Tori Spelling so doesn’t own the bed and breakfast she runs with her husband on the show “Tori & Dean: Inn Love”!
The pampered TinselTown princess and her actor-hubby Dean McDermott actually rent the sprawling inn – and they’re hardly ever there, sources say.
Tori has led viewers to believe that she plunked down her paltry $800,000 inheritance from her late father, legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling, to buy the Chateau La Rue in the sleepy town of Fallbrook, Calif.
But that’s far from the truth. “Tori and Dean are leasing to own the inn,” explained the actress’ publicist.
According to legal documents, the property belongs to Christopher and Patricia King, who have owned it for years.
In fact, records indicate the four-bedroom inn has been on the market for more than 300 days and remains active on a multiple listing service. The asking price on the 8-acre estate, also known as Oak Creek Manor, has been reduced from the original $3.4 million to $2.6 million.
During the “Inn Love” premiere on the Oxygen network, Tori conducted a highly publicized estate sale at her Hollywood home, hawking all her worldly possessions to raise money to supposedly buy the 4,500- square-foot inn.
And in episodes filmed before she gave birth to son Liam on March 13, a heavily pregnant Tori interacted with guests at the inn for the TV cameras.
“But these days Tori and Dean are nowhere to be found on the grounds,” according to an insider.
“And it’s so odd at the inn. When you finally manage to reach a live person at the desk, they don’t even answer the phone like it’s a real business. I had to ask if I’d reached the Chateau.
“At this point, Tori and Dean are giving more lip service than room service at the inn.”
By TRACY GILCHRIST