I’ve been hearing for AGES that Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are FLAT BROKE. I haven’t beleived it for two reasons. For one, it’s been the subject of many tabloid magazines, and I rarely believe the tabs. Secondly, how in God’s name could TORI SPELLING possibly be broke? That woman works more than any other celebrity! She has all her HSN lines, which I thought were huge sellers. She’s written a bunch of books, she has her own TV shows (or did they get canceled?). How on earth did someone like Tori – get to the point where even she’s admitting she’s dead broke? Tori makes the startling confessions below in her new book, ‘The High Life’:
She’s cutting back: “I haven’t bought a purse in three years. And it’s fine. I look back on that girl who shopped at Gucci in my 20s and I can’t even relate. I can’t believe I thought it was important.”
Growing up rich didn’t help: “It’s no mystery why I have money problems. I grew up rich beyond anyone’s dreams. I never knew anything else. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes. And then there’s my shopping problem. I’ve bought ridiculous amounts of stuff for the kids, clothing, toys, crafts.”
Admits she has a problem: “We’ve traveled and done crazy things like upgrading hotels at my instigation. I can’t afford to live like this anymore. They say admitting the problem is the first step.”
No more job security: “We’re in the entertainment business and things change year to year. We don’t have a series on the air right now, so we have to be more restrictive of what we can spend, just like anyone who doesn’t currently have a steady job.”
She wants to raise her children differently: “Stella was telling Hattie the other day, ‘that dress you’re wearing, it was my dress first.’ And Hattie’s like, ‘Yeah!’ It made me so happy. I love that they know we hand things down. We’re all about repurposing. It’s a really good value to have.”
These rumors first started when Tori filmed a road trip to Canada where their new HGTV cabin-based show is filmed. Everyone was speculating why they didn’t just fly there. Rumor has it – they couldn’t afford to fly. Tori also reported in her new book that they wanted Dean to have a vasectomy, but they had to abandon those plans when they couldn’t afford the $1,000 procedure.
I’m really surprised to hear they’re hurting for $$ – this bad. Tori must have a major spending problem, but you can’t really blame her considering how she grew up – and where. It’s just so shocking to me to go broke when you have as much money as she has (or had).