Unflattering photographs of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in a convenience store like totally normal people surfaced Wednesday, bringing back into focus the celebrity couple that everybody loves to hate. But like it or not, Heidi and Spencer have remained relatively out of the spotlight since MTV's "The Hills" drew to a close two years ago and the absurdity of Heidi's plastic surgeries fizzled out.
Which brings us to the question: What are the notoriously fame-hungry Speidi up to these days?
Although Heidi says she's hard at work on her singing career, she's only officially released one album -- "Superficial," just over two years ago. She performed "Body Language" live at the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant wearing a tight, body-baring outfit, but we rarely have seen her singing act since then. She has, however, popped up in a few reality shows as a celebrity personality, most notably in NBC's "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here" and VH1's "Famous Foods." In 2010, Heidi filed for divorce from Spencer, but recalled it two months later, saying it was just a publicity stunt.
It also appears that Heidi is working hard at restoring her public image, and renouncing the girl who notoriously went through 10 surgeries in one day.
In an interview with Life & Style in December 2010, Heidi said: "When I look in the mirror today, I don't really know who I see. It is me and it is not me, so it's a really weird situation. Sometimes I'll run across an old photo and it's actually shocking sometimes, because I've been three different people, I've had three different faces."
"What I don't regret this past year is renewing my vows. Today's Heidi would say to Heidi a year ago, 'Snap out of it.' Where do I want to be a year from today? I would love to continue with my music. And really where I want to be is just happy. I've had a lot going on, and four years of a crazy show, and four years of a crazy life, so I just want to figure out my life and my priorities."
As for Spencer, the hirsute fameball was reportedly seriously bankrupt and calling his agent over two dozen times a day for work. He was also arrested in September 2010 in Costa Rica for firearm possession. He took to blogging for The Huffington Post, about Kim Kardashian's scandalous 72-day marriage, though it wasn't his first stab at writing: Spencer published the book, "How to be Famous," in 2009.
More recently, the couple are coming full circle with their MTV roots. They drew attention earlier this month for sending birthday messages to former cast mate Lauren Conrad via Twitter.
"@LaurenConrad Happy Birthday! Thanks for helping me find my miracle wife @heidimontag !" Spencer tweeted, only to follow it up with, "My birthday wish for @LaurenConrad is for her to find true love like #Speidi." All messages were ignored.
Meanwhile, Heidi tweeted: "@laurenconrad happy birthday to one of my oldest and dearest friends! Send you lots of love and birthday wishes! Xoxoxoxo! Love you lady!!!!"
The couple also sent flowers to former "Hills" star Kristin Cavallari to congratulate her on her pregnancy, which Cavallari said "was really sweet."
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