A Dancing with the Stars graduate revealed her former co-star was in control behind the scenes and that she looked “delusional” on camera.
Audrina Patridge appeared on April 11th season of DWTS in 2010 and placed seventh with her pro partner Tony Dovolani. Patridge’s appearance on the ABC Celebrity Ballroom Competition came around the same time as her six-year run on MTV’s The Hills came to an end. From 2006 to 2010, Patridge was a lead actor on the MTV reality show, which also starred Laguna Beach alumna Lauren Conrad.
Ahead of the release of her 2022 memoir Choices: To the Hills and Back Again, Patridge teased that she “blocked” a lot of things from her time on The Hills and that she’s willing to give that to Juicy Inside Scoop” on the reality show and “the Hollywood scene in the 2000s”. “Things I’ve never made public or shared with anyone,” she added, according to E! News.
Patridge kept her promise, especially when she made fun of Conrad.
Patridge wasn’t part of Lauren Conrad’s circle of friends when she was originally cast on The Hills. She once revealed that she was spotted by MTV producers while sunning herself by the pool at her apartment complex, according to Us Weekly.
“[Executive producer] Adam DiVello told me I couldn’t go to the pool for two weeks because they wanted me to [Lauren and I] to meet on camera,” she revealed in 2016. “I kept dodging the pool and lobby.”
With a television-made friendship between her and Conrad, it’s no wonder it didn’t blossom when the cameras stopped rolling. In her book, Patridge admitted that her relationship with Conrad “didn’t last” after the show ended more than a decade ago.
“There are reasons she and I aren’t friends anymore and there was a lot of turmoil between us that we couldn’t talk about on camera at the time,” she wrote, adding that a mutual publicist was always making offers and opportunities to Conrad about her.
“I also found that she was very controlling of her friends,” Patridge added of Conrad. “When you’re in her circle, you have to do and say what Lauren does or says. Otherwise you are out.”
Patridge also addressed an old “Hills” story that Conrad connected behind her back to her then-boyfriend Justin Bobby Brescia. On camera, Conrad didn’t hide her disdain for Justin Bobby, but Patridge claimed in her book that it was all for show.
“When Justin and I broke up, Lauren met him in Vegas and according to a good friend of mine, she ended up dating him,” she wrote. “Apparently Lauren saved her shot for the cameras and by the time we spoke she had twisted everything to make me sound insane and insane. Then she got angry me. Lauren and I were never real friends again.”
Patridge told Forbes that she’s warm to Conrad on the rare occasions she runs into her, but they’re not friends. “We’re not friends … but when I’m escorting people, we’re friendly,” she explained.
Fans watched Patridge and her ex reunite for the 2019 reboot of The Hills: New Beginnings, but they didn’t rekindle their romance. Patridge told Us Weekly that unlike her relationship with Conrad, her friendship with Justin Bobby remains intact to this day.
“Justin and I, we’re friendly, you know?” she told the outlet. “I will always love him. He feels the same. We’ve been a big part of our lives for a long time. So I think it will always be so kind and caring [attitude]whatever it is.”
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