Former stars of MTV’s The Hills, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, have gotten a major reality check since their show ended and the lush paychecks from the early days of reality television stopped coming in.
In a new interview with InTouch magazine, the pair opens up about their financial troubles and how they went from $10 million in the bank to only eating at food trucks.
“We were immature and we got caught up,” Spencer confesses in the new issue of In Touch, on stands now. “Every time we’d go out to eat, we’d order $4,000 bottles of wine. Heidi was going to the mall and dropping $20,000 to $30,000 a day. We thought we were Jay Z and Beyoncé,” admits Spencer. “Now I can spend like $100 at Victoria’s Secret. I feel like a different person,” Heidi adds.
Not to mention the $200,000 they spent on Heidi’s dozen cosmetic procedures and the $2.5 million they spent on Heidi’s failed solo album.
When asked if they have regrets about doing The Hills, Spencer responded,
“I didn’t realize people would only know me as that character. It was just a persona I played up to make a paycheck.”
Heidi says the show was “a great experience” but notes that it “took a toll on my soul. I’m thankful not to have fake fights anymore!”
Since the fighting has ended, will the couple be receiving an invite to Lauren Conrad’s upcoming nuptials?
Probably not. Heidi says,
“I’ve talked to Lauren a few times on the phone since The Hills,” Heidi shares. “She was really sweet, but I don’t think so.”
The couple will be returning to TV in the E! special After Shock: Heidi & Spencer, premiering Monday, Dec. 9.