The rest is still unwritten for original members of The Hills cast. The MTV reality series premiered on the network in May 2006 and showed viewers the glamorous — and sometimes not-so-glamourous — lives of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and Brody Jenner, among others. While come of these notable names have continued their careers in the reality TV show space, others have moved on from the show altogether.
Lauren, for one, left the show after five seasons and told Whitney during a September 2020 episode of the “With Whit” podcast that she had “removed” herself “from that whole scene.” The fashion mogul added, “It was such an odd time for me and I did it for as long as I could, and it was one of those things where I was like, OK well, this isn’t like a healthy space for me anymore. I need to, kind of, like live my own life and do this.”
All in all, Lauren made the decision to “step away from this world and, kind of, heal in a way.”
“We started so young,” she explained, referring to The Hills parent series Laguna Beach, on which she also starred. “It’s such a time where you’re figuring out who you are and … I did it in such a weird way. Like, I need to do this on my own now … or just literally living my life for me.”
Years after The Hills aired its 2010 series finale, the show was brought back to life on MTV in 2019 for a new series called The Hills: New Beginnings, with some original cast members returning — now all grown up — along with some new faces. Heidi, Spencer, Audrina and Brody were among those who returned to their reality show roots.
“I feel like a lot of girls have grown up with us. And I still meet a lot of people to this day who tell me they’ve been through what I went through,” Audrina told Interview Magazine in February 2019 about her reality TV fame. “People just walk up to me and start telling me about their lives, because they feel like we’re friends.”
Following the success of the revival, New Beginnings was renewed for a second season, which premiered via MTV in May 2021. But after two seasons, Us Weekly confirmed in January 2022 that the show would not be returning for a season 3.
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