Candy Spelling

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Candy Spelling

Candy Spelling in 2009
BornCarole Gene Marer
(1945-09-20) September 20, 1945 (age 67)
Beverly Hills, California
Spouse(s)Aaron Spelling (deceased)
ChildrenTori Spelling
Randy Spelling
Relative(s)Dean McDermott (son-in-law)
Leah Spelling (daughter-in-law)
Liam McDermott (grandson)
Stella McDermott (granddaughter)
Sage Spelling (granddaughter)
Hattie McDermott (granddaughter)
Finn McDermott (grandson)
 
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Candy Spelling

Candy Spelling in 2009
BornCarole Gene Marer
(1945-09-20) September 20, 1945 (age 67)
Beverly Hills, California
Spouse(s)Aaron Spelling (deceased)
ChildrenTori Spelling
Randy Spelling
Relative(s)Dean McDermott (son-in-law)
Leah Spelling (daughter-in-law)
Liam McDermott (grandson)
Stella McDermott (granddaughter)
Sage Spelling (granddaughter)
Hattie McDermott (granddaughter)
Finn McDermott (grandson)

Carole Gene Spelling (née Marer; born September 20, 1945), better known as Candy Spelling, is an American author and socialite. She is the widow of Aaron Spelling.

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Carole Gene Marer was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of Augusta Gene (née Rosen) and Merritt Marer.[1] Spelling graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1963.

She met producer and screenwriter Aaron Spelling when she was 18 years old.[2][3] They married in 1968 and had two children: daughter Victoria Davey (born 1973) and son Randy Gene Spelling (born 1978). They appeared in several of Aaron’s productions, most notably in Beverly Hills, 90210.[4] Candy and Aaron Spelling built a mansion in Holmby Hills, known as Spelling Manor, which was completed in 1988. With an estimated 123 rooms, 56,500 square feet (5,250 m2) on 4.7 acres (19,000 m2) land, it is said to be the largest home in Los Angeles County. After Aaron Spelling's death on June 23, 2006, the estate was to be divided primarily between Spelling, her son Randy and her daughter Tori. Candy Spelling was the estate executor. At the time, Spelling and her daughter were estranged and it was reported that Tori inherited just $800,000. Her son, who was not estranged from his mother, also received $800,000.

In 2008, she reportedly[5] paid $47 million for a two-story condo atop a Century City residential tower that was still under construction in July 2008. Her lawyer said Spelling was moving in order to downscale her living space after her husband's death in 2006. In March 2009, she put Spelling Manor up for sale. The asking price was $150 million, the most expensive residential listing in the U.S. at the time.[6][7] In July 2011, Spelling Manor was reportedly sold to Petra Ecclestone for $85 million.[8]

She is currently a member of the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission, a Commissioner for the Department of Recreation and Parks (for the City of Los Angeles), a board member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and a member of the board of L.A.’s Best, the Mayor's group that provides reading programs to schools in L.A. She is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Confidential magazine, and TMZ.com (Spelling It Out). Her autobiography, Stories from Candyland, was released in March 2009. The book hit the The New York Times Best Seller list two weeks after publication. It was also the #1 book at L.A.'s Book Soup.

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