Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were the villains for years on The Hills, and boy, has it cost them. According to a new special, the pair rarely to out like they used to and have chosen to move out of Los Angeles and north to Santa Barbara were they receive less public taunting.
Looking back, Spencer admits to having plenty of regrets.
"I regret playing the villain so hard with not saving my money." he told E! News, according to a December 9 report on Us Weekly. "I would be laughing all the way to the bank being a hated multimillionaire right now. But I didn't see the Jersey Shore coming just out of left field, taking reality TV to a whole other level that I wasn't prepared to go to. I felt like I was low enough. I wasn't ready to start peeing on dance floors, but maybe I should have. If you're going to be so hated and make decisions that affect your whole life, you should save all that money instead of spending it like you're Diddy."
Spencer certainly spent a lot of money, but luckily, they did manage to save some and now, they live comfortably. For Heidi, she credits Lauren for a lot of her reality success. After all, without Lauren, she would have never been on the super popular Hills.
"I'm really appreciative to Lauren," Heidi revealed. "She was really my best friend for a long time. Her and I, we've been through a lot. Our paths went different ways. I do really appreciate everything she's done for me. Without her I wouldn't have any of the world that I have or my husband. It's unfortunate things happened the way they did, but we're both different people now and more mature. I've talked to her a few times since The Hills, and she's been very sweet."
Spencer, on the other hand, feels a bit different. Although he does acknowledge that Lauren played a part, he thinks he was just as helpful to her career as she was to his.
"I think I was mutually beneficial [to her]," he said. "I think I helped her show get millions of more viewers and helped her get millions of more dollars. I took all the dirt for the show, and I was the bad guy and she got to be the good girl. We could have a mutual, 'I'm sorry,' 'you're sorry.' But it's like, I helped you make millions, and you helped me make millions."