The new series, The Hills: New Beginnings, will follow its cast as they navigate adulthood, with appearances from their children and friends.
“When I first heard about it coming back I was like, ‘This is just a rumor,’” Whitney confessed while speaking about the show at a Create & Cultivate conference in August. “What are we going to film? We’re a bunch of parents with babies.”
The O.C. alum Mischa Barton revealed that she would also be joining the group in October. “The secret’s out… I’m joining the cast of The Hills,” she wrote on Instagram. “When MTV approached me with the chance to be part of the reality show that was inspired by The O.C., it felt like the perfect opportunity for an irresistibly inviting new chapter.”
Original show leads Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallariwon’t be part of the revival, but they certainly aren’t resting on their laurels: Both women wound up as CEOs of their own über-successful businesses as fashion designers, authors and bloggers.
The Hills: New Beginnings will premiere on MTV in summer 2019, but in the meantime, you can scroll through to find out how the rest of the cast has fared in the last decade!
See where your Hills favorites, including Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Audrina Patridge ended up!
Lauren Conrad: Then
For five and a half seasons, MTV cameras followed the Laguna Beach veteran as she moved to L.A. to pursue a career in fashion. Along the way, Lauren experienced plenty of heartbreak: She broke up with boyfriends Jason Wahler and Brody Jenner — and best friend Heidi Montag..
Lauren Conrad: Now
In October 2014, Lauren, who has built an empire with her blog and fashion brand, LC Lauren Conrad, tied the knot with lawyer and former Something Corporate band member William Tell. “It doesn’t feel too different — we felt married before we were actually married,” the California native told Us Weekly after the ceremony. The couple welcomed their first child together in July 2017.
Her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Colletti, who she still keeps in touch with, shed light about her decision not to appear in the reboot to Us in November: “I mean, she did it for so many years and she’s got what she’s always wanted. She’s got her fashion line, that whole empire that she’s built, and that’s what it’s always been about for her. And, you know, I think that she doesn’t need to do it. And if she’s not interested in doing it, she shouldn’t do it, but I will say it’s hard to imagine that show without her.”
Kristin Cavallari: Then
The Laguna Beach alum took the reigns from Lauren midway through the show's fifth season. Kristin’s storyline saw her romancing Justin "Bobby" Brescia, infuriating his on-and-off love Audrina Patridge. (Kristin admitted to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2015 that their relationship was faked for the cameras.) The blonde star later rekindled her romance with Brody Jenner. In season 6, Kristin’s costars implied she had a drug problem, which she later revealed that they had been bribed by a producer to say.
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Kristin Cavallari: Now
Kristin, who is busy with her own reality show, Very Cavallari, lamented her absence from The Hills reboot to Us in March 2019: “I wish I could be part of it, I really do, and so it’s just one of those things. I wish I could make a little cameo or something!” The shoe designer launched her own jewelry line, Uncommon James, in 2017, which has since expanded into children’s clothing and housewares. Her business is the focus of the E! hit, in which she stars with husband Jay Cutler. The twosome share three kids — sons Camden and Jaxon and daughter Saylor.
Heidi Montag: Then
The aspiring party planner had a dramatic falling out with roommate Lauren shortly after she began dating Spencer Pratt. The duo later eloped in Mexico in November 2008 and hosted a second, more elaborate ceremony for friends and family in L.A. in 2009, which included a teary reunion with Lauren. During season 6, Montag underwent 10 plastic surgeries in one day, much to the dismay of her mother, Darlene Eggelhoff.
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Heidi Montag: Now
Heidi and Spencer had the last laugh with regard to their lasting relationship: The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in November. The “Body Language” singer and the I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! alum, welcomed a son named Gunnar in October 2017. One year later, Heidi celebrated his first birthday: “Gunner is just such a blessing and I can’t believe it’s already been a year,” she said through tears in an Instagram Story. “It’s been the most amazing and challenging year of my entire life. But it’s just been so great, every moment.”
