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Tori & Dean

Our Kids Aren't 'Props!'

8/11/2009 2:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tori Spelling and hubby Dean McDermott are finally responding to Candy Spelling's scathing letter posted on TMZ -- the one where she said the couple used their kids as "reality show props" to generate conflict.

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Though Tori played dumb to the ordeal -- saying they've been on vacation and "haven't read anything" -- Dean stepped up and defended their honor as parents, telling TMZ "We don't use our children as props, we take really good care of our children, we love our children ... everyone's entitled to their opinion."

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31.

SNAPPLETEA    

What is Dean on vacation from? He has not done anything that I have seen since the movie he did with Tori that the both cheated on their spouses with.

1712 days ago
32.

jabba    

THEY are props!!! Dean has 4 kids, three biological and the one he and his WIFE were adopting when he was first sleeping with TORI. Never mentions that one tho, guess he didn't stick around long enough to bond with it. Those kids get more air time than their parents!!! She always makes such a big deal about being together-- too pretentious TORI. I think her MOM tells her like it is and she's so SPOILED, she refuses to see the forest for the trees. Dean will never be more than a LIFETIME movie star and a wanna be. Get some more tats and go on the road as a freak show guys! Won't be a long haul marriage--too fake!!

1712 days ago
33.

sheesh    

You must not watch the show. Dean was away quite a bit this season working on a film. I think Tori needs to come to grips with the fact her mom doesn't want to be a part of her life. She called Tori a middle aged reality show star that uses her kids as props. Candy has a lot of making up to do!

1712 days ago
34.

Cinner    

Tori Spelling is hideous, she ranks at the same level as Amy Winehouse, she just tries to cover it up with makeup which makes it a million times worse. She is hard to look at. They completely use their kids to generate revenue. If they weren't, we wouldn't even know they have kids. These people are horrible people.

1712 days ago
35.

TORI    

Dean never adopted a daughter, the adoption came through when he and his ex wife were already separated. She is raising the child strictly on her own he has no rights whatsoever on having to support her and he isn't listed as her father. He has one daughter only with Tori and a son from a previous marriage and one son with Tori. He loves his son Jack from his first marriage immensely if you watch him on his show so the child your talking about isn't get shafted at all as it's not his.

1712 days ago
36.

sensible grandma    

TORI & CANDY SHOULD BOTH GROW UP. I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY CANDY DID NOT COME TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. THAT WAS NOT THE PLACE . IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PRIVATE MEETING JUST BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM. THEY ARE BOTH SO STUBBORN AND THEY EACH HAVE TO COMPROMISE A LITTLE. TORI, LIFE IS SO SHORT AND YOU WILL ONE DAY REGRET THAT YOU DIDN'T OFFER AN OLIVE BRANCH. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY WAS NOT THE PLACE. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A CIRCUS. YOU SHOULD MEET WITH YOUR MOTHER AND TRY TO HASH THINGS OUT. IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, YOU CAN AT LEAST SAY YOU TRIED. THAN IT WOULD BE UP TO CANDY. YOUR HUSBAND SHOULD STAY OUT OF IT. HE IS PART OF THE TURMOIL. HE THINKS HE HAS TO PROTECT YOU. FROM WHAT? YOU HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR MOTHER WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP..SHE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN THAT BAD. EVERY PARENT MAKES MISTAKES, EVEN THOUGH WE WILL NOT ADMIT IT. GIVE HER A CHANCE WITH A PRIVATE MEETING. THAN TAKE IT FROM THERE.

1712 days ago
37.

cgirl Caron    

Candy is jealous of Tori because Aaron loved Tori so much more.
Candy was a horrible mom and cheated on Aaron constantly.
Shame on her for downing Tori for being a better mom than she could ever dream of.
Aaron Spelling RIP

1712 days ago
38.

shirliana    

OUR HOUSE HAS SEEN TORI, DEAN, PATSY, AND HER TWO BEAUTIFUL KIDS FROM DAY 1 WHEN THEIR REALITY SHOW STARTED. WE HAD ALSO SEEN THE BED AND BREAKFAST WHEN IT WAS JUST TORI, DEAN, AND MONKEY. YOU GUYS DID A GREAT JOB...

