In a drama worthy of an Aaron Spelling soap opera, tempers are running high over Tori Spelling’s recent baby shower.
Sources tell Page Six that Mary Jo Eustace, the ex-wife of Tori’s husband, Dean McDermott, is furious because the reality stars celebrated their fifth pregnancy with a lavish party at the Hotel Bel-Air on Feb. 11 — all while McDermott allegedly owes Eustace thousands in child support.
In fact, we’ve learned that fed-up Eustace is taking McDermott to court next month to face allegations that he’s in contempt of court for failure to pay the monthly child support payment for their son, Jack.
We’re told that Eustace — who was married to McDermott from 1993 to 2006 — was “livid” after reading headlines claiming that Tori’s mom, Candy, spent $40,000 on the over-the-top fête.
Candy — the widow of Aaron Spelling, the TV mogul behind “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Beverly Hills 90210” who was said to be worth $600 million at his death — hired top Hollywood party planner Mindy Weiss to throw the party for more than 50 guests.
According to court records, McDermott is due to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. March 9.
Meanwhile, Tori and McDermott have seemed to be suffering with financial difficulties of late. In November 2016, American Express sued over an $87,595 credit card debt, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” In July 2016, “ET” reported that they had been hit with a $259,108 lien for unpaid taxes from 2014.
But in March 2016, Tori dismissed reports of financial woes to People, saying that rumors about money problem started after she wrote her 2013 book, “Spelling It Like It Is.” “It was one chapter. I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too,” she told the magazine.
Eustace and reps for the couple didn’t get back to us.