Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag spoke with Vice's website Broadly this week, and the couple shared some, um, interesting things from their days of fame on MTV's The Hills…
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Of course, it's been nearly 15 years since the couple made their mark on reality TV, but with that, they now have a unique — or maybe crazy — perspective about all of the money they blew and the influence they lost over the years.
Pratt, to his credit, was open and honest in the interview, going so far as to admit what his career was all about:
"We were fame whores, getting literally a million plus a year in photos and being hated for it. It's frustrating for me that people don't recognize that this was genius. This was innovating!"
Pratt, who claimed he ended up making more than a million bucks a year from MTV, earned himself paparazzi deals and hosting gigs, too — and the couple ended up splurging on things like a $3,000-a-day hair and makeup budget!!!
Not surprisingly, it didn't last.
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Jersey Shore came along, and Pratt admits he should have seen it coming — even though his show's cancellation was such a surprise that Pratt compared it to a horrible national tragedy:
"Sh*t, we knew how good the Jersey Shore was because we were super fans. So I personally was like, 'I need to be nutso at this point, like holding crystals to my head.' … [The Hills] getting cancelled was our 9/11."
That's maybe not the most intelligent comparison Pratt could have made…
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The couple, who've been together for a decade and have by now blown through most of their money, live in Montag's father's beach house rent-free, and are mostly reclusive.
Time away from the spotlight is probably a good idea for them, considering this is what they're going to say on the record…
[Image via Guillermo Proano/WENN.]
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