Spencer Pratt, newly wedded to long-time girlfriend Heidi Montag in a surprise elopement ceremony in Mexico last Thursday, is going on the record for the first time since the nuptials were announced this week. Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, Spencer laughs off reports that his marriage to Heidi is not legal. Additionally, MTV has announced that portions of the Speidi wedding and their subsequent honeymoon will be featured in an upcoming episode of The Hills. Could this be the shot of new drama that a 5th season of The Hills is in desperate need of to hang onto viewership?
Spencer Pratt is laughing at reports that his recent wedding to Heidi Montag was fake. “We had a beautiful ceremony here at One & Only Palmilla officiated by a minister and photographed by the hotel photographer,” he says in a statement to Usmagazine.com and The Associated Press. “We’ve never been happier.” Pratt and Montag are still in Mexico. Mexico will marry American citizens and perform elopements. Other couples — including Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and Jewel and Ty Murray, who recently wed abroad — can legalize their unions before, or in the case of elopements, after a foreign ceremony in the United States. Adds Pratt, “Like other elopements that happen outside the country, we’ll take care of the legal details when we get home.”
This from MTV: After all the moving in and the fallings out, the first proposal and the post-engagement lull, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag eloped last Thursday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Now that they’ve made it official, what will their marriage mean for the show that has chronicled their relationship over the past four seasons? Will the next season of “The Hills” feature footage captured during Speidi’s wedding ceremony? What have Heidi and Spencer been up to since they tied the knot? To find out, we reached out to executive producer Liz Gateley. While she couldn’t tell us everything, she did say that the couple’s married life will figure prominently on the series’ upcoming fifth season, and that cameras are still down in Mexico, documenting the couple’s honeymoon. There’s still no word on when new episodes of “The Hills” will be ready for air, however. “MTV is currently filming Heidi and Spencer in Mexico, as we were expecting to capture them on vacation,” Gateley told MTV News. “Fans will be able to see the exclusive footage from the ceremony in an upcoming episode, and we will continue to follow the newlyweds’ relationship as it plays out in real life.”
It’s unclear just how much of the actual wedding ceremony will be featured on The Hills … I understand that the wedding was a complete surprise to everyone. Either MTV was in on the secret (totally plausible) or Speidi will have to re-enact portions of their wedding ceremony so that it can be filmed by/for MTV (equally plausible) — after all, many of things we see on The Hills are scenes that have been re-enacted or re-shot for airing on TV. Incidentally, why the hell does the Associated Press care about the Speidi wedding … anyone? Anyone?
You know … it’s funny … just as I was complaining that The Hills has started losing its appeal for me (in that I have been considering taking a pass on the upcoming 5th season) they have to go and pull this number. I gotta admit, I kinda have to watch all of this drama unfold on TV … I like, so hafta … right?