Tori Spelling’s Dramatic Life Would Actually Be the Perfect Fit for ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

While Andy Cohen doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of adding Tori Spelling to the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, her brand of drama might actually be perfect for the show. Actually, Spelling’s entire life is filled to the brim with drama that would play out well on reality television. After all, the mother of five has been the source of media fodder for decades. Family issues, cheating scandals, money trouble; Spelling has it all!

Tori Spelling’s family drama seems like a good fit for RHOBH

Spelling and her mother Candy have never really seen eye-to-eye. Their relationship has run from cold to icy ever since she became a legal adult. While they’ve attempted to reconcile a few times, their relationship always seems to be on the brink of a major blowout.

Tori and Candy Spelling
Tori Spelling and Candy Spelling | Photo by David A. Walega/WireImage

For years, the pair communicated almost exclusively through the media. Candy Spelling told People that she listed her massive, iconic mansion for sale in 2009 because of her rift with her daughter. She went on to bemoan the fact that she didn’t have regular contact with her grandchildren.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star shot back, telling the same publication that the elder Spelling was not being cut off from her grandchildren and that she could see them anytime she wanted. She said; “I, in no way, cut her off. She is welcome to make the effort if she wants to be present in their lives. She knows how to reach me…”

Allegedly, their relationship is much better these days. One could assume, however, that a spot on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills could bring all of the old drama back to the forefront. Family issues are always an exciting storyline for the reality series.

A cheating scandal rocked Spelling’s second marriage

Back in 2013, news broke that Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, was cheating on her. Spelling, who initially thought the entire story was pure tabloid fodder, was floored to find out the allegations were true. From there, the couple experienced plenty of ups and downs.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling (L) and Dean McDermott (R) | Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

While the couple went on to add a few more kids to their family following the 2013 scandal, all was seemingly not well with the couple. In 2018 police were called to check on spelling twice in the matter of a couple of weeks, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Since those wellness checks and mental health calls, the couple has started counseling and are allegedly working through their financial troubles. Regardless, their tumultuous relationship could surely be highlighted on one of Bravo’s most successful franchises. Their relationship and subsequent marriage were built on a foundation of cheating. It seems like it might be a theme for the couple.

Finances are seemingly tight for the family of eight

Spelling and McDermott have five children together. McDermott also has a son from a previous marriage. Jointly, they’ve also managed to amass debt that almost drove them to the brink of bankruptcy.

Spelling and McDermott were sued for an unpaid American Express bill. They have also lost big in real estate. Their checkbook has been taking a hit for years. Not only could their financial strife be highlighted on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it also may be the reason why Spelling is so miffed about not being tapped for the series.