Is Tori Spelling So Broke Her Husband Can’t Afford a Vasectomy?!
These days, Reagan-era celebutot Tori Spelling is so cash-strapped that she hasn’t bought a new purse in three years and her husband can’t afford to have himself “fixed.”
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Tori — who has four children, Liam, six, Stella, five, Hattie, two, and Finn, 14 months, with husband Dean McDermott — is the daughter of classic television titan Aaron Spelling, but by the looks of her checking account you’d never guess the 40-year-old actress grew up in the world-famous Spelling mansion.
Promoting her latest memoir, Spelling It Like It Is, Tori, 40, opened up to People magazine about having to cut back on life’s little essentials. The former star of Beverly Hills, 90210 admits her money problems have gotten so bad that she hasn’t been able to treat herself like she used to do when she was younger.
“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.”
Tori and Dean didn’t even know how bad their money woes had gotten until McDermott, 46, wanted to get a vasectomy, but found out from their business manager that they couldn’t afford the procedure. For now, the family is renting a modest home in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.
Tori was practically disinherited by her oft-estranged mom Candy following Aaron Spelling’s death in 2006. Perhaps not surprisingly, the mother-of-four blames her childhood for her inability to balance a checking book.
“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.”
The Tori & Dean reality show is in the process of moving to HGTV after being cancelled by Oxygen. And the family isn’t giving up hope.
“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.”
“I can’t afford to live like this anymore. They say admitting the problem is the first step… we’re all about repurposing. It’s a really good value to have.”
Well, there’s always Dancing with the Stars.