The fashion mogul calls husband William Tell "the first person I ever thought I could marry"

By Michele Corriston
Updated March 10, 2015 04:50 PM
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She’s a successful fashion designer and lifestyle expert, but once upon a time, Lauren Conrad was just an MTV reality star on the rise.

So would she want her future kids to follow in her footsteps?

“I definitely wouldn’t encourage my child to do reality television,” Conrad, 29, tells Redbook for its April issue, on stands March 17.

Funnily enough, that’s a stance she shares with Laguna Beach nemesis Kristin Cavallari, who has said she thinks people should have to be 18 to appear on reality shows.

Her claim to fame aside, Conrad says that through building her brand, she’s learned a lot about being a woman in business.

“Over the last few years I’ve been able to work with several women who I really respected because they didn’t take on that role of being a bitch,” she explains. “They were strong, but they were kind and they didn’t need to shout to be heard. A lot of women feel like they need to be tough in order to be taken seriously. We have this idea that kindness is weakness, which I don’t think is true.”

As for her home life, Conrad says though husband William Tell was “the first person I ever thought I could marry,” the lawyer does have one annoying (but cute!) quirk.

“I watch The Good Wife with him and he’s like, ‘That’s incorrect. You would actually do this,’ ” she says. “It’s a nightmare!”