Just when you thought Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were all but obsolete, the entity known as British reality television grabbed them and exposed them once more. The former Hills stars just wrapped Celebrity Big Brother (where they played as one person — odd considering all the parts Heidi is comprised of — made the finals, but finished in second), making their past few years in obscurity a thing of the past. Well, until 15 minutes from now.
Back in 2010, Pratt revealed that he and Heidi were broke, nearly filed for bankruptcy, gave up their home and moved in with his father. But now crystals-loving Spencer is revealing the real reason for their reckless spending — because they thought the world was going to end on Dec. 21, 2012, thanks to that prophecy based on the Mayan calendar.
“We made and spent at least 10 million dollars,” Pratt told Britain’s OK! magazine (via SF Gate). “The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, we have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits.”
Spencer revealed, “I would give my friends $15,000 for their birthday. Just cash. I would buy people cars. Every valet I met got a couple of hundred [dollars] tip. I would pay people $200 just to open doors for us.” Oh, to be a waiter, valet or Speidi pal during the Hills heyday.
Pratt did have this pearl of wisdom for us all: “Here’s some advice, definitely do not spend your money thinking asteroids are coming.” Alrighty then.
Spencer and Heidi have thrown away their fortune on numerous plastic surgeries and crystals, among other ridiculous things, but blaming the Mayan apocalypse for why they’re broke? Meh, I’m not buying it. I don’t know how much they earned from Big Brother (I tried to understand the rules of the U.K. version but there’s a basement and all kinds of twists and secret tasks and punishments and it was all too confusing so I gave up) but I’m sure that’s what they’ll be living on for the next little while — until filming for their next reality show begins. No, really, they’re getting another reality show. It’s mind-boggling how these two are still good for business.