Tori Spelling's Former Beverly Hills, 90210 Costar Ian Ziering on True Tori: "It's a Train Wreck!"

Celebrity News Jun. 6, 2014 AT 4:10PM
Ian Ziering; Tori Spelling Tori Spelling's former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Ian Ziering has some pretty strong opinions about her reality show True Tori; "It's a train wreck," he says Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images; John M. Heller/Getty Images

Pass the remote, please! Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott may be comfortable airing their dirty laundry on Lifetime's True Tori, but Ian Ziering, for one, is not comfortable watching. Appearing on Access Hollywood Live with hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday, June 5, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum said he questions why his former costar would choose to document such a private struggle—the effect of McDermott's infidelity on their eight-year marriage—so publicly.

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"I've seen clips...it's not appointment television for me," Ziering, 50, said of True Tori, which aired its season finale on May 27, followed by a reunion special on June 3. "It's tough to watch. It saddens me to see Tori going through all this pain [and] that there are kids involved. I have a tremendous amount of love for Tori and it's just sad. I'm sad."

The actor—who played Steve Sanders on the Aaron Spelling-created 90210—went on to say that while he knows Spelling's docu-series probably makes for "great television," he "questions the motives" behind it.

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"I don't know what to make of it. It's a train wreck, it's a train wreck!" he said. "And I can't explain it, because I don't know the details. I'm just a witness and a bystander, like we all are. It's like, why is this even happening?" He added, "It just seems as [if] there is nothing sacred."

That said, the Sharknado star believes Spelling probably has her reasons. "I do know that Tori is a smart girl," he told Bush and Hoover. "She knows what she is doing."

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In fact, Spelling told Us Weekly back in April that she decided to do True Tori to reclaim her life as her own. "The moment this story came out, my voice was taken away. Magazines and shows were like, 'Here's what she's going to do. Here's what she's thinking,'" she explained. "I wanted to tell my story exactly as it was happening, what my feelings were."

She also wanted to have a record of the saga for her kids to watch someday when they're older. "I'm proud of the woman I've become," she said on the reunion special, "and I want them to see that."

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