“With all due respect to LC, she was never in the tabloids until I unlocked this for her.”
Spencer Pratt is pouring some tea over “The Hills” – and as usual, the reality star didn’t hold back.
During an extensive interview on Wednesday’s episode of “Call Her Daddy,” Pratt, 38, spoke about his time on the MTV reality show, including his brutally honest thoughts about his former co-star and friend, Lauren “LC.” Conrad. .
At one point during his discussion with “CHD” host Alex Cooper, Pratt shared a bold statement about Conrad’s onscreen relationship with Brody Jenner. According to the MTV star, he told Jenner to break up with Nicole Richie to “fake” a date with Conrad.
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When asked about his “first impression” of Conrad, 36, Pratt said she was a “nice girl”.
“It went well, to the point where I convinced Brody to break up with Nicole Richie to fake a double date with LC,” he said. “That’s the level of how I felt about her. [It was] like, ‘Let me help make your life better by bringing in the hottest guy in Hollywood right now that all the girls want to date — I’m going to make him break up with his celebrity, superstar girlfriend. I’ll take you to your show, pretend to be your interest…everybody wins.'”
“I’m a teammate… The team wins, that’s how I always thought. So I thought, ‘Let’s all win. Let’s have a double date,'” he added, referring to Conrad, Jenner and his wife Heidi. . Montag. (That was all, of course, before Pratt and Montag’s friendship with Conrad exploded.)
As Pratt pointed out, he was “already in the game from working with the paparazzi” by the time he created and produced the “Princes of Malibu” series.
For his first double date at The Grove, Pratt said he set things up with the paparazzi so they would be shot on his date. However, he claimed that Conrad was angered by this.
“So that’s when I was like, ‘Oh, you’re not there… there’s not a full deck running here while you’re trying to be on your second television show,'” Pratt recalled. “I’m all for people who don’t want to be famous, but, like, you’re a second gig, like a break-up… You’re choosing the path to fame.”
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Despite having been in “Laguna Beach” before “The Hills”, Pratt stated that Conrad didn’t fully “understand” how fame, publicity and the tabloids worked in Los Angeles – at least not like he did.
“I just watched an episode of season two. LC knew [about fame]because if you look at her on the couch, she has all the tabloids in her lap,” he said. “That’s what she’s reading.”
“[She] didn’t understand, like, I was ahead of this game,” he later added. “I’ve seen how it works on a much larger scale because I’m not from Laguna Beach, I’m from [Los Angeles].”
Pratt ultimately credited himself with his ability to navigate fame, saying, “With all due respect to LC, she was never in the tabloids, until I unlocked it for her.”
As for Conrad and Jenner’s romance, Pratt said, “Eventually, Brody couldn’t fake it anymore. I wasn’t saying fake dating LC. .”
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Meanwhile, also during the conversation, Pratt expressed his regret for agreeing with “Hills”‘ infamous story about Conrad’s alleged sex tape with ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.
If fans can remember, the rumors were at the center of Conrad’s fallout with Montag and therefore Pratt, whom Conrad always accused of starting the rumours. While Montag was at her man’s side, Lauren turned on her former friend. After years of Pratt and Montage denying any involvement, Pratt later admitted in a 2015 interview with Complex that he leaked the story. Conrad and Wahler have always denied the tape’s existence.
When Cooper asked Pratt if there was a “specific storyline made [he] to repent[s] saying yes to,” Pratt named the drama a sex tape.
Pratt said he initially assumed it was just for “influence” and not “negative”, citing how Kim Kardashian “made so much money from her”.
“No tapes ended up coming out,” Pratt said. “That’s why I played along…”
“The Hills”, which was, of course, a spin-off of “Laguna Beach”, ran for six seasons on MTV from 2006 to 2010. Pratt joined the series in the second season and appeared until the end of the series. He starred in the sequel series, “The Hills: New Beginnings”, which was canceled in January 2022 after just two seasons.