Candy and Tori, money doesn't hug you back
By April MacIntyre Mar 29, 2009, 22:14 GMT
What gives? Tori Spelling - "If I had any hope that I would have a relationship with my grandchildren I would never sell this house. I\'ve fantasized for years about a wonderful playhouse on the grounds for children," mother Candy tells People. © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
The tragic and fractured family life of Tori Spelling and her own mother Candy Spelling continues to unfold as Candy promotes her latest book.
The bad blood originated over money, and specifically what was inherited by the children of the late producer, Aaron Spelling.
No one in this saga is poor, or hurting for money.
However, Candy has gone on record that she never sees her grandchildren, or interacts with her only daughter save for public media posts and quotes.
Spelling has penned a memoir called Stories From Candyland – and she is unloading a huge 56,000-square-foot mansion for $150 million.
Spelling, whose book is due out March 31, is downsizing from her Chateau-style mansion into a $47 million condo with 17,000 square feet, according to People magazine.
In that interview Spelling declares she would have kept the large house and transformed it into a child's wonderland for her two grandchildren, except the break with her estranged daughter Tori, her husband Dean, and their two children, Liam and Stella is so severe, they are virtual strangers.
"I don't see Tori and Dean anymore," the 63-year-old grandmother shared with People. "I used to see Liam, but no longer. And I've never met Stella."
Spelling claims it is her daughter who harbors all the anger.
"If I had any hope that I would have a relationship with my grandchildren I would never sell this house. I've fantasized for years about a wonderful playhouse on the grounds for children," Candy tells People.
Candy noted that she made sure there is a playroom in her new condo just in case there is any reconciliation.
"Someday my grandchildren will know who I am because of the trust funds I've set up, but I would like to be part of their lives now," says Spelling. "I would have loved to have built that playhouse for them."