FIRST OF ALL, i MUST SAY TO TORI, LEAVE UR MOM OUT OF EVERYTHING.
jUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR ADORABLE KIDS AND DEAN, UR HUBBY WHO LOVES U SO MUCH AND THEIR UNCLES WHO LOVES YOUR KIDS SO MUCH . i DID NOT WANT U TO GET HURT IF UR MOM DID NOT ATTEND STELLA GORGEOUS 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY. i KNEW FROM THE EPISODE THAT SHE ATTENDED MONKEY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY - NOT THE SECOND BIRTHDAY. (JUST FOR UR INFO I DID NOT SPEAK WITH MY MOM FOR 5 YEARS, BUT TORI I WAS HURTING EVERYDAY, BUT LIKE YOUR HUBBY HAS STATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN, LET HER GO. HE IS SO RIGHT. UR MOTHER IS NOT THE SAME SINCE UR DAD, AARON SPELLING PASSED AWAY. HE WAS A LOVALE MEN BY SO MANY PEOPLE...
NO MATTER IF CANDY DID NOT WANT U IN THE HOUSE WHILE UR DAD WAS SICK, I WISH I COULD BE WITH YOU , I WOULD HAVE SMASHED THE DOOR OPEN AND U COULD GO IN EVERYDAY AS HIS DAUGHTER TO SEE HIM. DO NOT LET UR MOM BELITTLE YOU. I CAN SENSE THE JEALOUSY THAT UR MOM HAS FOR YOU. U ARE A GENEROUS, AMICABLE, SWEET, AND LOOK AT THE SURROUNDINGS YOU HAVE OF GOOD FRIENDS AND OF COURSE UR FANS...
U JUST DO NOT NEED UR MOM... JUST LET GO LIKE DEAN SAID.
THE BEST TO YOU, DEAN OF COURSE WITH HIS MOTOCYCLE RACE, AND PATSY LEAVING MUST HAVE BEEN SO HARD FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY.. (MY SIS AND I WERE IN TEARS WHEN WE SAW HER SAYING GOODBYE ),,, SO NOW DEAN GO FOR A THIRD ONE .(WORK ON IT ).. PATSY IS DARN GOOD FOR TORI. SHE IS LIKE A MOTHER FIGURE AND PATSY LISTENS TO YOUR EXOTIC WIFE... WE WATCHED ,MONKEY'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE HIS MONKEY BACKPACK. SO HAPPY HE IS DOING WELL WITH HIS SCHOOLING. HAVE A GREAT VACATION AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT REALITY SHOW,.. WE ARE SO HOOKED UP ON IT...

CANDY IS JEALOUS OF YOU... U HAVE A REALITY SHOW, (THEY CANNOT COMPARE U WITH KATE AND JOHN PLUS8) ,
UR OWN BABY'S CLOTHES LINE AND JEWELRY... SO HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU...

HANG IN THERE TORI... DO NOT EMAIL TO UR MOM, I AM NOT A MOTHER BUT I PURCHASED 2 OF UR BOOKS BECAUSE OF YOUR HONESTY AND DEDICATION . WILL NOT PUT A CENT ON UR MOM'S BOOKS. FOR UR MOM TO WRITE TO TMZ ABOUT U - THAT PROVES TO U SHE WANTS U TO BE HURT... DEAN HAD TOLD U SO. LISTEN TO UR HUBBY... HE IS SO RIGHT...... SHE WILL COME AROUND..NOT NOW..... JUST BE PATIENT. SPEND 120% OF UR TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY AND UR DEAR FRIENDS THAT LOVES U ALL SO MUCH...

1712 days ago
39.

Isabel    

He spent weeks talking about his son. Where is he? Where's the daughter he and his first wife adopted? How many commercial endorsements do these kids have? It's Octomom divided by 4.

1712 days ago
40.

Juliette    

WHY IS IT THAT CANDY SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY ONE FLAPPING HER MOUTH AND TRYING TO CAUSE TROUBLE.
WHY CAN'T SHE KEEP HER BIG MOUTH SHUT AND JUST GET ON WITH HER NON-EXSISTANT LIFE.

1711 days ago
41.

Candyless    

Hang in there Tori (and Dean too). This woman needs help. Why she is so hateful is perplexing. Just go on with your life and make your own new family memories. Don't fall into the trap of being as miserable as your mother is. She will never change. You have your father's gifts of talent, ambition, and a heart - change the pattern of the women in your family by continuing to be a loving mother. You are making your own way and a reality show is day-to-day life and includes your FAMILY - your children and Dean are your family and not props. I admire your talents and see so much of your dad's business skills in you. Be happy and enjoy life!

1711 days ago
42.

illyria    

To clarify: Dean has a son, Jack, by his former wife who filed to adopt a little girl after they split.

As for Candi - you need a reality check, Mrs. Spelling: an open letter to a media outlet does not spell potential reconciliation...these kind of efforts shout, "I want my fifteen minutes and I'll step on anyone I have to in order to have it." I hope for your sake you are just misguided and not really that evil.

1711 days ago
43.

Lil    

I have always loved and admired Tori. When she takes on a role you can tell she loves it and is such a talented actress. She doesnt really have to work but she has always been a wonderful person and role model.
I have never heard of anything bad like the other hollywood sluts. She is just very gifted and loves to work at what she is good at.
Her mom need help or a life!
Talk about a media whore!

1711 days ago
44.

annie    

their kids walked and talked late and I wonder why. Their house was NOT baby-proofed either...you always see sharp-corned tables in the rooms, etc., like imagine a child learning to walk and hitting their face or head on that. If you talk WITH babies {not at them}, and Tori does have "ADD"....they learn to walk and talk early. My kids had high vocabularies and were walking before they were one year old. Both my kids said their first word at5 months { yes, 5 months.....}. It always looked like Stella was being held BACK from walking.
Dean is an idiot for sticking to motorcycles when he's got children----
Tori needs to quit the constant whining about her mother and either drag her ass to a counselor or just cut the old fart bag off completely. But its getting OLD the way she just wont shut up about it. Candy is a bitch, who needs her ? she'll mind-f the grandkids too so WHY give her the chance ????? believe me, a rotten parent like cady spelling will also end up messing with the grand kids minds as well.

1710 days ago
45.

annie    

aloso, dean is starting to show signs of being impolite to tori, and thats always the start of the end. he can't disrespect his wife and expect to stay married. its the same mistake men always make. and he knows full well it worries tori about the motorcycles. he's selfish.

1710 days ago
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