Confession: "Tori & Dean: Insert Whatever Subtitle it is This Season Here" is a pretty charming show. I may watch it fairly regularly. I may even have it programmed on my DVR queue. I may have forgiven Tori Spelling for "Mother May I Sleep with Danger?" May have. And if you don't watch, basically, somehow, Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott convince viewers to forgive them for cheating on their spouses and eventually leaving those spouses to be with one another and then go on to convince you they're fairly regular people and do regular people-type things, like take care of their kids and fight over the remote and stuff like that. And Tori does mention Candy Spelling — her mom — on air occasionally; she touches on their strained relationship and how it has made her a better mother to her own kids — especially her own daughter — because she doesn't want to repeat the past. I don't think — at least to the extent that I believe what Tori has alluded to on air — that anything specifically happened to cause a rift between her and her mom, but simply that they never really got along. Candy was never the kind of mom Tori hoped or needed her to be and, MY GOD, she kind of proved that with what I read today.
Candy Spelling was on air yesterday with a radio show out of Mass. when she verbally blamed Tori for her dad's — Aaron Spelling — death. She said, "It was sad because that's what killed my husband actually. He just didn't want to live after that. You know, he had done everything …. he could possibly do for his daugther and she wanted no part of him once he couldn't do anything for her." She said earlier in the interview: "I've always been trying to work on the relationship [with Tori] … I don't know what the anger is." Um, here's a thought Candy, blaming her for her father's death is probably not the most constructive way tot "work" on your relationship with her unless by work you mean destroy irreparably.
Aaron Spelling was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and then suffered a stroke just five days before he ultimately died in June of 2006 at the age of 83. He was also involved in a rather messy, dramatic lawsuit six months prior to his death by a former nurse, and I imagine that added to his stress levels in very serious ways. All of these things contributed to his death but a rift — one that Tori has never spoken about — with his daughter sure doesn't seem like one of them. Again, HE WAS EIGHTY-THREE YEARS OLD.
Candy has often spoken about her desire to be in her grand-kids' lives — Tori's son, Liam, and daughter, Stella — but if that were true, would she so blatantly hammer the final nail into the coffin of her relationship with Tori? I mean, something tells me play dates and slumber parties just aren't going to happen after this statement. And, no I never thought I'd say this, but I don't blame Tori Spelling one bit for keeping her kids away from their grandmother.
Blaming Tori for this is kind of ridiculously awful of her mother, and it makes me forgive Tori for "Co-ed Call Girl" as well.