An interview with New York City’s Fox 5 became awkward for guests Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth when “Good Day New York” co-host Rosanna Scotto asked Spelling about her financial troubles.
Spelling has endured well-publicized monetary issues in recent years, which recently resulted in a bench warrant issued when she failed to appear in court for a hearing involving City National Bank, which is suing the couple over an unpaid debt of $205,000.
During the interview on Tuesday, which surrounded the “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-stars reuniting for “BH90120”, Roanna Scotto asked Spelling about how her money troubles are comedically addressed in the new mockumentary-style series, which follows the stars of the teen drama as they attempt to launch a reboot.
“That was a decision I made and we made together to put that in there,” Spelling explained. “That’s such speculation, media loves to talk about it, so we were like, ‘Let’s face it straight on. Let’s put it in there.’”
This led Scotto to push further. “The media has been all over your financial troubles,” Scotto told Spelling (the money talk begins at the 2:15 mark in the video above). “Are you experiencing financial troubles? Are you able to pay your bills?”
“Am I able to pay my bills?” responded Spelling in disbelief. “Yeah, thank you. I am.”
Despite the immediate awkwardness, Scotto continued her line of questioning by pointing out that the new series will “give you money in your pocket,” a remark that Garth termed “interesting,” while Spelling suggested the cringe-inducing interview could be integrated into “BH90210”.
At the interview’s end, Rosanna Scotto apologized, telling Tori Spelling, “I’m sorry if I offended you.”