Tori Spelling, star of “Beverly Hills 90210”, signing copies of uncharted terriTori
7/20/10 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – North Dale Mabry Highway. Tampa, FL.
*7/25/10 2:00 PM at Borders Books – Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA.
*7/27/10 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Bear Street. Costa Mesa, CA.
Victoria Davey “Tori” Spelling (born May 16, 1973) is an American actress. Spelling became known in the early 1990s for appearing in the Beverly Hills, 90210 as Donna Martin. Spelling then had roles in a string of made-for-television films, such as A Friend to Die For and Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?. She later appeared in several independent films such as Trick and The House of Yes. She reprised her prominent role in the spinoff, 90210 in 2009. Her autobiographical book sTORI Telling debuted on top of the New York Times Best Seller list and was named the best celebrity autobiography of 2009.
Victoria Davey “Tori” Spelling (Davey after Aaron Spelling’s father) was born in Los Angeles, California and is the daughter of Candy Spelling and famed TV producer Aaron Spelling. Both of Spelling’s parents were Jewish (her paternal grandparents immigrated from Russia and Poland), though her family celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah while she was growing up. She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California but graduated from Harvard-Westlake School. Her brother, Randy Spelling, is also an actor.
Spelling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show, 2009
On July 3, 2004, Spelling married Charlie Shanian, an actor and playwright. They separated in December 2005, after Spelling fell in love with Dean McDermott, and were legally divorced on April 20, 2006. Spelling married McDermott less than a month later, on May 7, 2006, in a private ceremony in Wakaya, Fiji. The two met when they co-starred in the TV movie Mind Over Murder. McDermott was married at the time to Mary Jo Eustace, whom he divorced to marry Spelling. Eustace has since written about the experience as part of the anthology The Other Woman. McDermott and Eustace have one child together, Jack Montgomery (b. October 10, 1998.)
After her father’s death on June 23, 2006, Spelling was anticipated to inherit a sizable portion of her father’s $500 million estate. The estate was to be divided primarily between Spelling, her brother Randy and her mother Candy. Spelling’s mother was the estate executor. At the time, Spelling and her mother were estranged and it was reported that Spelling inherited just $800,000. Her brother, who was not estranged from his mother, also received $800,000.
Spelling gave birth to her first child, Liam Aaron McDermott (“Aaron” after her late father) on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital via emergency caesarean section. Reportedly, her mother was in the delivery room when Spelling gave birth. It has been reported that Candy Spelling established a $10 million trust fund for her first grandchild. On Monday, June 9, 2008, Spelling and her husband welcomed their second child together, by caesarean section, a daughter named Stella Doreen McDermott (“Doreen” after Dean’s late mother). Both children were delivered by Dr. Jason Rothbart.
In July 2007, Spelling became a minister to marry a gay couple at Chateau La Rue. A tape of the ceremony was shown on Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Amid rumors that there was trouble in their marriage Tori and Dean remarried. They renewed their vows. on May 8, 2010 in Beverly Hills among their friends and family. Dean gave her a custom designed Darkened Diamond Eternity Band by Neil Lane and she wore a white wedding dress.
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