When Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth agreed to take part in the teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210, way back in 1990, few fans may have guessed that the women would have remained friends for nearly 25 years — and continue to be working together on the small screen. "[Jennie] brings out a side of me that I need and love. I don't laugh with anyone as much as I laugh with [her]," Spelling tells Us Weekly.
Executive producing and starring in Mystery Girls together, Spelling and Garth say it's refreshing to work with their best friend every day. And, according to Spelling, not much has changed over their 25-year friendship. "When we were young, we had times where we went out and went crazy, but . . . we had moments where we were home knitting in sweats," she tells Us. I remember being at your house at night and we would go to Michaels and pick up food and hang out. We were DIYers then!"
Spelling, 41, and Garth, 42, tell Us their time on Mystery Girls has been enhanced because they're able to bring their children to the comedy's L.A.-based set. "They rule the roost, they are the bosses, pretty much," Garth says of her girls Fiona, Lola, and Luca, and Spelling's kids Liam, Stella, Hattie and Finn. "They go wherever they want and people are so respectable of them and take care of them."
As Spelling explains, 7-year-old Fiona and 6-year-old Stella have become fast friends, just like their moms. "Stella's totally me and Fiona's totally Jennie," the actress tells Us.
"We laugh a lot. We're literally like little schoolgirls on set," Spelling says of her and Garth. "We don't have much downtime, but when we do, we just sit and it's like having your best girlfriend there. When we're not shooting or rehearsing or having girlfriend time, we're having daycare, basically."