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THEN AND NOW: 'The Hills' cast over 17 years later

On the left, Lauren Conrad on the hills wearing black. On the right, Lauren at an event wearing a dress.
"The Hills" ran from 2006 to 2010.MTV; Bryan Steffy/Stringer/Getty
  • "The Hills" premiered in 2006 and followed stars like Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Brody Jenner.

  • The MTV series came to an end in 2010, but the reboot, "The Hills: New Beginnings" aired in 2019.

  • The stars have gone on to different careers in the entertainment industry.

Lauren Conrad was the show's star for most of its run.

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Lauren Conrad on "The Hills."MTV

After rising to fame on the MTV reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," Conrad got her own spin-off series, "The Hills."

The show detailed the fashion-focused star's platonic and romantic relationships until she left during season five.

Conrad is now a mom and an author.

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Lauren Conrad has a clothing collection with Kohl's.Bryan Steffy/Stringer/Getty Images

After leaving "The Hills," Conrad married William Tell in 2014, and they now have two sons together.

Lauren has her own clothing collection with Kohl's and has published both nonfiction and fiction books, like "LA Candy" and "The Fame Game."

Audrina Patridge was known for dating a costar with two first names.

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Audrina Patridge on "The Hills."MTV

For most of "The Hills," Patridge was known as Conrad's closest confidante — they lived together and supported each other.

Patridge was also famous for dating singer Ryan Cabrera for a little while before entering a tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship with costar Justin Brescia, also known as Justin Bobby.

She's now a mom and was on the series' reboot.

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Audrina Patridge was on "The Hills: New Beginnings."Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Once "The Hills" ended, Patridge appeared on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," acted in movies like "Sorority Row" (2009), and temporarily hosted the NBC travel show "1st Look."

In 2011, she starred on her own VH1 reality show called "Audrina," which lasted for one season.

Patridge married BMX rider Corey Bohan in November 2016 and gave birth to their daughter the same year.

In 2017, she filed for a divorce and a temporary restraining order against Bohan due to an alleged domestic-violence incident, according to People. She was granted full custody of their daughter later that year.

Patridge was on MTV's "The Hills: New Beginnings," a reboot of the original series that premiered in 2019. The show ran for two seasons.

She published a memoir, "Choices: To the Hills and Back Again."

Heidi Montag was once Lauren's best friend but became an enemy.

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Heidi Montag on "The Hills."MTV

At the start of "The Hills," Montag was known as Conrad's best friend but became somewhat of a rival when she ended their friendship to be with Spencer Pratt.

As the show went on, much of Montag's story revolved around her plastic surgery and her relationship with Pratt.

Montag has since appeared on several reality-TV shows.

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Heidi Montag was on "Celebrity Big Brother" and "Celebrity Wife Swap."Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Years later,  Montag is still with Pratt — the two are married with two kids, and they're often referred to as Speidi.

Montag has also appeared on reality shows like ITV's "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here," CBS' "Celebrity Big Brother," ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap," and WE tv's "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars."

She also acted in projects like "Just Go With It" (2011), alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, and "Assassin 33 A.D." (2020).

Montag joined the cast of "The Hills: New Beginnings" in 2019.

Montag and Pratt welcomed their second child, Ryker Pratt,  in 2022 after being open about trying for a few years. And in 2023, the couple launched their joint podcast "Speidi's 16th Minute."

Pratt was once the show's main villain.

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Spencer Pratt on "The Hills."MTV

Pratt joined the show during season two, and it didn't take long for him to become known as the main villain of "The Hills."

Although he started dating Montag, he seriously disliked Conrad, and that drove a wedge between the two best friends.

On camera, Pratt frequently flirted with other girls when Heidi wasn't around and caused trouble between Conrad and her friends.

Pratt has since spoken about his interest in crystals, which he sells.

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Spencer Pratt was also on "The Hills: New Beginnings."Presley Ann/Getty Images

When "The Hills" ended, Pratt appeared on several different reality-TV shows alongside Montag, like "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Celebrity Big Brother."

Pratt told Insider in 2017 that he's still into crystals and now sells them on his site, Pratt Daddy.

He also won Snapchatter of the Year at the 2018 Shorty Awards for his popular presence on the social-media app.

Like many of his former costars, Pratt joined the cast of "The Hills: New Beginnings" in 2019.

Stephanie Pratt navigated being Spencer's sister and one of Conrad's closest friends.

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Stephanie Pratt on "The Hills."MTV

When Stephanie first appeared on "The Hills," it seemed like she was going to team up with Spencer and Montag and be Conrad's newest enemy.

