Well... that was awkward.
On Monday, Tori Spelling sat down next to Jennie Garth for an interview on the program Good Day New York.
The actresses were on hand to discuss the unusual Beverly Hills, 90210 reboott that premieres tonight on Fox...
... but things turned rather awkward when the topic of Spelling's finances were raised by host Rosanna Scotto.
(There has been talk for several months that Tori and husband Dean McDermott are in serious debt; hence why they keep signing on for reality shows and granting every interview imaginable.)
On BH90210, Spelling plays a heightened version of herself... and the character is plagued by the money she owes, which is why she tries to organize a reunion among her former co-stars.
"Tori, it's got to hit a little close to home when they start talking about financial problems, right?" Scotto asked, to which Spelling replied emphatically:
"That was a choice that I made and we made together to put that in there...
"That's such speculation and the media loves to talk about it. So we were like, 'let's face them straight on and let's put it in there.'"
However, Spelling's response wasn't good enough for Scotto, who followed up by bluntly asking this question:
"Are you able to pay your bills?"
"Am I able to pay my bills? Yeah, thank you. I am," Spelling fired back
It's a personal subject and we can understand why Tori got so upset.
But she lost a major lawsuit this past January and, like we said above, there's been non-stop chatter that Spelling is, indeed, flat-out broke.
At the conclusion of this awkward sit-down, Scotto apologized for her questions, telling Tori:
"We do wish you the best. I'm sorry if I offended you by asking about your finances."
Spelling replied that she has "pretty thick skin" and even quipped:
"We're going to write this into the show, so thank you for giving us new material."
Following the interview, Good Day New York shared an after-show on Facebook, where Scotto addressed the exchange between her and Spelling, even though the questions seemed appropriate in our view.
After all, Tori's own mother has said in the past that the actress squandered nearly all the money left to her by her late father, famous producer Aaron Spellinf.
In 2014, Candy Spelling, told the New York Times that Spelling received her inheritance... and then went on massive spending sprees.
"She would close a store and drop $50,000 to $60,000," Candy claimed. "I never did anything like that. She just went crazy."
Wrote Scotto on Facebook in reaction to the interview:
"It was definitely awkward. I didn't mean it to be awkward.
"They are putting on a show where it's a mockumentary and it brings up their problems -- they're real-life problems. And Tori has had -- for years now, since her mother cut her out of the will -- there's been so many stories about her not having any money.
"I tried to see if she wanted to dispel the rumors, but she got very upset. The bottom line was maybe we know too much.
"We know she recently sent a text to somebody saying she didn't have money to pay for her kids for food."
Like we said, seemed like a reason topic to bring up on air.