Tori Spelling has always had a complicated relationship with her mother, Candy Spelling. But at the moment, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum and 73-year-old author of Stories From Candyland are in a good place.
“Things were tense for a while between the two,” a source told Us Weekly. “But they are very close now and actively working through their issues.”
The widow of mega TV producer Aaron Spelling — he left behind an estimated $600 million fortune — has been helping her daughter with finances. “Candy is paying for her children’s private school,” the source revealed. “Their relationship is a lot better these days.”
Tori, 45, and her husband, Dean McDermott, share five children: Liam, 11, Stella, 10, Finn, 6, Hattie, 6, and 19-month-old Beau. “She just loves her kids,” Candy gushed to Us in September 2017. “I hope she’s finished but you never know.”
Tension between the mother and daughter was made public shortly after Aaron died in 2006, and Tori reportedly only inherited $800,000. In 2014, Candy told The New York Times that it was because Tori “would close a store and drop $50,000 to 60,000.”
Tori once said she had a closer connection with her father. “I was very much a daddy’s girl,” the Tori & Dean star explained on Access Hollywood Live in 2014. “As an adult, I can go back and look at the relationship and see that he kind of always positioned her, as, like, he was good cop, and she was bad cop. And he kind of created a little bit of that dynamic. It wasn’t just all her.