Crystal salesman Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag are expecting their first child

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I’m an avid gossip consumer, and ever since Us Weekly laid off a bunch of people and closed down their LA office, the Us Weekly site has been awful. It’s been weeks now, and Us Weekly still hasn’t found their footing as a weekly tabloid at all. It sucks because they used to break stories and get some decent scoops. And now we’re left with this kind of crap: a cover featuring Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. Spencer and Heidi are pregnant. Which would have been Us Weekly cover-worthy in, like, 2008? But because Us Weekly is struggling, they gave Speidi a cover in 2017, and they got an exclusive photoshoot and interview. Some highlights:

Spencer on how Heidi told him she was pregnant: “The look on her face, I can’t even describe it. She was literally glowing. I thought she was about to say she made muffins or banana bread. Heidi said, ‘I’m pregnant.’ I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s way more exciting than banana bread!’ ”

She’s due in October: Montag, 30, who is 12 weeks along and due October 19, tells Us she felt “overwhelmed” in the moment: “I started crying, and he embraced me.”

Check out Spencer’s job description: “Heidi has wanted to be a mom since the day I met her,” says Pratt, who sells crystals online. “She has planned for and thought about this.”

Heidi on why they waited: “I wanted a baby three years ago. Spencer was a little hesitant. Then one thing after another came up. We had work obligations, like Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K., which I did not want to be pregnant for. I’m actually really thankful we waited. I thought I was ready in my twenties, but with everything we had going on, it just wouldn’t have been a good situation for us.

Why she thought she was pregnant: “I felt nauseous and I wanted to know, so I took a pregnancy test. I was so shocked; Spencer wasn’t. He was so sure it would happen right away. He was like, “You’re going to get pregnant the first time we try.” It happened the first month!”

Her cravings: “At first I wasn’t craving anything because I was so sick, but now it’s salt-and-vinegar potato chips. I could eat a bag of them a day…. And Sour Patch Kids! I try to eat healthy, organic versions of them. But it’s not the same!

They don’t know the sex yet but Heidi wants a boy: “I’m hoping for a boy. I’ve always wanted a boy first — Yep. First! I’d love to have a son and for the Pratt name to continue.”

[From Us Weekly]

Well… at this point, they’re sort of harmless. They’re former reality stars who still know how to hustle and overshare if someone deigns to give them attention. He sells crystals, she… gets pregnant and presumably negotiates their Us Weekly exclusives. All is well. And I hope Heidi doesn’t have any health drama with this pregnancy, especially considering all of the crazy sh-t she had done to herself in 2009/2010.

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Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of Us Weekly.

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  1. Chelly says:

    How do they NOW make the cover of anything??? What is their current relevancy?

  2. minx says:

    Who did they pay to get a cover?!

  3. Luca76 says:

    Us really shot themselves in the foot by firing their staff huh..

  4. OhDear says:


    Though I’ve heard rumors that he’s controlling. Hope for her and the kid’s sake that its not true.

    • Merritt says:

      Based on the brief glimpses of their relationship that I saw on “The Soup”, he seems very controlling.

    • Bridget says:

      It’s hard to gauge anything based on their reality TV personas, because especially during The Hills they played up being reality TV villains. Hard.

      These two are a great example of why I’m so skeptical about the prevalence of “social media influencers” and hiring based on Instagram followers. Heidi had a ton of Twitter followers too. And she learned the very, very hard way that there’s a big difference between liking someone online and actually forking over real cash.

  5. HK9 says:

    The fact that these two can still get a cover is amusing yet depressing at the same time.

  6. Clare says:

    They are hardly harmless – they can be so incredibly vicious, calculating and cruel. I can’t imagine they will be harmless for that poor child.

  7. Starfire says:

    Wow looking back at 2010 and seeing you call her a “puffy faced gargoyle” huh.
    It must of been a different place then, I guess.

    • Lyka says:

      Nah, broad characterizations, ad hominem attacks, and random bouts of single-issue vitriol against various women are still an occasional occurrence ’round these parts.

      • AnneC says:

        Preach. Can’t click on about half the stories cause I know it will be over the top vitriol about some harmless woman that no one actually knows.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    That poor kid.

    Two raging famewhores for parents.

  9. Sam says:

    I mean do they even count as celebrities anymore? I’m not trying to be harsh or anything but like I don’t think anyone knows who they even are. It’s like picking some white couple off the street and telling them “hey let’s put you on the cover of a gossip magazine!” Maybe a decade ago this would have been okay but it’s 2017…if you brought up Spencer Pratt or Heidi Montag you’d get a big fat “Who?!”

  10. Esther says:

    I so hope they’re making a reality show about this.
    I loved the drama they brought to The Hills.

  11. QQ says:

    Im most struck with the fact they are still together united in Famewhoreyness Like.. I guess … They waited long enough really if you consider who we’re talking about…

  12. OTHER RENEE says:

    They’ve been married longer than most Hollywood couples and seem happy and relatively stable. They’ve talked about all the stupid mistakes they made with money and excessive surgery. I think they’ll do fine as parents.

  13. Millennial says:

    I do wish people that get pregnant on the first try would keep it to themselves, jus for sensitivity’s sake. I’m even happy for them, but that’s painful to hear for a lot of folks who struggle.

    • Brittney B says:

      Yeah, the arrogance made me wince, and I’ve never tried to have a child. Maybe if she’d just expressed gratitude and shock that it happened quickly… but he had to be arrogant, pretending to “know” his sperm could do that so quickly (at least I assume that was the gross implication). You know nothing, Spencer Pratt.

