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Tori Spelling Opens Up About the ‘Mom Guilt’ That Comes With Her Career

Sadly, most moms know that feeling guilty often comes with the territory. Try as we might to set reasonable expectations, it always feels like there’s some box we’re not checking, some “Supermom” status just out of reach. Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tori Spelling admitted to feeling “mom guilt” at a luncheon this week, and we couldn’t relate more. Things are going so well for the actress — the 90210 reboot! her love life with husband Dean McDermott! — and while we totally understand where she’s coming from, we hope she finds a way to cut herself some slack going forward.

Talking to Us Weekly, Spelling got real about what it’s like to balance her acting career with parenting her five kids with McDermott. “I live in a state of mom guilt, a perpetual state,” she admitted. “It should be tattooed across my forehead. It’s really bad.” Spelling’s five kids range in age from 2 years old (Beau Dean) to 12 years old (Liam Aaron), with 7-year-olds Hattie Margaret and Finn Davey, and 11-year-old Stella Doreen in the middle. While five kids would be a handful for anyone, Spelling is beyond grateful for the support that McDermott provides.

“This morning, I was just realizing that a lot of people don’t have this,” Spelling reflected to Us Weekly. “He’s up, he’s waking the girls up, I’m waking the boys up and we’re just doing it together. I’m like, ‘I’m really lucky to have this.'” And the two work as a team even when one is working full-time: “When I’m working, he is there,” the “Daddy Issues” host explained. “When he’s working, I’m there. We kind of just trade off, so it works.”

Spelling answered another question we always have for celebrity moms: Do her kids know that she’s famous, and do they care? “The younger ones kind of zone out,” Spelling said of Fox’s BH90210. “They’re like, ‘Oh, Mom. Fun. Wait, what else?’ My older ones are really into it. They get the stories, they get that it’s fictional and they’re really supportive.” But it’s the upcoming season of BH90210 that Spelling is really excited for: “[Next season] really dives into me as an individual and more about me, my brand and how I’m a mom boss,” Spelling said. We can’t wait!

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