McDermott admitted that depression took over and he could no longer recognize himself in the mirror, RadarOnline.com has learned. “And finally surrendered to the fact that I need help. I wanted to die. I would wake up every morning going, ‘S—, I woke up again.'”
As we previously reported, McDermott stunned fans when he announced the former couple’s split after 18 years together this past June, telling the world they would continue to co-parent the five children they share (one of whom is his from a past relationship with Mary Jo Eustace). The Canadian actor told Daily Mail their relationship had collapsed, despite their attempts to keep the love alive.
“I couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t live that life anymore. I was tired of the anger and the yelling,” he explained amid his budding relationship with new girlfriend Lily Calo.