updated 03/01/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/01/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
Tori Spelling wants to set the record straight.
In response to recent reports suggesting that she and her husband Dean McDermott are on the verge of divorce, the actress penned an open letter Thursday, saying nothing could be further from the truth.
“It’s just sad that our actual happiness would probably be deemed boring,” she says. As for the media scrutiny on their marriage, she adds, “I can handle it. I always have.”
“But don’t do it to a man that has done nothing but loved me and our children. He has stood by me during the good times and held my hand through the darkest moments of my life.”
When it comes to McDermott, she says, “I’m so blessed to have him as my partner in life and love and he is the best father to our four children.”
The actress and Oxygen reality star, 39, chose to publicly respond when her son Liam, 6 this month, became worried after seeing tabloid reports while in the checkout line at the supermarket.