Tori Spelling refuses to change her lifestyle: ‘My dad wouldn’t have wanted it’

Tori Spelling is still milking her messy life for Lifetime’s True Tori show that airs on Tuesdays. The last we heard, Tori was under quarantine in the hospital. Lifetime’s keeping the ball rolling with a new promo video where Tori cries about her financial woes. She’s only making $50,000 this season, and her mom says she can spend that in one store. So Tori is freaking out about how to make more money.

In the video, Tori refuses to downsize her family’s lifestyle. Dean McDermott stands there with a lizard on his shoulder (?), and Tori just whines about the injustice of it all. Here’s a transcript:

Tori: [crying] “I’m sorry. I just feel reponsible for so many people, and I can’t do it. The responsibility of having to take care of so many people financially. And the fear of that? It doesn’t matter. People, they look at me, and they’re like [sarcastically], ‘Oh, poor you.’”

Dean: “No they don’t.”

Tori: “Like, boo hoo. You have so many problems.”

Dean: “No they don’t, baby.”

Tori: “We live paycheck to paycheck. After this, I have no f—ing idea if work’s going to come in. And look at the life we’re leading. We pay for five f—ing private schools.

Dean: “Baby, we can change our lifestyle. We can. We can get rid of all that stuff.”

Tori: [weeping bitterly] “But why should we have to??? My dad wouldn’t have wanted this. I’m just so mad. He worked so f—ing hard. These kids. I don’t want to have to struggle. I don’t want to change our lifestyle. That’s why I work so hard. I don’t want to change. ”

[From Lifetime - True Tori]

Tori feels entitled to live in the lifestyle she grew accustomed to as a child. If Aaron Spelling wanted Tori to maintain that level of wealth, he would have left her more than $800,000. I can’t feel too bad for Tori. She’s made millions off reality shows and book sales, but she’s blown it all on real estate and luxury goods. Also, why is she paying for five private school educations? Tori and Dean only have four children.

A few more Tori updates:

* The Mail says Tori told Dean to get a vasectomy. She doesn’t want more babies with him because of the Emily Goodhand affair. I guess Tori no longer believes that a vasectomy is not affordable.

* Radar has a clip where Dean tells Tori she’s using the microwave wrong. They start fighting. He asks, “Why are you even with me?” Tori responds, “I don’t know anymore.” Such drama! They need a new script writer.

* TMZ says Tori’s hospital visit is sketchy. She’s reportedly been “faking illness to the point she is actually making herself sick. The Ebola craziness was never real … but Tori created such drama around it, staying up days at a time and not eating … she made herself sick and her health is compromised.” That sounds completely believable. Tori loves the dramz.

Tori Spelling

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  1. CG says:

    I can’t believe I’m about to defend Tori (ugh), but didn’t her mom have her dad change his will right before he died when he was suffering from some mental decline? I swear I remember reading that like a week before he died, she forced him to sign a new will leaving basically everything to her. So that’s on Candy, not Aaron. But even if Tori had gotten more than $800K, she probably would have blown it all already anyway.

    • Josephine says:

      I have no idea, but at least one of the versions of the story is that he changed it because she cheated on her husband to shack up with Dean, and her dad knew a bum when he saw him. If dad had been incapacitated, my guess is that she would have sued the estate, and lots of attorneys would have been happy to represent her. It’s not uncommon to challenge a change in the will – maybe there was no evidence for her to pursue anything.

      • CG says:

        I thought at the time she said that she wanted to contest but she didn’t have enough money for a protracted legal battle against her mom so she had to let it go. Could be BS though.

      • CTgirl says:

        If there had been a reasonable case against her mother there would have been lawyers beating each other up to represent Tori on contingency. What’s a decade of your life fighting Candy if the payoff could be 1/3 of the Spelling estate? Most lawyers wouldn’t be able to resist such a case. Also, some states allow people to put language in their will that if anyone contests the will that they will receive nothing from the estate.

      • holly hobby says:

        If I remember correctly, I think your version is right. Aaron was appalled that she left her husband for Dean. He and Candy did not like him nor did they support the marriage. They even got married without the Spellings in attendance.

        I read Aaron was also upset because he spent so much money on her first marriage (it was fancy too because Jason Priestly talked about going to the party in his book) only for her to walk out on the marriage within a year.

      • Betty says:

        What about her brother Randy? What did he get? I don’t think he’s ever openly complained about this issue. Has he?

      • mayamae says:

        That’s a valid reason to cut her off. Too bad he didn’t realize that Candy was cheating on him with the long term “family friend”.

    • Carol says:

      Tori also said she had lunch with him one day and asked him about his will and he told her he was leaving her $1 million. First, I cannot imagine asking my parents how much they were leaving me. How pushy! Second, that wouldn’t have been right before he died because I think he was very much incapacitated by then.

      • Sarah says:

        If he said a million and gave her $800K, that’s not that far off. Most people would be able to take a million, put it in the bank, invest it wisely, and live off it for the rest of their lives.

      • sienna says:

        Couldn’t the $200K have been the estate tax? I have no idea how much it is in the US but I hear it is high?

      • The Other Katherine says:

        The first $1 million of every estate has been excluded from federal tax in the U.S. since 2002 — the exclusion now is up to over $5 million. Federal estate tax is levied on the remainder of the gross estate, if any, and paid by the executor. The amounts paid out to the beneficiaries may be taxed by the individual states in which the beneficiaries reside, but not by the IRS. California has not collected a state inheritance tax since 1982.

      • sienna says:

        Thanks TOK, always love getting the correct information from someone who knows!

      • Megan says:

        Tori was an adult when her father changed the will. Changing his will because he did not approve of the decisions she was free to make seems like inappropriate meddling in her life.

    • Gina says:

      I’m with you. Her father seemed very protective of her and the mother seems like a mercenary mommie dearest, with Tori falling through the cracks of their differences. She did those little lifetime movies in the day and now is left with a failing reality show and whack job husband. Any other child of a billionaire would wonder why she was left out, she has every right to be hurt.

      • Josephine says:

        Therein lies the problem, the people who think love = money. Bill Gates is leaving nothing to his kids because he trusts them to make their own way in the world. The money was never hers, was never owed to her.

        And even if she was hurt, time to move on.

      • enya says:

        I’d be so pissed if I had a filthy-rich parent who left me nothing. And if I WERE a filthy-rich parent, there’s no way I’d leave my children nothing. What’s the point of making money, if not for your family (and charity)? Candy is clearly an evil witch. She can probably clean her shoes with $100 bills, but she refuses to give her daughter anything. And did CANDY work for that money? I don’t know anything about her–maybe she was rich in her own right. But if not, how is it ok that SHE lives on her husband’s money, but the daughter he reportedly really loved gets (relatively) nothing? I don’t know.

        I don’t have much of an opinion on Tori, but Dean definitely seems like dead weight.

      • Candy Love says:


        Candy dosen’t owe Tori anything last time I check she was a grown a$$ women her money probleme are her own.

