While a romance between Lauren Conrad and Brody Jenner (yep, the step-brother to Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian and half-brother to Kylie and Kendall Jenner) was heavily hinted at on “The Hills,” both have made it clear their relationship was platonic and the illusion they were anything more was down to editing.
“Brody and I were always more friends than anything. It was one of those things where producers really wanted us to be together, and we both knew we didn’t have that kind of chemistry, “The magic of editing always created a little more than there was.” She shared a similar sentiment on “The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now” in 2016, sharing she did have a crush on Brody but there was just no spark. As for why she went along with the illusion? She felt pressured to have a boyfriend appear on the show.
Brody also denied anything romantic and went on to Yahoo! Style in 2011. “We were just friends. Literally, we would film a scene of us kissing and being in this lovey-dovey scene, and then right after it’d be like, ‘Cut!’ and we’d be like, ‘OK, good to see you,’ and go our separate ways,” he revealed. Caitlyn Jenner’s son also shared that, while they were never given an official script, he would describe the show as scripted because so many scenes were manipulated.