Tori Spelling’s loved ones have been saying that this miserable year will only make her stronger.
Given what 2023 has thrown her way thus far, we might soon see her overturning cars with her bare hands.
But Tori’s brother, Randy Spelling, has a subtley different take on his sister.
He says that Tori’s already strong enough to handle all of this and more.
Randy Spelling spoke to People in a recent interview to discuss the ups and downs of Tori’s, well, entire life these days.
“We had this moment where we were in Palm Springs, we had spring break,” he recalled.
“I went down there, we went to Universal Studios,” Randy detailed. “And then we were in the desert down there for a little bit.”
“The kids were at the pool and running around,” Randy described.
“And,” he said of himself and Tori, “we just had this moment looking at them saying, ‘This is it.'”
Of course, their bond goes back much further than a Palm Springs spring break earlier this year.
“We’re here from these two little kids who, I was five and a half years younger,” Rando noted.
“So,” he reasoned, “we disagreed on a lot of things.”
While five years might be an insignificant gap between adults, it’s a lifetime for kids. They have different interests, different maturity levels.
“I just wanted my older sister,” Randy recalled. “I looked up to her.”
He described: “I wanted to watch cartoons, she wanted to watch the news.”
Randy freely admitted: “I’m sure I annoyed the heck out of her.”
“So it went from that to being close over the years in a different way,” Randy tried to explain.
“I think sometimes I’m big brotherly,” he assessed. “Sometimes there’s a beautiful equanimity.”
Randy then characterized: “Sometimes, I’m still [a] little brother.”
Randy also spoke about “having our kids together and watching these beautiful human beings interact and just thinking, we did something right.”
He added that this was “a wonderful thing to witness.” And we’re sure that it was.
“We remain close, and I’m proud of her,” Randy emphasized. “I think she’s a very strong person. She is resilient.”
Earlier this year, Tori and her family found out the culprit behind the mystery ailments that had plagued them for months.
Their home, a rental, was the site of a hazardous mold infestation. It was no longer habitable.
They had to flee. And it seems that the financial and lifestyle pressures of living out of motel rooms was too much for Tori’s marriage.
Dean unilaterally announced the end of their marriage just before the start of summer. It’s now early autumn, and he does not appear to have changed his tune.
All of this has played out in the public eye. Plus Tori saw her realtor making fun of her and has scrambled to find housing for all five kids until they find a long-term solution.
We’re glad that she has this strength and resilience that Randy describes — she’s going to need it.