Candy Spelling talks about rift with Tori

Candyland and sTori TellingCandy Spelling is attempting to repair the estrangement between her and daughter Tori through her book, “Stories from Candyland.” Candy has never met Stella, Tori’s 10-month-old daughter with husband Dean McDermott. In her book, she composes a direct letter to her grandchildren, Stella and two-year-old Liam. “I love you and you have brought so much happiness and meaning to all of us,” she writes. “My only sadness is that you didn’t get to meet your grandfather. Oh would he have loved you, no, make that worship as he worshiped your mother.” Will Tori read her mother’s book? It seems unlikely, since Candy didn’t read her daughter’s autobiographical novel “sTORI Telling.” She says, “I didn’t read her book so I don’t know exactly what she said. My friends told me it was hurtful. They’d read it and told me, ‘you know what? [You] shouldn’t,’ so I didn’t.” Candy still feels optimistic and looks forward to making amends with Tori. She has even started building a playroom for her grandchildren in her home. ~Meryl H.

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  1. Jo-Anne • April 10, 2009 @ 9:29 AM

    kinda makes me just want to gag on my Reese’s Pieces….

  2. tributegirl • April 10, 2009 @ 10:03 AM

    HAHAHA! Same here! As soon as I read the titles to both of their books, I thought “how lame”.

  3. lily • April 10, 2009 @ 10:06 AM

    LOL. Candy and Tori are spelling “losing my lunch” to me!

  4. Anon • April 10, 2009 @ 12:14 PM

    Right on Candy….Air all your daughter’s dirty laundry so you can repair your relationship. Don’t go for counselling, dont send her a letterpublish a book. Her comments are an insult to anyone with half a brain. Just tell us that you need the money so you wrote the damn book. Im sure in no time anyone wanting to read this trash will be able to pick up his or her copy at Value Village.

  5. Carol • April 10, 2009 @ 1:54 PM

    It’s pretty simple, is what happened between mother & daughter forgivable or not? Do the grandchildren deserve to know Candy, or is she totally off the wall and should be kept away? Really, let’s grow up and look at the facts and work with what is right and “grown up”. These hollywood wacko’s really have no idea what they are missing in life. Furthermore, why does her mother, and Tori, think everyone needs to know? Who cares? It’s probably about how they broke their nails and how maybe their tanning session burned them a bit. It’s all so pathetic.

  6. tributegirl • April 10, 2009 @ 4:45 PM

    I cannot imagine fighting with a family member like that. I can’t imagine my parents not knowing my children. Not only hurts the grandparents, but I think it hurts the children mostly.

  7. Dew • April 11, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

    I think that Candy is greedy, selfish, and self-centered. I don’t believe that she has truly tried to make it right with Tori. I am a mother and grand-mother and cannot imagine anything that would make me treat my sons’ the way Candy treats Tori. Candy – go get some help woman!

  8. janet sonnen • April 11, 2009 @ 9:45 PM

    Like candy I don’t get to see my grandkids. It’s my son’s wife,and it’s braking my heart. She thinks I want except the third baby my another man, so she keep them all alway from me..

  9. Nancy • April 11, 2009 @ 10:24 PM

    I’m sorry to hear that janet. It’s not right, and it hurts the kids too. A child can never have too much love.

  10. Jo-Anne • April 12, 2009 @ 10:42 AM

    well, I am sorry to hear you are hurting, Janet, but there are cases where relatives are and should be monitored or even, in extreme situations, kept from the children…how can anyone say “it’s not right” not knowing the complete true circumstances??

    and, to avoid any “avalanche”, let me emphasize, I am not saying this is YOUR case, Janet, just generally speaking…

  11. Nancy • April 12, 2009 @ 9:13 PM

    Ok Jo-Anne, is there any damn article on here where you don’t f-ing attack EVERYTHING I say? I said “It’s not right” to Janet’s situation because in the real world, you know…where I live, anyone “with half a brain” would know to not allow unfit people around their children! That goes without saying. I’m going to give Janet the benefit of the doubt, not say “Oh, you must be unfit!” Jeeze, do you always think the worst of people right from the start?????