      • ol cranky says:

        Aaron Spelling gave his daughter a career should not have had without his connections, she was still acting when he died and has written books and shilled her life to keep money rolling in but didn’t plan of any of it. Aaron Spelling was supposedly disgusted at her behavior leaving her husband for a man who wasn’t just married, he was in the process of adopting a child with his then wife. Weren’t there also stories he was concerned at the lack of a pre-nup with Dean? It makes sense that he would limit her inheritance if he thought she was irresponsible and/or had problems with how she was living her life

        A parent does not owe their adult child, let alone one who had access to a high paying career, any inheritance. I’m sure Tori is pissed her dad didn’t leave her more money but it sounds like he could have left her millions and she would have pissed that all away because she seems to feel entitled to live well beyond her means.

      • Josephine says:

        @ enya

        Don’t forget the huge payday she got for each child. Also, when people die, the spouse typically inherits. When the second spouse dies, the children typically inherit. So tired of people claiming Candy didn’t “earn” the money. Not the point. Aaron got to determine where the money would go, and like 99% of folks, he left it to his wife. Besides, it is exhaustingly old-fashioned and sexist to think that a women married to a man with his job description didn’t “earn” that money as his life partner. We’re not talking about a second marriage that lasted two years.

        Tori has made a business out of whining. Time for her to grow up and get over her image as daddy’s princess.

      • Pandy says:

        $800,000 is not “nothing”. And her fault for living above her means, or new reality. Not a lot of sympathy for her. Not a lot of malice either, I don’t mind her. But I do hate hearing someone whining about only being left with just under a million bucks.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        +1 Ol cranky …above ,summed up the details of why Aaron left her what he did.

      • lucy2 says:

        $800,000 is not “nothing”
        Agreed! I think he knew she was making a mess of things, and left her enough to be significant if she was careful, and minimal if she was careless. And we all see which direction she went.

        I hope he ordered that the rest all go to charity when Candy passes away.

      • mernymerlyn says:

        Nobody groomed this girl for a normal life.
        She grew up with everything and she has no skills, no schooling and definitely not the stout of heart to get through it.
        There was an old SNL skit called Absolutely Tori where a character would play her and ask for exorbitant things and off camera you would her, what was supposed to be her father’s voice say. “Absolutely Tori!”
        She can’t deal.
        But I blame her parents for never giving her any life tools besides money.

      • holly hobby says:

        Warren Buffet also flat out told his kids that they will be getting nothing. Since when are we entitled to our parents’ money? It’s nice to be left with something but it shouldn’t be an expectation.

        You don’t hear Randy Spelling complaining. He got the same amount and seems to be doing well outside of the limelight.

      • holly hobby says:

        I think Tori mentioned that her mother would buy stuff for the kids but would never give them money. I think Candy fulfilled what was needed but she’s not forking over the money which is smart because Tori does not know how to manage her money.

        Tori’s crying because mama won’t just hand over the money. She doesn’t need Candy to buy stuff for the kids. She needs the money for herself.

      • Anne tommy says:

        tori is a talentless idiot but it is one hard hearted mother that can see her pimping herself out on awful reality TV Programmes and not give her daughter and her grand kids A small slice of the vast wealth. If you don’t trust her not to blow the lot, give her a monthly allowance. Yes I know tori’s an adult, stand on her own feet etc etc but I still think the mother is harsh. That’s it.

      • Trashaddict says:

        In California, 800K won’t buy you a house. Just sayin…..That being said, some intelligent investments probably would have taken her a long way. If she’d started with her TV fees and her allowance from daddy when she was younger, where would she be now? I would want to leave my kids money as long as I have taught them that it’s not the most important thing in life, and taught them how to depend on themselves. But I would definitely pave the way. Like in Hello, Dolly: “money is like manure. It doesn’t do any good unless you spread it around.”

      • mayamae says:

        Tori has always idolized her father. Candy had a horrible relationship with her own mother, and this continued on in her own cold relationship with Tori. I think Aaron was actually a distant father. He did things for her with his money, things other people had to do the hard work for – pay for snow to be delivered so the kids could play in it for five seconds.

        I think it’s very interesting that Tori recently said she realized that her father knowingly pitted her and Candy against each other, and actually contributed to their poor relationship. That’s a big step considering she thought her father was perfect.

        If Randy doesn’t complain about what he got in the will, I’m sure it’s due to the fact that he had a relatively healthy relationship with his mother since he was not a female competing for Aaron’s attention.

        I agree with everyone that Tori had a lot growing up. Everything but nurturing parents that is – but at least they provided her with a long term loving nanny. A nanny that Candy was fiercely jealous of. Go figure.

    • Bridget says:

      The details of Aaron Spelling’s will have always been a bit sketchy, and I dont know that we’ve ever really heard the whole story. BUT

      *I would imagine that the bulk of Tori’s inheritance would have been set aside for her years before in the form of a trust fund. Inheritance taxes are incredibly high (50% on an estate like that) but creating a trust woukd skirt around that, as would leaving the bulk of the estate to his wife as it would have already been her money (community property)

      * Tori was estranged from both her parents by the time her dad died. Aaron most definitely didnt approve of the way she ditched her first husband after just a year of marriage and a million dollar wedding, to run off with Dean.

      • The Other Katherine says:

        That’s simply not true concerning the tax rate — the estate tax rate in the U.S. was last over 50% in 2001, and currently sits at 40% (and that’s *after* the first $5.34 million of the gross estate is excluded). You’re quite right, however, that everything Aaron Spelling earned after his marriage to Candy would have been community property under California law, and that he probably used trusts to reduce his assets that would have been subject to tax upon his death.

      • Bridget says:

        Yes, I got lazy and called it half. But my point still stands: Aaron Spelling’s fortune FAR surpassed the $5 mil mark, and even then he most likely would have made plans for the disbursement of his money long prior to 2001, especially considering g the age of his children and the size of his fortune.

        Personally, I think C andy’s going to spend as much of that money as possible, and when she dies I think she’s going to bypass Tori and give $$$ to her grandchildren.

    • anne_000 says:

      Aaron tried to get Tori to get a pre-nup before she married Dean, but she refused even though she said she was grateful that her dad made her get one with her first husband. Then a month after her second marriage, her dad died. Before that, her dad told her he’d be giving her only $1 million. So basically Tori screwed herself.

    • MsMercury says:

      I wish I knew more about her brother because he was left the same amount of money as Tori and lives in Utah or something. I think he works and has a family and you never really hear about him but he could make it on 800k so can Tori. I’m sick of her complaining.

      • holly hobby says:

        Randy is no longer in the spotlight but you don’t hear him complaining about his inheritance. So I can only assume that he’s doing well in life and watching his money.

      • LAK says:

        Ironically, Randy Spelling is a life coach.

        Guess Tori isn’t one of his clients?!

    • MollyB says:

      I don’t know why people say he left her nothing. 99% of the time when a spouse dies, the surviving spouse inherits the entire estate. Only when the remaining spouse dies do the children inherit. Now if Candy dies and leaves Tori nothing from her and Aaron’s estate, that would be a scandal.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Right. If my father dies before my mother, he will leave everything to my mother. As he should.

