Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt announce separation

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Well Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have separated, and Heidi’s rep made the announcement late on a Friday afternoon just like any other “celebrity” couple hoping to minimize publicity and be fashionable. To briefly recap their marital history, Heidi and Spencer held a commitment ceremony in Mexico in November, 2008. They then held a lavish wedding in April, 2009 that was also filmed for their reality show, The Hills. The two received plenty of flack for the fact that their first wedding was not legally binding, (and for a follow up civil ceremony that was also faked) but they reportedly got a license and made it official the second time around.

In the past few weeks, we’ve heard plenty of rumblings that Heidi and Spencer’s marriage of just a year was in trouble. The stories have centered around Spencer’s controlling and increasingly erratic behavior and included US Weekly’s cover story two weeks ago “The Battle for Heidi: She’s Brainwashed.” It’s hard to separate fact from fiction with this couple, who seem more concerned with earning headlines than with how they’re perceived by the public. The breakup rumors seem real though, and I believed the stories that Spencer was going off the deep end. These two are just not decent enough actors to pull off a scheme that complicated. And now they’re breaking up – maybe. It sounds like a half-assed announcement.

Heidi Montag has separated from husband Spencer Pratt, TMZ has learned.

Heidi’s rep tells TMZ, “Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls. She’s tired of it and is looking for a place and wants to focus on her acting career.”

We’re told Heidi — pictured here in Malibu last Friday — is looking for a new place to live … in Malibu.

As TMZ first reported, Heidi and Spencer called the police on Heidi’s mom a few weeks back … so there’s been plenty of turmoil.

A source close to Heidi and Spencer tells TMZ the tension in the relationship has been building for a while now … “It wasn’t just a sudden thing.”

Now it makes sense … On Tuesday, Heidi tweeted, “I am not Heidi Pratt, I am Heidi Montag.”

[From TMZ]

I want to know – is Heidi looking to move out of that trashed house she’s renting with Spencer or has she already moved out? You don’t announce a serious separation if you’re just looking to move out. People is reporting this as unconfirmed, and it sounds like Heidi is dissatisfied but not ready to leave the relationship yet. Whether she’s breaking free, looking for some publicity or a little of both remains to be seen. Neither of them seem that right in the head, which made me think they were perfect for each other. They just each got crazy in incompatible ways. Spencer got into some kind of healing crystal/military kick while Heidi thinks all her problems can be solved with surgical procedures that render her unrecognizable. When they were both superficially pretty and fame-seeking it worked, though.

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  1. d says:

    IMO, that Spencer dude really seems like a sociopath. Heidi just seems dumb, but I think she’ll survive in the long run. Spencer will just go off the deep end. Not that I care to spend that much time thinking about them both.

  2. Lemon Drops says:

    What a shame. I thought she got all that plastic surgery to please Spencer? Maybe he’s so crazy cause he doesn’t want anyone else to have her now that she has the big boobs and etc, and he’s the jealous controlling type. Hopefully he doesn’t end up killing her because that looks to be likely at this point.

  3. Laurie says:

    Good, but I hope it is not another publicity stunt! And it’s a shame she didn’t break up with him BEFORE she messed up her body so bad. She had a *slightly* better chance at acting before all the surgeries!

  4. Camille says:

    Well who didn’t see this coming- eventually. They must have felt they needed some new publicity. What a pair of idiots, they are a sad joke.

  5. nnn says:

    That’s because she didn’t succeed in landing the Transformer 3 role in spite of this lame video clip she made as an audition for Michael Bay !

    All this money wasted on plastic surgeries to get more roles…bwahahahahah

  6. YT says:

    Could it be a new publicity stunt for them? If not, Spencer will freak out if he is not in control of Heidi. Without her or a replacement blonde, he will fade away. Whenever Heidi is not going along with Spencer, she is probably a demanding, dumb, spoiled brat.

    My vote is for a long, drawn-out publicity stunt, laced with thousands of photo opportunities, based on their past history.

  7. Aussie Mama says:

    Halellulia…..the circus is over…..

  8. Kaiser says:

    I think they’re really splitting up, but I also think they aren’t going to do this on a Friday before a holiday. They want attention!

  9. Rose says:

    That man is rather scary, and not at all in control of his faculties. Good for her in leaving his ass.

  10. oh hey says:

    Call me a cynic, but this might be another publicity stunt.

  11. Naomi says:

    I hate his face.
    Even next to her fake face, I still hate his.
    Hopefully this means he won’t pop up in the media anymore.

  12. alexandra says:

    He is crazy scary, if this is true and I were Heidi. I would be scared for my life. He seems to erratic and cannot control his anger. I see tragedy for these two.