Audrina Patridge: Then
Lauren’s frenemy experienced her fair share of heartbreak on The Hills, due in large part to her on-and-off romances with Justin and Ryan Cabrera. When her living situation with Lauren and Lo didn't work out, she found her own pad and spent more quality time with Justin … at least until Kristin swooped in and made a faux move on the hairstylist during the latter half of season 5.
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Audrina Patridge: Now
Audrina’s love life also took a turn for the dramatic offscreen: The reality star wed Corey Bohan, with whom she shares daughter Kirra, in 2016, but filed for divorce after 10 months amid claims of domestic violence and “aggressive behavior.” She briefly rekindled her romance with Cabrera in May 2018, but the twosome called it quits after just five months. The swimwear designer began dating musician Matt Chasein February. Career wise, the one-time record label intern competed on season 11 of Dancing With the Stars and starred in her own VH1 reality series, Audrina, for one season before taking over for Bachelorette alum Ali Fedotowsky as the host of NBC's 1st Look from 2014 to 2015.
Spencer Pratt: Then
The show's villain caused major drama in The Hills when he attempted to woo Heidi’s pal Audrina while dating Heidi. The "Twisted" singer stuck around — despite roommate Lauren's protests — and eventually lost her relationship with the Kohl’s designer because of it. Spencer was famously accused of leaking a story about a sex tape between Lauren and Jason.
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Spencer Pratt: Now
Spencer appeared on several reality shows with his wife since filming The Hills, including Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, and Celebrity Big Brother U.K. The “Make Speidi Famous Again” podcast host credited his love of crystals for the show’s reboot to Us in November. “I will give a lot of credit to crystals for the reboot of The Hills,” he said. “I held a lot of crystals with a lot of positive intentions for eight years. The only thing [is] crystals aren’t immediate, you know? It took eight years.”
According to Stephanie Pratt, the Basement star’s transition onto the long-running MTV series was a smooth one. “She fits in great,” she told Us in December. “She gets along with everyone. She’s just like one of those people that can go with anyone’s vibe.” Frankie Delgado, who revealed to Us in October that Mischa was previously friends with Brody, concurred: “I think we have a really cool dynamic between all of us.”
Whitney Port: Then
LC’s fellow Teen Vogue intern left the magazine to work at the fashion PR firm People's Revolution. Port eventually left The Hills to star in her own reality show, The City, set in Manhattan.
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Whitney Port: Now
Whitney’s spinoff, which chronicled her time in New York City working for fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, ran for two seasons. She debuted her own clothing line, Whitney Eve, in 2008. The designer married her longtime boyfriendTim Rosenman in November 2015 and welcomed their first child, Sonny, two years later. She discussed reuniting with her former Hills costars to Us in January. “I hadn’t seen [the cast] in a while, but then seeing them again was like picking up exactly where we left off,” she said at the time. “It was really natural in that way.”
Brandon Lee: Then
While the rest of his now-peers were hitting it big on reality TV, the son of Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, struggled with addiction early on. He announced in June 2018 that he was two years sober after his father, paid for him to get treatment in rehab.
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Brandon Lee: Now
Big things are on the horizon for the up-and-coming actor, who has credits in films such as Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and BET’s Tales. A source told Us in October, “America is going to love him when they get to know him.”
Justin "Bobby" Brescia: Then
Dubbed "Justin Bobby" by Lo Bosworth and Lauren, Audrina’s on-and-off boyfriend often left her in tears. Justin pretended to romance Kristin in later seasons, much to Audrina's chagrin.
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Justin Brescia: Now
Justin Bobby moved to New York City where he started his alternative punk rock band BobbyRock. He discussed his rock and roll lifestyle to Us in June 2017: “It’s exciting. It’s everything — to be a traveling musician and rock-and-roller,” he said. “That’s 90 percent of peoples’ fantasy dream, so to be able to live it out is just even cooler.” As for his upcoming role in the reboot, Justin told Us that he’s part of the boys’ club these days. “You’re going to see a lot of the boys be comrades. They’re going to be a lot closer. It’s turning into a humorous boy thing, which is kind of fun. Yeah, I’m liking it,” he said.
