Spelling: 'Reunion Is Up To Mum'
TORI SPELLING has ignored her estranged mother CANDY's pleas for a reconciliation - insisting it is up to her mum to heal the rift between the pair.
The two fell out before the death of Spelling's TV mogul father, Aaron, in 2007. They reconciled later that year, following the birth of the actress' first child, Liam, with husband Dean MCDermott.
Their relationship has since cooled again, and Candy Spelling - who has not met new granddaughter Stella, born last year (08) - even put the family estate in Los Angeles on the market last month (Mar09).
But in a desperate effort to reconcile with her daughter, the 63 year old made an impassioned plea on her website on Monday (13Apr09) to reunite the family.
She wrote, "You haven't responded to my emails, phone calls and text messages. You say you look at my website, so I'm trying to reach you that way. I want to see you and your family - in private, like the 'normal family' you say always wanted. Call me, write me, text me.
"I'm a mother who, like every mother, wants communication and a great relationship with you, my daughter, and your family. I'd love to work it out the way all families try to resolve issues. In private.
"What makes it so difficult is to hear you say things like: I'd like to call my mother, or I love my mother but don't speak to her, or I think she has my nanny's phone number. I don't want a reunion via talk show or to speak through the press. I want a relationship with you and my grandchildren."
Candy signs off the heartfelt note, "I am hopeful. Love, Mom."
But Tori insists the reconciliation is up to her mother, telling People.com, "She knows how to reach me, she knows where we live."