      • GiGi says:

        This. Because his wealth was so vast, I suppose everyone expected him to leave something directly to his children, but that would be unusual, especially in an in-tact family of origin situation (i.e., no divorce/remarriage, etc.). My understanding of the normal course of events would be that Aaron’s wealth passed to Candy (if there was any division at all to begin with) and that Candy is the one who perhaps gave her children some of that money upon Aaron’s death.

    • vck says:

      In NJ when parties contest a will the estate covers the legal fees so any lawyer would have jumped at the chance to represent her. Even if she lost, their bills would be covered. IDK about California though.

    • Kristin says:

      In Tori’s first book (yeah, I’m going to douse myself in gasoline and light myself on fire for that one) she admited that she went to talk to her dad while he was still completely lucid and asked if his finances were in check the way he wanted them to be, and he told her flat out that both her and her brother would be getting just under a million. If she claims that Candy cut her out of her inheritance, she’s a complete liar. Her father is the one who chose to leave her that amount. Who knows? Maybe the man worked his ass off all his life and thought it might be a good idea to teach his kids the value of a hard days work; And incidentally, I never seem to hear her brother Randy bitching and moaning about having trouble making ends meet

      • Alex says:

        It was beach reading for me as well. If I recall correctly, Tori said that her Dad didn’t have a good grasp of money and seemed to think that $1 million would have her set for life.

      • Sassy says:

        Hey! I read her book on a cruise – from the ship’s library. It was interesting. No shame on reading tripe. My take – as a parent of very adult children – one bequests to those with brains to handle their money. Obviously Aaron didn’t trust bird brain Tori with money management skills. The mother has said publicly that the grandchildren and Tori will not be suffering. Stop buying into this BS that the homely and conciousless Tori is selling, along with the slag husband.

    • Jadzia says:

      It really does look like some kind of punishment related to the marital shenanigans. Aaron Spelling was a sophisticated guy who doubtless had an army of trust and estate lawyers. If the issue was genuinely that Tori doesn’t handle money well, he could very easily have set up a spendthrift trust so that money would be doled out to her (in whatever appropriate amount), but she wouldn’t have control over the principal and she would have been required to justify her spending. People do these kind of trusts all the time when their adult children for whatever reason shouldn’t be handed a lump sum (most often due to addiction, but I have a family member who is a beneficiary of one of these types of trusts and the only reason is that he’s just plain irresponsible).

    • IcySpoon says:

      Her mother claims that the dad set up Tori and her brother with substantial trust funds while he was alive-the $800,000 was an additional sum she received upon his death. Candy also claims that Tori isn’t broke-that’s all an act. If her dad was smart, he set up her with a trust fund that gives her a certain amount each year-perhaps even the interest off the principle, until she reaches a certain age. Obviously the dad knew about her flagrant spending habits and knew she would plow through the money if he left it to her in one bulk sum.

  2. Jen says:

    This woman will never understand the real meaning ‘living pay check to pay check’. I highly doubt she struggles to afford food or pay her rent on a monthly basis *smh*

    • JWQ says:

      The mere fact that she is complaining about having to pay for 5 private schools says it all! Can’ t afford private schools? Go to public schools! I know they aren’ t as good, but deal with it! She wants it all and thinks the World owns her the lifestyle she has had so far, and is too dumb to realize that bitching about it and expecting people who have 1/100th of the stuff she currently has to be sympathetic is totally asinine! I mean, really?

  3. GiGi says:

    So ridic. Seriously. Just downsize. Live comfortably on what you make. There are many people in Hollywood with far (far) superior careers who still just live in modest homes. If she were wise, she would give that gift to her children – to be happy with what you can afford, not discontent because you “deserve” more. The disease of more is killing people, I think. I see it all around me- many of my friends get a new job and instantly move into a 6000SF home, buy more expensive cars, the works. Then the big raise they got suddenly doesn’t feel like enough! I find myself really bristling against this mentality. I’d rather live simply and am backing out of the rat race, little by little.

    • Brin says:

      I completely agree with you. Money doesn’t equal happiness.

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    • Tracy says:

      As I read this article I was thinking about how much time Tori is wasting that she could be spending with her kids. She is always hustling up the next drama to score some attention. How many days has she been in the hospital? Seems like a pretty sad existence.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      So true GiGi , well put!

    • Jess says:

      I have friends who did the same with the big house and nice cars, I feel sad for them, that they care so much about those materialistic things and what other people think. They pretend to be something they aren’t but I know the truth behind their financial struggles! I don’t understand it, I don’t give a shit what people think or how big my house is, I drive a 2002 Accord that’s been paid off for years and still runs great even with 230k miles, I live in a small home big enough for me and my daughter and our chunky cat, we love it. I don’t spend every hour working or stressing over money, but I also don’t go out to eat a lot or go shopping constantly, I save money or spend a little on a great vacation every year, making fun memories is more important than having a bunch of useless crap. Living simply is so much better:)

      • BB says:

        Seems like you know what works for you. That’s the key. I approach life the same way, chunky cat included.

      • Wilma says:

        I’m so happy that we and all our friends have that approach. Live comfortably, but within reason. Spend your money on great experiences and don’t work yourself to death while life is passing you by. It is easier when all your friends live like that, no jealousy or showing off.

    • insomniac says:

      “The disease of more” — I like that. It’s really bad where I live, and it can be so hard not to get caught up in it.

      And Tori? I’m totally looking at you and going “Boo hoo, poor you.”

    • Ginger says:

      I’m with you GiGi! We just moved from fast paced Las Vegas where I had a great job that paid well (but was high stress) to a smaller town in the Midwest/South. It’s so beautiful here and everyone is so nice! We downsized our home and got rid of a ton of possessions before moving. We are now in a position to save money. It’s just in time too because my hubby is going back to school and my son will be going to college in about six years. I really can’t feel too sorry for people with the “more, more, more” mentality. All I know is that a lot of that stress is now off of my shoulders and it’s a really great feeling.

      • Irishserra says:

        I agree with all of you, Gigi, GNAT, Ginger, etc. For a short while my husband and I tried to accumulate things to keep up with our friends. Bigger house, nicer car, more cars, vacations, electronics… It’s so exhausting and then we never even had time to enjoy any of them because we were both working too hard just to keep them! (Because of course, we had to finance all of them) We had the nicest of everything, but were dining on Ramen Noodles. Our relationship was almost nil and our marriage almost deteriorated. Thankfully, we both realized what the problem was (Us! Our “keeping up with the Joneses” attitude) and how to fix it. We took the kids, moved 500 miles away, got some new, genuine friends, live comfortably in a modest 3-bedroom home (which we both work from), and have managed with one nice comfy old Jeep. The kids are happier, we are happy and are even putting one kid through college now. As a side note, most of the couples we used to work so hard to keep up with in our old life are split up and/or lost their grand homes in the bubble burst anyway.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I completely agree, Gigi. My husband and I are very comfortable, but our lifestyle is not extravagant. He has so many partners who have enormous houses, the most expensive cars, most expensive private schools, horses, vacation homes on tropical islands, etc. We know how much they make because they’re partners. If something goes wrong – a bad year at the firm, for example, they’re toast. They spend every penny they make. I couldn’t sleep at night. And you know what – they are the greediest, most jerky people he works with, because they need more, more, more to keep it up. No way to live.

