Tori walks out on Dean
As her dramafilled marriage implodes, the desperate and broke mother-offive turns to her mum for support
Much like her credit cards, Tori Spelling’s marriage seems to be maxed out. Just two months after being hospitalised for a suspected mental breakdown, pals of the
cash-strapped reality star say she’s stormed out on Dean Mcdermott and run into the arms of an unlikely ally – her mother Candy Spelling!
“Candy has never liked Dean,” says an insider. “And she’s the first one to say, ‘I told you so,’ to her daughter. But Tori has five kids and had nowhere else to turn.”
As recently as 2014, Tori, 45, admitted there was not “much of a relationship” nor “much communication” between her and her mum. But she’s suddenly feeling more amenable to burying the hatchet with her rich mother, 72, if it means a respite from her marital dramas with Dean, 51, and her financial woes.
Mother knows best
Once one big happy family, Tori’s relationship with her mum took a nosedive following the death of Tori’s dad, TV mogul Aaron Spelling, in 2006. Naming Candy in his will as the executor of his $803 million estate, he only left Tori and her brother Randy $1 million apiece – which the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum blew through in record time.
Not only did Dean and Tori continue to spend recklessly despite being hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, they’ve moved several times in recent years and are currently saddled with $13,000 a month in rent. Feeling generous in her old age – and likely as a plea to repair her fractured relationship with her only daughter – Candy has taken some of the pressure off by padding Dean and Tori’s purse.
“She’s been paying the couple’s monthly rent, buying groceries and paying for the children’s private school,” whispers the source, but says that Candy drew the line at bailing her daughter out of her $937,000 tax bill and six figures’ worth of credit card debt.
“Now that Tori has run off to Candy’s house, maybe Dean will realise how dire this situation is and find a way to keep the family intact,” whispers our spy. But not if Candy follows through with their master plan to get Tori to ditch Dean once and for all.
Same old stori
For years, Candy has bit her tongue and watched her daughter’s soap opera marriage play out. But Tori and Dean hit rock bottom after longsimmering tensions erupted in early March, when police were forced to intervene three times in just two weeks. On March 1, a neighbour called 911 because
‘DEAN ISN’T SURE HOW MUCH MORE HE CAN TAKE’
Tori was acting erratically and allegedly suffered a nervous breakdown. Six days later, a frantic Dean called emergency services again, pleading for a wellbeing check on his wife. “Deputies contacted her briefly and determined she was fine,” stated...