Stephanie Pratt: Then
Spencer little sister confronted Lauren at a club during her first Hills appearance (joined by Whitney’s future City costar Roxy Olin), but the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising classmates quickly became friends — especially after the Pratt siblings lost touch.
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Stephanie Pratt: Then
Pratt, who filmed several other reality shows after The Hills, including Made in Chelsea and Millionaire Matchmaker, reunited with her estranged brother in 2012. The U.K. transplant admitted she was apprehensive about joining the reboot ahead of filming, writing on Instagram in October, “I’ve changed a lot living in the UK & I don’t know how this will affect everything. I’m at such a different place than the rest of the cast (single/no baby) I worry people will watch & think WHY isn’t she married yet what’s WRONG w her etc etc.” She later called the show a “nightmare,” saying there was a big divide between cast members. “I’m scared for everyone. And for myself. It’s going to be gnarly.”
Brody Jenner: Then
The son of Olympian Caitlyn Jenner and beauty queen Linda Thompson romanced both Lauren and Kristin, who he also dated in real life from 2005 to 2006 — and hooked up with Jen Bunney — during his time on The Hills.
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Brody Jenner: Now
These days, the Princes of Malibu alum is a one-woman man, marrying fashion blogger Kaitlynn Carter in June 2018 after four years of dating. The couple will appear on the Hills reboot together, with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum confirming the news on Instagram in September: “Don’t call it a comeback. THE HILLS: New Beginnings coming soon to @mtv #haterswillsayitsphotoshopped,” he wrote.
Jason Wahler: Then
Lauren's hometown ex wormed his way back into her heart during season 1, and the reunited pair even shared a summer pad by season's end. (Lauren was later dubbed "the girl who didn't go to Paris" after she passed up an internship opportunity to be with him; costar Whitney went in her place.) Jason and Lauren broke up between seasons.
Jason Wahler: Now
Though the one-time party boy was arrested six times for alcohol-related incidents, he cleaned up his act on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab in 2010. Jason, who tied the knot with model Ashley Slack in October 2013, is now a family man: The couple welcomed a baby girl, Delilah, in August 2017. He had a brief relapse in April, but made the decision to get help, telling fans via Instagram, “I relapsed, I surrendered and I am getting help.”
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Frankie Delgado: Then
Brody's right-hand man was a fixture on the L.A. party scene. The promoter became close friends with Lauren, even after her romance with Brody fizzled.
Lo joined The Hills cast during season 2. Lauren and Lo later moved into the same house, though Lo's drummed-up tension with fellow roommate Audrina caused friction in their relationship.
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Lo Bosworth: Now
Now an entrepreneur, Lo launched a line of feminine care products dubbed Love Wellness in 2016. She cited her business as her main reason for declining to appear on The Hills reboot to Us in October, saying, “When you participate in a show like that, you generally don’t have creative control over how you or your character is portrayed on TV. I am an advocate for women. I’m a feminist. I own this business supporting women’s health. To not be able to be in control of my own narrative is just way too risky for me at this point.”
Holly Montag: Then
Heidi’s older sister appeared in various Hills episodes and often feuded with her sibling. In between seasons on the MTV hit, Holly replaced Heidi in the 2009 reality competition series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
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Holly Montag: Now
Now known as Holly Wilson, Heidi’s big sis reconciled with her sister, who served as the maid of honor in her September 2014 wedding to Richie Wilson. Holly and Richie welcomed their first child, son Isaiah, in May 2015. The reality star, who previously struggled with alcohol abuse, now helps others at the treatment center she opened in Denver called Denver Women’s Recovery. She has not been announced to appear on the show's reboot.