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How fake was MTV's The Hills?
"Pretty fake," says Kristin Cavallari, who dropped by Bravo's Watch What Happens Live to chat with Andy Cohen on Monday night. "Fake relationships," she adds. "Fake fights."
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No wonder she doesn't regret any of her relationships while on the show. They were fictional! "I would say [I regretted dating] Justin [Bobby], but I never really dated him," she admits. "I think I made out with him once and that took a lot of convincing. Finally I was like, 'All right, I'll just do it!'" After all, she says, she was making "a lot of money."
Granted, this isn't earth-shattering news. She fessed up about the show's orchestrated drama in an interview with People in 2010, admitting that her feelings for costar Brody Jenner were less than genuine. "Nothing you see on TV is real," she said. "I would never put my close friends or a real relationship on a show."
Even the animosity between Cavallari and her costar/nemesis Lauren Conrad was exaggerated. Sure, she admits that her distaste for Conrad was real, but the producers fanned the flames of hostility. "I feel like they put things in our heads," she says. "I mean, we were 17 and 18. They made it a lot worse than it was."
That said, she struggles to name three nice things about her former rival. "She is a very pretty girl," she says. "I know she said the same thing [about me]. She's very successful. And we actually have had a lot of really fun nights together, so she can be a lot of fun."
For Conrad's part, as recently as September she was allegedly telling reporters "I don't talk to Kristin anymore." And Conrad has also disputed Cavallari's assertion about the show being a dramatic work of fiction. "I think the story they told wasn't a dishonest one," she recently said.
Cavallari is engaged to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom she has an infant son, Camden Jack. Next up for the 25-year-old reality star: She's designed a line of shoes for Chinese Laundry, which will hit store this month. The shoes, we're assuming, are 100-percent real.