Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Owe $259,000 in Unpaid Taxes
"I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too," Spelling told PEOPLE in March
The reality star and her husband have been slapped with a tax lien by the state of California. The married couple owe a tax lien for $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes from 2014, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
In March, Spelling, 43, cleared up reports of financial trouble after credit card company American Express sued her in January for failing to pay her outstanding balance of $37,981.97 since summer 2015.
The mother of four explained that the rumors started after she wrote her 2013 book, Spelling It Like It Is. “I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too,” she told PEOPLE. “We’re not perfect, we have made a lot of choices financially with real estate that didn’t work out … and that just escalated into this story about financial struggles, bankruptcy. To this day that haunts me!”
Adding, “We’re not bankrupt, we’re not struggling, we’re fine!”
Spelling and McDermott, 49, previously shared that they have open conversations with their four kids about money.
“My husband and I work really hard. I mean, I’m constantly out there working,” she said. “It’s so important for my children to see that both their parents are working, and we talk to them about it. My kids are like, ‘It’s not fair, why aren’t you home more?’ And I explain [things] to them and we talk about money.”
As for paying off their fiscal debts, the couple will not be losing their current home as they have been renting a 3,900 square-ft. five bedrooms, four baths residence for $7,500 per month since February.