Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt took their fake fame to a new level with a wedding ceremony in Mexico that was photographed for US Weekly and caught on tape for “The Hills,” but wasn’t legally binding. The two claim they’ll take care of the details once they’re back in the US. They certainly took care of all the press and other logistical arrangements though.
The good news is that bikini pictures have come out of their “honeymoon” and Heidi doesn’t look pregnant at all. She’s been wearing loose dresses and there’s some speculation that it was a shotgun wedding. She probably picks her fashion to fuel the rumors.
The bad news is that with this latest move these two are hoping to score their own “Newlyweds” type reality show separate from “The Hills.” At least now we know the motivation behind their wedding:
Tired of the way their romance has been portrayed on “The Hills,” the two are planning a reality show like Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s “The Newlyweds,” say insiders.
They’ve already shown the ability to generate lots of publicity, recently staging a phony wedding in Mexico that was featured as a real elopement on the cover of US Weekly…
They say they’ll make their marriage legal and then want a TV show to showcase their relationship.
“Practically every episode of ‘The Hills’ shows them at each others’ throats, but that’s not how they believe their relationship really is,” said a source.
While they definitely butt heads at times, they say they want fans to see how happy they are day-to-day.
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, December 15, 2008]
These two aren’t trying to change public perception of their relationship, they’re trying to squeeze out every last bit of fame they can. If this bid fails, then they’ll have a baby. They’re vacuous and superficial, but they know how to play the game and they’re not about to blow it all with marriage and a kid in one shot.
Meanwhile Heidi’s mom has spoken out against her daughter’s “marriage” to Spencer, saying she gives it six months and alleging that Spencer is drugging Heidi. It’s on the cover of last week’s US Weekly and it all sounds a little too conveniently headline-generating. Spencer denied the charge and said his maybe future mother in law “is just hurt and reacting crazy because she wasn’t there.” Maybe she’s just reacting according to the script.
Heidi and Spencer are shown on 2/12/08 at the ‘Road to a Cure’ gala in Century City, California. Credit: Apega/WENN