      • HappyMom says:

        My husband was at an investment banking firm for many years-and we witnessed the same thing. They used to tease him because he drove an old Toyota pickup to work-and they were getting new BMWs, Mercedes and super high end cars every year. Our feeling was, you never know how long the money is going to last (and we were right: it didn’t), and that’s all “stuff.”

      • Veronica says:

        I think it’s fine to have a few luxury things about, but not when it’s the defining characteristic of your lifestyle. You always have to be mindful of your debt to income ratio. I do think you’re starting to see a shift away from that, though – people in my generation and younger really just can’t afford it. Our school debt is so high that just getting your debt down enough to begin family life is a struggle. The baby boomers love to tell young people they’re entitled, but my feeling is that *they* are responsible for that mindset. They told us you could go to college, make a ton of money, and live the American dream with a white picket fence, two kids, and a BMW to drive them off to private school. And they got to have all that – at the expense of the economy their kids inherited.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Right, Veronica. We don’t live like monks, but we live within our income, and we save a lot. Neither of us feel we “need” material things to be happy or prove who we are, and count our blessings that we can pay our bills and save for the future.

        Agree with you about the Boomers, even though I am one. When I was starting out, in the 80s, it was so about money and conspicuous consumption and all that. I agree that the greed behind that got us where we are today.

      • G. says:

        My dad used to work at a decent sized law firm, and it was the same mentality. New everything, gigantic houses with pools and cabins up north and all that. My parents drive nice cars, and our house is pretty big, but all of it is paid off. My parents save most of what they earn. I’m in college, and I’m around all of these kids who are drowning in loans and are still insisting on buying all sorts of crap and eating out all the time. What’s the point if you can’t afford it? I save my money for reward purchases, or travel. I’d much rather go somewhere than have a ton of possessions.

      • Trashaddict says:

        My parents were never over the top about our house, vacations, etc. but they raised 4 kids and got them all through college. I don’t need a lot because they gave me the life of the mind. But it is nice to have enough for a cushion when the car breaks down or emergency spending is in order. Having Depression-era parents was good for helping me not live beyond my means.

      • Adrien says:

        GiGi, Goodnames: most noveau riche in our area are like that. They buy, buy buy, post everythinG on instragram. It gets tiring. They don’t give anything to charity. One of them gave birth to a special needs child and it was costing them a lot of money raising her. The husband was fired and is having difficulties finding a new job. They still refuse to downsize. The husband refuses to take a job with less than what he made in his previous job and he is still unemployed for 6 months now. I tell you, they still plan trips abroad. Perhaps for nice Facebook entries.

    • GiGi says:

      Yes! My new mantra is “It’s OK to be happy with a simple life.” And it doesn’t matter how much I make, I don’t need to live extravagantly. We spend money on things we truly enjoy and on experiences. Our home is lovely, but modest compared to most of our friends. We spend time together and with our kids and that brings us the most joy.

      It’s amazing when you take a step back and see the need for more in those around you. Where does it end? When is enough enough? I know people who make $150K/year and live like millionaires and I know millionaires who live like they make $40K/year… guess who’s happier?

      • Christin says:

        A co-worked calls this the ‘appearance of wealth’. Some just want to appear wealthy, when reality is they are highly indebted.

        I know people who went from poor childhoods to being millionaires. They had modest incomes, lived simply and saved their money. They live in modest homes paid off years ago, don’t remodel every five years, drive well maintained older vehicles and don’t try to keep up with anyone else in terms of vacations, clothing, etc.

      • Ruyana says:

        My favorite saying (I don’t know the source) – “‘Need’ can be satisfied. ‘Want’ expands to fill the Universe.”

      • Cheryl says:

        Thank you Ruyana,
        That is the most succinct way to but this complex syndrome our species seems prone to. Words to live by.

    • grimmsfairytale says:

      I feel the need to dork out here for a second: statistically speaking money has no correlation with happiness once you have an income of or above $50,000 usd. Any less than that and there is the result of more stress and unhappiness from not being able to but the basic necessities, pay rent/mortgage, car payments, etc. With an income over $50,000 we can say with statistical significance, money has no correlation with happiness–but when you’re poverty stricken it can increase your wellbeing.
      Obviously Tori is not poverty stricken. She just can’t budget or live within her means or “lower” herself to actual work.
      I agree with your stand of not latching onto the material, but as a poor undergrad who only makes about $12,000 a year working and going to school, I know for a fact extra money would help me meet my basic minimum requirements for survival therefore increasing my contented feelings and lowering my stress.
      I know this is a pretty pointless comment, but saying money can’t buy happiness only works when you aren’t legitimately impoverished.
      I think buddhist monks are probably outliers hahaha.

      • hunter says:

        Actually a recent study said it was $75,000 but yes, you are correct.

        That number could perhaps be slightly higher in NYC due to cost of living but otherwise the principle stands. Of course, Tori doesn’t live in NY but I do so I thought I’d mention it. :)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        No, you’re right. Money can give you security and release you from certain kinds of stress. But if you spend your last dime and leverage yourself to an extreme, you’re living paycheck to paycheck again, almost like someone who doesn’t have any money. So it just causes a different kind of stress. I don’t think anyone who says “money can’t buy happiness” means it’s fun to be impoverished. There’s a middle ground.

      • grimmsfairytale says:

        That updated statistic saddens me.
        Exactly. She thinks because she isn’t a millionaire, she poor. Tori had no idea what it is like to be legitimately impoverished. And I don’t think anyone here was lauding poverty as an acceptable solution to excesses, which tori obviously has issues avoiding. Its just an unfortunate reality that a large chunk of the US will inevitably have their lives impeded because they don’t make enough money.
        Tori s perception of poverty and “making ends meet”make a mockery of others legitimate suffering.

    • BabyCakes says:

      Well said @GiGi and I also agree.

  4. cleveland girl says:

    What ever happened to that show she was doing with Jennie Garth about the private detectives? Did I dream that up?

  5. Carrie says:

    No, Tori. Your Dad didn’t work his whole life so you could live beyond your means to keep up appearances. It’s YOU that don’t want to give up all the extravagant bullshit you can’t afford anymore.

    • Darkladi says:

      WORD. Just watching her clueless, entitled, shameless sniveling is making my slapping hand itch.

    • lucy2 says:

      Exactly. I think her dad would be ashamed of what she’s become. He gave her a career she wouldn’t have had otherwise, left her a chunk of change that could have sustained most families for years, and she’s still whining and crying and wasting, and constantly stooping to new lows.
      I think he knew exactly what he was doing when he reduced her inheritance.

