Tori Spelling threw a kids’ Easter party with a huge bounce house

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Right around the time their bank account was being emptied to settle a long overdue IRS debt, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott threw an Easter kids’ party complete with a giant bounce house. I’m not talking about the regular kind of birthday party bounce house you can rent for $200, from the photos it looks to be about three to four sizes bigger than a typical bounce house. You can see the pictures on Radar Online.

Tori Instagrammed photos from that party, she included a picture of her Easter “tablescape” which she said cost less than $40. (I don’t think I spend $40 on fancy placesettings the entire year unless I buy new dishes, which never happens.) She blogged about her Easter brunch recipes. She also posted photos of the kids looking for eggs, which is nice and you wouldn’t expect her to give up that tradition because she’s trying to save money. She probably isn’t trying to save money though, just to hide evidence of her still-crazy spending. She got that huge bounce house and didn’t post any photos of it, there are only aerial paparazzi pictures. Oh and there’s a tennis court on the property, which she’s renting.

So the bounce house Tori rented for the kids must have cost at least a few hundred. Only Dean is of course behind on his child support payments to his ex wife, Mary Jo Eustace, with whom he has an 18 year-old son. Radar is reporting that Dean is trying to delay his $2,500 monthly payment, due May 1, because of course he is. He doesn’t have any cash after the tax man took it all. So how did Tori and Dean pay for the kids’ party? Did her mother Candy take care of it, like she did the $40k baby shower for Tori’s fifth child? Dean owes that much because he worked out a payment plan with Mary Jo so that he could start to pay back some of the over $110k he owes her in back child support. She dropped her contempt of court claim against him in exchange for this repayment deal, only of course he’s about to fall behind.

Will Tori and Dean file for bankruptcy next? Radar reports that even if they do Dean will still owe child support, although you know he’s not going to pay it either way. Neither is Tori going to stop throwing parties and buying stuff.

Baby Beau’s face is amazing here:

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  1. Insomniac says:

    Yeah, I’m with you, Baby Beau.

    • Neelyo says:

      Haha, he’s already got a great side eye and I’m sure he’ll have plenty of use for it.

    • RuddyZooKeepee says:

      All of her kids look completely over it.

      • Birdix says:

        Especially the girl in the palm tree dress in the last photo. She’s going to write the tell-all when she’s older and use that money to get out of there

    • Holly hobby says:

      Omg that pic was priceless. I bet he’s thinking why did you name me after a sourdough company?

  2. RussianBlueCat says:

    Which is more believable: The Easter Bunny hopping around handing out chocolate eggs? or Tori and Dean actually living within their means?

  3. astrid says:

    Those poor kids, they have no chance with Tori and Dean as parents

  4. Shambles says:


    Why can’t I ever put my finger on wtf is so weird about her face?

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      To me, she looks half starved.
      She is also getting old and pregnancies must have taken a toll on her.

    • Mia4s says:

      I think the face is too much plastic surgery and fillers done too young. It causes that slightly off look.

      God she’s really desperate for that reality show isn’t she? As a “Martha Stewart” type?! Yeah right. More appealing and attractive celebs than her have failed at that, let alone succeeded. What a joke!

      • LittlestRoman says:

        Not to mention the basic fallacy of her own lifestyle. “Let me show you how to do fancy things on a budget. Wait, what’s a budget?”

      • Christin says:

        The newest angle is decorating on a budget. Anyone truly on a strict budget with the tax man at their door would be spending zero on such things.

        The only reality show I want to see is one where people who have a great start and multiple chances are held accountable. These two need to grow up and finally become responsible.

    • doofus says:

      Mia4s has it right. she started f-ing with her face at a very young age, prob before her face really finished “developing”. I think she had her first nose job before she went on 90210 and I believe she was 16/17 when that show started.

      but yeah, her face is weird.

    • minx says:

      IMO it’s too much plastic surgery, too young, She also has that bleached out hair and dark red lips which don’t soften her look at all.

  5. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Baby’s first family photo and it’s only her and the baby?

    • lisa says:

      what’s more interesting is the thick layer of mayonnaise and perhaps a pair of panty hose over the lens

      it’s airbrushed back to a water color

      • smcollins says:

        😂😂😂😂 Perfect 👌🏻
        My question is what’s the point of having all that work done to your face if you’re still going to rely so heavily on photoshop? She looks *nothing* like her retouched photos. Who is she trying to kid? Herself?

      • Neelyo says:

        I think the mayo-hose technique was first used for Cybill Shepherd on MOONLIGHTING.

      • Christin says:

        The Vaseline lens was also used in Doris Day rom-com close ups.

  6. anna says:

    i despise them so much. popping out one kid after another with a douchebag who has to be court- ordered to pay child support, living way above your means while selling it as such a loving family and dragging these children in front of every camera. it’s disgusting. candy, shut that sh1t down!

