Actress Tori Spelling Reportedly Has Nervous Breakdown
I made a post a few months ago pointing out how being famous or wealthy doesn’t make a person immune from having struggles in life, or from having mental health issues.
That’s something you might not know since our culture and the media usually present this story that if you just look good enough, have enough money, are famous, and have a great looking spouse, you’ll be at peace and have absolute contentment in life.
I believe I read online a few years ago that Ms. Spelling and her husband were having very big financial problems, as well.
I wish Ms. Spelling the best. My blog post here is not intended to be a put down of her in any way what so ever. This news story is just a reminder that being famous or having had big paychecks at one time aren’t guarantees for sustained happiness or stability.
A source tells ET that Tori Spelling had a meltdown in her Woodland Hills, California, on Thursday, due to multiple stress factors that she’s currently dealing with.
ET previously confirmed that police were called to Spelling’s home on Thursday after receiving a “mental illness” call.
“There are several things that led up to this, and she really couldn’t take the pressure any longer,” the source says of the 44-year-old actress. “Tori tries to be the best mom she can be, but with five children and terrible financial issues, her marriage has suffered tremendously.”
In November 2016, Spelling was sued by American Express for $87,000 in credit card debt. In January of that same year, she was also sued by American Express for an unpaid $38,000 bill, which she was ordered to pay in full along with $855 in court fees. The source says that Spelling has had to lean on her mother, Candy, for money to help pay the bills.
by Martha Ross, March 1, 2018
Police were called to the Los Angeles home of Tori Spelling Thursday morning after someone called 911 to say the TV star was having some kind of “nervous breakdown,” TMZ and other outlets reported.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ and The Blast that the call came shortly after 7 a.m. and that the mother of five was being “very aggressive.” Los Angeles police told The Blast that the disturbance call was determined to involve an argument between Spelling, 44, and her husband Dean McDermott, 51. However, earlier reports said Spelling was suffering from “a mental illness” and was agitated enough for someone in the house to call 911.
By early Thursday afternoon, police had left Spelling’s home determining that there was no reason to arrest anyone and that Spelling didn’t meet the criteria to be held for a mental evaluation, TMZ reported.
It’s not clear what sparked Spelling’s reported agitation or the argument but both The Blast and TMZ said the “Beverly Hills 90201” alum was hanging out on Wednesday afternoon with Corinne Olympios.
The former “Bachelor” star suggested to TMZ that Spelling might be feeling the demands of motherhood. Spelling gave birth to her fifth child with McDermott a year ago.
…Spelling has reportedly dealt with mental health issues and drinking problems in the past.
In 2014, she reportedly checked herself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, saying she might be dealing with Ebola-like symptoms, but her complaints may have been a ruse to cover up her “crumbling personal life,” TMZ said at the time.
She and McDermott, whom she married in 2006, were having marital troubles, which could be a remnant of his 2013 affair, TMZ said.
Since then, the couple have continued to deal with a growing family and serious financial setbacks, especially in the past year.
In September, Spelling’s mother, Candy Spelling, expressed the wish that her daughter would realize that five kids is enough. In an interview with Us Weekly, the widow of Aaron Spelling said that her daughter certainly loves her children but she hopefully is done making babies.
Left unsaid in Candy Spelling’s remarks was her view that her daughter and her husband probably can’t afford the kids they already have.
While Aaron Spelling made Candy Spelling fabulously wealthy, leaving a $600 million fortune upon his death in 2006, he famously left his only daughter just $800,000.
In 2014, Candy Spelling told the New York Times that her daughter’s reckless spending habits were the reason she was largely cut out of her husband’s will.
Spelling and McDermott have frequently made headlines for trying to enjoy the life-style of Hollywood royalty while struggling to meet their monthly bills via low-level reality TV gigs and self-promotional stunts like charging guests $300 each to attend her 43rd birthday party at a Danish castle in 2016.
…In November 2017, Tori Spelling was ordered to appear in court over an unpaid $220,000 judgment she owed to City National Bank, which sued her and McDermott for failing to pay back a $188,000 loan, The Blast reported.
Apparently being the daughter of a multimillionaire media tycoon isn’t enough to save you from financial dire straits.
Page Six has learned that the IRS has emptied bank accounts belonging to late TV mogul Aaron Spelling’s daughter Tori Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott.
In July 2016, it was reported that the couple — who had their fifth child in March — were slammed with a federal tax lien for $707,487.30 in unpaid federal taxes for their 2014 bill alone.
Meanwhile, Page Six reported that McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, is threatening him with jail over unpaid child support for their 18-year-old son, Jack. During a court hearing over the child support in March, McDermott told a judge that he had “fallen on hard times.”
And their struggles don’t stop there. In November 2016, “Entertainment Tonight” reported that the couple were also being sued by American Express over an unpaid credit-card balance of $87,595.55 and had been sued by the same company earlier in the year over a $37,981.97 bill.
…Last year, Tori dismissed reports of financial woes to People, saying rumors of money problems began after she wrote her 2013 book, “Spelling It Like It Is.” “It was one chapter. I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too.”
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