Aug. 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM ET
In what might be the most unsurprising revelation ever, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are admitting that their shtick was all fake. In an interview with The Daily Beast/Newsweek's Kate Aurthur, the couple told Aurthur that like their staged fights and spontaneous photo opportunities, their most recent stunt -- a divorce -- was not real either. "
"Did you ever break up?" Aurthur asked. "Spencer: 'No." Heidi: "No." Spencer: "Not for one minute." Heidi: "We’ve never even been apart."
At this point, a confession is to be expected: the Speidi machine has sputtered to a halt, leaving both of them unemployable, broke, and living with Pratt's parents. But the reason to read the interview in its entirety is not to just pile on the struggling couple; it's for the more frank moments, like Pratt's better-late-than-never realization that reality fame is not real. "This isn’t a business. That was the big thing I didn’t get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, 'Oh, you can have a career in reality' -- that is a lie."
"Jersey Shore" kids, take note.