Dean McDermott opens up about his gay son: ‘He’s just a gorgeous kid’

Dean McDermott doesn’t have any “Daddy Issues” with his son Jack. On his podcast, the actor praised the 20-year-old, whom he said came out as gay at age 17.

McDermott, 52, opened up about his eldest son, whom he shares with first wife Mary Jo Eustace, on the Monday, July 1, episode of “Daddy Issues” as he and his cohosts talked with guest Perez Hilton about the blogger’s recent confession that he would prefer his own son to be heterosexual.

“My son Jack is gay,” the Slasher actor told Hilton, 41, on the podcast. “And I’m behind you 100 percent. I just think, you know, you want the best for your kid. And you don’t want to wish a life of persecution and hard times and bigotry, right? I think there’s nothing wrong with that.”

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McDermott, who’s married to actress Tori Spelling, said that Jack is attending college in San Francisco and aspiring to become a graphic designer. “He’s this beautiful, 6-foot-4, beautiful Adonis,” he added. “He’s just a gorgeous kid.”

Still, the True Tori alum doesn’t know everything about his son’s life. “It’s so funny,” he told Hilton. “He’s so quiet about who he’s dating. Like, he was just here, he came for four days. And we had dinner, and he’s like, ’So, yeah, I broke up with Steve.’ I’m like, ‘I didn’t even know you were going out with Steve. Like, you don’t tell me anything.’ He doesn’t tell me anything about his boyfriends. He’s like, ‘Yeah, We were going out for, like, a year.’ … I say, ‘Yeah, as a dude why don’t you tell me?’”

McDermott, who was hospitalized for pneumonia on Sunday, June 30, added that Jack is close with his famous stepmother. “[He] loves Tori,” McDermott said on the show. “They hit it off right from the jump. They met when he was 6.”

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US actress Tori Spelling and children attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' on July 30, 2018, in Burbank, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Tori Spelling and children attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' on July 30, 2018, in Burbank, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 30: Actor Dean McDermott and wife/actress Tori Spelling with children arrive for Columbia Pictures And Sony Pictures Animation's World Premiere Of 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' held at Regency Village Theatre on June 30, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Tori Spelling (L) Dean McDermott (R) and their son at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz on December 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Santa's Secret Workshop 2017)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Tori Spelling (L), Dean McDermott, and their children at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz on December 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Santa's Secret Workshop 2017)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tori Spelling and son Beau Dean McDermott attend the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 28th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 29, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Dean McDermott and actress Tori Spelling with their children arrive for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' held at Regency Village Theatre on September 16, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Tori Spelling (L), daughter Stella McDermott, Host Jennie Garth (R) and daughter Lola Ray Facinelli attend the Netflix Series 'Project Mc2' Part 5 Premiere hosted by Jennie Garth and MGA Entertainment at The London West Hollywood on September 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MGA Entertainment )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Tori Spelling and daughter Stella McDermott attend the Netflix Series 'Project Mc2' Part 5 Premiere hosted by Jennie Garth and MGA Entertainment at The London West Hollywood on September 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MGA Entertainment )
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Tori Spelling, actor Dean McDermott and children (L-R) Finn McDermott, Liam McDermott, Stella McDermott and Hattie McDermott attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's 'The Emoji Movie' at Regency Village Theatre on July 23, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Actress Tori Spelling, husband Dean McDermott, and children Finn Davey McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 'The Lion King' sing-along screening at The Greek Theatre on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 21: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children attend the Grand Re-Opening Event For 'From Coraline To Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience' at The Globe Theatre on December 21, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and their children attend the premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at AFI FEST 2016 at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Tori Spelling and her daughter Stella McDermott arrive at the AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 22: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children Finn Davey McDermott, Stella Doreen McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott and Liam McDermott attend the LG 'Fam To Table' series at The Washbow on August 22, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 25: Tori Spelling and son attend King Of Harts By Melissa Joan Hart Supports The 26th Annual Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation A Time For Heroes Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 25, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Melissa Joan Hart)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children attend the premiere of 'Inside Out' at the El Capitan Theatre on June 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: (L- R) Dean McDermott and actress Tori Spelling (with their children), attend with philanthropist Candy Spelling and actor Randy Spelling the LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) Annual Family Dinner 2015 at Skirball Cultural Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David A. Walega/WireImage)
BUENA PARK, CA - MAY 14: Actress Tori Spelling and son Finn Davey McDermott attend the launch of 'Voyage To The Iron Reef' at Knott's Berry Farm on May 14, 2015 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Tori Spelling (L), Dean McDermott (R) and thei children Hattie, Stella, Finn and Liam attend the 4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz Hotel on December 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: TV personalities Dean McDermott (L) and Tori Spelling pose with daughter Hattie Margaret McDermott at 'Rockin' Ever After' presented by Disney On Ice at Staples Center on December 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Actress Tori Spelling (C) and children Finn Davey McDermott (L) and Hattie Margaret McDermott (R) attend The Helping Hand of Los Angeles annual mother's day luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on May 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 28: Actress Tori Spelling (C), her daughter Stella McDermott (L) and her son Liam McDermott (R) join the Lunchables Team and Club Kids to build a sport court at Boys and Girls Club of Burbank on August 28, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Actress Tori Spelling and husband actor Dean McDermott pose with their daughter Hattie McDermott at a signing for Spelling's book 'celebraTORI' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott pose with their children Stella McDermott and Liam McDermott at Disney On Ice, Children's Hospital LA and AEG's Season of Giving Create Holiday Magic on LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE on December 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO Beverly Hills, California, August 8, 2010 TORI SPELLING, her husband DEAN McDERMOTT and their children go to the Farmer's Market in Encino, California. Tori carried her daughter Stella in her arms most of the time. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Dean McDermott and son Liam McDermott attend Tori Spelling's book signing of 'Uncharted TerriTORI' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: From L to R : Dean McDermott, son Liam Aaron McDermott, daughter Stella Doreen McDermott and actress Tori Spelling attend Tori Spelling Book Signing for 'Uncharted TerriTori' on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - MARCH 26: Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott with their children Stella McDermott and Liam McDermott arrive to the launch of the Polar Bear Plunge at the World Famous San Diego Zoo on March 26, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 21: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'How To Train Your Dragon' at the Gibson Amphitheatre on March 21, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEILL J. SCHUTZER/�2009 RAMEY PHOTO September 17, 2009, Malibu, California Tori Spelling and son Liam out in Malibu. NJSZO09 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actress Tori Spelling (R) and daughter Stella Doreen McDermott attend a signing for Spelling's book 'Mommywood' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on April 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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On the previous episode of the podcast, McDermott revealed that Jack once caught him and the BH90210 actress, 46, having sex. “When T and I first got together, I had Jack every other weekend,” the former Chopped Canada host said in the June 24 installment. “He couldn’t sleep one night, and we were making a lot of noise, and … I just happened to be looking that way, towards the door. I saw the doorknob turn.”

He went on: “I didn’t hear it, I saw it turn, and I was like, ‘Oh, s–t,’ and then a crack of light. I jumped off and sat on the edge of the bed. He said, ‘Dad is everything OK?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I just got a migraine.’”

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Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and their kids Jack McDermott (R), Liam McDermott (L), Fin McDermott (Front Left), Hattie McDermott (Front Center), and Stella McDermott (Front Right) attend Monster Energy Supercross at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on January 23, 2016 in Anaheim, California.Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

McDermott and Spelling, who have been married since 2006, share five children: Liam, 12, Stella, 11, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 2.

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