Jennie Garth has taken up for her longtime friend and colleague Tori Spelling, after their Beverly Hills 90210 castmate Ian Ziering summed up the latter’s True Tori reality show — showing Spelling’s painful marital woes with husband Dean McDermott — as a “train wreck.”
“I know that that really hurt Tori,” the former Kelly Taylor told HuffPost Live Thursday, “because people can take that in a very wrong way.”
In May, the 50-year-old Ziering — whose regained a measure of relevance in the cult hit Sharknado — told Access Hollywood, “I don’t know what to make of [the show] . . . it’s a train wreck, it’s a train wreck!”
“It was a little harsh — just the words, ‘How do you not watch a train wreck?’”
Garth admitted that True Tori — which included deeply-emotional counseling sessions between the embattled couple — “wasn’t for everyone,” and that even she was uncomfortable watching it “because I love [Tori] so much.
“It was so hard for me to see that kind of position she was in.”