Audrina Patridge and her “Hills” co-star, Lauren Conrad, are on the outs.
Last week, rumors surfaced that Conrad and Patridge’s on-again/off-again beau, Justin Bobby, had hooked up — rumors which Conrad denied vehemently on her MySpace Celebrity blog. But in a new interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, “Hills” beauty Patridge said she was puzzled by her former housemate’s actions.
“After I found these rumors out, she chose to talk to me through the tabloids and not come directly to me or call me as a true friend,” Patridge told DeGeneres.
Patridge said she is still unclear whether the rumors are true, but neither Conrad nor Justin Bobby have made matters any clearer.
“Pretty much we’re just trying to figure this out,” Patridge said. “Neither of them have really talked to me or made an effort, so I really don’t know what to believe.”
Patridge said Justin Bobby addressed the issues using double talk.
“He kind of avoided the whole question and turned it back on me like typical guy,” she said.
And as for Conrad, who up until recently Patridge was sharing a house with, she allegedly hung up on her friend.
“I called her and she hung up on me and that was my way of making an effort and asking her,” Patridge said. “I never accused (anyone). I just straight out asked them if they did it or not and I don’t know what to believe.”
Patridge confirmed that her current predicament is being filmed for the next season of “The Hills.”
“We’re kind of in a rut right now and I’m just trying to decide what to do right now,” she said.
But, when DeGeneres asked Patridge if she is considering leaving the show to deal with her emotional battle, the star said she was too important to the drama to split.
“I’m a big part of the show so, you know, we’re filming until December and then after that we’ll see,” she said. “It’s fine.”
As for Conrad, she hit her MySpace Celebrity blog last week to defend herself.
“I have never even been in the same place as Justin when Audrina wasn’t around,” she blogged. “I have been there for Audrina for years of ups and downs with this guy. Now she is accusing me of hooking up with him? It’s the most awkward position to put me in because I can’t defend myself without putting both her and Justin down.
“Bottom line, I did not and would never hook up with Justin,” she wrote.