Let’s return… again to the start, again to when “Laguna Beach” tore buddies, households and our nice nation aside over the everlasting Staff Kristin or Staff LC divide.
Practically 20 years and lots of extra Ste-PHENs in the past, MTV first launched the truth TV sequence following a bunch of excessive schoolers, together with Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad, who have been locked in a multi-season (and closely edited) feud over a boy named Stephen Colletti.
For the primary time ever, all three former co-stars sat down and unpacked their love triangle on Cavallari and Colletti’s “Back to the Beach” rewatch podcast.
“Watching it was so much worse than I imagined it would be,” Conrad stated, noting that she’d by no means seen a single full episode of the sequence. “It was really cringe-y.”
Rating highest on the cringe scale for Conrad is asking Cavallari a “slut” for dancing on the bar throughout the present’s notorious first season forged journey to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“My biggest regret was, watching it, I called you a slut. I’m so sorry,” Conrad instructed Cavallari, who stated she accepted the apology.
“Watching it, it was my, like, ‘Oh, I couldn’t believe I did that.’ Because I think where I’m at now, I would never call another woman that, or girl,” Conrad continued. “And it was, for me, like, the most embarrassing moment. I was like, ‘Oh gross.’”
Cavallari regretted calling her former co-star the identical title in a unique episode, admitting that she additionally “said some really dumb stuff.”
She added: “When I watch it now, I’m like, ’I wasn’t confident at all. I was actually so insecure. And I took it out on you in a lot of ways. And I’m so sorry for that.”
Whereas each admitted there was a kernel of reality to their feud, they agreed that the cameras “kept it alive and made it way worse than it ever would have been.” Whereas MTV portrayed Colletti carrying on a simultaneous romantic relationship with each ladies, he insists they by no means overlapped.
“At no point ever whenever we were together, you know, would I step out on you in that way,” Colletti stated of his actual romance with Cavallari on the time. “And they really paint [it like] that’s what I’m doing throughout the show — which I have a huge problem with.”
In the course of the present’s first season, Conrad really carried on varied different relationships, together with a fling with fellow forged member Talan Torriero, which was by no means proven on digicam.
“The thing that’s funny is that I think Season 1 is our senior year? I had several boyfriends during this time, so I’m, like, I feel so bad for them if they ever watch this!” she revealed.
“Laguna Beach” concluded its run in 2006 after three seasons ― the ultimate installment featured neither Conrad nor Cavallari. Each, nevertheless, would ultimately star in “The Hills,” a derivative that originally adopted Conrad’s life in Los Angeles. Cavallari later changed Conrad halfway by way of the present’s fifth season, however the two by no means appeared on digicam collectively.
Conrad has since gone on to launch varied companies, in addition to begin a household along with her husband, William Inform. The 2 reside again in Laguna Beach, California, with their two sons.
Cavallari, in the meantime, returned to actuality tv along with her E! sequence “Very Cavallari,” which ran for 3 seasons and featured her then-husband, soccer star Jay Cutler. The previous couple, who share three kids, have since divorced, asserting their separation in 2020 after 10 years collectively.