  6. NewWester says:

    Five private schools? I know Dean’s eldest is in Canada. So each of the four other children are in separate schools? Does that make sense? No wonder she has no money

    • Bedhead says:

      Oh, right. I forgot all about Dean’s child with Mary Jo. That makes sense. Thanks!

    • whatevs says:

      I don’t think she meant 5 different schools, just 5 different tuitions. I use to kinda think she was funny, the very first reality show I admit I watched and laughed. Now? She’s a delusional woman.

    • Eleonor says:

      How crazy she blames the schools (and the education of her children) and not her over the top lifestyle?

    • Candy Love says:

      Two of her kids aren’t in school yet so how is she paying for 5 different tuitions?

  7. JudyK says:

    Here’s an idea: Maybe the next time one of the kids has a birthday party, don’t invite 8,000 people and hire an entire Circus, complete w/ Circus animals.

    Can’t believe I used to like her (years ago).

    • Aussie girl says:

      Yes good call on the over the top (OTT) parties she has. Really is there a need for it..?

    • Josephine says:

      I’ve always figured that one of her various shows picked up the bill for those parties? But yeah, there is so, so much waste in their lives, and not a whole lot of happiness. I think she’s chasing the money to makes things “better,” but at her age, she should get the problems are not financial.

  8. The Wizz says:

    Am assuming the 5th kid in private school is Dean’s child from a previous marriage?

  9. Lis says:

    She sounds like my husbands ex with the permanent mentality of a 15 year old. SMH

  10. Shannon says:

    SMDH. This chick, I swear. I just can’t with this, it’s hard for me to understand. I grew up in a middle-class household, went to public school, so on and so forth. I recently quit my job because my son has special needs and was having a lot of trouble in school – I have to really work with him. I get child support and I do occasional freelance writing. THAT’S paycheck to paycheck! But we keep it simple, and it all works out. My fiancé and I support three children on about $50,000 a year. She needs to downsize. I think her husband’s a skeeze, but he’s right on this one lol

    • evasmom says:

      Hi Shannon – or I totally respect what you are doing for your child. I have been at home for 11 years for the exact same reason and am now transitioning back to work because we moved into a community that has a stellar special education program. Good luck and may God give you the finances and grace you need:)

      • Shannon says:

        Thank you so much evasmom! That was very kind and made my morning :) I like working (which is why I freelance) but anyone worth their salt knows the child comes first :)

    • Veronica says:

      Hell, $50,000 is higher than many families live on right now. (Though I’m glad you have access to that money, and you sound like an awesome mom!) My mother raised the three of us by herself for the last fifteen years, and she never anywhere near that, even with a Bachelors. The child support my Dad was paying might have put it closer to $50,000, but my mother was pretty generous in letting him pay significantly less than what he was meant to for the three of us due to the amount of debt he had. (Especially considering he was doing jack all on the “raising” part, and most of that debt was his fault ala Tori.) That doesn’t even get into all of the kids out of school with tremendous debt and no economic options. Listening to Spelling whine about not being ultra rich is infuriating on a level that goes way beyond first world privilege.

    • littlestar says:

      I wonder what the heck is wrong with going to a public school too?! Is there really that much of a different between public and private, especially in Hollywood? Two of my siblings went to a private school growing up, and the only difference between their private education and my public education was religious classes and smaller class sizes/more one on one time with teachers.

      • Anon33 says:

        Uh, that depends tremendously on where you live. The public schools in my city are generally awful, and not just in my estimation. They were/are some of the lowest rated in the country.

        Now whether that is true where Tori lives is a different matter but in general: yes there can be VAST differences between public and private school. If I had gone to a public school in my area I wouldn’t have had access to the SAT training or AP and honors classes that I had access to at my private school.

      • LetsBeCivil says:

        I think any benefit her children might gain from from private school is completely defeated by the fact that her parents are such a mess! Those kids have it hard enough having “celebrities” for parents but they have made things such a circus. Tori needs put everything to the side GROW UP and BE A MOM to those kids.

      • Betty says:

        It depends on where you live in L.A. Some schools in L.A. Unified have stellar repuations, but most people of means avoid them if they can. There’s a huge racial divide as well. The school district is overwhelmingly Latino. The bulk of the families are working class or poor. Charter schools would be the next best bet, but not all charter schools are that great.

      • Veronica says:

        Unfortunately, yes. I would think it unlikely that the public schools in her area were bad just due to the wealth of tax base available, but for areas with a lot of poor or working class, schools can be tremendously underfunded and ill-resourced. My area wasn’t wealthy, but our school district sat next to an area that was, so we benefited from some of the tax dollars that flowed our way. The difference in quality of education can be staggering. When I got to college, I was shocked at how many people lacked basic math and writing skills. Community college was an absolute must for those people because they basically had to pay for the education they should have received in high school but didn’t. They would have failed out of major universities if the cheaper community option wasn’t available. When you see that kind of class difference playing out in education, it’s not difficult to understand why poverty is so difficult to overcome.

  11. Chrissy says:

    Aaron Spelling would be appalled by how she lives her life and how she’s
    dragged the family name through the mud just for attention. This talentless,
    entitled woman needs to think of her kids and not her pathetic self.

    • JudyK says:

      Agree completely. The martyr crown she constantly wears has gotten rusty.

    • vavavoom says:

      I believe he would be. But I will add in my 2 cents, that they helped to create the monster that is Tori. Not saying she has a right to be so spoiled and entitled, but they spoiled her for most of her childhood I’m sure. Her idea of what real life is, is very skewed as she never had to live one. I’m surprised she doesn’t think money actually grows on trees, and realizes she has to work for it. It’s almost like she thinks real life is like one of her Dad’s shows .. That’s what she is essentially creating with her reality shows.

      Not giving her excuses, just playing devil’s advocate. :)

      ETA: With that said, he needs to suck it up and do what’s right for her kids… she probably wants to give them the life she had, but that’s not possible.

  12. Belle Epoch says:

    She is not OK in the head. And with an attitude like that, nothing will change. Those poor kids.

    Do people really want to watch all this manufactured doom and gloom? It is so artificial and relentlessly awful. Deliberately magnifying your problems is not a great way to live.

    Her father MADE TV shows – he didn’t LIVE one. Strange that she uses him to justify her behavior.

    • Christin says:

      His career was at full throttle during her childhood. Their huge home was constantly mentioned during the excess of the 1980s.

      She still wants to live like it’s 1985. I assume her brother turned out better than this, but who knows.

      • Jayna says:

        Her brother had some issues with substance abuse at some point and was on a dumb reality show, living a fast lifestyle, He’s matured and really grown and is glad he wasn’t left a fortune and moved away from the superficiality of LA/Hollywood.. Here’s an article on what he is doing now in Portland, Oregon, and has a family. I said Seattle before. I was wrong. He was on a bad road. I’m glad to see how far he’s come and building a career outside of reality TV and taking responsibility for his life.

        A little different from Tori about material things.

