“It’s a lease, with an option to buy,” Christina Gilmartin, a publicist for the show tells The New York Times.
So they didn’t put all of her inheritance down, the $800,000 left her by her late father Aaron Spelling, into Chateau La Rue, which happens to be named after Spelling’s pug, Mimi La Rue.
“She put down money of her own on the property, and part of her inheritance did go to that,” says Gilmartin.
I am a fan of the show, and saw the episode where they negotiated and closed the deal. So why not just tell the truth? It is a reality show right? The property is still on the market for $2.6 million.
“It’s smarter for them to dip their toe in water and test this out,” says Randy Barbato, a producer of the show.