Candy, who had a pricey doll collection (numbering more than 1,000) that she started for Tori when she was little, also bought porcelain dolls for Stella, 19 months, but the insider says, “but she can’t play with them, they are for collecting only. The doting grandma has also splashed out on clothing. “She bought double pairs of matching outfits for the kids – in case one gets dirty; and their own play table and chair set,” the insider says. “Tori just doesn’t want her kids to have the same extravagant upbringing that she had.”
“It’s a shame,” says the insider, “because Tori and Candy were getting along great. Even Dean [McDermott, Tori’s husband] was amazed at how well things were going, until the bickering started.”
Now, Dean has been advised by Tori and Candy not to interfere in their arguments. “It’s hard for him to stay out of it. They are his kids, too, and he doesn’t think it’s good for the kids to hear their mother and grandmother argue right in front of them. He’s trying hard to keep the friction in the family down to a minimum. Hopefully, he will succeed.”
JoAnna Zulli is a New York-based writer who has worked for Star, Soap Opera Magazine, Woman’s World, In Touch and the New York Post.