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Heidi Montag Talks The Hills Drama And Why She Thinks Lauren Conrad Is Way Less Successful Than She Should Have Been

Heidi Montag explaining why she distanced herself from Jason Whaler and his wife Ashley on The Hills: New Beginnings

Any fan of The Hills' initial run knows all about the drama between former BFFs Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag. While the two haven’t been seen together in years, fans of the series have remained obsessed with their famous falling out, which took place across the blogs and the small screen. Montag still gets asked about Conrad, and despite no longer being friends with her former co-star, The Hills: New Beginnings lead revealed she still holds Conrad in high regard, and she recently reflected on why the fashion designer may not be as success as she deserves to be.

Before they stopped associating with one another, Heidi Montag and Lauren Conrad were thick as thieves on The Hills, weathering personal storms together such as Conrad’s relationship with Jason Whaler, and Montag quitting the Academy of Art. Some changes for Season 2 ultimately led to the deterioration of their friendship. All these years later, Montag still believes Conrad should be bigger and more popular than she currently is. In regards to The Hills alum’s fashion empire, Montag explained on the Call Her Daddy podcast why she felt fellow Hills alum Kirstin Cavallari has become more successful than Conrad.

I feel like Kirstin [Cavallari], let’s be honest, is the most successful. I feel like Lauren [Conrad] didn’t make it like she should have. She should be highly. She was so good at makeup, she should have done the tutorials. If she had a good team, she’d be a billionaire. She’d be a hundred-millionaire. She is not where she should have been at all. She has a Kohl’s line, great, whatever, but she should be a hundred-millionaire. Are you kidding me? Lauren Conrad. Who gets that big promotion that big fame, that big engine, behind her? The loved one, all that, the narrator? No one even gets a narrated show… Like, she should be so rich.

Heidi Montag’s words were surprising, yet honest at the same time. As a Hills fan, I have to agree that Lauren Conrad’s fashion and beauty empire should be a bigger deal. But Conrad seems to enjoy life with her family and lucrative collaborations, and doesn't seem to be lacking anything. As Montag pointed out, Conrad had so much momentum behind her. Between MTV and her association with Vogue, she seemed poised to be the fashion industry’s next big entity. But the former Hills alum seemed to have moved past her reality show days.

That wasn't the only thing Heidi Montag had to say about her former friend Lauren Conrad, though. She surprisingly reveale that she and Conrad had spoken a few years ago. Montag gave some insight into her and Conrad’s friendship break-up over her now-husband Spencer Pratt, saying this about Conrad’s influence over the original series:

Yeah, I talked to her a few years later and we had some conversations. Look, I’ll always love Lauren. I appreciate everything she’s done for me. I think she never needed to do that. Like she knows I always was her best friend she’d ever have. I was always there for everything and she didn’t have to go that way. She had a boyfriend I didn’t like with Jason and I supported her. It wasn’t my job to tell her who to like and who not to. I literally was like, ‘I’m your girl; I’m here for you.’ And then when that whole Spencer thing happened she’s like, ‘Well, if you date Spencer you’re off the show.’ And I’m like, ’What? Like you are not the friend that I am to you. Why would you do that to me? I can’t even believe you’re doing this to me right now? How dare you? I’m not your dog. Like, yeah I appreciate you getting me on the show, but you don’t own me and you can tell me what to do with my life. Like I just don’t appreciate that. I do have such a love for Lauren AND it didn’t have to go that way.

According to Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad seemed to be somewhat controlling behind the scenes. But then again, she was the star and narrator of the hit MTV series. Plus, at the time, Conrad and Spencer Pratt were at odds in the media over rumors about a reported sex tape with her ex Jason Wahler, which put Montag in an impossible situation. But Conrad didn’t want to be associated with Pratt and that rumor, and Montag seemed more hurt by how everything went down than anything else. But in the end, the reality star wanted to live her life and didn’t want her friend giving her an ultimatum.

Life clearly hasn't been too bad for Lauren Conrad, as she has been highly successful after her Hills departure with various fashion and beauty lines and penning best-selling books. Meanwhile, Heidi Montag and her husband have built their brand while starring in MTV’s The Hills: New Beginnings. Maybe one day, the two former friends will find a way to reach a common ground, even if it's over agreement that Conrad deserves more business deals.

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