Their side of the story! After viewing The Hills‘ 10-year anniversary special on MTV on Tuesday, August 2, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag had lots to address about the footage that was missing. Namely, why they and the rest of the cast weren’t asked to appear on The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now.
Pratt, 32, and Montag, 29, were quick to point out that the show had just one focus, main character Lauren Conrad. The reason behind an LC-centric special: LC herself, according to Speidi. “She doesn’t want to share any limelight with anybody else,” Pratt told the Daily Mail. “Where is Audrina [Patridge]? Where is Brody [Jenner]? These are very entertaining people, their lives are packed.”
As viewers saw, the hourlong special showcased Conrad’s thoughts on the key romances and feuds, along with a glimpse into her life since the final episode of the series aired in 2009. Pratt described it as an “infomercial,” a “fake, bootleg version” of The Hills.
Both Pratt and the “Body Language” singer, who married in April 2009, thought fans deserved a reunion show, a la Real Housewives, where the entire cast gets together to rehash old times. “I mean, any other show, any other network, that’s exactly what would happen. Like when the Housewives get together at the end of a season, it doesn’t matter who doesn’t like who or what’s going on,” Montag explained. “I think everyone should have — or would have — been willing to do it overall. But I’m just guessing.”
Speidi’s gripe isn’t just about their exclusion, however. “Even if I’m not involved, that’s fine. Lauren hates Spencer, that’s great, don’t include me,” Pratt continued. “But we’ve all heard about Lauren’s Kohl’s fashion line. That’s not new … Why didn’t they have Audrina pregnant in there? Or Audrina holding her new baby with her fiancé? Or Kristin Cavallari talking about her family? Or Brody talking about his new fiancée?”
He claims it comes down to Conrad’s friendship with the network behind the show. “The head of programming for West Coast MTV is one of Lauren’s little best friends since Laguna Beach. All she has to say to him is ‘Don’t do anything with anybody else.’ She has better relationships,” Pratt said. Montag added, “[MTV was] just so excited to get her to do it that they probably just did whatever she wanted.”
Pratt says the anniversary show is just one more example of why he and Conrad never meshed. “By her excluding everybody and acting like she’s better than the whole cast, it’s why she had no real friends,” he noted. “It’s why I never found her cool. It’s all about her.”
Despite her husband’s comments, Montag — who live-tweeted the special — insists she has no hard feelings toward the Paper Crowns designer. “It was interesting to see where she is at in her life now, and she seems to be doing really well, and that’s great,” the “Superficial” singer shared. “I talked to her a few times on the phone after The Hills, but I think too much has happened and we are in such different places that we would ever be part of each other’s lives again. I don’t think either of us hold any negative feelings and we both appreciate the times that we were friends … I know I certainly do.”