‘BH90210’s’ Tori Spelling Shares on Feelings of ‘Mom Guilt’ and Plans for a Second Season
BH90210’s Tori Spelling is no stranger to the spotlight. Between her role as Donna Martin in the iconic 90s series Beverly Hills 90210 and its recent reboot, plus her various made-for-TV movies and reality shows, Spelling is never far from the headlines for long.
With the 90210 reboot recently wrapped and waiting for word on a season two, the actress recently shared her struggle with feelings of ‘mom guilt’ while trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance for her family.
Wife and mom
Spelling has been married to husband Dean McDermott for 15 years. According to Us Weekly, the two met on the set of the Lifetime movie Mind Over Murder. Though he was married at the time, he started a romantic relationship with Spelling, who was also married. After divorcing their first spouses, the couple wed in May 2006.
The couple has documented much of their private lives on several reality television series, and have been open about financial problems and McDermott’s infidelity. Despite their public ups and downs, the couple has stayed together and are parents to five children: Liam, 12, Stella, 11, Finn, 7, Hattie, 7, and Beau, 2.
The balancing act
As a mom of five kids, Spelling most definitely has her hands full. She recently commented on the constant battle of feeling guilty when her career pulls her away from her family. “I live in a state of mom guilt, a perpetual state,” the actress said. “It should be tattooed across my forehead. It’s really bad.”
Spelling praised her husband for taking over the household responsibilities when she’s not around. “This morning, I was just realizing that a lot of people don’t have this,” Spelling said. “He’s up, he’s waking the girls up, I’m waking the boys up and we’re just doing it together. I’m like, ‘I’m really lucky to have this.’ When I’m working, he is there. When he’s working, I’m there. We kind of just trade off, so it works.”
Will there be a ‘BH90210’ season 2?
Spelling is clearly pulling for a season two of BH90210, with plans for her own storyline already brewing. “[I want] everybody to get to know me a little bit more and see more of my life,” she said on a possible second season. “I think you got to see an outside view of my husband and me, but [next season] really dives into me as an individual and more about me, my brand and how I’m a mom boss.”
The actress revealed that she was a bit nervous about reconnecting with her onscreen husband, Brian Austin Green. “Brian and I were really good friends and we hadn’t seen each other in 20 years,” Spelling told Entertainment Tonight. “He was the only one out of the cast I hadn’t seen in 20 years since we stopped filming. We talked about this and there’s no rhyme or reason to it and we promised not to lose touch again. But yeah, there was that kind of anxiety about seeing someone and someone [whom you] played romantically all those years together. So we kind of seeded that into the show.”
The actress also shared that her children aren’t diehard fans of the show just yet. “The younger ones kind of zone out,” Spelling told Us Weekly. “They’re like, ‘Oh, Mom. Fun. Wait, what else?’ My older ones are really into it. They get the stories, they get that it’s fictional and they’re really supportive.”
Fans are hoping to find out soon if there will be a second season for BH90210!