Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are in trouble.

The state of California hit the couple with a tax lien for $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes from 2014, according to legal documents obtained by E! News.

Tori and Dean have been in financial hot water before, as credit card company American Express sued her for failing to pay a balance of $37,981.97. Court documents showed Tori was unable to complete a payment of $1,070 last June. She previously told People that despite the stories, she and her husband are doing just fine financially.

"We're doing a great new series, I'm really happy, we're doing a new show on Cooking Channel—we're not bankrupt, we're not struggling, we're fine!" she told People. "[The] kids [are] good, family's good, I'm healthy, finances [are] good."

Dean McDermott, Tori Spelling, Liam, Finn, Stella, Hattie

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Tori, Dean and their four children—Liam, 9, Finn, 3, Stella, 7, and Hattie, 4—have a very open relationship about money as a result of Tori's upbringing. As the daughter of Hollywood multi-millionaire Aaron Spelling, Tori grew up with a lot of money but not a lot of knowledge. "I don't blame anyone, but that probably set me up for not knowing too much about how to handle money a little bit, and I don't want the same thing to happen with my children, so we're open about stuff," the actress told the magazine.

"My husband and I work really hard," she continued. "I mean, I'm constantly out there working," she says. "It's so important for my children to see that both their parents are working, and we talk to them about it. My kids are like, 'It's not fair, why aren't you home more?' And I explain [things] to them and we talk about money."

But the couple's financial woes began before the credit card debacle, which Tori opened up about in her 2013 memoir, Spelling It Like It Is. "It's no mystery why I have money problems. I grew up rich beyond anyone's wildest dreams. I never knew anything else," she wrote. "Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can't seem to let go of my expensive tastes."

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