Tori Spelling has leaped to the defense of her former Beverly Hills 90210 costar Brian Austin Green, amid criticism of his parenting.
The father-of-four was recently called out by his ex Megan Fox for including their son Journey, four, in one of his Instagram posts.
But Tori took to her own Instagram account on Wednesday to share a photo of herself with Brian, while describing him as one of ‘the best parents I know’ in the gushing caption.
Posting a photo of herself with Green and fellow co-star Jennie Garth, the veteran actress began her caption, ‘Missing these two today…’.
‘We really grew up together. Just a silly bunch of teenagers. Jen and I used to giggle so hard in each other’s faces we would snort and cry and fall to the ground. Finish each other’s sentences snd [sic] still do. Bri would “pull my pigtails” on set and till this day can still “push my buttons” in the best of ways bc he knows me so well,’ she continued.
‘We were just kids. But standing by these two for decades I’ve watched them both grow into such amazing humans. We are all parents now. And, Jen and Bri are the best parents I know. Honor to consider them my friends and brother and sister on this journey in life. I love you both. I always have. Always will!’
She then went on to mention that she and Garth would soon be debuting their 90210 podcast, named 9021OMG and ‘need some advice from the master’.
Brian has his own podcast, titled …with Brian Austin Green, which has so far clocked up 84 episodes.
Meanwhile, Courtney Stodden slammed Brian on Monday amid his row with ex Megan Fox after she criticized him for posting a shot of their son Journey, four.
Stodden, 26, took to social media on Monday, saying she was ‘so proud of Megan for speaking up about the way Brian seems to use his kids as a flex.’
The model-singer referred to her fling with the 90210 actor, 47, this past summer; she said Fox – who is now linked to rapper Machine Gun Kelly – was always the one to take care of their three sons, Noah, eight, Bodhi, six and Journey, four.
The latest: Courtney Stodden, 26, slammed Brian Austin Green, 47, amid his row with ex Megan Fox, 34, after she criticized him for posting a shot of their son Journey over Halloween weekend
‘During my time spent with him, when I was over at his house, his kids were never there,’ Stodden said. ‘They were always with Megan. She wasn’t an absent mother. And yet, like she says – she doesn’t plaster them all over her social.’
The singer/model, who’s been seen on The Mother Daughter Experiment and Celebrity Big Brother, said Green frequently used his children as a cover story for his active love life.
‘There were times Brian would tell me that he couldn’t see me because he had his kids – and I later found out that this wasn’t true, he was actually just seeing other women at those times,’ Stodden said. ‘Like, dude – you’re allowed to see other people, just be honest about it. To me and to them. And don’t use your kids as your lie.’
She said that Green was dishonest with her and others in regards to romantic dealings.
Stodden said that Green was dishonest with her and others in regards to romantic dealings
Megan Fox, seen last year in LA, has been critical of Green as of late over the way he presents himself as a parent on social media
‘Brian had been lying to many women at once about being exclusive with them,’ she said. ‘Before knowing this, I posted a video of him and I together to my IG. He said he was “disappointed” about this.’
In July, the Beverly Hills, 90210 star told TMZ that he found Stodden to be ‘super nice but disappointing’ after she shared an old video of them on Instagram to ‘create problems’ in his subsequent romance with model Tina Louise.
Stodden on Monday said Green was ‘just disappointed that [her] vid cost him a couple other booty calls who didn’t know they were booty calls.’
Stodden noted that Green sought to make himself appear as ‘this doting single dad’ posting images of himself and his kids on social media.
‘It was clearly an attempt to protect his image, using them,’ she said. ‘How could all of us women who he’d tried to play be mad at such a loving father?’
She alluded to a music project they were set to collaborate on amid their falling out.
‘He soon lost interest in “working” with me on music (when he never actually did) when he realized I wasn’t giving it up,’ she said. ‘The whole experience was a bit gross.’
She told Dailymail.com: ‘He wanted to get back doing music, I was excited to work with him on producing a song for me.’
Stodden wrapped her post in saying that ‘women and children are not props,’ asking, ‘How long until men realize this?’
On Sunday, Fox, 34, left a comment on a pic of Green and their son Journey taken Halloween
On Sunday, Fox, 34, left a comment on a pic of Green and their son Journey taken Halloween.
She wrote, ‘Why does Journey have to be in this picture? It’s not hard to crop them out. Or choose photos that they aren’t in. I had a great halloween with them yesterday, and yet notice how absent they are from my social media. I know you love your kids. But I don’t know why you can’t stop using them to posture via Instagram.
She continued: ‘You’re so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I’m an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year. You have them half of the time. Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human! Why do you need the internet to echo back to you what should be inexhaustibly evident in the way your children love you?’
Green is also father to son Kassius Lijah, 18, with Vanessa Marcil, 52, who has also raised similar concerns about the actor via social media.