Tori Spelling was not responsible for saving BH90210 co-star Jennie Garth‘s marriage. That’s just a tabloid’s nonsensical rumor. Gossip Cop found it to be untrue.
Garth has been married to Dave Abrams for four years, but the two chose to separate last spring. Ten months later, the two reunited and have since remained together. OK! claims Spelling is responsible for the survival of Garth’s marriage.
“Tori has a lot of experience in the area because she’s been in and out of couples therapy with her husband [Dean McDermott] for years,” an anonymous source says. “She gave Jennie a shoulder to cry on and explained that marriage takes a lot of work, but if the love is there, all will be OK.”
According to the tabloid, Spelling even set the two up on mild platonic outings like casual lunches to counter the rushed nature of their previous relationship. Eventually, the couple “remembered what attracted them to each other in the first place” and “now they’re getting along great and hope to live happily ever after,” says the unknown insider.
Gossip Cop ran the story by Spelling’s spokesperson, who called it “completely false.” Although Spelling is good friends with Garth, she’s not her marriage counselor. In August, Garth actually explained the entire situation to People magazine, a much more reliable source for celebrity news than OK!
“We rushed it too much, and we had individual things we needed to work out,” Garth explained. She added, “We both had separate learning to do, and then coming back and sharing that growth was kind of the fiber that connected us back together like, ‘I see you differently now.'” The actress made no mention of Spelling playing any role in saving her marriage.
It seems like OK! took some inspiration from the truth, as it was correct about the casual meetings that allowed the couple to flourish once more. However, it was totally incorrect regarding Spelling masterminding those events. In classic tabloid fashion, the outlet twisted the truth just enough to come up with a dramatic story that, while a nice narrative, simply isn’t true.
This isn’t even the first time the publication has tried this strategy. In August, the magazine falsely claimed Garth was furious with Spelling over Denise Richards joining the cast of BH90210 — a supposed feud that the tabloid didn’t even address in its latest story. Gossip Cop also busted the publication in September for a bogus story about Spelling developing feelings for Brian Austin Green, one of her other BH90210 co-stars. The tabloid clearly doesn’t know a thing about any one of these stars’ relationships, romantic or otherwise.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.