Tori Spelling shares heartfelt birthday tribute for mom Candy after rift

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By Dan Sears

Tori Spelling celebrated her mom Candy Spelling’s 78th birthday with a touching tribute following their years-long feud.

“Happy Birthday Mommy,” the actress wrote on Instagram Wednesday alongside a series of mother-daughter photos from her childhood to adulthood.

“I love you. Grateful to be your daughter. Some of my happiest memories involve laughing so hard with you that we were happy crying uncontrollably and you doing your LOL wheeze… 😂.”

The “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum specifically recalled “tickle fests” and ice cream fights with her mom and brother, Randy Spelling.

“I never take for granted the beautiful life you raised Rand and I in with Dad,” Tori continued.

Candy Spelling and Tori Spelling
“Happy Birthday Mommy. I love you. Grateful to be your daughter,” the actress wrote via Instagram.

“And, I am such a resilient and strong human and I owe so much of that to you. Strong 💪 women run in our family. I’m passing it on.”

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The mother of five, 50, also seemingly shut down speculation about an ongoing rift with Candy, adding, “Loved and still love watching horror films in bed with you.”

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Last month, Tori’s ex-husband, Charlie Shanian, shared his perspective on the “BH90210” actress’ former feud with her mom, who she was estranged from when her father, Aaron Spelling, died in June 2006.

Candy Spelling and Tori Spelling
The “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum also shared a series of snaps with her mom from childhood to adulthood.

The screenwriter — who was married to the “Stori Telling” author from 2004 to 2006 — claimed their rift deepened when the late film and television producer named his wife as the sole heir of his $600 million fortune.

Shanian told the Daily Mail that Tori began “crying” because she was “so upset” over the inheritance decision.

“From what I understand … [Aaron’s] hope was that it would bring Tori closer to her mom because it would require a connection between them,” he said.

Tori Spelling and Candy Spelling
“Some of my happiest memories involve laughing so hard with you,” Tori continued.

“[Tori] was crying and feeling upset, not about the money, but about what it meant that [it] was structured in such a way,” Shanian, 58, continued. “There’s a real pain in there.”

Additionally, he alleged Candy set up trust funds for her two adult children, which he said they will “still get … someday.”

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The “Candy at Last” author was heavily scrutinized last month while Tori and her five children — Liam, 16, Stella, 15, Hattie, 11, Finn, 11, and Beau, 6 — were living in an RV at a campsite.

Candy Spelling and Tori Spelling
The mom of five added that she continues to enjoy watching horror films with Candy.

She even turned off her Instagram comments following backlash for allegedly ignoring her daughter’s housing “crisis” and financial woes.

However, an insider told Page Six at the time that Candy had found a place for Tori and her grandkids to live — but she was turned down.

“Candy spent hours on the phone trying to find [a house],” the source said, claiming the actress declined the offer because she “wanted to live in a certain place.”

Candy Spelling and Aaron Spelling
The mother-daughter duo were previously estranged after Aaron Spelling named Candy the sole heir of his multi-million dollar fortune.
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“[It] is fine. They should live where they want to live,” the insider added.

Tori has reportedly been struggling with money following her separation from estranged husband Dean McDermott, who announced their split in June after 17 years of marriage.

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Prior to her RV stay, the former reality TV star had checked into a $100-per-night motel with their kids.

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