You may know the Natasha Bedingfield theme song by heart (and belt it out whenever a rare rerun graces MTV), but did you know what was going on behind the scenes of The Hills' iconic wedding episode, where Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag tied the knot? Nope, didn't think so! We speak from experience when we say that the behind-the-scenes action of any wedding can be chaotic and crazy. Couple that with reality TV and you've got a recipe for some serious "I do" drama... Lauren Conrad just spilled all the deets behind the 2009 Speidi ceremony — including what lead to a producer locking her in a basement. Wait, what?!
If you were a fan of the early 2000's MTV staple (and let's be real here, who wasn't?), then you know about the infamous feud the show's two stars got into when Montag began dating Pratt. To put it lightly, Montag's former BFF Lauren Conrad was not a fan of the guy. But who know that the frenemy feud (and some backstage producer drama) would lead to Conrad throwing a fit on Montag's big day!
The wedding episode marked Conrad's last appearance on the show, after she felt almost forced to participate in the nuptials and was forbidden to leave by producers. The former reality show star claims that she needed to leave the wedding to attend another event, when every bride's worst nightmare occurred. The power went out, bringing Montag and Pratt's big day to a grinding halt.
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"The power went out, the generator went out and I said, 'I need to leave!'" Conrad recently told Us Weekly. "And [producers] wouldn't let me leave!" she remembers. "They literally locked me in the basement with two security guards and wouldn't let me leave! And I was like, 'You can't keep me here!' I was throwing a fit!"
Two hours later, the lights were back on and so were the "I do's." But as soon as those vows were exchanged, Conrad was out the door — without so much as a congratulations to the bride and groom. (Majorly rude, Conrad!) "At that point, this wasn't really my life anymore, and I left out the [church's] side door," explained Conrad.