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Dean McDermott's confession has us actually cheering him on

Kristyn Burtt is an LA-based entertainment reporter who has covered everything from 'Dancing With the Stars' to the Oscars. If she’s not on the red carpet, she’s at home in yoga pants watching Netflix and eating potato chips.

After hearing Dean McDermott out, we think haters need to give him a break

It's been a tough road for Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling in their marriage and in the public. The vilified reality personality has taken some hard hits lately from people who are angry at him for cheating on his wife. However, it looks like he's trying to make amends.

Is it time for fans to cut McDermott a little slack? Take a look at a few things he's been doing to improve his life.

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1. Sobriety

If you take a look at the father of five's social media profile, he talks a lot about staying away from drugs and alcohol. He even shares how long he's been sober with his fans on Twitter and Instagram.

But by the grace of god, the love of my wife and family, do I have 9 months of #sobriety. Blessed and grateful.

A photo posted by Dean McDermott (@imdeanmcdermott) on

In an interview with Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, he said, "The fact that I cheated on my wife, I wish never happened. I wish my alcohol and drug use hadn't gotten out of control. I still love her to death and that's why we're still together."

2. Depression

He's also tackling his depression head-on and admitted that he has had suicidal thoughts before.

McDermott said, "I almost lost everything, everything that means anything to me. I don't want to ever do that again. I don't ever want to be in that dark place again where I wanted to take my life… I was driving around in my truck with a loaded 9 mm. I was put on a 5150 at the UCLA psych ward. [My son] Liam had a performance and I didn't want to miss that performance… I had plans that night to do it."

It's also obvious that Robin Williams' death resonated with him, as well. He posted a touching tribute to the late comedian after his suicide.

3. He's keeping his private life private

On Oct. 28, he blew up at some of the haters who continue to taunt him with cheating quotes and hurl insults. He left Twitter with one last word, "I'm done with this social media s***. To all my fans, you're the best. Love you guys. Always will. To all the haters, you know how I feel."

The Chopped Canada host also admitted to the entertainment show that he's done with True Tori. It's time to close that chapter.

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He explained, "I'm not going to continue with the show. We have five more shows left… I can't do this anymore. I can't keep opening a vein, opening my soul and sharing my feelings and thoughts and demons with the world. I don't watch it, I can't. It's really difficult… I can't do it any more, for my soul."

Do you think fans should finally give Dean McDermott a break? It sure looks like he's trying to fix himself and his family.

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