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Dean McDermott becomes a U.S. citizen

Actress Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott arrive at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/2cec6157affc5d0ba4d76aeebff86789/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Actress Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott arrive at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian-born reality television personality Dean McDermott became a U.S. citizen Friday, records files in Los Angeles show.

"(The moment was amazing) ... I was so proud and overwhelmed all at the same time. To take my oath and pledge allegiance beneath a giant American flag is something I will never forget. It was a very special and important day. To quote (singer) Lee Greenwood, 'I'm proud to be an American,'" McDermott told UsMagazine.com.

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"I'm so proud that I was able to be by Dean's side ... He's wanted this for so long," added McDermott's wife, actress Tori Spelling. "We stopped for lunch after at Taco Bell and he said, 'This is my first taco as an American citizen!' So cute!"

McDermott and Spelling are the parents of a toddler son and daughter. They star on the TV show "Home Sweet Hollywood."

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