Spencer Pratt Says He and Heidi Were Once as Big as Taylor and Calvin
The reality star admits he sometimes misses the fame
In 2009, there was TomKat, Brangelina and Speidi.
Spencer and Heidi (Montag) Pratt, the villainous stars of MTV’s The Hills, were ubiquitous in the Hollywood scene – gracing magazine covers, hosting nightclub events and followed by the ever-present paparazzi.
It was in 2009 that things began to go south for the couple, who also wed that year. Heidi and Spencer left The Hills and made a series of poor financial decisions that ended up nearly ruining them – and tarnishing their star quality.
“We were so famous, and now we’re so not,” says Spencer, 32. “To see both sides of it is really eye-opening.”
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Now, “I almost miss the haters,” Spencer admits. “Because if I don’t see them I’m like man, I’m irrelevant for real.”
Still, he says he’s a champion for celebs like the Kardashians. “I love success, especially for reality stars,” says Spencer with a laugh. “So when I see Kim getting millions of dollars, I know it’s just eating haters alive. And I enjoy it!”