  13. daisyfly says:

    Spencer without Heidi is like a douchebag without its nozzle.

    Meh. We’ll live to goss another day.

  14. meeps says:

    Their dynamics both on and off the show really make me think that they have some serious abuser/co-dependent cycles going on. He strikes me as emotionally abusive, and I’d be surprised to hear that she left him without any family/friends intervention.

  15. Anna says:

    Did any of us seriously think this was going to last forever after? (Or was even real). Now Heidi can make her own reality show exactly the way she wants to, boning minor celebs as publicity stunts and going crazy with some new, even more humongous implants. And Spencer finally gets to snog boys. It’s perfect.

  16. gemmaa says:

    the veins popping out of his head last episode freaked me out. nuff said.

  17. newtsgal says:

    I don’t know what heidi should be more pissed about, talking her into that terrible plastic surgery or spending $400,000 in “healing cystals”. And just what in the hell does Spencer need 4 U.S. Marines for security, no self respecting Marine would have taken that job!

  18. Kaboom says:

    Spencer Pratt’s yearbook entry: most likely to get killed by cops in a shootout.

  19. original kate says:

    hmmm… i think this is another lame PR stunt. i honestly think these two would kill their grannies if they thought it would get them a mention in the tabloids.

  20. kelbear says:

    It’s best that they split. But does Heidi think her life will go back to the way it was before Spencer?

    Sorry to tell ya Heidi, but the damage has been done!

  21. LolaBella says:

    I say Publicity Stunt.

    Just wait and see, this whole thing will be a summer reality show on MTV; it will show Heidi going on ‘auditions’ and Spencer ‘trying to win her back’. Ugh.

    They are both fame whores and attention seekers and this announcement certainly brings them the publicity they BOTH crave.

  22. GatsbyGal says:

    If this were the late 60′s, Spencer would be a cult leader for sure. He’d have multiple girlfriends and and whole compound full of healing crystals. It’s be so epic. His is an old-school kind of crazy.

    Heidi’s actually making a good move getting away from him…but I have a feeling she’s going to end up in porn by the end of the year. It’s not like any actual movies are going to have her.

  23. WTF?!? says:

    He ruined her face and body and now Svengali’s moving on to his next insecure victim.

    She’ll spend all of her money and the next 10 years trying to get back to where she was before.

    They’re both idiots, and it’s a shame they are breaking up; now there’s a chance two other people will be miserable.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Original kate, I was thinking the exact same thing!

  25. Sharonkings says:


    Give me a break, these two whores will do anything to get mentioned on tv or on a cover of a gossip mag just one last time. They are obsessed with fame and when their time is up and dont get anymore press, they will kill themselves.

  26. aury says:

    God, these two make me sick. they’re both disgusting.

  27. Ron says:

    Wow. This is so shocking. They seem like such, nice, kind, decent people…..who would sell their children into white slavery for a magazine cover story. Vomit.

  28. YT says:

    Seems the filming of a TV show with one of her girlfriends this summer is involved … with possible appearances by Spencer.

    A hex on anyone who watches the show, and who knew she had any friends left.

  29. DrM says:

    They both need serious doses of medication…yuck maybe now they will both just go away…here’s hoping

  30. Nessie says:

    Not so fast. Abused women tend to go back to their abusive husbands, abuse can be like a drug. She could end up going back to him a couple of times before she leaves him for good. She will need a lot of help and therapy if she wants this out of her system. She hasn’t had a sense of reality for years, her whole life is fabricated.
    Sad thing is she will have a constant reminder of that period in her life, which is her face and her body.

  31. mojoman says:

    Guys, the only reason Heidi moved out is because we all know she cant compete with Spencer’s other boyfriend (the marine guy)..duh!

  32. ♥Natalie♥ says:

    Spencer looks like he has pubic hair on his face.

  33. LondonLady says:

    Lets hope she might consider getting the breast implants removed also, and anything else undone where possible..

  34. fugly says:

    ya’ll ain’t so stupid i hope ?
    why do these rags keep printing up ‘speidi’s ‘ lying feeds as news? ..
    this is more media whoring for a new show idea they IMAGINE will happen ..
    heidi moved in with the other skank to do the show ..play with the media & all of you idiots who still believe a word that comes out of their vapid slanderous mouths …
    spencer is of course part of the series ..

  35. Nudgie says:

    I can’t stand either of them but his behavior is just a bit too close to that of Dorothy Stratten’s husband (Google it or watch “Star 80″ if you’re not that old ;)

    If I were Heidi I’d be out of there NOW!

