Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt made a name for themselves as reality television's most notorious "monster" couple on MTV's hit show "The Hills." Their blow-out fights and ongoing "frenemy" battles surly made for good, dramatic television, but now it looks like the husband and wife swear that such arguments were fake and staged by producers at MTV. It turns out the "reality" part wasn't as much real as it was an attempt to bring in more viewers and to hype up the dramatics. According to the Hollywood duo, they never really fight in real life as they do on "The Hills," and Pratt admits that he got too caught up in MTV's attempt to portray him as the ultimate "bad guy" on the show.
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29-year-old Pratt recently told Us Weekly, "I was hell-bent on being the bad-guy character on the show. I got caught up in it." Hs wife Montag adds, "Spencer and I never fight like that. Never."
Montag, former best friend and roomie of famous MTV reality star Lauren Conrad, met Pratt in 2006 and the two married in November 2008. The reality show couple began to attract ample negative attention in the media - from Montag's never-ending plastic surgeries to Pratt's constant bashing of and bad-mouthing about "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" sweetheart Conrad.
But apparently all of Montag and Pratt's "controversial" reality show appearances ("The Hills," "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"...") are distant memories of the past. While they blew away all of their "hard-earned" reality television show money (Pratt had to file for bankruptcy in November 2010), the couple is currently attempting to stay out of the Hollywood limelight, with Pratt now enrolled in college classes at USC.
"I'm turning down paid appearances. We don't have celebrity-sized money anymore, but we're fine," Pratt confides to Us Weekly. "I'm happy to be around normal people these days!"
Hopefully things continue getting better for the infamous reality show duo! (Although all of Pratt's crazy rants will surely be missed).