How Tori Spelling's Fake Boobs ''Shattered'' Her Daughter Stella's World

True Tori star also opens up about her "complicated" relationship with her own mother, Candy Spelling

By Rebecca Macatee Jan 29, 2016 7:08 PMTags
Tori Spelling, Liam McDermott, Stella McDermott, Hattie McDermott, Finn McDermottTodd Williamson/Getty Images

No one can ever say that Santa Claus isn't real.

As for Tori Spelling's boobs, though? Well, even Tori couldn't lie to her daughter about those, and as she told Lena Dunham in an interview for Lenny Letter, her 7-year-old daughter Stella McDermott was in for an unpleasant shock when she learned mom's assets weren't entirely her own.

"People are obsessed with me getting my breast implants removed because they're recalled and expired," the mother of four said. "That's such a big thing on True Tori. [Stella, age 7, overheard] and said, 'Huh, your boobs aren't real?' I was like, 'Oh my God.' It was like Santa Claus. I didn't know what to do."

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But Tori owned up and told the truth. "I said, 'I'm so sorry you heard that. No, they're not. I have breast implants,'" she recalled. "[Stella] said, 'I thought your boobs were real. I just didn't know. They look real.' I said, 'God bless you. They really don't. They're like the worst ever."

"[Stella's] world was just shattered," Tori continued. "It hit me hard, and I felt so guilty...I explained it to her, and she was fine."

Now, Stella asks her mom questions about her implants and whether she needs to get them replaced. "She's very mothering, my 7-year-old," said Tori.

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Tori's actual mother Candy Spelling has a much different relationship with the reality star. As Tori and Candy both say, it's a "complicated" one, and as we've all seen through the years, it hasn't always been the greatest. As Tori told Lena for Lenny Letter, she didn't want the same thing for her relationship with her own daughter.

"Over time, I discovered it was definitely a conscious effort, and I just reminded myself every day I'm not my mom. I'd think, What would make me different? What's my instinct of what would make that different? My instinct was touch. I just wanted to hug her and hold her and tell her how beautiful she was and make eye contact."

The closeness seems to be paying off, too. "Now, I feel like Stella and I have this amazing relationship where we're just always holding hands and we're holding each other and touching, and I love it," said Tori. She hopes to have the same closeness with her other daughter Hattie, 4, and sons Liam, 8, and Finn, 3.

Tori's full interview with Lena can be found in this week's Lenny Letter.

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