Egelhoff admits her family hit such a financial low that, at the end of last year, she even borrowed money from Montag.
"The restaurant was struggling, and I was crying on the phone," Egelhoff recounts. "I fought it for so long, but finally, I said, 'Tax guys are on the way. It's $8,000.' Heidi very generously wired me a check that day. That kept the restaurant afloat for at least six months. It was so generous and helpful."
Egelhoff has now gone from owning a restaurant and making appearances on The Hills to cleaning houses for a living.