“On one hand, he does love Tori,” Garth admitted, after HuffPo Live’s Caitlyn Becker replayed Ziering’s stinging interview. “But it was a little harsh — the words ‘how do you not watch a trainwreck.’ I know that really hurt Tori.”
Ziering’s comments were in reference to Spelling’s drama-filled reality show “True Tori,” which premiered on Lifetime in April. Much of the show focused on the infidelity of Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, and his trip to rehab.
“How can you not watch a train wreck,” Ziering had said. “It’s so hard to see. It’s tough. And I love Tori.”
“People could take [Ziering’s comments] in a very wrong way,” Garth continued. “But you know, her reality show wasn’t for everyone, and for me it was hard to watch because I love her so much. It was hard to see that position she was in.”
Garth and Spelling are famous from their days on “90210,” but these days they’re co-stars on an ABC Family sitcom, “Mystery Girls.”
“It’s been great working with Tori,” Garth said. “We’re only a year apart, but I’ve always been very protective of her and, I don’t know, I feel like it’s my job to take care of her in some way.”