Tori Spelling’s life is a roller coaster right now with hubby Dean McDermott’s cheating scandal and now her mom, Candy Spelling is complicating it even further. Candy Spelling is releasing an explosive new tell-all book titled, Candy at Last.
In her new book, Candy writes, “I am by no means saying that I am the perfect mother now, or I didn’t make mistakes when my children were growing up. ... Having said that, I also believe that there comes a time when you have to stop blaming your parents. Take responsibility for your own actions and attitudes…”
Tori Spelling is staring in her reality show; “True Tori” while she deals with her husband, Dean McDermott’s cheating scandal. This isn’t the first time Dean has cheated on someone. His relationship with Tori started as an affair while he was married to someone else. Candy had no problem commenting on Tori and her affair with McDermott.
Candy wrote, “Our daughter, Tori, had been incommunicado since an abrupt divorce from her husband, Charlie [Shanian]. [Her father] Aaron was disappointed about her divorce, and since then, she had refused to speak to any of us on the phone. Not even her little brother.”
“I was devastated about Tori and Aaron was angry. He left her numerous messages on her cell phone. I tried reaching her as well. Not surprisingly, we didn’t hear back from her.”
Candy revealed that the next time she saw her daughter was at her husband, Aaron Spelling’s funeral in June 2006. Candy described the meeting writing, “Tori and Dean walked into Aaron’s service and took seats in the back row. It was very emotional because I didn’t know if she was going to show up.”
“This was my first time seeing my new son-in-law Dean. A friend of mine couldn’t bear the awkwardness. ‘This isn’t right’, he said.” Candy went on to explain how things got worse between her and Tori after their family problems were headlines for the tabloids.
“It was hard not to take what was being written personally. With time I’ve come to understand it better. Tori really is so much like her father. She is very talented and has the ability to capture the attention and imagination of the American public with her storytelling.”
“During the year we were estranged, it was excruciating not hearing from Tori and not being able to get a hold of her.” Mother and daughter were able to reconcile though once Tori gave birth to Candy’s grandchild, Liam.
“We have never discussed that painful period in our lives when we didn’t speak. We just tried carefully to move past it. I like to think that it was her pregnancy that paved the way for us to resolve our issues.”
“Tori and I are a work in progress and probably always will be. I notice that the more my self-esteem expands the less patience I have for the pursuit cycle she creates when she shuts me out. We have a pattern and until we can break it hand in hand, this is going to be the little dance she and I do together.”
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