Spelling Sells Mansion Over Feud
TORI SPELLING's mother CANDY has explained her recent decision to sell the family estate in Los Angeles - putting the move down to fears she will never again spend time with her estranged daughter.
The pair fell out before the death of Spelling's TV mogul father, Aaron, in 2007. They reconciled later that year, following the birth of the actress' first child, Liam, with husband Dean MCDermott.
But mother and daughter are back on frosty terms, and Candy Spelling now has little hope they will ever salvage their strained relationship.
Spelling admits the most hurtful part of the feud is her estrangement from her grandchildren - because she has never had a chance to meet the latest addition to the family, baby Stella, who was born last year (08).
And she has put the vast former family home on the market because her young relatives will never be able to enjoy it.
She tells People.com, "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 her (Tori), 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 fantasised for years about a wonderful playhouse on the grounds for children."
Spelling placed the family home in Los Angeles on the market earlier this month (Mar09) for a staggering $150 million (£103 million). The three-storey mansion boasts a bowling alley, wine cellar, library and a gym. It is also rumoured to include over 100 bedrooms.