Tori Spelling Feels "Overwhelmed" by Family's Financial Issues: "I Don't Want to Change Our Lifestyle"

"I'm overwhelmed with life," the former Mystery Girls star says

By Zach Johnson Oct 21, 2014 1:40 PMTags

As if Dean McDermott's infidelity weren't enough, Tori Spelling's happy home life is being threatened for a another reason: financial hardship. As this clip from tonight's True Tori reveals, the actress—whose ABC Family show Mystery Girls was recently canceled after just one season—is having money problems.

"I'm overwhelmed with life. Sorry. I just feel responsible," an upset Spelling, 41, sobs as her husband, 47, attempts to console her. "I feel so responsible for so many people and I can't do it. [I can't handle] the responsibility of having to take care of so many people financially, the fear of that. [It] doesn't matter.  know people look at me and they're like, 'Oh, poor you.' Like, 'Boohoo, you have so many problems.'"

Spelling has often feared that the public perceives her as a sad little rich girl, given her late father's fortune, and McDermott does his best to assure his wife that her fears are unfound. Despite his best efforts, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star continues to cry. "We live paycheck to paycheck!" she wails. "After this I have no f--king idea if work's going to come in. Like, how am I going to support my family in six months?" She continues, "Look at the life we're leading. We're paying for five f--king private schools."

"Baby, we can change our lifestyle. We can," McDermott says. "We can get rid of all that stuff."

"But why should we have to?" asks Spelling, who inherited $800,000 after her father's death. "My dad wouldn't have wanted this. He'd be so mad. He worked so friggin' hard so his kids wouldn't have to f—king struggle. I don't want to change our lifestyle. That's why I work so hard. I don't want to change."

This isn't the first time Spelling has come forward about her financial failures. As she explained in her 2013 memoir, Spelling IT Like It Is, the mom of four wrote, "It's no mystery why I have money problems. I grew up rich beyond anyone's wildest dreams. I never knew anything else. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can't seem to let go of my expensive tastes. Even when my tastes aren't fancy, they're still costly. I moved houses to simplify my life, but lost almost a million dollars along the way."

True Tori returns for a second season tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.