Candy Spelling “20/20” Interview–“I’ve Never Met Tori’s Daughter”


In an interview airing on ABC’s 20/20 Friday, self-proclaimed Hollywood trophy wife Candy Spelling says she’s never met her granddaughter.

In her new book, Stories From Candyland, Candy speaks out about her often strained relationship with her estranged daughter, Tori.

Candy, widow of TV mogul Aaron Spelling, says she’s never met nine-month-old Stella, the youngest child Tori and the actress’ husband Dean McDermott. Tori and Dean, who are Oxygen reality stars, also have a two-year-old son named Liam.

“I would love to be close to my grandchildren,” Candy tells 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas. “I’m the only grandparent that’s living. So, I’m it. And — I’ve never even met Stella.”

ABC writes: Last year, Tori Spelling told “20/20” that her very wealthy mother was not taking care of her children and grandchildren financially. Candy Spelling says that this is categorically untrue and that her grandchildren — Stella and 2-year-old Liam — are well taken care of and have trust funds set up in their names.

“We’ve always taken care of our children extremely well,” she said. “I’m not saying [Tori Spelling is] lying. I’m just telling you what I have done.”

For the complete interview with Candy Spelling, tune in to 20/20 tonight at 10 p.m. Candy’s autobiography, Stories From Candyland, will be released on March 31, 2009.

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