    • Mia4s says:

      It’s so gross isn’t it? Mary Jo shouldn’t give him an inch. If that check if 5 minutes late? Send. Him. To. Jail.

      • swak says:

        I totally agree with you. I’ve threatened my ex with court because he can’t pay his obligations on time (and those aren’t even 1/10 of what Dean has to pay). He has been given more than enough time and she has been more than generous. What I don’t get is not paying when you’re suppose to. I’m too afraid of the consequences!

    • LittlestRoman says:

      This! I mean – if they were single and childfree, it would still be a wildly irresponsible and exploitative (of Candy) way to live their lives. The fact that they are doing this (repeatedly) to their own children – including Dean’s child from a previous relationship – raises it to an entirely different level. If Tori wasn’t the daughter of Aaron Spelling and they’d never had any reality shows, I would expect DCF to have been called repeatedly.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      EVERY MOVE IS MONETIZED! The fake affair. The fake medical emergencies (remember the “skin grafts”?) . Popping out babies to sell pictures. Instagrams with every item attributed. Hateful, stupid, dishonest people. What happens when nobody cares any more? I certainly do not!!!

  7. Beth says:

    When they’re already hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, they must not care about a couple of hundred to add to the list. So irresponsible.

  8. Neelyo says:

    I’m sure she sees this as an investment in her career as a lifestyle maven.

  9. minx says:

    These people are despicable.

  10. Redgrl says:

    They symbolize everything that is wrong with the US sub-lebrity industry. Talentless, amoral, unattractive and entitled.

  11. Babs says:

    The Deaner sure have strong genes.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    If I were Mary Jo, I would be documenting all of this. EVERY.THING. You cannot claim poor to avoid paying court ordered support, and then throw big unnecessary parties for your new family. He owes her a LOT of money.

    I feel sorry for all the kids involved here.

    • DIRTNAP says:

      I wouldn’t be shocked if Tori posts these types of tidbits as a passive aggressive middle finger to Mary Jo, much in the way LeAnn Rimes posted extravagances to tick Brandi off in the beginning. Remember when Eddie screwed Brandi on child support, claiming he didn’t work much, and immediately afterward, LeAnn posted the photo of herself wearing the HUGE engagement ring? Tori and LeAnn should go bowling together.

    • Holly hobby says:

      I’m pretty sure the creditors are paying attention too. In the event they are filing for bankruptcy. Ive been to a creditor meeting where creditors printed out pages of some debtor enjoying a fancy meal from the debtor’s Facebook page. That’s how they challenge the debtor’s claims.

  13. Barbcat says:

    In the picture where she is holding the baby she looks so much better without the bright red lips and clown makeup she normally slaps on all over her face. I would love to see her do this more often and also go back to a darker hair color. Why does she think so much clown makeup and that horrible yellow-white hair looks good on her???

  14. Marianne says:

    If you are poor to the point where you banks accounts are being emptied to settle debt, you shouldn’t be buying a $200 bouncy castle. But I assume she does it anyway cause she thinks Candy will bail her out.

    Like, I get that you still want the kids to have some fun. Fine. But, theres no reason why you have to include a bouncy castle. Do you think most kids get a bouncy castle on Easter? No.

  15. TheOtherOne says:

    These two need professional help.

    • sendepause says:

      I doubt that nobody tried to talk them to their senses before, obviously it doesn´t work. At this point they need a dog trainer who will water-spray them each time they touch money or a credit card.

  16. poppy says:

    that is a fug tablescape -how it was $40 is crazy. maybe the lilacs(?) ate the budget?

    FYI nobody wants to wipe or even dab their mouth with burlap.

    • Anon33 says:

      As someone who used to work at a Joann Fabrics, and throws dinner parties fairly regularly, there is no way that tablescape only cost $40. Not unless she already had most of the stuff in her possession.

      • poppy says:

        my point is her set up is soooo fugly for $40.

        and you are correct, she did not create ~that~ from $40 without a good bit of it being in her possession already.

        guessing she already had the brass utensils and china.
        with nicer flowers separate, everything else can be had (and better) for $40.

        Fenton hob nail cream & sugar $12
        Candy dish $5
        Lace table cloth $6
        Figurines $12 (couldn’t find those exact but found ones nicer)
        framed picture “tray” $3
        charity shop

        Burlap napkins $6. those awful unusable things push it over $40
        for the love of WHY?!?!?
        just go to tj max and buy a set that can actually be used for the same price.

        *you can find a complete set (6-8 place settings + extras like tea pots and gravy boats) of finer chintzy china at my local thrifts for $13, plus pretty much everything she used for very very cheap, thanks old people that downsize!

