Tec Petaja Let the rain fall down, because Kristin Cavallari is coming clean. It's been nearly 12 years! In her new book, Balancing in Heels: Cavallari began dating Colletti as a sophomore in high school. Laguna Beach, inspired by Fox's scripted series The O. Producers immediately zeroed in on a love triangle that would involve Cavallari, Colletti and Conrad.
At the time, Cavallari writes that Colletti was her "entire" world. My relationship with Stephen went from our own high school romance to the fodder of a hugely successful television show. One of the most hurtful things they did was pressure Stephen to spend time with another girl from the show, Lauren, while he and I were dating. It certainly provided some juicy conflicts, but it also affected me deeply. On one side, it seemed like the producers were trying to break us up, which was intimidating.
On the other side, I was worried that my relationship with Stephen was becoming less stable, even though I knew if we hadn't been on television, he wouldn't have been spending time with another girl. I hated fighting with him on camera because it felt like I was airing all our dirty laundry.
Even then, I knew that couldn't be good for a relationship," Cavallari, 29, recalls. It didn't take very long for producers to make her the Betty to Cavallari's Veronica. Then I kissed a guy I was seeing at the time, completely unaware of how my actions were affecting Stephen only teenagers are able to be so self-involved! Not one of my better moments! Then Stephen started shouting 'slut! It was a scene. There are certainly some clips I wish I could erase from everyone's memory.
But during editing, the producers made it seem like he was saying a lot of that to the other girl he was 'seeing' and that I was rolling my eyes at him, which wasn't the case," she writes, referring to Conrad. Producers also had Stephen go up to this same girl's house to hang out, which they made me believe was all on his own, so the joke was on me. Later I would out they told him to go.
We talked about everything the entire time. When we saw each episode, it was clear to us what was real and what was fake