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Not really all that surprising, is it?
Heidi Montag spent all her money on trying to make herself look perfect… and now she’s totally broke.
The former reality star and her husband, Spencer Pratt, have long since spent all the money they earned while they were still at the height of their fame.
In August 2011, it was reported that Montag and Pratt had finally hit rock bottom (money-wise) after living lavishly for so long without any stable means of income following the end of their reality TV show, The Hills.
Unlike other reality stars like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian who are at least smart enough to invest their hard-earned cash from reality shows and endorsements on lucrative business ventures, Heidi and Spencer opted to spend and spend and spend without a thought for their future.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Heidi candidly opened up about her life since her reality show ended, and how she and Spencer have been coping with losing most of their money. She said:
“I’ve really just taken these years since ‘The Hills’ and kind of been on my own journey… we both just kind of stepped back and have been able to reflect on who we’ve been, where we want to go and who want to be and what we want in our lives and it wasn’t the path we were going down. So we just kind of changed back to who we originally were.”
Aside from coming to terms with their surreal experience in the spotlight, the pair, who are now living in Spencer’s parents’ house to save on rent money, have also been learning how to live frugally. Heidi shared:
“A lot of our expenses are minimized.”
As for how much money she and Spencer have lost, Heidi admitted:
“I’ve never really counted, so I’m not sure [how much we lost]… Over a million or so.”
Most of their money, of course, went to Heidi’s infamous plastic surgery marathon in 2010, during which she spent almost a whole day in the doctor’s office getting 10 different plastic surgery procedures performed on her face and body.
Last year, in an interview with The Daily Beast, Heidi admitted that she regretted having all those surgeries done. She said:
“Obviously I wish I didn’t do it… I would go back and not have any surgery. It doesn’t help. I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image. I don’t regret anything, but if I could go back, I wouldn’t do it.”
As to why she spent all that money on vanity, Heidi explained:
“I thought I was investing in myself and my brand, like Kim Kardashian. When she buys these clothes, she’s investing in herself, because she is a big brand and is likable. 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.”
Well, at least she seems less delusional now.