        “Natalie: As the father of two young daughters, how important do you think it is for them to have a normal upbringing from the excesses of Hollywood life?
        Randy: It’s important. I mean, it’s one of the reasons why we’re here. Yes, I can’t define what normal is anymore. I don’t even know what that is. I just…I use the analogy of Christmas, because I do like Christmas time. And I want to create meaning for them. So, it’s not about opening ten gifts. It’s about, maybe opening one or two gifts, but instilling a meaning or a value, and an appreciation for experiences and not just things.”

        His full interview.

      • Betty says:

        @Jayna I just think it’s weird when people say they had to leave LA to escape superficiality. There are plenty of places in the L.A. area where one can live and avoid the Hollywood fakeness. Most people in L.A. are not part of the entertainment scene.

  13. Rhiley says:

    Dean is next level scummy, derelict, crazy. He makes Eddie look like a gd prince. The lizard is great, though. Tori probably thinks that maybe by showing the lizard, he (the lizard) will land a car commercial or something. Poor lizard probably wants to go live in a zoo somewhere.

  14. BeckyR says:

    NO sympathy for this twit.

  15. TTMuch says:

    DaaaaaNg that’s a bad pic on top. Hustling has not been kind to Ms. Tori

    • TTMuch says:

      And now I feel bad for ragging on her face. She had 4 kids in 5 minutes (2 in 10 months!) which has gotta be so hard on the body. And face.

  16. QQ says:

    Is COMPLETELY inmaterial what her daddy wiuld have wanted, she is an adult woman married to a bum with eleventy children so if she needs to buckle down she needs to, shoot Im sure that all Candy wants is for her to make nice publicly and leave Dean and the money is hers

  17. Ginger says:

    I saw this clip a few days ago and I was left thinking why is idiot Dean making sense here and Tori sounds like an entitled brat? I can understand having a bit of a pity party for yourself once in a while but I just couldn’t feel sorry for her. She sounds like a whiny rich girl which is exactly what she doesn’t want to sound like. Having been extremely poor at one point in my life and going hungry I just can’t feel much pity for her. She’s sitting there crying in a beautiful home with four healthy children. And why isn’t Dean working more alongside her? I know what it’s really like having to support a family on my one income. It happened for a while when my husband was suddenly laid off four years ago. I highly doubt that Tori’s situation was as dire as that. If it is then she definitely needs to change her lifestyle. It’s that simple. People do it all the time out of necessity.

  18. Eleonor says:

    If the thing about the induced illness is true I think she is starting to have a psychological issue, like she doesn’t tell the truth from the reality show she has created, or that she has to harm (or fake to) herself to get attention.
    And that is scaring she has children.
    BTW to me Candy Spelling blaming her daughter about crazy shopping is the pot and kettle story.

  19. Char says:

    About how much money her Dad left her, in one of her books she claims that her Dad never realized how much money he had & that he thought $1 million was spent plenty of money for her to live on for the rest of her life. If I remember correctly she said his attorney was the one who told her to talk to her Dad about his will because of how little he was leaving her. & if she is telling the truth, he left the same amount to her brother, so it had nothing to do with Dean. The way she presented it was basically that Aaron didn’t grow up with money, & once he started making money other people were spending it for him, so he had no idea the amount of money it took to keep living the life Tori was accustomed too. Now, with all that said, Aaron didn’t have any obligation to give Tori enough money to keep up her current lifestyle & if he had she most likely would have already blown through it since she has no control over her spending.

    • Anon33 says:

      If the attorney had felt that there was a legal issue I’m sure he would have advised Aaron himself. The fact that he advised Tori to speak to him instead leads me to believe he knew how frivolous she was being.

  20. Jessica says:

    The fact that she’s not willing to downsize is her problem. Get over yourself, Tori.

  21. Sam says:

    Where is her brother Randy? From what I recall hearing, Randy was also left a (by their standards) modest sum and he seems to have made it work. Maybe Aaron Spelling wasn’t pleased with the way his kids were going in general.

    She sounds incredibly entitled here, to the point where it’s impossible to identify with her.

  22. Kiddo says:

    Someone still has plenty of money, or she wouldn’t have her ass wasting resources in the hospital with a made-for-TV-illness.

  23. Danielleisgodess says:

    I used to to think she was kinda funny too. Now? I’ll just say what everyone’s been thinking. Someone did an experiment on a chihuahua and gave it ability to function at “human” level. For kicks the scientists also gave it huge fake knockers. For years this chihuahua fooled people into thinking it was a real live human. People watched it on tv fascinated. It mostly flew under the radar throughout the late 90s and early 2000s, then something magical happened. That chihuahua met a man without a brain. They fell in chihuahua/dumb man love, or something like that. And that boys and girls is how the creepy douche philosophy was born. One that pimps out its young and stalks anyone it deems as a threat. Leann rimes now practices creepy douche and she has found it brings her “inner peace”. The masses still think its creepy and everything being based on a belief in chihuahuas.

  24. Kcarp says:

    So I guess with all of Tori’s illnesses they finally met their insurance deductible for the year and Dean can go get his vasectomy now. Ha ha

  25. OriginallyBlue says:

    I know people don’t like Candy, but I do not believe for one second that she isn’t spoiling her grandchildren. I think Tori is getting some money from her as well, obviously not as much as she wants, but I don’t believe they are struggling.

  26. Murphy says:

    She can EFF-OFF.

    Do you know what I could do with 50K? How far I could stretch it and what a difference it would make to my entire family?

  27. Jayna says:

    Tori is not left out of the will. The mother has the money, and when she dies it will be passed on to the children or a nice bulk of it. It’s the way many husbands do, when they die. Tori’s mother bought them a nice house a year and a half or two ago. They’ve already moved on from that house to an even bigger one that they then couldn’t afford. Tori admits she has put the family in a precarious situation. So now they rent some big home. She blows money like water. I saw a clip where she shows a warehouse for all of her stored stuff. It’s the size of a massive warehouse and Tori just walks through it acknowledging she has a problem where she keeps buying.

    Her brother has said he’s glad he wasn’t left more than the 800,000 at his age. He turned to a more grounded life after a while and began his career and lives a nice but more modest lifestyle in Seattle and says it’s the best thing that could have happened to him, not being left a fortune and living back where he used to live living a superficial life about things.

    Tori has made great money off of her many books and reality shows, but all she does is spend spend spend. Throwing more money at her is not the answer.

    • Bridget says:

      Can you imagine how much money Tori has gone through? 10 seasons of 90210, most of which as a primary character (and with it being a Spelling production she probably had a pretty generous salary). Lifetime movies. Her books. Her reality shows. The infamous $800k inheritance. Any extra money she’s gotten over her lifetime, which must be an absurd sum. And all of this blown with nothing to show but a bunch of crap in a warehouse.

      • lucy2 says:

        Millions upon millions. Just the 10 years on a hit show (which I’m sure still runs in syndication somewhere) should have been enough for someone to be set for life if they lived modestly. When you look at what she’s actually been able to earn, it’s clear that it’s not an income problem, but a spending problem. I think Suze Orman needs to give her a good slap or two.

