This sounds like a fake story. But it seems that irrepressible fame seekers Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have finally realized their foolishness in their brief road to fame, and subsequent decline in popularity.
The couple, who insist they have no regrets, open up to The Daily Beast about their life living a fake life for reality – and share the tumultous road of how it all fell apart.
At the height of their popularity – and unlikability.
Despite the faded careers of those before them – Pratt and Montag, duringÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â the height of their popularity, the staged pr stunts, the photo ops, all the faux dramaÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â for a tabloid headline – they didn’t realize that their antics had an expiration date:
Pratt tells The Daily Beast:
‘This isn’t a business. That was the big thing I didn’t get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, ‘Oh, you can have a career in reality’—that is a lie.
The article is thoughtfully written and a great case study of fame handed to those who didn’t earn it – and aren’t able to handle it. Says Pratt:
“We were all getting paid to be people we weren’t for so long that you stop—there’s no line,” Spencer said. “The gauge is gone. The gray area is gone.” Pratt opens up further about their seemingly unquenchable thirst for material goods – just to keep their image and fabulous celebrites alive… he elaborates about the money – and how he spent it…
“We never had any!” said Spencer in response to the money question. Meaning, it went out as quickly as it came in. Spencer estimated they spent $2 million on Heidi’s ill-fated pop music career, hiring writers, producers, and engineers who worked with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga. There were lots of clothes, too. “I probably spent a million dollars on suits and fancy clothes,” Spencer said. “My whole million-dollar wardrobe—I would never wear that again. They’re props. Everything we were doing, we were buying props. I bought a big blue monster truck just to drive it on The Hills for an episode. Never drove it again.”
It’s hard to feel sorry for Pratt, a guy who seems to be a living example of what happens when you sell your soul. Try as you might – it’s nearly impossible to get it back. And yet – for some reason I do hold a slight amount of pity for them. For that small fraction of them that they were before they got drunk on the attention. Then again, once you realize how much of their lives was a lie, it leaves some skepticism that even this interview could be a stunt for another five minutes of fame. And that distrust, that skepticism, is likely to follow them for the rest of their lives.