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Heidi and Spencer Pratt: We faked our fights on 'The Hills'

Sep. 18, 2012 at 2:18 PM ET

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Heidi Montag, left, and Spencer Pratt pose at a book signing event for their book "How To Be Famous" at Borders Books in New York in November 2009.

Color us shocked! Now that MTV's cameras are no longer following their every move, Spencer and Heidi Pratt admit to Us Weekly that much of their onscreen drama on "The Hills" -- the feuds, the fights, the villainy -- wasn't real.

Photos from Us: Heidi and Spencer's most over-the-top moments

"I was hell-bent on being the bad-guy character on the show," Spencer, 29, tells Us. "I got caught up in it."

His wife of three years Heidi, 26, confirms the proceedings were less than genuine. "Spencer and I never fight like that. Never," says Heidi, who recently "changed my last name to Pratt, so that's the biggest thing in my life."

Photos from Us: Heidi Pratt's plastic bikini body

Spencer is currently focused on getting his University of Southern California political science degree, not to mention making do with less money.

Photos: Biggest moments ever on 'The Hills' 

"I'm turning down paid appearances. We don't have celebrity-sized money anymore, but we're fine," he tells Us. "I'm happy to be around normal people these days!"

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