|Age/Date of Birth:||May 16, 1973|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in or 168 cm|
|Husband or Boyfriend:||Dean McDermott (2005-Present). Formerly married to Charlie Shanian (m. 2004; div. 2006)|
|Parents:||Aaron Spelling and Candy (née Marer) Spelling|
Tori Spelling, born as Victoria Davey Spelling, is a first-rate American actress, TV personality, author, and socialite famed for starring in the American teen drama TV series, “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1990.
She got her first career boost from her father, Aaron Spelling, who sacrificed much of his time brushing her up and then hiring a private acting tutor for her.
A Quick Look at Her Family Background
Tori was born on May 16, 1973, in Los Angeles, California to mother Candy Spelling (née Marer) and legendary movie mogul father, Aaron Spelling of Jewish ancestry.
She was raised up together with her younger brother, Randy, who also had a brief stint as an actor in Hollywood. Spelling enrolled at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California and attended college at Harvard-Westlake School, graduating in 1991.
She began taking acting lessons twice a week at the age of 6 and shortly after, she launched into the show business. While she was still honing her acting skills, her father featured her in some of his Spelling Television shows and movies such as “Vega$”, “Fantasy Island”, “The Love Boat”, “T. J. Hooker”, “Hotel” and lots more.
Randy and Tori grew up like royalties thanks to their father’s wealth from his Spelling Entertainment which became a huge success after launching its IPO in 1986. During this time, her father built from scratch a $47 million 123 room mansion on a 6-acre property in Holmby Hills California. The house is still today the largest single-family home in the whole of California.
The family lived in the house until 2006 when it was put on the market by their mom, Candy Spelling after Aaron’s passing. Dubbed The Spelling Manor, it was sold to Formula One billionaire’s daughter, Petra Ecclestone for $85 million.
Tori Spelling’s father is being remembered as a highly successful actor, scripter, producer, TV and filmmaker who passed away on June 23, 2006, in his Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles. He was born on April 22, 1923, in Dallas, Texas. His parents, Pearl and David Spelling, formerly Spurling, migrated to the US from Poland. David, a tailor, also fathered Spelling’s other siblings – Sam, Max, Daniel, and Becky – with his wife Pearl.
Aaron attended Forest Avenue High School in Dallas and also fought World War II as a member of the United States Armed Forces. His first marriage to Carolyn James, took place in 1953, in California. Their marriage lasted for eleven years. He went on to marry Candy (Tori’s mother) in 1968, living happier than he had been in his first marriage.
The legendary movie mogul made his film debut in 1953 in the movie “Vicki”. He went on to land other TV and movie gigs and appeared on TV series like “I Led Three Lives” and “Dragnet”. Aaron Spelling was worth $600 million at the time of his death.
Meet Her Husband, and Kids
Tori Spelling has been married twice with a total of 5 children all from her second marriage. Her first marriage was with Charlie Shanian who she married on July 3rd, 2004 but separated from him in October 2005 and later finalized the divorce on 20th April 2006. She then married her second husband Dean McDermott on May 7th, 2006, and has been with him to date parenting 5 children.
American actor and writer Charlie Shanian is famous for works like “Bullets,” “10-8 Officers,” and “Le Chase.” However many people know him mostly for his marriage with Tori and the circumstances surrounding their divorce. Poor Charlie was only able to find out about his wife’s deeds through tabloids where Tori was shown giving a lap dance to Dean.
Spelling Dean McDermott’s wife, an actor she met in July 2005. The lovebirds met in Ottawa on the set of “Mind Over Murder” at the time Tori was still married to Charlie Shanian and McDermott married to Mary Jo Eustace a Canadian singer, songwriter, author, actress, model, and celebrity chef. So apparently, they began cheating on their spouses but what they had between them wasn’t just going to be a fling.
Tori separated from her spouse in October 2005 for reasons described as irreconcilable differences according to her then-husband. By April 20, 2006, she became a single woman again. On the other hand, McDermott had earlier in 2005 divorced his first wife Mary and this paved the way for his marriage with Tori in a private ceremony in Wakaya, Fiji, on May 7, 2006.
The couple happily lives in Beverly Hills, California and are blessed with five children – Liam Aaron McDermott, Stella Doreen McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott, Finn Davey McDermott, and Beau Dean McDermott. The family of 7 lives in a home that costs about $7,500 in rent per month. The house occupies a 3,900 square-ft space and has 5 bedrooms and about 8 baths houses.