  12. mandee • April 13, 2009 @ 2:08 AM

    shes not “attacking” shes just stating. its a computer, just because someone SAID they did nothing wrong, doesnt mean they really did NOTHING wrong. just like how oj said he was innocent for murdering his wife and her boyfriend. i would still say he did it. i think since theres no tone you take a lot of what joanne says to other people WAYY out of context.

  13. Jo-Anne • April 13, 2009 @ 8:40 AM

    always love the “mom’s” mature name calling and profanity angle…real nice

  14. Nancy • April 13, 2009 @ 1:59 PM

    Mandee, Janet never “SAID” she did nothing wrong. I just don’t think the worst of people right from the beginning. There are alot of grandparents out there…good ones, who don’t get to see their grandkids because things didn’t work out with their child and his/her spouse. As for this conversation mandee…you don’t like to be “attacked” yourself and cry the blues about how you’re only 24 and the big, mean adults are out to get you but yet, here you are with your nose right in the middle of something which did not concern you…??

    Jo-Anne, your inner-child sure has reared it’s ugly head lately, hasn’t it?


  15. mandee • April 13, 2009 @ 2:27 PM

    well, i was merely stating what is more than likely the truth. i was ALSO not “attacking” you. i was hoping to give you a reason to take peoples comments for what they are. and i never said that janet did anything wrong, or didnt do anything wrong. im just saying thats what joanne is thinking. and youre right, it is possible for grandparents to not see their grandchildren just because their kids are acting like idiots. i never said thats not right, i just said it is possible she did SOMETHING.

  16. Nancy • April 13, 2009 @ 3:00 PM

    So, I’m supposed “to take peoples comments for what they are” but yet, you don’t take Janet’s comment for what it is??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  17. Pete • April 13, 2009 @ 3:19 PM

    Jo-Anne, I am surprised that you are engaging in this back and forth with Nancy. Both of you, it just isn’t important in the scheme of things.

  18. Nancy • April 13, 2009 @ 3:40 PM

    “Nancy, why do you always take ther avenue of persisting myself or Mandee said something we so obviously didn’t???”

    Whatever you have to tell yourself, Jo-Anne.

  19. mandee • April 13, 2009 @ 3:47 PM

    “and i never said that janet did anything wrong, or didnt do anything wrong.” where is that me not taking janets comment for what it is? im not saying i disagree or agree with her actually. lol. so you were lying when you said that i wasnt taking things for what they were.

  20. Nancy • April 13, 2009 @ 4:02 PM

    I wasn’t “lying” about anything, mandee. I sympathized with Janets situation as there are so many others out there in the same boat as her….and of course AGAIN…the leeches just awaited the jump! It never ends with you two!! Then you blame me?

  21. lily • April 13, 2009 @ 5:31 PM

    And wheres poor Janet now? The lady just shared something really heartbraking and now it looks like she doesn’t feel welcome to return. Since we have no way to judge how deserving or truthfull anyone is in this forum, can’t we just be supportive and tell her its sad she can’t see her grandkids? Holy cow, a little kindness would be nice.

  22. Jo-Anne • April 13, 2009 @ 7:12 PM

    Maybe poor Janet is cooking….or working…or sleeping…or reading…or…or….oh my God, Lily get a grip. Because she/he/whoever doesn’t respond immediately can indicate a number of things.

    Shall we just start agreeing with everyone in the future regardless of our own opinions, ideas, values, for “fear” they leave the site? Please.

    There have been many before her who left this site completely and haven’t returned stating they disagreed with others on here, wasn’t worth their time, lack of interest, etc., etc., etc., it’s totally up to anyone who comes on here to make that choice.

