Tori did have at least one serious relationship during the early years of filming “90210,” although it wasn’t the healthiest. She dated actor Nick Savalas for a couple of years in the early 90s, but she wasn’t happy. Nick was verbally abusive toward Tori during the entirety of their relationship, calling her “ugly” when he knew how insecure she was about her looks.
Naturally, Tori’s parents and her “90210” costars weren’t the biggest fans of Nick. Her costar, Luke Perry, always stood by her side and defended her from verbal abuse more than once. Thankfully, Tori was able to extract herself safely from the relationship and move on to bigger and better things.
The “90210” Wrap Party
Tori was only 17 when she started working on the first season of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” but that didn’t stop her from trying to act older to keep up with her costars. Decades after the show debuted, Tori revealed on her 2020 podcast “9021OMG” that she snuck some adult beverages at the “Beverly Hills” season one wrap party. Scandalous!
She can’t remember how she got a hold of the drinks since she was under the age of 21 at the time, but she does remember getting wildly sick shortly afterward. Her dinner combo of alcohol and spaghetti didn’t do her any favors, and she remembered seeing a lot of her recently eaten food making a comeback at the wrap party. Understandably, her parents grounded her when they found out about her underage antics.
All of the stars in “Beverly Hills, 90210” were young and attractive, so it’s no surprise that many of them paired up and dated over the years. While Tori Spelling and her costars were tight-lipped about their romances back when they were filming the show, they’ve revealed some secrets as they’ve gotten older.
Tori had a fling or two during her time on “90210.” She casually dated Brian Austin Green, who played her on-screen boyfriend. She also had a low-key fling with Jason Priestley and admitted to having kissed the late Luke Perry just once. It seems that everyone was simply having fun while working on the show, so none of Tori’s flings were that serious.
Tori the Snitch?
Any “Beverly Hills 90210” fan no doubt remembers when Shannen Doherty was dramatically fired from the show. However, fans may not know that Tori Spelling may have been the main reason Shannen was abruptly fired. Tori was really close with actress Jennie Garth, and Jennie and Shannen simply did not get along.
Tori always acted as the peacemaker between the two, but one day, they got into a physical fight. Tori was over it. She told her dad, Aaron Spelling, about Shannen’s behavior. Being an executive producer on the show, it’s no surprise that he fired Shannen a bit after he learned that news from his daughter. Looking back, Tori regrets that her ratting on Shannen is likely what led her to lose her job.
The Rumblings of Financial Trouble
As Tori made a name for herself in “Beverly Hills, 90210,” she found herself with a steady self-earned income for the first time in her life. Once Tori realized how much money she was making, she got busy spending it. She moved out of “The Manor” and started living independently. “I had a hit TV series, so I didn't really need my parents for anything,” Tori said in a 2008 interview.
However, this new sense of financial independence eventually got her into some deep trouble. When “90210” ended in 2000, so did her cash flow. As it turns out, Tori had been extravagantly spending beyond her means for years. She loved to go on shopping sprees that could total over $50,000, which she always charged on her credit card. This instance of near-bankruptcy was a tiny peak into Tori’s future financial woes.