Turns Out Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag Were Never Actually Friends

We were such suckers.

Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag
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Over the years, we all have come to understand that The Hills wasn't quite the reality show we all wished it to be—that Justin Bobby was just hanging out, cutting some hair when producers were like, "yeah let's add him" (opens in new tab); that most of the dialogue was scripted (opens in new tab); that Brody never even  (opens in new tab)hooked up (opens in new tab) with LC. But even though we know all that now, Heidi Montag is still pretty angry that we see her and her hubby Spencer as the villains. 

"I spent years pretending to like her for a living," Montag told Us Weekly (opens in new tab). "It was literally my job to deal with her, and it wasn't pleasant...I had nothing to do with her problems. I even tried to help her. The fact is, she lied about me and tried to destroy my life, yet I was the one painted as the villain so the show could have her as the good guy."

While Montag admits she doesn't wish her (faux) friend and former roommate "any ill will," she doesn't want to be known as a "bad guy" anymore. 

"It's not that I care about [LC] anymore, but it is upsetting to me that everyone knows by now that The Hills was a scripted show, yet people still think the negative stuff about me that the show set up to make me the villain to her hero was real. It's bizarre," she says. "It's like if people were still mad at James Earl Jones for being the voice of Darth Vader!"

Weird comparison, but sure. 

Let's all just go back to 2007, when ignorance was bliss and we didn't have to talk about a Speidi comeback (opens in new tab), shall we?

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