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High School Drama, Revisited! Ian Ziering Train Wreck Remark ‘Really Hurt’ Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth Says

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Jul. 25 2014, Published 9:34 a.m. ET

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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.”

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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!"

Said Garth: "On one hand, he does love Tori in the way we all love each other and the bond that we all share.

"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."

Spelling, 41, and Garth, 42, can be seen sharing the small screen again on ABC Family’s Mystery Girls, Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c.

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