Randy Spelling grew up as Hollywood royalty as the son of mega-producer Aaron Spelling and brother of Tori Spelling. With that upbringing came tremendous pressure to be somebody special in Tinseltown, but it was a life Randy didn't want.
In a chat with Page Six, the 42-year-old spoke about growing up the son of "such a legend" and why he decided to leave it all behind for a quiet life in Oregon.
"I realized I have to forge my own path because if I don't it's going to kill me," he said.
Aaron was one of the biggest names in entertainment while producing a string a massive hits, including, "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and "The Love Boat."
While Randy's sister Tori went on to fame, he opted to become a life coach. Although he first thought that he would continue the family's glitzy legacy (in fact, it was all but assumed), his father's death in 2006 changed things.
"I was just trying to fill myself in any way I could and started filling myself with the wrong things and got caught up in addiction," Randy said. "So I went to rehab and after I thought, 'Gosh, I have this second chance, who do I want to be? What makes me happy? What am I here for?' And all these existential questions that I really set out on a path to answer."
It was then that he discovered life coaching, something he's now done for 13 years.
"It was just, 'Hey this sounds really interesting,' so I did it and it was suggested I work with people and I started doing that and I realized, 'I think I'm good at it,' and it just propelled me to do more," he said. "I've been on both sides of the coin from having everything to being very concerned, 'How I am going to make this happen for my family?' and I can tell you happiness doesn't come from money. It can bring less stress and afford more choice but I work with people who have very little and CEOs and I can tell you happiness has nothing to do with money."