It's no secret that much of reality TV is produced.
Even though she didn't have the best time (or edit) on the MTV series set in Orange County, Kristin's decision to participate in follow-up series The Hills is what ultimately led her to meeting her now-husband Jay Cutler.
In her new book Balancing in Heels, the 29-year-old recalls:
"When I was in the middle of filming The Hills, I got a phone call from my publicist saying that Jay cutler wanted to fly me to Chicago and take me on a date … A year later, a year in which I grew up a lot and felt serious about meeting a good man…I called up my publicist and got us family passes to meet Jay after the game."
She calls the rest a "swift and intense romance."
But maybe a little too swift — eight months later the two were engaged, only to find Kristin notoriously calling off their big day in 2011 and returning all of their wedding gifts to friends and family.
The blonde beauty pens: