Candy Spelling is one of the most controversial figures in Hollyweird and she’s opening up the floodgates with a new memoir called Stories From Candyland. She’s also selling Aaron Spelling’s 123-room, 56,000-square-foot mansion for $150 million. Candy has lived there since 1991.
The mansion is currently the most expensive listing in the U.S. Some of the amenities include a “motor court” that can accommodate 100 vehicles and a bowling alley among many other luxuries. Many celebrities have already taken a tour of the property, Candy said.
Playing the martyr/victim, Candy said that she would “never” have put Spelling Manor on the market if she thought that she would reconcile with estranged daughter, Tori, her husband Dean, and their two children, Liam and Stella.
“I don’t see Tori and Dean anymore. I used to see Liam, but no longer. And I’ve never met Stella. I’ve tried to talk to [Tori Spelling], but that doesn’t work. She may not even know why she’s angry. If I had any hope that I would have a relationship with my grandchildren I would never sell this house. I’ve fantasized for years about a wonderful playhouse on the grounds for children.”
Candy spent four years planning the mansion before she moved in. She says that she’s selling it now because she doesn’t need to reside in such a large house.
Still, she hasn’t lost hope entirely. She made sure there is a playroom in her new condo in case the grandkids ever do visit. “Someday my grandchildren will know who I am because of the trust funds I’ve set up, but I would like to be part of their lives now,” says Spelling. “I would have loved to have built that playhouse for them.”
As a fan of 90210, naturally I’m on Tori’s side. Candy Spelling is 63-years-old and if she doesn’t know how to make amends with her own daughter, that is just tragic. This is not what Aaron would have wanted and I hope that Candy or Tori will put this feud to rest. It’s juvenile, silly and counterproductive. It was rumored that Candy had written Tori out of Aaron’s will and Tori didn’t inherit her fair share of his estate. Who knows what happened? But for the sake of Tori’s kids, who will not know their grandmother and all the people that she’s connected to, I hope that both of them can bury the damn hatchet already.