Let the rain fall down and wake all your nostalgic dreams, because the cast of Laguna Beach has reunited!
Twelve years after the groundbreaking reality series premiered, several of the show’s stars have come together to film a catch-up segment for E! News. Alex Murrel, Morgan Smith (née Olsen), Christina Schuller, Taylor Cole and Lauren Conrad’s ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler all gathered to relive their glory days on MTV.
Murrel, who is currently pregnant and expecting a baby boy with her husband, Mark Johnson, later this year, took to Instagram to document the group’s epic homecoming. “Let’s go back … Back to the beginning,” the former television personality, 29, captioned the pic, quoting Laguna Beach’s beloved theme song, “Come Clean” by Hilary Duff.
In a follow-up post, Murrel shared a sweet selfie with her BFF Cole. “YES we are still best friends 🙌🏼 Catch up with all of us tonight on @enews to hear secrets, stories and behind the scenes of Laguna Beach!” she wrote. “#LagunaBeachReunion #PartOne.” The longtime besties appeared together on the show’s second season.
Smith, who is also pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Joel Smith, posted a photo of herself with Murrel, cradling their baby bumps. “A couple weeks back, the two pregnant mamas! Tonight our segment on @enews airs at 7pm + 11pm,” the California native shared. “Catching up on last 12 years -- 👪+ 👶🏼 and projects i've been working on!”
While Laguna Beach’s leading ladies Conrad, 30, and Kristin Cavallari were not in attendance, E! promises that their old pals will weigh in on the girls’ infamous feud over Laguna Beach heartthrob Stephen Colletti. The drama was documented on the series, which ran for three seasons from 2004 until 2006.
This is the second Laguna Beach reunion to go down this year. Back in March, LC caught up with her one-time costars Dieter Schmitz and Trey Phillips at the launch party for her new event-planning book, Celebrate, in New York City.
The trio posed for a feels-inducing snapshot, that Phillips, 29, posted on social media. “Congrats @laurenconrad on her new incredibly gorgeous and useful book,” he wrote at the time. “And a great party to boot! @dieterschmitz.”
In June 2013, Conrad spoke with Us Weekly about how filming the docuseries (loosely inspired by Fox’s mid-aughts drama The O.C.) created a special bond among the Laguna Beach High School graduates.
"I was out to dinner last night with Trey Phillips, who I did [Laguna Beach] with, and we were talking about how it was such a unique time. It was before reality TV had become what it was today,” the fashion designer told Us. “There was an innocence to it because none of us were doing it to get any deals or other ventures — we were just all friends and it sounded cool so we did it. We didn't know what we were really doing, so I think it was this very interesting time where people didn't have ulterior motives. We were just filming a documentary.”
Conrad went on to star in Laguna Beach’s highly successful spinoff, The Hills, which made its debut 10 years ago on May 31, 2006. For more behind-the-scenes Hills secrets — including sit-downs with Cavallari, 29, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag and all of your other faves — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!
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