes of his former mother-in-law. "'Sha-nay-an? No, Sha-nigh-an? Well, what's the difference? Nobody knows it anyway."

As for Spelling's affair, Shanian zings, "In the end, I didn't screw up, she did. Well, some might say she screwed down, but that’s a matter of opinion."

Spelling's rep declined to comment.