It’s round 18 in the battle between Tori Spelling and her mother Candy Spelling. Ding!
The notoriously messy mother-daughter relationship got even
worse when Tori’s filthy-rich TV producer father Aaron Spelling died in 2006 and Tori was reportedly left “only” $600,000 of her father’s $500 million fortune. Since then,
Tori and Candy have waged their war in the tabloids with virtually no in-person dialogue. In fact, Candy has never even met Tori’s
Tori recently brought the battle to her reality show — something Candy is
absolutely livid about. So livid, in fact, that in an act of absolute depravity Candy sent the following missive to TMZ:
“TO: Middle-aged reality show stars (like my daughter)
FROM: Candy Spelling
I know many middle-aged people have issues about their parents and their upbringing. I did. My memories didn’t match all those of my mother, and, funny thing, it’s the same way with my daughter.
Life has consequences. What you say is on the record. Other people have feelings.
I have a vested interest in this subject. My daughter, Tori’s, two-part season finale revolves around my granddaughter’s first birthday party and how she has made what seems like an agonizing
decision to invite me.
Cue music. Cue sideways glaces. Clue Lights.
I did get an invitation just in time for the RSVP deadline. I’m sure its delivery will be on next week’s episode with some comment about my house or driveway or street or something they won’t like.
I wonder if that will be spread out over one part or two. Sigh.
A big party wasn’t how I envisioned meeting my granddaughter for the first time; but, hey, this is Hollywood, and my grandchildren have become reality show props, too. At the time I emailed “yes,”
I didn’t realize I was being set up for a two-parter, even though it was clear I was being invited to be part of a segment for my daughter’s reality show.
Spoiler alert. Don’t read this if you plan to sit through an hour of people looking at their watches and saying “she’s late.” I decided my first meeting with my granddaughter should be on home
video, not primetime cable; so I emailed that I would not be attending.
Back to other reality stars. My husband taught me that the plots have to be fresh and updated. The same old whining gets tired after a while. Enough complaining about what may or may not have
happened during first grade or YMCA camp, or what vegetable you were forced to endure, especially when you are privileged enough to be on TV and get paid for it.
For all the reality show personalities, please remember that real life doesn’t get edited to make things better or worse or get better ratings. You’re responsible for what you do. Life isn’t just a
show. And your families can’t just be props. Make your own season finale without creating conflicts you will regret later.”
Read more Spelling drama
Reality TV Magazine’s report on Candy versus Tori