    But for you to try and tell us “can’t we just tell her…” is, in my opinion, not up to you to advise any of us how to respond to any posts. Speak for yourself.

    I clearly stated I was sorry to hear she was hurting, but also clearly stated there were cases where “action was” warranted. I mean, how much more general can I be? No one on this chat has ever insisted on labelling Janet personally or negatively.

    Holy cow. Don’t try to put words into my mouth.

    And if you’re not up to debates, difference of opinion, at times heated “squabbles”, then….on second hand, I’ll let you make that choice….

  23. mandee • April 13, 2009 @ 11:14 PM

    nancy loves the drama. thats why she always jumps to conclusions and accuses us of insulting everyone. i didnt see you or me accuse janet of anything, or say that her situation was her fault.

  24. Nancy • April 14, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

    Yeah sure, give us “old folgies” a little more credit than that…we can still read you know! 😛

  25. mandee • April 14, 2009 @ 1:26 AM

    lmao who called you an “old folgie” ? and i know you can read 😛

  26. Nancy • April 14, 2009 @ 8:21 AM

    You know we can read? They why are you writing things that did/did not happen? And I believe someone “assumed” I was twice your age. 😀

  27. leechluver • April 14, 2009 @ 11:38 AM

    thats rite, u give it to er mandee

  28. mandee • April 14, 2009 @ 2:50 PM

    i wasnt accusing you of not being able to “read” i was accusing you of not being able to understand what you just read.

  29. Nancy • April 14, 2009 @ 4:10 PM

    No, you accused me of “lying; loving the drama; jumping to conclusions and accusing us of insulting everyone”.

  30. mandee • April 14, 2009 @ 9:45 PM

    i never said i didnt accuse you of any of that either, but hey if the shoe fits, right?. i merely stated that i did not accuse you of “not being able to read” get your facts straight.

  31. Nancy • April 15, 2009 @ 1:07 AM

    That’s the thing, the shoe DOESN’T fit, mandee. That’s why my “facts” are straight about people (me included) being able to “read” exactly what is going on here. I don’t “lie”. Like I said before, I may be alot of things but a “liar” is not one of them. As for you saying that I accuse you and Jo-Anne of “insulting everyone”…I accused Jo-Anne of picking apart my comment to Janet (which she clearly did)….you took it upon yourself to jump in, and now of course like I said from the beginning, it’s the big, mean adults fault. Some things never change.

  32. Jo-Anne • April 15, 2009 @ 7:48 AM

    that’s actually a very witty comeback with that name, leechlover…love to see a “new” flavour being injected into a very old theme…thanks!

    yes, Mandee, she sure puts the D in Drama, that’s for certain…you get it right, yet again…

  33. Nancy • April 15, 2009 @ 9:32 AM

    Actually Jo-Anne, I think it’s YOU who puts the “D” in “Drama”. I mean, if you scroll up you’ll see exactly WHO started this “Drama” here, right? 😉 This is a soap opera for the hearing impaired. Starring Susan Lucci…I mean, Jo-Anne!!

  34. Jo-Anne • April 15, 2009 @ 9:39 AM

    don’t think I didn’t notice you used 2 exclamation marks….

    and five, yes, FIVE, question marks above!

    The D wasn’t enough, (attention seeker you are!) now, you have to go for the D-R….

  35. Nancy • April 15, 2009 @ 9:59 AM

    “FIVE”…is that all? You should check out my April 13 @ 3:00pm comment! That’s right…count ’em!

    You know, you sound more and more like someone who is “P’d”

  36. tributegirl • April 15, 2009 @ 7:05 PM

    Oh my.
    Janet, I am sorry you are in such a situation, I hope everything works out for the best. lily, yes, a little kindness would definitely be nice.
    With Candy and Tori, about all I can say is those poor, poor children, they are the ones who will suffer the most from all the childish behaviour from mommy and grandma.

  37. lily • April 15, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

    so true, tributegirl, and I feel so bad for those babies too.

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