It’s been a few years since millions of viewers watched the now-infamous MTV screaming match that ended the relationship between best friends and “The Hills” reality stars Lauren Conrad and Heidi Pratt. And it seems that those few years were enough of a break to repair the friendship.
Heidi tells People Magazine that the night that coined “You know what you did” as an iconic phrase is in the past. “I’ve talked to [Lauren] a few times on the phone and we’ve caught up,” Heidi says. “She’s been really sweet. The last time we talked was like a year ago. I lost her number so I haven’t been able to call her [recently]. I told her I got really caught up and I was sorry about how things happened. I told her I miss her and she told me she’d always be there for me.”
Though she can’t call now, Heidi wishes Conrad a “blissful” engagement, and while she knows that the two won’t necessarily always be “friends,” they’ll “always have a special place” in each other’s hearts.
Heidi’s husband, Spencer Pratt, also opened up about making amends with a friend that he lost while caught up in the mix of reality TV, Brody Jenner.
“I turned on him for just being the nice guy that he is,” Spencer says. “I wish I’d handled that differently. I abandoned him and our friendship and we were such best friends. I got caught up in ‘my character.’ Thankfully he has such a forgiving heart and we’re back to being great friends. He’s always been there for me.”
Spencer also revealed the reasons behind his villainous ways on the show. “I was just paid millions of dollars to pretend I didn’t like somebody. And I’m a really good actor if you pay me millions,” Spencer says. “Somebody’s got to be the bad guy and [Conrad’s] the good girl. If it weren’t for Lauren moving from Laguna Beach, who knows if ‘Speidi’ would be a thing? She didn’t like that I was trying to make her show a hit show. I was trying to set up photos and be everyone’s producer and manager. I knew what we needed to take The Hills from a good show to a controversial, dramatic, “Gossip Girl”-type show.”
But that’s all in the past according to Heidi and Spencer, who are currently looking forward to leading a life of normalcy. “I’ve been so serious about studying and school,” Spencer says. “Being around this many super motivated USC students got me to see that none of these people really care about fame and it does not determine success in life. I’m competitive in nature and I needed to be competitive in success, and that doesn’t necessarily mean being the top story on a website.”
However, their “normal” life will have to wait after their new E! special, “After Shock: Heidi & Spencer,” airs on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.