Emily Goodhand gained some notoriety as the mistress of Dean McDermott, the husband of actress Tori Spelling. The affair, which lasted for 2 days while McDermott was on business in Canada, came to light when Goodhand revealed details of the encounter to US Weekly magazine. The affair, and its fallout, were chronicled on the reality TV program "True Tori" on Lifetime.
The show, which is in its second season as of 2015, follows the couple as McDermott goes to rehab for his sex addiction and other problems, with Spelling staying behind to care for their four children. Tori is the daughter of the famous Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling, and she and McDermott were cheating on their original spouses when they first got together.
Some controversy about Emily Goodhand arose after the revelation of the affair, with some people suggesting that Spelling and McDermott made up the affair altogether to boost rankings for the new show. In fact, Spelling had mentioned that many things on reality TV are made up. These rumors were fueled by the lack of a social media presence by Goodhand, although the show filmed Spelling's reaction when she saw a picture of what was purported to be the woman with whom her husband had an affair.