Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Address Jessica Alba's Claims About the Beverly Hills, 90210 Cast

After hearing Jessica Alba claim she was "not allowed" to make eye with the stars of Beverly Hills, 90210, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling addressed the rumors on their new podcast.

By Elyse Dupre Oct 05, 2020 1:59 PMTags

Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are setting the record straight.

After Jessica Alba claimed she was "not allowed" to make eye contact with the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members when she appeared on the show in 1998, the alumni addressed the rumors on their new podcast 9021OMG.

"Tori, did you, I just need to know, did you tell her not to look me in the eye?" Garth asked in a trailer for the show.

Spelling then replied, "Why is it all about you?"

Looking back, Garth recalled how she was the one who had all the scenes with Alba. "Like, if anybody was, you know, didn't want to have their eyes looked into, it would have been me," the 48-year-old actress said. "But, I don't remember because I have the world's worst memory." 

Spelling then wondered if there was some "memo that was, like, going around from the producers or the ADs and we didn't even know." Garth also made it clear she has nothing but praise for Alba.

"I only have, from the vague memories I have of working with her, I only remember her being super talented," she said. "She was very young. She was really sweet, and it does not surprise me that she's gone on to be so successful."

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In fact, Spelling suggested she's a fan of The Honest Company leader's baby products. "I'm not going to lie to you guys: I was a little horrified when I saw that clip that she said that she wasn't allowed to make eye contact and she had an awful experience because her baby wipes are my favorite," the 47-year-old actress said, later adding, "Like, I wipe my child's ass with her baby wipes every single day. I'm so upset right now."

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Alba made the comment during a recent episode of First We Feast's "Hot Ones" challenge. "On the set of 90210, I couldn't even make eye contact with any of the cast members, which was really strange when you're, like, trying to do a scene with them," the 39-year-old star said. "Yeah, it was like, 'You're not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you'll be thrown off the set.'"

Fans can listen to Garth and Spelling's full podcast episode when 9021OMG debuts on the iHeartRadio app Nov. 9.