Mary Jo Eustace

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Mary Jo Eustace
BornMary Jo Eustace
(1962-05-01) May 1, 1962 (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)Dean McDermott (1993–2006)
ChildrenJack
Lola
 
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Mary Jo Eustace
BornMary Jo Eustace
(1962-05-01) May 1, 1962 (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)Dean McDermott (1993–2006)
ChildrenJack
Lola

Mary Jo Eustace (born May 1, 1962) is a Canadian actress, singer and sous-chef best known as co-host of the Canadian cooking TV series What's for Dinner? and, more recently, as the former wife of Dean McDermott.[1]

Early life[edit]

Eustace was born and raised in Toronto. She attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute and McGill University studying English. She later graduated from George Brown College's culinary program.

Career[edit]

In 1995 Eustace appeared on What's for Dinner?, one of Life Network's most popular series, with Ken Kostick throughout its run during the late 1990s. Later, she served as a regular on Canada AM in 2000-2001. In April 2007, Eustace reunited with Kostick as the original morning hosts of What's for Breakfast on new Toronto radio station PROUD FM, a station licenced to appeal to the city's LGBT community. She stepped down from the show in June 2008, and subsequently co-hosted He Said, She Said with Ken and Mary Jo, a cooking show similar to What's for Dinner? on W Network which debuted in July 2008.

In 1994, Eustace recorded a solo musical album entitled Bone & Marrow. In 2000 Mary Jo wrote a Cookbook: "By My Side" with Johanna Weinstein.

On March 3, 2011, Eustace served as moderator for an HBO documentary set to air in 2012. Filming took place at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. The session discussed sex and cheating on spouses/significant others. The panel consisted of Ed Young, Jr. and Noel Biderman.

Personal life[edit]

Eustace married actor Dean McDermott on July 24, 1993. Eustace moved to Los Angeles when McDermott went south to develop his acting career. They had one child, Jack Montgomery (born October 1998) and were in the process of adopting a baby girl, Lola, when McDermott began his affair with Tori Spelling. After 13 years of marriage McDermott left Eustace to marry Tori Spelling and quickly became a tabloid fodder. Eustace later finished the adoption of her daughter Lola (born April 2005) as a single parent.[2] Eustace then returned to Canada with her children, only to sometime later after 2008 move back to Los Angeles. Eustace wrote about the break-up of her marriage in the book "Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex's Hollywood wife make you miserable" which was released in October 2009. She also wrote about her personal divorce story in "Palm Springs" (an essay contributed to The Other Woman, a collection of stories from 21 women).

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