In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt talk about how their lives have changed since The Hills ended in 2010.
"We were living each other's mistakes. Everything we were doing, in retrospect, was a mistake. The second we continued on our quest for fame was a mistake. This isn't a business. That was the big thing I didn't get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, 'Oh, you can have a career in reality' -- that is a lie."
He uses Paris Hilton’s highly criticized show, The World According to Paris, as an example of that:
"Paris Hilton created fame for nothing. The fact that only 400,000 people tuned into her premiere? We're Paris Hilton fans. She didn't make all these surgery mistakes. . . she didn't do any of that. But here she is. Her career stopped."
The couple is currently living at Spencer’s parents’ beach house in Santa Barbara (rent free). Now, Heidi wishes she saved her money rather than spending it on cosmetic surgery:
"Obviously I wish I didn't do it. I would go back and not have any surgery. It doesn't help. I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image. I don't regret anything, but if I could go back, I wouldn't do it."
She goes on to explain:
"I thought I was investing in myself and my brand, like Kim Kardashian. When she buys these clothes, she's investing in herself, because she is a big brand and is likable. I thought I had that potential. My ego got too big. To think I could be someone like that when I was the most hated girl ever."
Reality TV villains no more, Heidi and Spencer say these days they’re living like “70-year-olds”, reading books and doing laundry.
Wonder how they make money for things like…groceries?