If you're even passingly familiar with the marriage of Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling, you know that the couple has experienced some rough patches over the years.
Actually, their relationship has pretty much just been one long rough patch.
They went through the cheating scandal that seems to be obligatory for all celebrity couples these days, but Tori and Dean's had a twist:
Many believe that the couple made the whole thing up and even invented a mistress for Dean in the form of Emily Goodhand.
You know, the curiously-named, mysterious Canadian paramour who has all the social media presence of the Easter Bunny.
The couple milked some mediocre reality TV ratings out of their possibly-fabricated marital troubles, but that was far from the end of their woes.
Recently, new reports about Tori and Dean's financial troubles have seemed to surface every few weeks.
It seems Tori is so broke that she's defaulting on credit card bills, and her family has been forced to relocate from their posh Calabasas neighborhood to the more working class Torrance.
For a while there were rumors that Tori was covering Dean's child support expenses, but it seems those days are done.
In her most recent interview, Mary Jo Eustace described Dean as a deadbeat who owes her more than $45,000.
She also accused Tori and Dean of hiding funds from her and from the court.
So when various media outlets reported today that Dean and Mary Jo, who share one son (he has four kids with Tori) had an "intense" meeting.
One that he kept secret from Tori.
Now, our first thought wasn't that Dean is carrying on an affair, but that he's in trouble with both of his baby mamas simultaneously.
“It was really intense. They were talking about custody and financial problems between them,” one source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
“Tori definitely didn’t know about it,” the insider adds.
“Dean didn’t tell her anything.”
It's anyone's guess as to why Dean would keep the meeting a secret from Tori, but we're assuming she's not too pleased about it.
Best case scenario for their marriage is that he's still ironing things out with his ex-wife many years after they parted ways.
The worst case? You don't have to stretch your imagination. In any case, sounds like Dean could really use someone to talk to these days.
If only Ms. Goodhand were real.