      • Sam says:

        Wouldn’t it be safe to assume that Tori, as a regular season cast member would have some kind of deal in place to receive royalties and back payments from any subsequent DVD sales of the shows she was on (and those terrible movies)? I can’t believe that somebody that at some point did work consistently would now have no revenue stream coming in. I think her claims of being broke are dramatically overstated.

    • Christin says:

      Her storage is a warehouse? I tried to find photos online, and found a reference to 20,000 square feet of storage that allegedly costs $3K a month. Unbelievable.

    • anne_000 says:

      I read about those storage units and warehouses too and how she can’t bring herself to sell all that stuff, even though she supposedly spent millions on them and could make quite a lot back if she really needed the money.

      She’s like a crazy spending addict and insane rat-packer. If she didn’t grow up rich, then she’d probably be like one of those crazy people whose houses are filled with junk up to the ceilings. Considering how much money she’s made over the decades and how it’s all been spent willy-nilly, it’s like money through a drug addict’s hands.

      I can see why Aaron didn’t want to leave her much especially since she refused to get a pre-nup with Dean. I’m thinking that even if he had left her $30 million, she’d still be complaining that there wasn’t much left of that now and how because he was worth more, she should have inherited more.

      I think both parents knew how crazy their daughter was. I’m beginning to think Tori’s story about how her dad didn’t understand about his own net worth was either him trying to fake her out to get her off his back or her trying to come up with a legal basis to sue her mom in probate court.

      Also, the contrast of her complaining about being poor while in a big house surrounded by lots of probably expensive furniture? Smh…

  28. Size Does Matter says:

    Tori and Dean are today’s version of Faust. Dean ditches his wife and children for Tori, Tori gets downsized in the will for leaving her husband for Dean, and now they create drama and babies for a living. They can’t get regular work because they sold their souls to reality TV and aren’t talented enough to overcome it.

  29. serena says:

    I just want to smack her.
    Her dad actually worked for his (and Tori’s) lifestyle, while she is just milking his fame and her private problems. That’s not what I call work, but whatever. The main point is, I’m sure her kids won’t have to struggle at all. So keep the BS under control Tori.

  30. pnichols says:

    What did her brother get?? Did he get more? Her mother knew the ONLY way to have power and control was to take the money away from her. You can’t take it with you and her mother didn’t earn it so why do that? I’m not defending Tori or Dean but really what’s the point? If you gave her the money and THEN she blew it all then that was her (Tori’s) decision. I wouldn’t expect it or ever ask my parents but I know that I would never do that to my daughter. To each his own I suppose.

    • Candy Love says:

      Her bother was left the same but choose to live a modest lifestyle. You are in a way defending Tori and Dean lifestyles by say her mom should pick up the bill. Tori is not a child but a adult with 4 kids she had her reality show money, book deal money and 91210 money and so if she spent all that money then that’s her problem.

      What your and some others are suggesting will only be teaching her kids that they don’t have to take responsibility for their actions and why would they even get jobs because mom and dad will support them financially.

      • pnichols says:

        I agree with you 100%. But I feel that her mother did it because of her decision (Tori’s) to leave her first husband. Yes she should scale down. If you go by the theory of “not earning it”, well than neither did Candy -if you break it down. I’m not trying to argue, just thinking of both sides. :) What did they think she was going to be like? They had a room just for wrapping gifts for Pete’s sake.

      • Candy Love says:

        Aaron was alive when Tori got with Dean he died in June of 2006 and she got divorced in around April 2006 married Dean May the same year. If I remember right Aaron didn’t like Dean ether and so it wasn’t just Candy decision. Your right Candy didn’t “earn” it but he left the money to her and if they would had split Candy would have gotten half not Tori or her brother but Candy because she was his wife.

      • pnichols says:

        Yup. Yes she is far from suffering. As someone who lives paycheck to paycheck she can really cry me a river. I just think they (Tori & Candy) are both wrong and both motivated by money. The apple doesn’t fall far. Not shocked that they didn’t like Dean. I wonder what her ex is thinking?? haha. He must be laughing his butt off.

      • Candy Love says:

        Lol I’m sure he is and glad that he got out of the marriage when he did. I agree they are both nasty people who are motivated by money.

  31. j says:

    Honestly, look at who she grew up with. Look at the house that Aaron Spelling built – that monstrous, monstrous house. What exactly did they think they were raising her to be?

    • KellyBee says:

      Well the difference is Aaron had the money to support his lifestyle. You don’t see her bother cry to the media and he seems to live with in his means.

      • j says:

        Yeah, but when you raise your child in a mansion so big it makes regular mansions look like bathrooms, when you give your children jobs, when you buy them everything they need and teach them absolutely no skills, surround them with only other wealthy people, and add in a mother who seems emotionally abusive (calling Tori ugly, encouraging her to get a nosejob, etc), what, precisely do you think is going to happen? Seriously, you can be obscenely wealthy and raise well-adjusted children but I don’t think that’s what Aaron and Candy did. I come from almost the opposite end of the spectrum but it is very hard to begin learning normal as an adult.

        Also, her brother is a life coach so I highly doubt crying to the media would fit with his brand, but that’s pretty much all Tori knows.

      • j says:

        Wrong comment in wrong spot.

  32. amp122076 says:

    My guess on the five private schools comment is that they probably also pay for the education of Dean’s son with his first wife (so their 4 kids + Jack = 5 tuitions).

  33. greenmonster says:

    I wouldn’t be suprised if we hear stories like that about Kylie Jenner in 20 years. Growing up rich and spoiled and getting some sort of career handed on a silver plate – without having any actual talent. Just as Tori had it years ago… Not teaching your children any value and giving them everything they want is only gonna harm them. Tori never had to work for anything, it was all given to her.
    Now she is a grown woman who still thinks everything should just fall into her lap, because it has always been that way. But at some point in our lives we have to realize that we are responsible for ourselves. And if she can’t afford the lifestyle she had as a kid or even young adult, that means she has to downsize.

  34. Arya Martell says:

    Tori is so addicted to the drama and being the center of attention that she will make herself sick to get what she wants. Plain and simple. Tori has no lifeskills. I do think it was a bit cruel of Aaron Spelling to spoil his daughter the way he did, give her no lifeskills and then leave her nothing when he died.

    I kind of hope Dean and her stay married because I think that’s the only chance the kids have at living a sane life. Don’t get me wrong Dean’s pond scum, I should know I lived near the guy and Mary Jo Eustace for years and he’s an @$$hole of the highest order (Mary Jo’s awesome though). However, at the same time he’s the only chance those poor kids have at obtaining any lifeskills.

    • KellyBee says:

      (kind of hope Dean and her stay married because I think that’s the only chance the kids have at living a sane life.)

      What? Their parents are together right now and their lives don’t look very sane to me and what life skills does Dean have? LoL

      • Arya Martell says:

        I can only imagine their life would be worse if Dean weren’t around is what I’m saying. It’s not great bow but I suspect it would be worse if Tori had to be a single parent even if it were a joint custody situation.

        Dean has some life skills. He still tries to work as a serious actor (he is the host of Chopped Canada and has been on guest spots on Canadian tv). So I think Dean at least makes an effort doesn’t mean he isn’t a rightous douchewaffle.

