Tori Spelling: ‘I’m not going to stop putting my kids out there. I’m proud’

Note that the guy in this photo is not Dean McDermott

I stopped following Tori Spelling on Instagram because she posts long videos rambling about how awesome her life is. Her main moneymaker seems to be sponsored content and she also posts a ton of photos of her kids. Her oldest child, daughter Stella, 10, has her own Instagram account to promote her slime business. Both Tori and her husband, Dean McDermott, link Stella’s Instagram from their accounts. So Tori and Dean’s business model is all about putting their kids on Instagram. It’s no surprise that Tori doesn’t intend to stop doing this. She told E! during an appearance at a conference for motherhood or something that she’s proud of her kids and isn’t going to change. She also talked about a potential 90210 reboot (of course she’s for it) and some trainer she hired to lose weight.

On getting criticized for putting her kids on Instagram
“I’m not going to stop putting my kids out there. I’m proud of my kids. I’m just like any mother out there. It was their first day of school and I was taking a picture and I was proud. I think it’s beyond disappointing. In a world where we talk about evolving yet we spend so much of our time shaming others. I think the most disappointing thing was seeing other moms shaming another mom.”

On a 90210 reboot
“There’s definitely been talk about it. We’re definitely all still friends. We love each other and would love to work together. At this point, we feel like we were the O.G. and there’s been a lot of reboots of other shows and we want to take our time and really do it right and not just give you the plain ole, ‘Hey it’s the reboot. Now we’re in our 40s. Here’s life.’ We want to do a different version of a reboot and it’s definitely going to be something that’s going to wow people and we’re all talking about it right now.”

On her weight loss “accountability coach”
“Teddi and I met through a mutual friend. With my other four kids, the weight came off—I worked at it but it came off relatively easy. The weight after my fifth child, after Beau, didn’t happen. I felt kind of stuck in the weight world.

“I started working with Teddi and it’s been life changing. My confidence is like through the roof.”

[From E! Online]

I bet the trainer/accountability coach is paying Tori for the mention because that’s how Tori operates. At the very least she’s comping services in exchange for this mention. Also, I’m incredulous that Tori has ever had an issue with confidence. As for putting her kids on Instagram, a lot of parents do this and it’s their prerogative I guess. There’s a real problem with mommy shaming online, but it’s telling that Tori is calling out other moms who criticize her as if they’re traitors to mommyhood. That sounds like Taylor Swift’s approach to feminism.


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  1. Kristen says:

    I feel bad for those kids.

    • Astrid says:

      +1, the same way I felt about the Duggar girls back in the day, hoping the could escape.

  2. Beth says:

    I feel bad for any kids whose parents plaster them all over social media and use them for attention. Everyone knows Tori and her husband are pathetic and dumb, so this must be extra embarrassing for their kids

  3. Escondista says:

    I have not put one photo of my two year old on social media. I share photos with friends personally but I believe in my daughter’s right to complete digital privacy.
    She may feel differently but she will decide and control that when she’s old enough.

    • Swack says:

      We’ll put up first day of school pictures and birthday pictures up but nothing more than that. She exploits those children and that is not okay.

      • HelloSunshine says:

        Yeah my privacy settings are locked down and I still rarely post pictures with my kid’s face in them. I text friends and family pictures usually and people don’t post up pictures of my child because they respect my husband and I lol

        Plus, I don’t see anything wrong with posting up pics of your kid necessarily (every parent is different but I feel that my child should have control over their image from the beginning) but I do see something wrong with exploiting your children for monetary gain. I have to wonder if all of these kids that have parents who run YouTube channels and big instagrams and stuff will grow up and feel used at any point.

    • Cee says:

      I dont have children and I agree with you. If/when I have them, I will not post photos of them, or their faces, anywhere. It’s also about safety.

    • Dita von Katzhausen says:

      We do the same thing, even asked her preschool not to post pictures of her to their FB page. It is her decision to make, even though it sometimes itches me to share pics, because she is soooo darn cute. So I understand why people do it. My problem with, what Tori is doing, is not the sharing pictures, of her kids, but rather putting them to work on social media, at the ripe age of ten.

  4. CharliePenn says:

    She absolutely should be proud of her sweet kids. She should also check in with reality and realize that she’s exposing them to the public at large. She’s not just some mom with kids, she is famous. Get a clue.
    Also what’s with the slime? Every other kid seems to be making and selling slime. How old am I that I just don’t get it at all.

    • Swack says:

      Slime is made with white glue, shaving cream and contact solution (or at least the recipe I know) and then you can add color, or glitter or other things. It can be messy if the ratios are correct and you certainly don’t want it around your furniture – to me hard to clean up. The craze has kind of left my family (comes back once in a while when the grandkiddos find some they already made).

