Poor Tori Spelling just can’t seem to get her financial situation under control.
Spelling’s struggle to learn to be responsible with money has been heavily documented on her reality TV series True Tori and Tori and Dean.
But now there’s more bad news: A judge ordered Spelling to pay American Express almost $38,000, plus $855 in court fees, after the company sued her for missing payments for more than a year.
Those who follow Spelling’s shows know she’s been in financial trouble for years. One of her biggest hits came when she tried to downsize and simplify her family’s lives to save money and ended up selling her Encino, California, home at a loss. Spelling and her ex-husband, Dean McDermott, also owed more than $250,000 to the state of California for unpaid taxes last year.
In 2014, Spelling addressed her money problems on an episode of True Tori, saying, “I feel so responsible for so many people, and I can’t do it. [I can’t handle] the responsibility of having to take care of so many people financially, the fear of that. [It] doesn’t matter. I know people look at me and they’re like, ‘Oh, poor you.’ Like, ‘Boohoo, you have so many problems.'”
And earlier this year, Spelling’s mother, Candy Spelling, revealed that she’s been paying the family’s bills for quite some time.
“I’m not paying any back payments — just for the house, and the kids’ schools and their food,” Candy said.
Soon after, Spelling addressed the American Express lawsuit, saying she wanted it to “go away.”
“We’re not bankrupt. We’re not struggling. We’re fine!” she added.
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