The Hills: New Beginnings isn’t all real. So says one of the show’s stars, Audrina Patridge. The 34-year-old first appeared on The Hills, which ran from 2006 to 2010, and returned to reality TV earlier this year when the reboot premiered on MTV.
It’s no secret reality TV isn’t authentic, however, Patridge’s co-stars, such as The O.C. alum Mischa Barton, have noted in promotional interviews for The Hills: New Beginnings that there are no scripts (The Hills became infamous for it’s manufactured drama in later seasons). So, why does Patridge feel the show doesn’t depict her “real life”? Keep reading to find out.
Audrina Patridge on ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’: It’s not ‘100% of me’
In a recent interview, Patridge provided some insight into her time in front of the camera versus how she spends her time when cameras aren’t rolling.
“I have my life on the show, and then I have my real life,” Patridge, 34, recently told Hey Beauti magazine, per Entertainment Tonight.
“I don’t feel like it’s 100% of me because I don’t have my daughter on the show and there are certain things in my life that I am not showing,” she added.
Patridge has a three-year-old daughter, Kirra Max, with her ex-husband, Corey Bohan. The couple married in 2016, welcomed their daughter the same year and finalized their divorce in Dec. of 2018.
The show has touched on Patridge’s divorce and her on-going custody battle with Bohan. On one occasion she confided in her co-star Heidi Montag, about the struggles she had — and likely, continues to have — with being a single parent.
“You get so used to having someone there all the time and then it’s getting used to being there on your own and being a single mom,” Patridge told Montag.
Why Kirra isn’t on ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’
Patridge and her ex-husband had to make a decision about whether or not they wanted their daughter to appear on The Hills: New Beginnings alongside Gunner, Montag’s son she shares with her husband and fellow co-star, Spencer Pratt. “As much as I can be with Gunner, I’m going to,” Montag once said about her and Pratt’s decision to have their son on the reality show.
As for Patridge, she opted not to have Kirra appear on the show. During an interview on Fair Game with Kristine Leahy, the reality TV star explained why she didn’t want her daughter on The Hills: New Beginnings.
“My daughter is not on the show because I’m mama bear and it’s just a whole different world to bring a child into and that’s just how I feel,” Patridge said, adding “it’s not kid-friendly.”
However, Patridge explained although audiences wouldn’t see her daughter on the show, she said she’d talk about Kirra from time to time.
After Patridge announced she would return to reality TV, her ex took to Instagram (his account is private) to share his feelings about the possibility of his daughter appearing on the show.
“I refuse to think it’s ok for our 2yr old daughter Kirra Bohan to be shown & exploited on Reality TV. Not just my child but anyone’s for that matter,” Bohan wrote on his Instagram according to Page Six. Patridge and Bohan’s custody battle over their daughter continues to play out in the public eye. The Hills: New Beginnings airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV.
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