Throughout Tori Spelling’s very bad 2023, many of her fans (and critics) have repeated the same sentiment.
Perhaps, if things were better between Tori and her mom, life wouldn’t be so challenging right now.
Candy has said that she’ll support Tori amidst her divorce. But mother and daughter have had a strained relationship for many years.
This week, Tori posted a glowing tribute to her mom — declaring how proud she is to be her daughter.
On Wednesday, September 20, Candy Spelling turned 78 years old. Tori took notice.
“Happy Birthday Mommy aka @candyspelling …” she began her Instagram tribute’s caption alongside a series of photos.
“I love you,” Tori expressed. “Grateful to be your daughter.”
“Some of my happiest memories involve laughing so hard with you that we were happy crying uncontrollably,” Tori recalled.
“And you doing your LOL wheeze….” she specified. “@randyspelling you know the one!”
Tori added: “Usually also involving tickle fests and food (maybe ice cream) fights.”
“I never take for granted the beautiful life you raised Rand and I in with Dad,” Tori phrased oddly.
“And, I am such a resilient and strong human,” she praised.
Tori continued: “And I owe so much of that to you.”
“Strong women run in our family,” Tori asserted.
“I’m passing it on,” she then announced. Presumably, to her own daughters, Stella and Hattie.
“Loved and still love watching horror films in bed with you,” Tori concluded. “Always. Xo”
For years, Tori and Candy weren’t just in a state of conflict but were straight-up estranged.
It seems that there was trouble before the passing of late TV magnate Aaron Spelling. But his death, and the inheritance issue that followed, made things worse.
It is believed that Candy inherited around $600 million from her late husband. Tori received about $800,000. That’s a hefty amount of cash compared to the average person, but it’s no fortune.
Clearly, there was a lot behind their conflict. Resentment, disagreements, and hurt feelings. There are probably aspects to their erstwhile estrangement that the public has no idea about. That’s life.
However, things have been improving.
This year, we’ve seen clear signs that Candy is Team Tori amidst her divorce from Dean.
While some reports claim that Candy is prepared to fund all of Tori’s family’s needs in the immediate future, others wonder if that’s real.
Some even believe that someone close to Tori is planing these reports to pressure Candy into making them true.
Either way, we hope that Tori’s days of living in an RV with her 5 kids are in the past. That is just … too many people for any RV of any size.