Tori Spelling has more financial woes to deal with. The True Tori star and her husband, Dean McDermott, have reportedly been hit with a tax lien for $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes from 2014. According to TMZ, Spelling and McDermott’s unpaid tax bill comes courtesy of the State of California, where they, fortunately, don’t own a home.
It looks like Tori and Dean’s constant moving will help them in this case, because the tax lien could have put their home in jeopardy if they owned one. Tori and Dean have been longtime renters ever since selling their home five years ago.
Earlier this year, Tori Spelling told People that rumors about her finances have been greatly exaggerated ever since she wrote her book, Spelling It Like It is. In the 2013 book, Tori dished on her financial issues in an attempt to be more “relatable” to her readers, but it backfired.
“I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too,” Tori revealed. “We’re not perfect, we have made a lot of choices financially with real estate that didn’t work out… and that just escalated into this story about financial struggles, bankruptcy. To this day that haunts me!”
Tori also downplayed tabloid stories that American Express was suing her for failing to pay an outstanding balance of $37,981.97 on her credit card.
“I just want that story to go away!” Tori said. “We’re not bankrupt, we’re not struggling, we’re fine!”
Of course, it hasn’t helped that also revealing that the couple’s business manager made them cancel a planned vasectomy for McDermott because they couldn’t afford it.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Tori’s husband Dean explained that his wife’s story about them being unable to afford the procedure was incorrect.
“I went to a particular doctor because he’s the best at [vasectomy] reversals and he doesn’t take insurance and the estimate was pretty high,” McDermott explained. “We told the business manager and he’s like, ‘That’s a lot, that’s a lot.’ So I didn’t pursue it.”
Still, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have raised some eyebrows due to their frequent moves, causing some to wonder if their finances are the reason they never stay put in one place for too long. Wetpaint reported that the celebrity couple has uprooted their family a whopping seven times in the past five years. Some of the moves were documented on their former reality show Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Tori and Dean moved from Encino, California, after selling the home they owned there in 2011, then moved to Malibu and eventually sold that house. Spelling and her husband then started renting in Tarzana in 2013 then moved back to Encino before switching to a gated community in Calabasas. The family is now back in Encino, but Spelling says that home may be short-lived, too, as they try to decide which schools they want to send their four kids to.
While Tori Spelling hasn’t commented on her supersized tax bill, it’s a pretty sure bet that her wealthy mother, Candy Spelling, won’t be bailing her and Dean out. The mom and daughter duo have had a tumultuous relationship, and while they’ve put most of their differences aside for the sake of Tori’s kids, the money topic still seems to be taboo.
Dean previously told Access Live that Candy Spelling does not help his family at all financially.
“In my recovery, all I can be is honest and no. No. There’s no financial help,” Dean said.
While Candy’s reps fired back saying she has offered to help her daughter, Tori and her husband have both said they work really hard for everything they have and that they always do for themselves. Still, that tax bill is a pretty big one, so hopefully the State of California offers payment plans.
Take a look at the video below to see Tori Spelling crying about her money problems on camera.
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