Tori Spelling ‘jealous’ of how mom Candy spoils Josh Flagg: report
Tori Spelling, who is reportedly facing financial difficulties due to her separation from Dean McDermott, is said to be upset that her mother, Candy Spelling, is favoring reality star Josh Flagg. According to a family friend, Tori and Candy have always had a strained relationship, but now Tori is feeling vulnerable with financial constraints and an uncertain relationship with Dean, she can’t help but feel jealous of the attention Candy is giving to Josh. Candy, who is 77 years old, allegedly spends a significant amount of money on extravagant gifts and trips for Flagg. She has posted several pictures of their vacations together on social media, including trips to Vienna and Paris. Candy and Flagg have been spending time together all over Europe this summer, visiting the Czech Republic, France, and Austria. Recently, they were seen on a shopping trip in Los Angeles, where Candy expressed her unwavering support for her daughter, stating that she would always be there for her and even provide financial assistance if needed. Flagg also commented on Tori’s breakup, expressing his hope that the couple has permanently split and stating that Tori deserves a great life. Despite considering Flagg a friend, Tori reportedly resents the attention he is receiving and believes he is practically living with her mother since his separation from his husband. However, another source claims that Tori and her mom are doing well, with Candy stepping up to help with her grandchildren. The mother-daughter duo, who have had a rocky relationship in the past, were seen together for the first time in years in September 2022 and seemed to be getting along. Tori even credited Flagg for helping her and her mom improve their relationship. Flagg has previously defended his close relationship with Candy, stating that she has become his best friend and they have a lot of fun together. Representatives for Tori, Candy, and Flagg did not comment on the allegations made by the family friend. These reports come shortly after Tori was seen staying at a motel with her five kids, without Dean present. According to a source, Tori chose the motel due to an ongoing mold problem at their house and is taking the issue seriously to protect her children. Tori later moved herself and her kids to a friend’s place. Tori and Dean announced their divorce on social media after 17 years of marriage, but confusion arose when the post was deleted. However, McDermott was seen moving his belongings into a storage unit shortly after. It is reported that Tori believes her estranged wife has used their marital problems for attention, even going as far as to stage paparazzi photos with divorce papers.
Tori Spelling, who is allegedly in financial trouble amid her split from Dean McDermott, is reportedly upset that her mom, Candy Spelling, is “spoiling” reality star Josh Flagg.
“Tori and Candy have long had a fraught mother-daughter relationship,” a family friend told the Daily Mail on Saturday.
“But now, when Tori is feeling particularly vulnerable with money being tight and her relationship with Dean in limbo, she can’t help but be jealous of the attention Candy is paying to Josh.”
The insider also claimed to the outlet that Candy, 77, spends a lot of money on “lavish gifts” for Flagg, 37, and trips abroad with him.
The “Stories From Candyland” author has shared online several pictures of herself on vacation with the “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” star.
Earlier this month, the duo were spotted out on a shopping trip in Los Angeles, where Candy told TMZ that she would “always” be there for her daughter.
“I love my daughter and I support her in whatever she does,” the author added before noting that she would also back Tori, 50, “financially” if she needed it.
Flagg then chimed in on the “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum’s breakup, saying at the time that he “really hopes” the separated couple has called it quits for good.
“Tori deserves a really good life and I think she’s a fabulous girl,” the realtor concluded.
The Daily Mail’s source said Tori also considers Flagg a “friend,” but claimed she “resents the attention he’s getting and believes he’s practically living with her mother since his split from his husband.”
“Let’s face it. Tori is needy and so is Candy. It’s just that their needs don’t often intertwine,” the alleged insider added.
A source told People Friday, however, that Tori and her mom are doing well, noting that the grandmother has, in fact, stepped up to help out with her grandchildren.
“The children love their grandma because she spoils them and gives them the best treats!” the insider told the magazine.
The mother-daughter duo has had a rocky relationship in the past, but they seemed to be getting along in recent years.
They were pictured together for the first time in five years in September 2022, and a month later, Tori actually credited Flagg for helping her and her mom finally have “a good relationship.”
Flagg, for his part, has previously defended how close he is with Candy since he’s apparently been questioned about their relationship before on social media.
“People always ask what the deal is with me and @CandySpelling,” the Bravolebrity began in a lengthy caption on Instagram in June.
“If you recall, I was extremely close to my grandmother #EdithFlagg. We traveled the world together. We were best friends.”
He then went on to explain that his grandmother was so spontaneous and that Candy reminded him of his late relative.
“While Candy’s not my grandmother’s age (and she’d murder me for even implying it), she’s become the Edith figure in my life,” Flagg noted.
“I wonder if somehow Edith didn’t send her to me. She and I now travel the world together. We shop together. And frankly, we just have tons of fun together. It’s a privilege to call her my best friend.”
Reps for Tori, Candy and Flagg did not return requests for comment on the alleged family friend’s remarks.
The allegations come just days after Tori was seen spending the night at a motel that costs $100 a night with her and McDermott’s five kids. Her ex was not present.
A source told Us Weekly earlier this week that the “90210” alum booked rooms at the inexpensive establishment because of an “ongoing mold problem” at their house.
“Tori is taking this issue very seriously and isn’t going to subject herself or her kids to that,” the insider claimed, adding that the motel-stay had “nothing to do with a separation.”
Tori then reportedly moved herself and her kids into a friend’s place later this week.
On June 17, McDermott, 56, announced on social media that he and Tori were divorcing after 17 years of marriage.
“It’s with great sadness and a very very heavy heart that after 18 years together and 5 amazing children, that @torispelling and I have decided to go our separate ways, and start a new journey of our own,” the Canadian actor wrote on Instagram at the time.
“We will continue to work together as loving parents and guide and love our children through this difficult time.”
The post was deleted within a few hours, sparking confusion about whether a divorce was actually looming, but McDermott was spotted moving his personal items into a storage unit shortly after.
The “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” alum reportedly believes his estranged wife has used their marital problems for attention.
A source told the Daily Mail in late June, “Everyone knew about their issues, and she didn’t play it down, she played it — even going so far [as] to go outside where she knew paparazzi were waiting holding papers that were a clear indication of a divorce.”