The Beverly Hills, 90210 Star Who Almost Played Kelly Kapowski In Saved By The Bell

“Saved By The Bell” found their Kelly Kapowski in Tiffani Amber Thiessen. When she finally walked away from the series in 1994, she found a home on “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Walsh family friend Valerie Malone (per IMDb). On-screen, Valerie was the frenemy of Jennie Garth’s Kelly Taylor. Off-screen, the two ladies went back and forth. Thiessen once admitted that when she was getting started on “90210,” “the girls were not very nice to me,” (per Us Weekly).

Eventually, Garth apologized for her bad behavior and the two became very close. That lasted for some years until the relationship was reportedly damaged in the fall out of Tori Spelling’s first marriage to Charlie Shanian. Thiessen was close to Shanian and didn’t take well to Spelling’s cheating (per E! News). Garth has always been close with Spelling and took her side in the dispute.

“We had a falling out and we grew apart,” she told Howard Stern in 2012 (per Digital Spy). “I was the one who was hurt, let’s just say that. I was the one who was hurt. It’s funny, our relationship started really rough and ended the way it started. It’s water under the bridge … I’ve moved on. I wish her well.”

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