In a new interview, the former “Chopped Canada” host, 54, slammed rumors that have been going around for months that he and the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum, 48, are headed for a divorce.
“It’s just weird that people need to know,” McDermott said on Wednesday’s episode of the “Feminine Warrior” podcast.
“‘What’s going on with Tori and Dean? She’s not wearing her ring.’ Why do you need to know that? How is that going to affect your day?”
In replying to the speculation, the actor added, “I don’t reply anymore. It’s just like, ‘OK, if that’s what you want to think, then think it.'”
The divorce rumors began in March when Spelling was spotted without her wedding ring. Three months later, she revealed that McDermott had been sleeping in a different room.
The former “Due South” star has also been seen without his ring several times in recent weeks, though he claimed to have lost his.
“I had a silicone utility ring that I took off when I was playing golf, and I put it in my pocket. And when I take my glove out, it fell out on the golf course,” he said Wednesday. “So, I lost my utility ring and then somebody saw that.”
McDermott added, “So I’m like, ‘Forget it, I’m not going to replace it. Just let them think it.'”
The couple have been married since May 2006 and share five children: Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 9, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4.
They infamously weathered a cheating scandal in late 2013 after McDermott admittedly stepped out on Spelling, which became the basis for their 2014 Lifetime docuseries, “True Tori.”