Sorry Lauren Conrad!
On Tuesday, during an interview with Good Morning America, The Hills: New Beginnings star Heidi Montag revealed she was “excited” when she found out LC was not going to participate in the reboot.
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Though the two were initially friends in the hit MTV reality show, their relationship crumbled when Montag began dating now-husband Spencer Pratt.
“I actually was kind of excited Lauren wasn’t on it because I felt like it was more freeing and fair, like, for me.”
Co-star Audrina Patridge added:
“She was always the one – she’s the leader, the one that would tell you what to do, what not to do… So now it’s kinda like we all get … you kinda get to make your own choices and be your own self.”
Although Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, and Lo Bosworth are not going to appear in the new series, Brody Jenner, Justin Bobby Brescia, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado, Stephanie Pratt, and Whitney Port are all returning.
Additionally, newbies Mischa Barton and Brandon Thomas Lee, the son of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, will appear alongside Ashley Wahler, Kaitlynn Carter, and Jennifer Delgado — the wives of Jason, Brody, and Frankie, respectively.
On Monday, MTV dropped the latest trailer for the show, which will premiere on June 24.
if you thought #thehills: new beginnings was going to be anything short of drama drama dramaaa, then you were mistaken… 👀
we’re officially back in 2️⃣ weeks! who’s ready? pic.twitter.com/wF8nQOZFQf
— The Hills (@thehills) June 10, 2019
As we reported, Stephanie spoke to ET about rumors that she is stirring the pot in the new series, explaining:
“I think everyone is a villain at some point in a series. I’ve been living in London and everyone is no bulls**t. It’s not like LA. In London, when you have a problem, you go up to that person and you don’t just like allow bulls**t and lies and you call people out. So I do that a lot.”
However, she ultimately confirmed that she is, in fact, “the villain”!
“So I might be the villain. I mean, I fight with a lot of people.”
When asked if she is still feuding with her family — i.e. brother Spencer and his wife Heidi — the 33-year-old replied:
“Totally, and I don’t speak about non family people that I’ve never met.”
Back in April, the Made In Chelsea alum said on an episode of iHeartRadio‘s Pratt Cast:
“No one knows the real Heidi… Before The Hills: New Beginnings, my mom, my brother and I all sat down and we said we will not let this ruin our family again… I’m done. I don’t care. I’m not protecting them anymore.”
She also claimed that Heidi prevents her and her brother from having an “epic” relationship.
“I’m not going to pretend that Spencer and Heidi are good people like I was doing for most of the series for my parents. For the [expletive] they have done to me recently, I’m done. This is why I moved to London. I’m done… They are the most toxic people I’ve ever met. They are Bonnie and Clyde till they die so if they say this sky is black, all of us are morons for saying it’s blue.”
When co-host Wells Adams questioned Stephanie on whether she was being too harsh on her brood, she replied:
“I’m done. I’m done. I’m confident and secure enough in myself to not pussy foot around them. I’m done. I’m going to expose them for who they are… Heidi doesn’t want Spencer to have a relationship with anyone but her. And you know what? That’s fine. I don’t want a relationship with Spencer anymore. [Spencer and Heidi’s son] Gunner, I will miss the fact that I’m going to miss out on the cutest, cutest, cutest little boy’s early years but it’s not worth it.”
When Adams asked Stephanie if this is all a publicity stunt for their new show, an emotional Pratt responded:
“This is me actually exiting my family. I’ve tried to be nice to her for 10 years because I love my brother… It never changes. They flip the switch on me and I have no idea… None of it makes sense.”
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