“Everything we do, I feel like, there’s some people that are like, ‘Great!’ and some people, ‘Not so great,’ ” the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum told PEOPLE Now. “That’s just part of being in the public eye.”
Despite the public’s reaction, Spelling, 42, still stands by the decision to color Stella’s long locks.
“It was a choice I made that I made with my daughter,” she explains. “That was a personal choice. It was something she wanted to do. It was something I agreed to do with her during the summer break.”
It turned out to be a learning experience for both Stella and her mother. Stella learned she never wanted to dye her hair again while Spelling, who has three other kids with husband Dean McDermott — Finn, 3, Hattie, 4, and Liam, 9 on Sunday — learned “the more we tell [children], the more they’re going to say, ‘Now I’m curious about it because I’m not allowed to do it.’ “
Spelling adds, “Stella did it. She was 7 and she got it out of her system.”
In the video with PEOPLE Now, Spelling also opened up about how she and McDermott, 49, started over after the cheating scandal. “We learned how to communicate because we didn’t know how to communicate,” she explains.
Spelling will appear on this season of David Tutera’s CELEBrations, premiering Friday at 9 p.m. ET on WEtv, and in Tori and Dean’s Spring Picnic, premiering March 20 on the Cooking Channel.