Those of you who were around to watch “Laguna Beach” when it launched in 2004 can certainly remember the famous feud between Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari.
These two beautiful women had both had their eyes on Stephen Colletti, their “Laguna Beach” opponent, and it wasn’t long before things got out of hand between them.
However, since reality TV is known for creating “fake” dramas, fans wondered if the feud between Lauren and Kristin was real or staged.
With the two MTV stars sharing their understanding of the situation, we now have a clearer picture of what happened nearly two decades ago. Let’s find out.
Kristin Cavallari is still “triggered” by the way they were treated by producers
The first episode of “Laguna Beach” aired on September 28, 2004 and revolved around the real life of Orange County high school students.
Lauren Conrad was the narrator of the show and from the first episode we could have seen that she and Colletti had a very close relationship.
However, it was when Kristin Cavallari joined the storyline that a love triangle developed.
The striking angry looks between Lauren and Kristin in several scenes made it official — we had a reality TV feud on our hands. Interestingly enough, it was one that launched the careers of both MTV stars.
In 2020, the original cast from Season 1 decided to hold a reunion with the aim of encouraging others to vote.
When the interviewer asked Kristin about her past issues with Conrad, she said the editorial team had a lot to do with it.
She said to this day she is still “triggered” about certain edits that made their way onto the show.
“There was a scene where I was walking down a street and the producer yelled, ‘Look at her.’
Lauren made some funny faces and I said ‘Oh my God, look at her!’ Of course they managed to turn this into a potential fight scene between me and Lauren – to be honest, we had no idea what was really going on.”
Kristin and Lauren are on good terms these days
Now, nearly two decades after the premiere of “Laguna Beach,” both stars realize that their feud played a huge part in increasing their popularity.
In an interview a few years ago, Cavallari said that she and Lauren are long past their high school drama.
She said they are both in a very good place in their lives and don’t really care much about their historic beef.
“Of course we are all right today. We both realize that what happened next is just a silly and normal high school drama. We’re both really into that,” Kristin said.
“Laguna Beach” officially ended after three seasons, in 2006. Wanting to continue in reality TV, Lauren joined a spin-off called “The Hills”.
She was involved for the first five seasons and was later replaced by Kristin as the lead actor. After her departure, Conrad decided to add author, fashion designer and entrepreneur to her biography.
In the 2020 reunion, Lauren said how satisfied she is with her current life and that there is no need to return to reality TV in the near future.
Cavallari found her inspiration in a reality series she launched – “E! Heel Cavallari”. However, she canceled the show in May 2020 following her divorce from Jay Cutler.
Unlike Conrad, Cavallari has expressed a desire to continue with reality TV after things settle down after the divorce.