Tori Spelling grew up with everything a girl could want; with a father who pretty much ran Hollywood and all of it's most popular television shows for decades, she cut her teeth on a Gucci teething ring.
But now, after nearly two months in the hospital, a canceled reality show, and a homeseller's nightmare, Spelling says she's having to learn how to work from a budget and hold on to clothing to hand down to her four children.
"I grew up rich beyond anyone's 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," she said. "And then there's my shopping problem. I've bought ridiculous amounts of stuff for the kids, clothing, toys, crafts."
Changing her lifestyle hasn't been easy, but Spelling was lucky to come out of 2012 with her health after suffering serious problems following the birth of her fourth child. She was put on bed rest for two months and was unable to work, and then the family found out their reality show, "Tori And Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood", had been canceled. But she's trying to stay positive, which is all a person can do in the fickle land of Hollywood.
"We're in the entertainment business, and things change year to year," she said. "We don't have a series on the air right now, so we have to be more restrictive of what we can spend, just like anyone who doesn't currently have a steady job."
As for her shopping problem, Tori says she's had to face some harsh truths. But at the same time, she doesn't relate to the girl of her youth, who dropped massive amounts of money on a whim.
"I haven't bought a purse in three years, and it's fine," she said. "I look back at that girl who shopped at Gucci in my 20s, and I can't even relate. I can't believe I thought it was important."
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