Instead, she and Conrad quickly became close friends, and Stephanie acted as a sort of mediator between the three.

She eventually became one of the main faces of the show during season four.

After the show, Stephanie became a UK reality star.

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Stephanie Pratt was on "Made in Chelsea."Amy Sussman/Getty Images

In 2014, Stephanie appeared on "Celebrity Big Brother," and has since made several appearances on E4's "Made In Chelsea," a UK reality show.

She released a 2015 memoir titled "Made in Reality," in which she opened up about her experiences with drug abuse and eating disorders.

Stephanie has since collaborated on a dress collection with UK designer brand Goddiva and appeared on "The Hills: New Beginnings."

Whitney Port was Conrad's work buddy and good friend.

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Whitney Port on "The Hills."MTV

After meeting Conrad while working together as interns in the Teen Vogue closet, Port also served as a confidante for the show's star.

Port has started a family.

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Whitney Port balances her fashion career with being a mom.Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

When "The Hills" ended, Port starred on the MTV spin-off show "The City," which ran for two seasons.

While filming "The City," Port met her current husband, Tim Rosenman, who was an associate producer for the show. They got engaged about two years after they met and tied the knot in 2015.

Port gave birth to their first child in 2017.

In addition to working on her lifestyle blog; fashion line Love, Whit; and her podcast "With Whit;" Port also appeared on a few episodes of "The Hills: New Beginnings."

Jason Wahler was best known for being Conrad's boyfriend.

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Jason Wahler on "The Hills."MTV

Conrad and Wahler dated at the beginning of "The Hills," and she even gave up her chance to go to Paris to get a house in Malibu, California, with him.

Although they broke up pretty early on, Wahler is known as one of Conrad's most famous exes on the show.

Wahler has worked to raise awareness about addiction.

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Jason Wahler received the Voice of Recovery Award.Steve Granitz/Getty Images

After leaving the show, Wahler shared he had been arrested 18 times, with multiple charges related to drinking.

In 2010 and 2011, he appeared on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," and has since worked to increase awareness about addiction.

In 2013, he married Ashley Slack, and they welcomed their first child together in 2017. Later that year, he received the Voice of Recovery Award from Faces and Voices of Recovery.

He has since appeared on episodes of "The Hills: New Beginnings," and is a father of two, as of June 2021.

Brescia will likely always be known as the "homeboy who wore cowboy boots to the beach."

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Justin Brescia on "The Hills."MTV

Brescia was often seen as the show's disheveled bad boy and the other half of the turbulent on-and-off relationship with Patridge.

Brescia is now a musician.

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Justin Brescia is the punk-rock artist BobbyrocK.Mike Coppola/GettyImages

Unlike many of the other stars from the show, Brescia focused on a career in music. He's now releasing music as punk-rock artist under the name BobbyrocK, and plays the guitar and sings.

Brescia also joined the cast of "The Hills: New Beginnings" in 2019.

Brody Jenner and Conrad had a complicated relationship on the show.

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Brody Jenner on "The Hills."MTV

During most of "The Hills," Jenner and Conrad were seen as best friends who hung out in the same crowd.

After Conrad and Wahler ended things, she and Jenner got romantically involved. Their ambiguous relationship served as most of the show's drama, even though things didn't work out in the end.

Jenner has remained a big name in the reality-TV world and was also on the show's reboot.

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Brody Jenner was on "The Hills: New Beginnings."Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF

A few years after "The Hills" ended, Jenner returned to reality TV by appearing on the eighth season of E!'s "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

In 2016, Jenner proposed to his girlfriend of a few years, Kaitlynn Carter. They tied the knot in 2018 and announced their split a year later.

Jenner starred on "The Hills: New Beginnings."

In 2022, Jenner started dating professional surfer Tia Blanco, and in 2023, the couple welcomed their first child.

Frankie Delgado was mainly known as Pratt and Jenner's friend.

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Frankie Delgado was a memorable member of the show's cast.Scott Gries/GettyImages

Although Delgado never had a huge role on "The Hills," his presence is hard to forget.

He was good friends with both Pratt and Jenner, and he spent most of his time on the show getting them to go out to clubs with him and arranging huge parties.

Delgado married someone who was also on "The Hills."

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Frankie Delgado and Jennifer Acosta have two kids together.Bryan Steffy/GettyImages

In 2013, Delgado got married to another former "Hills" star, Jennifer Acosta — a wedding that both Conrad and Jenner attended.

They welcomed their first child in 2014 and their second in 2016.

Like many of his former cast members, Delgado appeared on the show's reboot.

This story was originally published in August 2018 and most recently updated on February 2, 2024. 

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