INTERVIEW: Spencer says Heidi “Wants to Be Mother Teresa”; Couple Talks Drama, Drinking, and World Domination

Apr. 14 2009, Published 9:35 a.m. ET

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Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are very, very busy. Between working on their new Web site, filming for The Hills, and heading to the studio to record Montag’s upcoming album, the duo also known as Speidi took a quick time-out to chat with

This season of The Hills started out with a bang as Montag confronted Pratt for flirting with a bartender. (Three episodes in, the drama is still alive and well between them.) While Montag says this season has been “the most challenging I’ve gone through,” she adds that she’s not ready to leave the show even though it puts an extra strain on her relationship with Pratt.

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“I mean, The Hills is our home,” she says.  So what can fans expect from the rest of the season? Montag was tight-lipped, but Pratt had a hint: “There’s something interesting that goes on with Brody and Audrina. In a hot tub, I heard…” And as far as Lauren Conrad leaving the series, they both said they wish her the best—but that the show must go on. “In the beginning, The Hills was Lauren and Lauren was The Hills,” said Montag. “But now it’s an ensemble cast. It’s much more about Hollywood.”

When she isn’t filming, Montag, who is self-releasing her first album, is usually hanging out in the recording studio. Her debut CD, Wherever I Am, will be available on iTunes on April 28. “We’re really pioneers in the game,” she says, “I’m one of the first artists to do this without a label.” Her new single Look How I’m Doin’ was even penned by Cathy Dennis—the same songwriter behind Toxic and I Kissed a Girl—and Pratt is confident that the CD will be a hit. “T.I., Lil’ Wayne—any heavyhitter,” he promises, “…these people have nothing on her.” For his part, Pratt plans to duet with Montag and rap on the album.

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So beyond TV and music, what’s down the road for this couple? Pratt says Montag “wants to be Mother Teresa and save the world,” while he sees his own future leading toward the political sphere. “For sure I’m going to be at least mayor or governor of California,” he said. And while the couple knows and likes John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain, they say their political leanings are very different. “I think if John and Meghan had listened to Speidi more,” Pratt said, “maybe Obama wouldn’t be sitting there in the White House.”

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Until they (officially) rule the world, fans can watch for the launch of the couple’s new site,, coming in the next couple of weeks. The site will offer all kinds of Speidi merchandise and the pair says it will give fans an all-access pass to their lives—kind of like the movie The Truman Show. After all, the pair is no stranger to self-promotion and are well-known friends of the paparazzi. “They’re actually so nice,” Montag says. “Most of them are family men. They’re people!”

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When the cameras aren’t flashing, what’s a typical date night at home like for Speidi? “We never watch The Hills,” says Pratt. “I don’t think we’d be able to sleep at night.” Instead, they opt for DVDs at home and plenty of pizza. “We eat like obese people,” he jokes. But while he may indulge in food, when it comes to drinking, he’s turned over a new leaf. “A lot of people on Twitter have been asking me how I can be such a jerk and treat Heidi so bad,” he says. His answer? “I’m not going to drink any more.” Since he quit, he’s says his life has changed, but that it hasn’t been easy. “I definitely see how people go to rehab,” he added. 

They may have their ups and downs, but we know better than to count Speidi out. “We’ve been through so much,” Pratt says, “that we just keep fighting our way through it and battling out the demons.”

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