  17. mkyarwood says:

    Those poor kids. The one with hair in her face? Wants to be invisible. I can’t imagine she has the emotional capacity to be present for her kids. I can barely do it for two, and there are five years in between them, because I was pretty sure I couldn’t for a long time!

  18. Neelyo says:

    Maybe they were checking out the Bouncy House as a future rental when they get kicked out of their current home.

  19. Rianic says:

    Not knocking her kids. I have three myself. But even when we were at our poorest, and trust we were there, my girls dressed better. I always could find deals on eBay or deals sites. Her kids’ outfits look like clearance rack at the dollar store.

    • Christin says:

      I noticed the same on yesterday’s post. She and Dean, though, appear to be wearing higher-quality clothing, which makes the contrast even more obvious. It’s as if they are trying to dress those kids as poor-looking as possible.

  20. Chelly says:

    He owes SO much in back child support, why has he not gotten arrested??? These people need a SERIOUS reality check & these meager slaps on the wrist ain’t cuttin’ it

  21. Sassback says:

    It’s so weird that her kids are out together sloppily and she’s wearing like an attempt to be couture at a Moana premiere. Dean dresses like a normal dad, the kids are are wearing dirty sneakers and ill-fitting dresses, and she’s wearing very expensive occasion-inappropriate attire. Like the kids get hand-me-downs and she gets new things.

    • kNY says:

      Yeah, it’s a little bizarre. I mean, some kinds are extremely independent with what they wear and may her kids DO dress themselves, but their clothes don’t have to be dirty.

    • Gisele says:

      Her kids always look dirty and neglected. Kids get dirty and messy and can look unkempt, but they are at a premiere. You’d think she could clean them up for once.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Why are their kids always dragged down red carpets? They never look happy to be there. For that matter, why are Tori and Dean still invited to things?

      • Gisele says:

        @Lucy2 You’ve got a point.. Who is inviting them? I guess that just having the Spelling name, gets her included. They get in for free which I’m sure is a big draw and of course there’d be goody bags too. Tori seems desperate for the spotlight and unable to accept the fact that she has no career. She’d go to the opening of an envelope, if it meant she got her picture taken and could pimp out her bedraggled, child army. Dean looks like fresh hell and has aged terribly. I’ve noticed that the kids never look happy either. They all look, tired, depressed and over it all.

  22. trollontheloose says:

    if Candy paid there is nothing wrong with it. She pays for her grandchildren. I don’t see her paying her son in law child support. If I was MaryJo I will be seething but Candy’s money is not hers. It’s appalling to have to read your ex’s kids are well taken care of while you struggle with your son’s daily basic. It’s unfair. At this point Tori doesn’t care. Tori pops kids to have the lights on her, get some money and burn it before the check clears. She could have been multimillionaire by now but it just shows you she has no skills no limits.. how can think that a baby will make their couple strong is dumbfounding. Baby are not band aid. Band aid eventually has to be taken off.

    • Montréalaise says:

      This will sound harsh, but I think that Candy should stop paying, period. Why do her daughter and son-in-law keep having baby after baby when they can`t even support themselves? It`s because they know that grandma will continue to pay for the kids, and the more kids there are, the more she will loosen the purse strings. All Candi is doing is enabling their reckless spending. $40,000 for a baby shower? How does that benefit the baby? I know that the kids are innocent and don`t deserve any of this, but maybe having to scramble to take care of and educate their kids – without grandma picking up the tab – will be the wake-up call Tori and Dean need.

      • trollontheloose says:

        even the IRS can’t get them to tone it down. I’m sure Candy gave them a pep talk even maybe get them thru an accountant but what Tori wants Tori gets. i don’t even know who sign the lease to every houses they rented. I feel bad for the kids to have to move every other 6 months. Does Tori actually pay rent? does she leave when she can’t pay the rent?

      • KB says:

        Same. Throwing a 40k baby shower isn’t going to help Tori adjust to living on a budget.

      • minx says:


      • Marianne says:

        I agree. She’s probably getting guilt tripped into giving them money. Who knows if Candy gave them $40,000 specifically for a baby shower or if she thought it was a loan to help them stay on their feet for a bit, and Tori just spent it on something dumb like a baby shower.

        Either way, I think she should put her foot down and say no. Tori and Dean need a reality check. Saying no is going to force them to actually get jobs (im not saying that they have to get minimum wage jobs – im sure with their connections they could probably find some work with like a production company or like with a magazine or something). And if for some reason it doesnt end up being the wake up call they need and their children’s welfare falls, at least that makes a case for Candy to step in and become their legal guardian.

