Candy Spelling no shows at granddaughter's party
Jun 9, 2009, 11:25 GMT
03/28/2009 - Candy Spelling - A source said: "She wanted her own mom to be there. Tori didn\'t know until after the fact that she wasn\'t coming. She was waiting for her mom to arrive but she didn\'t end up showing." © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
Tori Spelling has been left devastated after her mother failed to attend her daughter's birthday party.
The '90210' actress invited her estranged mom Candy Spelling to Stella's ladybird-themed first birthday bash on Saturday (06.06.09), but Candy didn't show.
A source said: "She wanted her own mom to be there. Tori didn't know until after the fact that she wasn't coming. She was waiting for her mom to arrive but she didn't end up showing."
However, it has been claimed Candy - who has been estranged from Tori since the death of Tori's father Aaron in 2006 - informed her daughter she would not be attending the event.
Candy felt uncomfortable about being filmed while reuniting with her family, as cameras shot footage of the party to be included in Tori's reality TV show 'Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood'.
Candi's spokesperson explained: "Candy was so excited to be invited to the party, but then she found out it wasn't to be at Tori's home, but at a house rented by the production. So it was clear it was for Tori's show.
"Candy agonised over whether to go or not. Candy felt like she had to say, 'No.' She wrote to her daughter that she wanted to do something privately with Tori and her family."
The party was held in Encino, California, on a private property which had a tennis court covered in a tent, an area to decorate cookies, ladybird sprinklers and a ladybird insect zoo.
Candy has recently pushed for a reconciliation with her 36-year-old daughter, posting letters on her website asking Tori to get in touch.
However, last month she accused Tori of "killing" Aaron, saying her refusal to talk to the rest of the family caused his fatal stroke.