Interesting Facts About Tori and Dean’s Children
Liam and His Sister Stella Have Been Victims of Bullying
Full name: Liam Aaron McDermott
Date of birth: March 13, 2007
Liam is the first child of the celebrity couple. He was born through cesarean-section at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He got his middle name – Aaron – in honor of his maternal grandfather, the late Aaron Spelling, and it’s reported that his birth inspired Tori to reconcile with her mom – Candy Spelling – who she was not on good terms prior.
Sadly, Liam and his sister Stella have been victims of bullying both online and in their school. Liam because of his body size and Stella who another kid used the “C” word for. Tori lamented that her innocent children have had to suffer a lot emotionally as a result of this. She disclosed it in an Instagram post where she shared a throwback picture of both children and poured out her heart. Dean has also spoken up about this issue. Recalling when he spoke to the parents of his children’s bullies on the podcast Daddy Issues, he made it known to them that the school did the right thing by expelling their kids.
On the positive side, Tori’s first son loves soccer like most American kids anyway. And like his other siblings, he has accompanied his parents to numerous events one of which is the premiere of “Dog Days.” He has also been seen on “Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever” and “True Tori,” his parent’s reality TV series.
Stella Hopes to Become a Business Leader
- Full name: Stella Doreen McDermott
- Date of birth: June 9, 2008
Stella is the second child and first daughter of her parents and was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She was named Stella in honor of Estella, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations character while her middle name – Doreen – was given in honor of her late paternal grandmother – Doreen McDermott.
Doreen is an avid baker who loves to make cakes, in addition, she has a slime making business by the side. Perhaps, is the start of something big to come in her life seeing that she has made known her intention to run businesses. She’s also a TV star with some appearances on TV in shows like “Cabin Fever” and “Inn Love” as well as on “MasterChef.”
Hattie was named Margaret in honor of Spelling’s Childhood Nanny
- Full name: Hattie Margaret McDermott
- Date of birth: October 10, 2011
Before Hattie was born, her parents thought she would be born as a boy and so decided to keep her gender a secrete and reveal it as a surprise instead. Thus, they didn’t have a name ready for her, unlike her elder brothers and sisters. Well, she did get a name following her birth one of which is Margaret. On the other hand, her paternal grandparents nicknamed her Hattie Cat.
Hattie is described as a lively young girl who has an opinion on everything. She’s also a fan of DIY, loves crafts, and freely expresses her creative ideas. She appears regularly on her mom’s web series, has been featured on her parent’s reality show, and often accompanies them to events; one of which is the “Paddington 2” premiere.
Finn was Conceived 1.5 Months After Hattie
- Full name: Finn Davey McDermott
- Date of birth: August 30, 2012
Tori calls his fourth child a miracle and fighter. Her third child – Hattie – was only 1.5 months old when she found out she had taken in for her fourth. When she was 5 months gone, she announced her pregnancy but it wasn’t as stress-free as you would think. Tori had to be hospitalized and take bed rest due to placenta previa. He later gave birth to him via c-section at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Finn has the same middle name as his mother. As expected, he has been to a couple of movie premieres with his parents one of which is “Lego 2.” In addition, Davey has also made appearances on the reality shows: “Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever” and “Tori & Dean: Inn Love.”
Beau is the Youngest Child in the Family of 7
- Full name: Beau Dean McDermott
- Date of birth: March 2, 2017
Just like his elder sister, he was born through a c-section, and what’s more? He was named Dean in honor of his father. Ever since he was born, Beau has been a regular feature on his mom’s Instagram account. Tori described him as an intuitive, kind, smart, funny, and emphatic kid. He also loves to play golf and his best buddy for this is his dad.
Tori is Worth $500,000, and here’s how She Earned It
Spelling has managed to build her wealth to the tune of $500,000. Tori Spelling should be worth far more. However, there are a few reasons as to why her financial status seems little, including the fact that she inherited only $800,000 of her late father’s wealth.
Currently, she earns money majorly through her
- Acting career
This is evident in the many TV shows and movies she has starred in. She got started with guest roles in TV shows like The Love Boat, Hotel, Vega$, and Fantasy Island before moving on to BH90210 where she earned as much as $70, 000 per episode. Considering that she co-created the show, she earned an extra $15, 000 per episode of the 6 episodes thriller. This sums up her total earning from the show at $510, 000.
- Brand endorsements
Tori has leveraged her image as a celebrity to endorse several brands of products and services. Some of these include FabFitFun, Soda Stream, etc. Oftentimes, she posts pictures on her Instagram page suggestive of her promotion of these brands and others. Obviously, she gets paid by these companies to promote their brands.
