Andy Cohen clapped back at Heidi Montag and her husband Spencer Pratt – from MTV’s The Hills – after the couple suggested Andy blacklisted them from the Real Housewives franchise due to his loyalty to Heidi’s nemesis, Lauren Conrad.
On his SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live, Andy responded to the couple’s recent claims.
“I feel like in the news it comes up all the time where you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, Spencer said you hate him,'” said Andy on September 19, via E! News. “I just gotta be clear. I don’t know them. I didn’t watch Laguna Beach, so I don’t even have much institutional knowledge of them.”
He then shared the real reason why he doesn’t believe the couple would work well on the Bravo franchise.
“I have said that I thought it would be weird if they were on The Housewives because the same reason that I was saying that it would be weird if Snooki came on The Housewives,” said the executive producer and host. “They’re so identified, not only with another show, but with another network. So, it’s like, ‘But wait a minute, you are supposed to be on Jersey Shore.’ It just makes it weird, so that’s the reason. They said that they thought it was because I was a big Lauren Conrad fan and I’m like — I’m kind of not.”
In her recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, Heidi stated, “I don’t know if [Andy’s] just a Lauren fan or what … because I would think that he would appreciate the reality star that I am. I completely make sense to be on one of these shows. Maybe before when I was younger that didn’t quite make sense. But I’m 37 now, and as a mama too, I could easily go on Orange County or Beverly Hills.”
Spencer then indicated that her blacklisting from the franchise is a good thing. “I think the quote I’ve heard used before, and I think it’s a compliment, is ‘Heidi’s too polarizing for some of these shows,’” he explained. “She’d upstage. I know that’s my love for her, but I truly think she’d upstage all these basic ladies.”