Who is the greatest reality couple in the world? Or even of all time? Simple. Just ask The Hills‘ Spencer Pratt about his relationship with wife of five months, Heidi Montag.
“I don’t think any couple on Earth — maybe a couple in Medieval times in the gallows together — have faced the adversity that Heidi and I have faced from day one of being boyfriend and girlfriend to the stage we’re at now,” Spencer tells OK! of surviving the slings and arrows of reality TV fame.
So with such a strong relationship, what does Spencer think about those who say Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom had the reality wedding of the year?
“I think, great. Whoever’s saying that, and that’s what they feel, that’s great. I would definitely highly disagree with that statement, and I’ll just refrain from going on. But, put it this way, I don’t watch basketball, so I don’t even know who she’s marrying,” jokes the formerly-bearded one, adding, “I’m just kidding. We go to Lakers games all the time. I’m just being a little bit of my own little hater over here. I just wish I was a Laker.”
NBA dreams aside, being part of a reality couple has got to make even the most sarcastic, fame-loving guy nervous… or does it? Spencer reveals that despite the track record for reality TV couples — Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, or Jon and Kate Gosselin — he and Heidi have something better than just a made-for-TV marriage.
“Heidi and I were with each other 24 hours a day for like three years struggling against everyone, so our friendship is so much greater than any other marriage that I could imagine,” Spencer explains to OK!. “I married Heidi because that doesn’t even cross our mind. She was the woman who was going to be my wife for the rest of my life. So there was no reason to keep waiting.”
One thing Spencer is definitely going to wait for — kids. He admits to OK! that just taking on the responsibility of the couple’s two new puppies is enough to put him off being a dad for a while to come.
“I am currently puppy-sitting two little puppies who are peeing everywhere while Heidi is getting her hair blown out. Pretty frustrating,” he reveals. “You two little punks! It shows what a nightmare parenting really, truly is — even this little taste of it. I think I’m just going to get my testicles cut off.”
Part of his baby reticence is due to the fact that he, himself, is still a child, Spencer explains.
“I’m just a grown-up kid. I’m never going to grow up. I’m still technically enrolled in USC right now. I’m still a college student. I’m not going to grow up. I’m an eight-year USC student because I don’t want to grow up,” Spencer admits to OK!. “If I had a kid… I’m not ready for that.”
It takes two to make a baby, however, and Heidi might be hard to hold off when it comes to starting a family — even with a self-professed child as a husband.
“She grew up with a young mom who was with her everyday, so she had so much that kind of youth, that I feel like that shaped who she is and so she wants that so badly. But I didn’t discover that until we were married,” admits Spencer. “That’s why I bought the two puppies to chill everything out a little bit.”
Good luck with that one!
For more Speidi, catch the season premiere of MTV’s The Hills tonight at 10 p.m. ET!