    • Babooshka says:

      What? Why should someone have to censor their happiness at being able to conceive because random strangers will be offended at barely celebrities talking about their conception? Not a fan of people censoring or wanting others to censor themselves because their feelings are hurt.

      • Jess says:

        I agree babooshka. Of course I feel terrible for those who have trouble conceiving, but other people shouldn’t feel bad about being able to quickly. People tend to make everything about themselves when it doesn’t need to be. I was involved in a situation that made me change my perspective, I was out with a friend of mine and there were other friends of hers I hadn’t met, one friend introduced herself and asked if I had any kids, I said just one, she asked who was watching her and I said my dad, I then asked her if she had any, she snapped at me, “you mean do I have any kids or a dad? Because my husband and I are unable to have children and my dad just died last month, but thank you oh so much for bringing that up”, then she was rude to me the rest of the night, so rude I left in tears because I felt so bad. The more I thought about I got really pissed off, all I did was ask a simple question and she took her anger out on me and caused a big scene. I still feel awful that she can’t have children, but that’s no excuse to treat people that way.

        Sorry, rant over lol

      • Millenial says:

        I dunno. Most of my friends are in their early to mid-thirties. Folks are starting to think about babies, and there is a lot of infertility in my sub-set of friends. I would say at least 1/3 of my friends couldn’t get pregnant at all, but eventually got pregnant with a little “help,” and many others had to suffer through miscarriages before a baby “stuck.” So, at least in my friend circle, openly crooning about getting pregnant on the first try would be deeply insensitive and tone deaf. But, maybe that’s just specific to the people I know.

      • Bridget says:

        They sound exactly like first time parents. “Openly crooning”? They come from reality TV. Literally their job was to try to get people interested in the details of their lives.

        Grief is hard, and I understand that it’s difficult living in a society where everyone assumes that you’ll have kids and you can’t. But it’s also not realistic to expect everyone to temper their joy because of the possibility that someone else might be experiencing heartache.

        Also, 1 in 3 is a really high rate of fertility issues. That’s not a normal sample of the population right there, but if everyone waited until early-mid 30s to start trying to get pregnant it’s a skewed sample to begin with, as 35 is considered advanced maternal age (just nature’S way of trying to stick it to the women that want to pursue their careers and lives before having kids)

  14. Erica says:

    Congrats to them,I knew when Lauren Conrad announced her pregnancy it wouldn’t be long before they tried to get pregnant too.

  15. Jess says:

    I’m impressed they’ve made it 10 years, I thought for sure he would cheat or she would get her head out of her a*s and leave him, but hey! Good for them.

  16. PettyRiperton says:

    One good thing they did was wait I expected a baby announcement from these two a couple of years after the hills was over in order to keep them semi-relevant.

  17. Gene123 says:

    God I have such a love/hate thing for them. I hate them but i LOVE to talk about them

  18. Autumn says:

    What happens if their first baby is a girl?

    Or what if his son is “feminine”?


    • Pinetree13 says:

      Yeah the “First! I’d love to have a son and for the Pratt name to continue” made me mind-vomit. It’s 2017 for crying out loud.

  19. NotSoSocialButterfy says:

    Why does she have a death grip on his wrist?

  20. Shannon says:

    I’m more interested in what the Property Brothers’ family secret is. Spencer has a Duggar face, looks like Josh.

  21. Kezia says:

    I kind of love them from hearing spencer on the who?weekly podcast about d list celebs. It got me onto his snapchat and now I think I’m a fan?! He’s very funny and likeable on it and aware of his z list status.

  22. eggyweggs says:

    Her face is mobile enough to form facial expressions? Now that revelation truly is more exciting than banana bread.

  23. Bridget says:

    I am still truly amazed that these two are still married. They were SO shameless, and so obnoxious, they took their reality TV stardom to the nth degree, and then it all went away. And yet here they are, still together.

    Also, Lainey pointed out that by laying off so much of the LA office, US Weekly also lost their sources. Good gossip isn’t coming from them anymore.

  24. Norman Garza says:

    I part of me is happy that Heidi is pregnant after all she wanted to have a baby for a long time but another part of me thinks this is a reaction to Lauren Conrad announcing her pregnancy now that things have quieted down a bit on her side. Since the end of Lauren and Heidi’s relationship Heidi and Spencer have been engaged in a petty one sided back and fourth with Lauren for all this time.

  25. deevia says:

    Hi Charlie Hunnam. Now we can all agree white people all look the same 🙂 Did Heidi aim to look more Scandinavian? Cuz her face is more square after everything done.

  26. EscapedConvent says:

    So….you can get pregnant with a totally plastic body?

  27. nemera34 says:

    Congrats to them. I’m surprised they have been together as long as they have. Just shows you never know. Good for them

  28. courtney says:

    they’ve been married eight years when my parents were married that long they had a seven year old and a 5 year old granted my mom was pregnant with me when they got married I’m the older of the children Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had their three daughters in the first five years of their marriage granted two were born prematurely Gracie A month early on May 5th 1997 and Audrey [Faith’s given name] eight weeks early due to a placental abruption and leaking amniotic fluid December 6th 2001 they weren’t in a rush to have children because Heidi was 23 when they got married April 25th 2009 wonder how far along Heidi is most people don’t announce till the beginning of the second trimester

  29. Lo says:

    Good for her, Heidi is a sweetheart. Wishing them the best.

  30. puravidacostarica says:

    And somewhere in California, likely in a closet, LeAnn Rimes is wailing.