Watch Tori Spelling Dodge Question on Where She & Dean McDermott Stand

However, this isn’t the first time the pair, who have been married since 2006, raised eyebrows. Last year, Spelling posted a picture of her family’s Christmas card to Instagram. The photo showed the TV star smiling alongside the five children she shares with McDermott and holding up a photo of him on an iPad. While Spelling noted in the caption that McDermott was “away for work” and that they did their “best to incorporate him,” some followers still had questions. 

“It explained where I was on the Christmas card,” McDermott recalled on the podcast. “And they’re like, ‘He wasn’t at the photo shoot for the Christmas?’ Something’s going on.'”

McDermott also addressed why he’s been seen without his ring. “I had a silicone utility ring that I took off when I was playing golf, and I put it in my pocket,” he said on the podcast. “And when I take my glove out, it fell out on the golf course. So, I lost my utility ring and then somebody saw that. ‘He doesn’t have his ring.’ So now, everybody’s in a titter, so I’m like, ‘Forget it, I’m not going to replace it. Just let them think it.'”