  36. ol cranky says:

    sorry, he may be the ultimate d-bag but I don’t buy that she is being abused by him or completely controlled by him. she is just as pathetic an excuse for a human being as he is and just as big a famewhore. if this is real, she’s leaving because she thinks she can be a bigger star without him (and/or that he’s the reason she’s not a successful actress now)

  37. Beth says:

    I think this is a publicity stunt. They seem to love being together fo fame sake. I’m sure they’ll be back together soon.

  38. DoMaJoReMc says:

    @ Lemon Drops and alexandra:

    Do you remember the story of Dorothy Stratton? The Playboy Playmate of the Year that was murdered by her estranged husband Paul (can’t remember his last name)? He was controlling and when he couldn’t have her he killed her and then himself. I hope I am wrong (I don’t wish death on anyone….except maybe one), but I hope it doesn’t turn out like this.

    She definitely needs to get her life BACK.

  39. Colleen says:

    It’s a publicity stunt. Heidi is going to rent a Malibu beach house with one of her girlfriends and, lo and behold, its going to be filmed for a reality show. I am done with these famewhores. Nothing is sacred to them except their daily forays to Google themselves. Ban ‘em.

  40. poopie says:

    @natalie : i have ALWAYS thought it looked like pubes on his face. can’t STAND either one of them, but pube face has SERIOUS issues. looking at him is diet control for sure. and where do they get the kind of $$$ to toss around on CRYSTALS? Seriously $400,000??? they can’t make THAT much on the hills! good riddance

  41. dizzybenny says:

    this is sad news!!not for them but for us because that means we will have to hear from them twice as more then before.think about it before the story was about both of them at the same time.Now it’s going to be a story about her then a story about him uuuugnnnn!!:(

  42. tess says:

    Of course she feels to good now since she’s had all this plastic surgery. Such a simpleton with no brain. Spencer bent backwards IMO, he never forced this bimbo to have her face fixed. Trust me I don’t like either one.

  43. Whitey Fisk says:

    If this is true, I’m actually quite surprised! I mean, of course they were going to split up at some point, but it seems they are pulling their trump card a little early. They’re still getting tabloid covers and making appearances, why not ride that for awhile and then split when attention is waning?

    I’ve never seen the Hills, I’m not sure how much you can see the “real” people behind the characters, but what is he like on the show? In interviews he seems genuinely deranged. Is it possible he is heavy into drugs?

  44. lulu says:

    What an obvious publicity stunt! And poorly executed too – the first rule of fake news is to be convincing, yet the lame-duck statement from Heidi’s “rep” is laughably weak. Shame on the gutter press for not calling these two losers out.

  45. Stephy2185 says:

    I really hope they are splitting up.

    I can’t help but think Heidi’s crazy quotient is gonna go waaay down with that nut job outta the picture…

  46. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    She has a new reality show in the works. She’s publicizing it. Don’t be so gullible!

  47. telesma says:

    That boy has got the crazy in his eyes. But yeah, probably a publicity stunt.

  48. Pleister says:

    I hope we will never from them again now they’re separated.

  49. Ironic... says:


    his last name was Snider…

  50. Okay, it’s like she went all plastic crazy and he went all crystal crazy. Too bad cameras are not rolling right now, is is the only Spiedi shit I would actually like to see.

  51. girl says:

    I am genuinely surprised that there was no staged paparazzie fight or Heidi over emoting as she walks away from Spencer or something.

    There should be some special island for these two, Peaches and Eli, many of the reality show fame-whores etc. to be placed on.

  52. Leslye says:

    Publicity stunt. Guaranteed.

  53. Nadia says:

    And this is surprising? Nothing this couple does shocks me anymore.

  54. Katie says:

    Some crazy ass decided to give that one girl, jennifer bunney, who was on the hills briefly and was lauren conrads friend a show about her and her new “bff”….heidi. PR stunt indeed. She has to be “single” to whore it up for the summer with her new friend.

  55. Whitey Fisk says:

    A-ha Katie, that would explain it.

  56. Stan says:

    Nobody f__king care!! This is not news…

  57. Linda says:

    That man has a straigth up crazy look in his eyes. As my gram would say “He just looks plain nuts”. We all know our Grams are always right!

  58. snapnhiss says:

    Why are some of you blaming Spencer for her plastic surgery? I was under the impression he wasn’t pleased that she had had it done.

  59. Jesus Christ Superstar says:

    @Katie is right:


    Also, his face in the second picture down is so gross. He looks like he has really pale, clammy skin. He looks (and acts) as if he is on some sort of drug. I know that he is a huge pothead, but I’m sure he has moved on to something stronger by now. Would explain a lot.

  60. Lway says:

    He is a total loser and she’s more Silicone than brains. They should stick together….. they’re made for eachother.

  61. ogechi says:

    Not a fan therefore no comment.

  62. Irate says:

    Spencer Pratt needs to come out of the closet.