Tori Spelling took to Instagram Wednesday to wish her mother Candy Spelling a happy 78th birthday, amid years of tension between the two over the family finances and communication issues.
Spelling, 50, posted a photo carousel of them together through the years, stretching from her childhood to Candy holding her grandkids.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star captioned the image: ‘Happy Birthday Mommy aka @candyspelling … I love you.’
Tori said she was ‘grateful’ to be Candy’s daughter, adding, ‘Some of my happiest memories involve laughing so hard with you that we were happy crying uncontrollably and you doing your LOL wheeze… @randyspelling you know the one!’
She continued: ‘Usually also involving tickle fests and food ( maybe ice cream) fights.’
The latest: Tori Spelling, 50, took to Instagram Wednesday to wish her mother Candy Spelling a happy 78th birthday, amid years of tension between the two over the family finances
Tori – who has been seen staying in inexpensive hotels and RV parks in recent months – said she never takes for granted ‘the beautiful life’ Candy and her late father Aaron Spelling raised she and her brother Randy in.
She wrapped up her post in saying,’ I am such a resilient and strong human and I owe so much of that to you. Strong women run in our family.
‘I’m passing it on. Loved and still love watching horror films in bed with you. Always. Xo.’
Spelling, 50, is mother to five children with estranged husband Dean McDermott, 56 – Liam, 16, Stella, 15, Hattie, 11, Finn, 11, and Beau, six. McDermott is also father to son, Jack, 24, whom he shares with ex, Mary Jo Eustace, 61.
Tori grew up immersed in Hollywood luxury, as her late father Aaron Spelling produced hit shows such as Dynasty, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat, as well as Melrose Place, Charmed and Beverly Hills, 90210.
She has had a complicated relationship with Candy over the years: Aaron Spelling passed away in June of 2006, which was less than a year after Tori made headlines in 2005 for her extramarital affair with McDermott while both were married; her to Charlie Shahnaian, and McDermott to Eustace.
She and McDermott eloped in Fiji in May of 2006, just a month before Aaron died.
Aaron left behind a $500 million empire, with Tori’s inheritance coming in at $800,000.
Candy beamed with pride as she tended to a toddler Tori in a shot the actress posted
Among the images Tori shared included a mother-daughter shot in which they matched in green velvet dresses while wearing jewelry and posing with a pet poodle
Tori shared a retro of herself and her mother donning while dresses when she was a child
Tori grew up immersed in Hollywood luxury at a time her late dad Aaron Spelling produced hit shows such as Dynasty, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat
Candy was seen posing with two of her grandkids in a pic Tori shared to the social media site
Tori has had a complicated relationship with Candy over the years
Candy spoke about the deep family rift in a 2009 interview with 94.7 WMAS-FM, making clear she was upset with Tori’s actions in the timeframe before Aaron passed away
The mother and daughter have slowly gotten onto better terms, as Tori said in October on Jeff Lewis Live that she and her mother ‘text every single day’
In her 2008 book sTORI Telling, Tori said that her family was disappointed in her eloping with McDermott.
Candy spoke about the deep family rift in a 2009 interview with 94.7 WMAS-FM, making clear she was upset with Tori’s actions in the timeframe before Aaron passed away.
‘My daughter one day decided that she wasn’t speaking to my husband, myself and my son, and that’s how it’s continued for the last, oh gosh, four or five years,’ Candy said. ‘And it was sad. That’s what killed my husband, actually. He just didn’t want to live after that.’
Candy released an open letter in 2009 in which she said that she and Tori hadn’t spoken in years, and that she had not yet been introduced to her grandchild Stella, who was a year old at the time.
‘You haven’t responded to my e-mails, phone calls and text messages,’ Candy said. ‘You say you look at my website, so I’m trying to reach you that way. I want to see you and your family – in private, like the “normal family” you say [you] always wanted.’
Tori at the time said in an interview with People that while she and Candy ‘simply never meshed,’ they were not in a feud and Tori was fine to let Candy see her grandkids.
‘I, in no way, cut her off,’ Tori said. ‘She is welcome to make the effort if she wants to be present in their lives. She knows how to reach me, she knows where we live. If she would love to see her grandchildren, she should really make an effort to reach out and see them.’
The mother and daughter have slowly gotten onto better terms, as Tori said in October on Jeff Lewis Live that she and her mother ‘text every single day.’
On August 20, she posted an image of her hospital wristband on social media
Spelling was pictured at an event in June at Universal Studios Hollywood in LA
Tori appeared to be recovering after she spent multiple days in a hospital with an unknown illness last month, as she entered a medical facility on August 17.
On August 20, she posted an image of her hospital wristband on social media, while praising her children.
‘Grateful and so proud of my strong, brave, resilient and kind to the core children who remain positive no matter what comes our way,’ she said.
Spelling, who has separated from McDermott, was seen earlier this month staying in an RV park in Ventura County, California with her five kids. Prior to that, the family was seen staying at a Ventura County $100-a-night motel.
Before her hospital stint, Spelling was seen working on a project in Los Angeles.
A source told DailyMail.com earlier this month that Spelling was ‘having some money issues,’ and looking toward returning to the reality TV genre as a result.
‘Tori is caught between a rock and a hard place right now as she is trying to figure out what her next job is going to be,’ the source said. ‘With the strike in full effect, she is looking into doing some more in the reality competition show world.’
Spelling in May left a rental home she and her children had been staying in amid what she said was a continuing issue with mold that impacted the family’s health.
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