Fans may see the authentic side of Heidi Montag this week with a special episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” starring her and Spencer Pratt. The infamous reality TV couple won’t apparently be “fake” on the small screen, at least during their period on the popular ABC show, premiering this June 24, 2014. FOX News reports this Tuesday that Heidi recently opened up on being a big fan of the series, and how her role in the pivotal episode helped her learn more about herself and be a more genuine person in the process.
While some fans may understandably groan at the return of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, an authentic side to this celebrity duo is apparently in store. After being approached by “Celebrity Wife Swap,” Montag revealed that she was extremely excited to be a part of it and prove that she is not, in fact, fake.
“I’m a huge fan of the show,” Heidi told news source FOX411 in a statement. “So, when we had the opportunity to do it, I just jumped right on it!”
Apparently, “Celebrity Wife Swap” is going to be Montag’s big chance to show the world her true, authentic self. According to the press release, “the star previously took a jab at continuing reports of her first reality appearance on ‘The Hills’ being scripted.”
“My mom saw the preview and she told me, ‘I can tell this is the first opportunity that you’ve ever had to be you.’ It’s just great to have that moment. It was really fun to just be more authentic and be in a situation and see what happens.”
So who will Heidi Montag be switching lives with? The former “The Hills” star is going to trade places with Amanda Beard, who lives a hardworking life as a busy mom in rural Washington. Talk about a change of pace for the celebrity, who is likely simply used to tans and laid-back sunsets. Heidi has also promised fans she will be taking to Twitter live for her appearance tonight on “Celebrity Wife Swap,” and keep her fans updated via tweets.
MTV News adds this morning that the experience, though difficult, was a positive one for Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. The celebrity said that she learned a lot from the ordeal, and that she ultimately learned to be herself and show her authentic side (seemingly for the first time on public television).
“I’ve had the most positive response from this out of anything I’ve ever done–on Twitter and Instagram–everything,” Heidi said. “People are really excited about this, which I’m really glad about because it’s my favorite thing that we’ve ever done within our careers. My mom saw the preview and she told me, ‘I can tell this is the first opportunity that you’ve ever had to be you.’ It’s just great to have that moment. It was really fun to just be more authentic and be in a situation and see what happens. I’m shocked at how amazing it was. I’m really thrilled with everything, from beginning to end.”
“I mean, I had no idea where I was going,” explained Heidi of her initial reaction driving through the rugged woods southwest of Seattle. “I thought that it was that guy who lived in a tree and builds the tree houses! The last person I ever thought I was ever going to swap with was Amanda Beard, that’s for sure.”
According to the report, Heidi got along great with Amanda Beards’ kids, who are very young. Blaise is not yet five years old, while Doone Isla is only a baby at nine months of age. She said it made her realize that she definitely wants to be a mother, though Pratt’s reaction to her newfound interest in motherhood is decidedly less enthusiastic.
“I think when Doone fell asleep on me the first night, I mean, it just really solidified my longing for motherhood–it was everything I thought it would be. It was really fun to be able to have the kids there and have that experience of having little ones. It’s something that I very much look forward to in my future.”
Spencer said that he wants to wait at least a decade before having children, though Heidi feels that she is ready now. And on this front, at least, she certainly does not seem fake in the slightest. The past “The Hills” star is reportedly hoping for two to three kids down the line.
“This is probably the most divided in our opinions we’ve ever been,” Heidi explains. “I feel like it’s time. I’m ready and it’s exciting, but for (Spencer), I think it’s kind of scary and unknown.”
What do you think of viewers seeing Heidi Montag’s authentic side in the new episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap?” Do you believe that the former TV star will indeed be fake no more, or are she and Spencer Pratt simply looking for more time in the public spotlight in this latest episode showing?