Huffpost Entertainment

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt: Why We Filed For Divorce

Posted: Updated:

No one was surprised when Heidi and Spencer reconciled just two months after Heidi filed for divorce in July, and now the couple admits it was a stunt they pulled for career and financial reasons. Their latest paycheck comes from Life & Style for an interview about the charade.

The magazine's press release follows:

After blowing through $10 million, reality stars Heidi and Spencer are finally admitting to their faults and getting ready to file for bankruptcy. But that didn't stop them for giving it one last shot.

After they found out The Hills would not be renewed earlier this year, Heidi and Spencer concocted a plan to get attention by divorcing shortly after their anniversary. The reality duo tell Life & Style there was interest in a series covering their split from British TV network ITV, so they splashed down cash to move their act to Costa Rica. But that deal fell through and soon after, they called off the divorce proceedings and reunited.

"The divorce was real - just the idea behind it was different than most people's," Spencer tells Life & Style. "Divorcing was the only way to keep Heidi's career going because everyone hated me so much. Look at Sandra Bullock - her divorce from Jesse James was the best thing to happen to her image."

Now, they worry how they'll ever get themselves out of the cash crisis. "I can't make regular money because I was playing such an unlikeable character on TV to keep my checks coming. Who wants to hire the jerk from The Hills?"