Hallmark Star Shares Rare Family Photo & Sentimental Update

Mother and daughter holding hands

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A Hallmark entertainer recently shared a significant family update on her Instagram page, and her fans loved seeing it. As many fans know, Tori Spelling and her mother, Candy Spelling, were estranged on and off for many years. Now, however, it appears they are working on repairing their relationship. In fact, Tori’s recent Instagram post revealed a family outing that was the first in many years.

Here’s what you need to know:

A Celebratory Family Dinner

The “Family Plan” star posted a photo on her Instagram page that garnered a lot of love. The snapshot showed Tori with her mom Candy and her brother, Randy Spelling. “This was a special moment in time,” Tori began in her caption. “I don’t think the 3 of us {just the 3 of us} have gone out to dinner together in 20 years,” she continued. Tori explained the special occasion was to celebrate her mom’s birthday, and she referred to Candy as “an iconic woman.”

Randy commented on his sister’s post, writing, “What a great night and great moment!!” A couple of Tori’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-stars commented as well. Kathleen Robertson, who played Clare Arnold, wrote, “Candy!!!! Memories of her bringing us champagne in the bowling alley on @cjcowles birthday!!!!! Happy birthday @candyspelling.” In addition, Lindsay Price, who played Janet Sosna, added her birthday wishes, as did “Real Housewives” veteran Gretchen Rossi.

Tori Got Reflective in Another Post

The following day, Tori shared another post on Instagram honoring her mother. The photo showed her standing behind her mom, as Candy was seated at a table, and the pair appeared to be in a restaurant or similar venue. Tori bent down to rest her chin on her mother’s shoulder, wrapping her hands around her mom. Candy rested one of her hands on top of one of her daughter’s as she looked up toward Tori.

“Loved celebrating this goddess tonight,” Tori shared. She got a little sentimental when she added, “One thing I’ve learned recently… life is short. So, hold those near and dear to you as close as you can.” She added she loved her mom with “all my heart,” as she once again wished her a happy birthday.

Tori’s Instagram caption was likely powerful for fans who have followed her for a long time. As the New York Times detailed, Tori’s father Aaron Spelling died in 2006. Tori reportedly received an inheritance of $800,000, out of an estate worth $600 million. The inheritance and subsequent financial issues on Tori’s end sparked an estrangement with her mother that lasted for years. In 2008, Tori told ABC News, “We don’t have an easy relationship. I don’t think we ever will, but I’d rather have a complicated, misunderstood relationship than have no relationship at all.”

This birthday celebration came just weeks after a public sighting of Tori and Candy together. Page Six shared on September 6 that they were photographed together on a beach in Malibu, California. It turned out, that was the first time the two had been seen together publicly in about five years. Tori’s husband, Dean McDermott, joined them, as did Josh Flagg of “Million Dollar Listing” and his partner Andrew Beyer. Tori and Dean’s youngest child, Beau, was there as well, and it appeared the group had a lovely outing as they reconnected.

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