In an interview with People magazine and in her new memoir, "Spelling It Like It Is," Spelling, 40, says much of her problem with money comes from growing up the daughter of producer Aaron Spelling, who died in 2006, NBC News reported. She describes dropping $50 on DVDs, snacks and lottery tickets after stopping at a gas station to get her children water.
"It's no mystery why I have money problems," she wrote in the book. "I grew up rich beyond anyone's dreams."
When she and McDermott decided on the vasectomy, their business manager told them they did not have the money, she says.
"We don't have a series on the air right now, so we have to be more restrictive of what we can spend, just like anyone who doesn't currently have a steady job," she said.
"Tori and Dean: Cabin Fever" is scheduled to air early next year on HGTV.