Tori Spelling: Reality show’s cathartic


The 41-year-old actress stars in her own reality show, True Tori, in which she puts her personal circumstances and life with husband Dean McDermott on show. But she has apparently had to learn the art of opening up. "I came from a family that didn't talk about emotions. We repressed things," she told American talk show Today. "This was a vehicle for me to feel like a safe atmosphere where I can share. It's cathartic for me. It's therapy." The former Beverly Hills, 90210 favourite recently came down with bronchitis and was hospitalised. She suggested this may have had something to do with being too busy as well as a manifestation of her emotions.

‘It's cathartic for me. It's therapy.’

"I'm feeling so much better. [I was] sick with bronchitis. Severe. My kids had it and I just thought I could do it all: Take care of them, put everyone else first, me, last. Momma bear last,” she lamented. “And also there's an emotional component. I'm just learning that at 41. I'm realising now that you repress them for as long as you want and it comes out in certain ways."

Part of the blonde beauty’s emotional woes are apparently to do with her mother, Candy Spelling, not supporting her. Both she and her husband Dean have recently accused her of not being there for their family. During this chat, Tori confirmed she never heard from her when she was sick.

"It's not something I'm willing to get into out of respect, but nothing happened in the hospital. Fortunately," she explained, adding “no” when asked whether she had heard from her mother while in the medical facility.

Meanwhile, her reality show sounds like it will be continuing into a third season if Tori has anything to do with it. Even though Dean, whose infidelity has formed a large part of the show, told Access Hollywood he was finished with it, Tori enjoys it.

"This is our real life," she told the show’s hosts. "True Tori is as real as it gets."

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