  35. Falkor says:

    Shut that enormous face of yours, Tori. This chick seems totally enamored with herself & is consumed by her own self-pity. No wonder her kids look totally miserable in photos, Tori is probably spewing her woe is me bullshit around them constantly. She could downsize her own luxuries and quit bitching about how burdensome her litter of kids are financially, but that’s just not faaaaaair! Her last name is Spelling, so she -deserves- to have all her worldly wants met, donchaknow?

  36. Jh says:

    WTF is up with that lizard? I mean, your wife is (fake) sobbing and you are just chilling with a freaking lizard on your shoulder? That was jarring. Someone just blatantly gives zero f*cks.

    • Franny Days says:

      I was laughing out loud at the lizard tbh. The only entertaining part of that clip. Lizard definitely stole the show.

    • Falkor says:

      That lizard emotes much better than Tori, Lifetime should give the lizard a show & pay him $51,000 for the season.

  37. bettyrose says:

    The kindest thing any parent can do is ensure their children develop employable skills. A few accounting classes would do wonders for a mom of four. But L.A. also has excellent public schools.

  38. Barbara says:

    They pay for half of Jack McDermott’s private school education, he’s Dean’s 16-year old son by first wife Mary Jo Eustace. So she’s right, FIVE private schools.

  39. lulu1 says:

    I don’t understand Candy Spelling (if this is all true): you can dislike the husband, you can distrust your daughter – but with regards to the children, surely she could pay for their education? Paying for them to go to a really good school would be the best thing she could do. They are growing up in a difficult home with pretty poor role models – paying for their education and any sports activities or equipment would be a way of making sure that the money is well-spent and not splurged on a whim of their mom’s.

    • Chrissy says:

      Agree, it wouldn’t definitely be a great investment in their futures while keeping the cash out of Tori’s hands. And it might even be tax deductable for her!

    • Julie says:

      IDK. Tori graduated from a great high school and look where she is now. Tori and Dean’s kids are screwed either way.

  40. Miss5280 says:

    No matter how much cash her dad left her when he died, he also gave her the following advantages: 1) excellent educational opportunities (Whether Tori took advantage of this or not, the opportunity was there.); 2) professional connections; 3) a resume full of experience that she would never have had without her dad; 4) travel/cultural experience; 5) orthodonture (This is a big one for me since my parents stretched and went without so that my siblings and I could have nice straight teeth.); and more. With everything her father provided for her, she had the opportunity to find something she enjoyed and that she was good at so she could have been incredibly successful.

    She was born on third base and is sad that no one is carrying her over home plate. She had many advantages and she squandered them all. She sucks.

  41. Jayna says:

    I will never believe there is an “Emily Goodhand.” She and Dean did that for the drama and money. Or they paid her money to be part of it, Tori cheated on, and to stay out of the limelight after. I have never seen a woman cheated on bring up a woman’s full name over and over again. Emily Goodhand, Emily Goodhand. She says it all the time, the name of a one-night fling. I wouldn’t spit her name out of my mouth. The supposed girl sells a story to US Magazine and all they put on there is a blurry photo of a girl. Who has ever done that, sold a story and not be photographed for the story but instead gives a blurry photo?. She has never resurfaced again no matter how much Tori uses her for promo in her therapy and her latest reality show.

    US Magazine cruelly released that infidelity story right before Christmas, yet that is the same magazine Tori went to months later to sell her story about how she was doing. Who would give a magazine that was that cruel to put out the infidelity story the week of Christmas and not give the story to some other mag? None of it adds up. Plus the girl’s story was weird, how she kept mentioning how much he loves his wife and how much he talked about her. I thought the story had a false ring to it, the way the girl kept praising Tori as far as Dean’s love for her. Then Tori goes into therapy filming the whole thing for money.

    Tori has sold her soul to create drama just to keep pulling in a few bucks. It’s very sad what she’s become.

  42. Jayna says:

    I guess I don’t get why everyone says dad didn’t leave Tori anything. The mother is still alive. It’s usually when both the parents die that their estate goes to the children or whomever. There’s no difference than when dad was alive. The parents can give them money or not at times as gifts, but one parent dying doesn’t mean all of a sudden the kids get a lot of the money if the other parent is their biological parent, not a step-parent, and still alive. The money was both of theirs, Candy’s and Aaron’s, in their accounts. My mother had a nice inheritance of her own. When she died, nothing went to us. Dad was still alive. It was still in their accounts and everything still his, whatever they had together as a couple, until he passed, and then the estate went to the children.

    The kids got 800,000 tax-free. Mom (Candy) is still alive. I don’t get where everyone is coming from, that Tori didn’t receive the inheritance she should have. And I’m sure they didn’t want Dean getting any of her money anyway. Candy bought Tori a house in Malibu a few years ago. But I guess Tori frittered that away. Moved to something bigger they couldn’t afford and then took a bath on it real estate-wise. Why didn’t she stay in the nice home her mother bought her? Why? Because it’s never enough. I couldn’t even figure it out in the timeline, because Tori in her woeful story about all of her houses and ending up house poor never once mentioned mom had bought them a house. I guess it didn’t fit with her poor-me, overspender storyline.

  43. Cupcake says:

    I have a hard time believing she is a real person.

  44. minx says:

    I can’t stand this spoiled, grasping brat and her unwashed loser husband.

  45. Cinderella says:

    Aside from the $800K, Tori has made a butt-load of money between the books and the shows. There is no excuse. She simply does not live with a budget. There is no one to blame but herself.

  46. jess says:

    Tori – but why should we have to change
    Because you have no money and that’s how the world works. Why would anyone feel sorry for this piece of trash. Her mismanagement of her inheritance is exactly why she shouldn’t have gotten any more money.

  47. Adrien says:

    What, Tori? I can’t believe you squandered that “Mom, may I Sleep with Danger” money.

  48. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Tori has dug herself into this hole. Sure, she may not have been left as much as she felt she deserved when her father died, but it was his money and she did get something. He could have left it all to Candy and made them wait till Candy died to get anything. That happens a lot. When my mother died a few years ago, she had squandered everything on her 4th husband and then her boyfriends after that husband walked out. Did it hurt to get zero? Yes, but it hurt more not to get a few family heirlooms that meant a lot to me for sentimental reason (things that had belonged to my grandparents). Tori got $800,000. That is a lot of money and she’s managed to get a slew of reality shows and she could have parlayed that into much more through wise investments and maybe actually creating a business, ie: seriously getting into the wedding business after their show about being wedding planners. She could have turned that into designing wedding accessories, books, even gowns. A business that she could hire people to run that would bring in money. Instead she does all this short term stuff, jumping from one thing to another and blowing vast amounts on stupid things. I think she had goodwill early on and if she’d been smart, she would’ve been all right. Instead, she has shown herself to be spoiled and greedy and people are tired of her whining.

  49. Sandra says:

    She should go on one of those reality shows where they make people live on a budget – or bring one of those coaches onto her show. It’s got all kinds of potential for the future of her show.