- Tori’s Jewellery line
Tori owns a jewelry line called Maven. The business which was launched in 2004 sells jewelry like rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, cuffs, and necklaces.
- Best Selling Author
Tori Spelling is a writer and author of 6 books. One of her best books is her New York Times bestseller sTORI TELLING which was published in 2008 by Simon Spotlight Entertainment, Mommywood followed in 2009 by the same publisher. Others include Uncharted TerriTORI published by Simon Schuster in June 2010, Presenting…Tallulah a picture book published by Aladdin Books in September 2010, CelebraTORI published by Gallery Books in 2012, and the famous Spelling It Like It Is by Gallery Books in 2013.
What Caused Her Many Money Problems?
According to her, it all began in 2013 when her Oxygen show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” was cancelled. Also, her poor real estate decisions and difficult 4th pregnancy didn’t help the matter. She made these known in her 2013 book Spelling It Like It Is where she spelled all about her finances.
Two years later when she had presumably been back on her feet, she was sued by American Express in January 2015 for failure to pay an outstanding bill of $37,981.97. Spelling denied the claims stating that they were only capitalizing on what she wrote in her book. She released a statement to People Magazine stating “We’re not bankrupt, we’re not struggling, we’re fine!”.
Her statement seemed convincing enough until she was hit by a state tax lien in 2015 for $259,108.23 worth of unpaid taxes for the year 2014. Shortly after, she and her hubby were again hit with a federal tax lien for $707,487.30 in unpaid taxes for just 2014. MAYBE SHE MADE A MISTAKE WRITING THAT BOOK AFTER ALL. Should the feds come to take her behind bars, Tori could have her mommy who is worth $600 million or brother Randy worth $10 million popping in shining armor to her rescue. Only a few spoiled rich kids grow up to be good money managers and Tori isn’t one of them.
Mainstream Success with Beverly Hills 90210
Tori at the age of 17 successfully auditioned for a spot on daddy’s Spelling Television-produced teen series, “Beverly Hills, 90210” where she portrayed Donna Martin. The enormous success of the FOX show propelled Spelling and her co-stars to the spotlight. Tori remained a regular on the show throughout its entire run until its ending 10th season in October 2000.
While still on the FOX show, Tori starred in a number of made-for-tv movies and direct-to-DVD films such as “Co-Ed Call Girl” (1992), “A Friend to Die For” (1994), “Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” (1996), “The House of Yes” (1997) “Scream 2” (1997) and “Trick” (1999).
Post-Beverly Hills 90210
After the show ended, Tori began appearing as a guest in several TV shows and continued to take up TV film roles. In 2006, she began her own TV sitcom “So NoTORIous” on VH1 which was a parody of herself. Despite receiving critical acclaim, the show was short-lived airing only one season as it coincided with the death of her father.
With her $800,000 inheritance, Tori and her second husband Dean McDermott began operating a bed and breakfast hotel while filming their experience for their reality TV show “Tori & Dean: Inn Love”. The show became an instant success and was later renamed “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood”. However, it was cancelled on January 31, 2012, after 6 seasons and 59 episodes.
Tori in 2008 made a guest appearance on two episodes of “90120” a remake of Beverly Hills 90210. She continues to star in TV films and TV shows. She starred again in the 2016 remake of original 1996 film “Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” as conceived by James Franco.
|Also Known As:||Tori, T, The TV Movie Queen
|Profession:||Actress and author|
|Famous For:||Portraying the lead character of Donna Martin in Fox’s drama series Beverly Hills, 90210|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||Harvard-Westlake School|
|Educational Qualifications:||Not available|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||May 16, 1973|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, U.S|
|Country of Residence: ||USA|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in or 168 cm|
|Weight:||54 kg or 119 pounds|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Other Body Measurements:||37-27-35 in or 94-69-89 cm (bust, waist, and hips)|
|Spouse/Partner:||Dean McDermott (2005-Present). Formerly married to Charlie Shanian (m. 2004; div. 2006)|
|Family and Relatives
|Mother:||Candy (née Marer) Spelling|
|Children:||Sons Liam (born in March 2007), Finn (born in August 2012), and and Beau Dean (born in March 2017) and daughters Stella (born in June 2008), and Hattie (born in October 2011)|
|Siblings:||Randy Spelling (Younger Brother)|
|Estimated Net Worth:||$500,000|
|Salary:||she earned $70,000 per episode of BH90210|
|Source of Wealth:||Her acting career, book sales, TV shows|