I had the chance to read Tori Spelling’s Hello! interview, which is probably the same as her People interview as I recognized some of the quotes from the online edition of People. There were some gems in there, particularly since we’ve learned that she’s broke after the IRS raided her and her husband, Dean McDermott’s, checking account to pay for substantial back taxes. Dean also owes over $110k in back child support to his first wife, Mary Jo Eustace, with whom he has an 18 year-old son, and is trying to delay his scheduled repayments. Tori and Dean just welcomed their fifth child, Beau Dean, last month and the interview and photospread is to celebrate little Beau’s arrival. The interview is full of Tori’s justifications for her lifestyle.
She’s making a pilot for a new reality TV show
All my fans are missing seeing the kids on a daily basis. I have two very distinct sides that pull on each other day to day. Part of me just wants to be a stay-at-home mum and the other part wants to run a business empire. It’s a real struggle. But my ideal would be to work from home.
She’s renting an estate in San Fernando Valley
I have a bit of a house fetish – I love the whole experience of finding the perfect place. We’re a big family and we’re on the hunt for a big “forever” family home. I grew up in just two houses, and one of them until I was 16, so it was a lovely feeling, knowing that I had a childhood home. [Our place now] has an amazing energy. A backyard they can run in with lots of space, where they can be safe.
[From Hello! Magazine, print edition]
Tori of course grew up in the biggest mansion in LA County, the daughter of TV magnate Aaron Spelling, and if you’ve never seen the insane home she grew up in, here’s a link to a video. There was a bowling alley, a barber shop, several gift wrapping rooms, rooms dedicated to her mom Candy’s collections of various items including dolls and beanie babies, and massive amounts of storage for all the stuff Candy had. Tori learned how to spend and live from her mom and she never shook that, despite inheriting “only” $800k from her dad and being expected to make due with that. She didn’t, she’s still struggling, she’s still trying to sell a lifestyle she can’t afford and she’s still living deep in denial. I bet that TV pilot she’s working on is just something she’s putting together to pitch to networks, and I would be surprised if she gets a bite, but we’re talking about her a lot lately, so we’ll see.
— Tori Spelling (@Tori_Spelling) April 13, 2017