      • Isa says:

        I think one kid made a ton of money off of it and now there’s a steady stream of kid slime influencers. 😂

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, that’s the current recipe (I’m a preschool teacher). It used to be made with borax.

        My friend recently told me that her 10 year old daughter asked for her own iPad just so she could watch more slime videos. Lol.

  5. RBC says:

    “We’re definitely all still friends” I could have sworn I read someplace that Tori and Jason Priestley no longer speak to each other. He was angry because she auctioned off his wedding invitation or something similar?
    Surprised that Tori has not
    announced another pregnancy
    Also she should get another colour lipstick or tone down the red. That shade is hideous on her

    • Renee says:

      Wait….she auctioned off his wedding invitation? I never heard this but it wouldn’t surprise me. How desperate do you need to be to do that? I ……..have no further words.

  6. Gigi says:

    I’m guessing Teddy is Teddy Mellancamp & we should expect Tori to pop up on a RHOBH episode.

  7. Murphy says:

    I thought their oldest kid was a boy?

    The slime business doesn’t surprise me, tons of kids are doing that.

  8. Alix says:

    “I’m proud of my little paychecks!”

  9. Mona says:

    I’m just going to say how grateful I am for people like this. Why you ask?!
    I look at this people with no shame, no style, no anything, people that if you would meet them in town you would want to take for a meal and a shopping trip as you feel so sorry for this human garbage and yet they believe they’re the greatest and make tons of money. This made me realize that I must stop hating myself, stop apologizing and simply living my best life. I quit my old underpaid job and went for a new one with 5 times more pay and am already enrolled by the company on a management course as I am great, unlike the Human garbage I was apparently at my old company. I stopped caring if I have a bit of a muffin top during some Days of the month or if I have a tiny dimple of cellulite somewhere or if someone may think I am too old or too fat or too thin for something to wear. My s..xlife with my partner is off the charts and we are 9 years together. I simply don’t care and tell him what I want and when I want it without this constant feeling that as a woman I have to look this way and act this or that way. Women like her,the KarJenners and all the other “famous beauties” are so healing for me and are true feminist as by lowering the bar so low with their thirst and greed they torn down the doors to what is acceptable. When someone critisices me, a quick look on Instagram and I have tons of Torries and co ladies to shove in the other persons face with the words: welcome to 2018, the dark ages are over and it works. So a massive thank you to all of this famous women and to all the ladies reading this: take a page out of their books and start living your best life and stop GAF about what someone may think of you.
    Thanks for reading

  10. abbi says:

    It sounds like Tori’s life and self-esteem revolves around getting likes on instagram.

  11. Adrien says:

    Last pic: I thought they have one of those Intex inflatable pools. Then I saw the tiki totem and read the ig location. That’s some redneck resort.

  12. Tiny Martian says:

    I honestly have no idea why this person is still famous, other than for her family connections. Why would anyone be interested in her insta account?

    The idea of scrolling through a complete stranger’s family photos is pure torture to me, I can’t imagine anything more tedious!

  13. Other Renee says:

    What those poor kids are learning is that if something is bothering them, it doesn’t matter as long as they appear to have the perfect life on Instagram.

  14. skipper says:

    Is her accountability coach Teddi from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? John Mellencamp’s daughter?

  15. Esmom says:

    Last time I read about her she was all about body positivity, albeit with photoshopped swimsuit photos. That didn’t last long.

    • smcollins says:

      It never does. It seems that no sooner a celebrity is touting body positivity and how much they love their curves they pop up on social media or a magazine cover showing off a dramatic weight loss and their “best body.”

  16. Michelle says:

    Why won’t someone who is interviewing her ask this woman the REAL questions….what are you going to do about your unpaid bills? Have you paid your taxes? Have you started saving for your child’s college or are you gonna let Mama do this for you? Do you have a lifetime supply of that hideous red lipstick? She needs to be on a Barbara Walters Special or something!

  17. ChillyWilly says:

    Teddi?? As in Teddi Jo Mellencamp? Daughter of John Cougar Mellencamp, accountability coach and star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills??? Tori is sooo trying to get on that show!

    • Tourmaline says:

      RIGHT! That has got to be who it is
      How many LA accountability coaches are named Teddi??
      And Teddi is going to be back this season on Real Housewives of Bev Hills, so I’m sure Tori will be making an appearance

  18. Felicia says:

    I am so confused, isn’t her mom a millionaire.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I feel bad for those kids. They have never had a choice and have always been pushed in the public eye, because their parents are too lazy to actually work for a living. You can be plenty proud and still let them have a private childhood.

    Slime was briefly a thing when I was a kid. I was surprised when I heard a coworker talking about her kid making it. I didn’t really get it the appeal back then, and don’t get it now.

  20. Julianne says:

    I wonder if having her kid sling slime on IG as opposed to getting her into “the biz” is just a way to circumvent the Coogan laws?

  21. Claire says:

    Anything for a $