  23. courtney says:

    uh dean’s son Jack is considered an adult in the eyes of the law over age 18 so all he’s actually on the hook for is part of the college tuition and medical care if Jack had to he could get a job to help support himself and his mom at least Dean’s not as bad as Eddie Murphy who denies his daughter with Mel B is even his when she looks like a female carbon copy of him as a child

    • Lady D says:

      He still owes for 18 years of child support, no matter the age of said child. It’s a bill that has to be paid like all others.

      • Chaine says:

        Yup, I know a lady whose kid is in his 30s now and she is still dogging the deadbeat dad for the many thousands in overdue child support. I have to hand it to her for never giving up on making him meet his obligation.

    • doofus says:

      except that the money he owes is from before his child with Eustace was 18…it’s BACK child support that is years overdue, from what I understand.

    • Gisele says:

      Jack just turned 18 and Dean hasn’t paid support in almost two years. That’s why he was found in contempt of court and threatened with jail time. His ex is looking for him to pay for back support.The chances of him contributing to the kid’s college education are slim to none and I’m sure she knows. His oldest son is very hard working and has been offered acceptance and scholarships into multiple schools, so he’s certainly not sitting around, waiting for dead beat Dean to put him through college. Also, Dean adopted a baby girl with his ex and abandoned her at two months old, to run off with Tori and start pumping out kids. He’s never paid a cent toward her support, so I’ll say that he’s worse than Eddie Murphy.

      • swak says:

        Don’t know about their divorce agreement, but when I divorced my youngest was still in college. Part of the divorce agreement was he had to pay half the tuition up until a certain point (also half of any loans already obtained). She was in her last year and so he was responsible for only paying any tuition/bills that allowed her to graduate that May/June. I would think that her lawyer was smart enough to put something in the divorce agreement about it.

    • Gisele says:

      @swak I’m sure you’re right and that there’s a legal agreement in place regarding it. His ex seems like a very intelligent woman so I doubt she wouldn’t have thought ahead. He’s under the threat of actual jail time and still hasn’t coughed up any of the back payments he owes, yet is being photographed having fancy parties for his other kids. I highly doubt he’ll fork over any of the college money. He’s an irresponsible scumbag.

      • swak says:

        I totally agree but he’s not going to spend anytime in jail for this. I know several people who haven’t paid child support and still aren’t in jail. Like every other celebrity, overcrowding will be the issue for not putting him in jail. I ended up paying for the last semester of schooling for my daughter because she decided to skip a semester. My ex never did offer to help pay. Only good thing was she went to a state university and stayed at home so tuition was really low.

      • Gisele says:

        I know he’d never end up in jail, but the thought of him grovelling to be kept out, amuses me for some reason. Living at home while going to school saves such a huge amount of money. The cost of student housing and meal plan fees is insane now.

  24. Valois says:

    I just can’t with that #babybeau hashtag. Stop it.

  25. kNY says:

    I think Tori’s goal is to become one of those people who gets paid to show off their lifestyle. A bunch of my friends follow a pair of sisters in Utah – these sisters literally just take pictures of flowers and Chanel bags and their outfits and get paid to do so. Anyway, I wonder if she got the bounce house rental free because she’s “advertising” for the company. If she is paying for these “tablescapes” out of her own pocket, she’s probably justifying it by saying she’s trying to market herself as a crafter in order to bring in more business.

    • KB says:

      She’d have posted a photo with the company name if it were free for publicity. She didn’t actually post any photos of it, I think she was trying to hide the fact she even had one.

  26. smee says:

    Her check is going to bounce more than the huge bounce house!

    She looks like she has on a plastic Tori Spelling mask – frightening.

  27. Lizzie says:

    I noticed some people on Facebook doing a pyramid scheme for whitening toothpaste and tagging her! Like she’s the top of the pyramid – er I mean multi-level online marketing business. I thought that was super pathetic! Tori spellling selling toothpaste to her social circle to survive.

  28. Jennifer says:

    Oh FFS. Just embrace the Target life. And pay your damn child support!

  29. Penelope says:

    Both parents are unhinged. I feel for the kids.

  30. Oliviajoy says:

    I wonder how much Tori got paid for those ridiculous psychic commercials that come on late at night? They are so embarrassing. I cringe whenever they come on.

  31. Shannon says:

    Omfg I should start a lifestyle website for her to follow. How to live on the cheap. She needs it.

  32. bwwana says:

    The photo of Tori and the baby for people magazine, is nice, she looks really good for a change, and the baby is very cute. Saying that, they are both pathetic people.

  33. PettyRiperton says:

    That baby already knows his mom’s full of sh*t.

  34. Sarah says:

    Holy cow…that bounce house!! That thing cost way more than a couple hundred bucks! I totally want to run around in that thing :)

  35. Bread and Circuses says:

    People took some very nice photos of her. That’s probably as lovely as I’ve ever seen her look.