Heidi Montag And Spencer Pratt: Broke And Living At Home With Parents
Looks like bright lights and big stars aren't in Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's immediate future. After six seasons of reality television glory on hit MTV series, The Hills, the antagonistic pair say they are dead broke. The married couple could never quite surpass their reality star fame, and now say they wish they would have done things differently.
"That was the big thing I didn’t get: reality TV is not a career," Pratt told The Daily Beast. "Anyone who says, ‘Oh, you can have a career in reality,' that is a lie." A lie that Speidi said they used to believe. Unlike their more successful costars like Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port (who both have clothing lines and books), Speidi's cash came and went. While they made a salary of $165,000 per episode on The Hills, the couple claim they made the wrong investments … and we're not talking stocks.
"I thought I was investing in myself and my brand. Like Kim [Kardashian]," 24-year-old Montag told The Daily Beast. "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."
Speidi's ego took the couple through a failed attempt to launch Montag's singing career. They spent a reported $2 million to record and release her only album, "Superficial," which sold just 1,000 copies its first week. Couple that with Pratt's multimillion-dollar wardrobe and Montag's ten plastic surgery procedures, and it's no wonder why the two ran out of money.
Now the TV couple everyone loved to hate say they've learned their lesson. The two live in Pratt's parents' Santa Barbara, Calif. home, rent free.