'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (2023)

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'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (1)

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'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (2)

By Shannon Raphael

Jan. 29 2020, Updated 5:44 p.m. ET

Before we had The Real Housewives of Orange County (or any Housewives franchise for that matter), Keeping Up with the Kardashians, or Jersey Shore, there was Laguna Beach. The iconic MTV reality series chronicled the lives of uber-wealthy and attractive teens living in the paradise California neighborhood.

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Viewers saw as the cast grappled with average high school issues, like dating, navigating friend groups, and figuring out what comes next, but in luxurious beach homes with designer duds and cars to match. The show went off the air in 2006, but it still feels like just yesterday when we watched Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari fight over Stephen Colletti.

'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (3)

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Though there were rumors that the show was scripted, we were still invested in the fate of these teens, and we want to know what they're up to now that they're in their 30s.

What happened to the cast of Laguna Beach? Where are the stars of the reality show now? Read on to find out which cast members are leading average lives, and which ones are still clamoring for the spotlight.

1. Lauren Conrad

'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (4)

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Lauren was deemed to be the most relatable person on the cast, which is why she narrated the series in Season 1. When we first met the Laguna teen, she had fashion aspirations and some feelings for her childhood friend Stephen Colletti. After starring on The Hills, which followed Lauren as she embarked on a college degree in fashion (she dropped out after one semester), Lauren wrote a book series that was loosely about her experience with the show. The L.A. Candy series included three books, and the first was a bestseller.

She did further study fashion, and she's since released a successful clothing line for Kohl's. In 2014, she married lawyer and former Something Corporate band member William Tell. The pair welcomed son Liam in 2017, and son Charlie Wolf followed in 2019.

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2. Kristin Cavallari

'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (5)

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While Lauren has shied away from reality TV since her bad end with The Hills, Kristin returned to the small screen with E! show Very Cavallari in 2018. Kristin has also been outspoken about how many of the scenes and storylines on both Laguna Beach and The Hills were scripted and contrived; she said she was playing the role of the villain for the sake of ratings.

After joining the cast of The Hills in Season 5 (iconically during Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's wedding), Kristin appeared on Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. She and partner Mark Ballas got eliminated third.

Like Lauren, Kristin also had fashion dreams, and she worked as a fashion correspondent for E! starting in 2014. She married former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler in 2013, just under a year after welcoming son Camden together. The couple also shares son Jaxon and daughter Saylor.

Kristin is now the lead on Very Cavallari and the founder of the clothing store, Uncommon James. She tragically lost her brother to extreme hypothermia in 2015.

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3. Stephen Colletti

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If you were a tween or teen in 2004, then you likely had a crush on Stephen Colletti. His time on Laguna Beach was essentially spent as the apex of a love triangle between Kristin and Lauren, but he still managed to win the hearts of fans for his easygoing attitude. He left the show after Season 2, and he went on to attend San Francisco State University for a year.

Fans may also recognize Stephen as Chase Adams from The CW's One Tree Hill. The former reality star romanced Sophia Bush and Jana Kramer's characters. After having a guest arc on Season 4, the actor was promoted to a full-time regular in the final two seasons. We're not surprised, considering how much of an overlap there must have been for the demographics for Laguna Beach and OTH. He's since appeared in several smaller shows and movies, but fans will be happy to know that he's best friends in real life with OTH star James Lafferty aka Nathan Scott.

While Lauren and Kristin are very much off the market now, Stephen appears to be single.

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4. Lo Bosworth

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Lo was best friends with Lauren, and their friendship was one of the only pure things to come out of Laguna Beach. She left the show after the first season, but appeared a few times during Season 2. Sadly, she and Lauren had a falling out off-camera that resulted in Lo not getting an invitation to be on The Hills (at first). Once the two reconciled their differences, Lo starred on the spin-off show with Lauren.

She founded Love Wellness, a company for women's self-care. Products are sold in Ulta, so Lo has become a serious business woman since the show ended. In May of 2019, it was reported that Lo was dating Shark Tank contestant Jimmy DeCicco, but it's unclear whether they are still together.

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4. Trey Phillips

There must have been something in the ocean water at Laguna Beach, because much of the cast ended up being in fashion design. Trey was open about his desire to pursue something in design after high school, and he did just that. He now works at Vera Wang as an associate designer and he attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design.

Trey appears to be in a relationship with Yumi Futatsuka.

He's still close friends with Stephen too.

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5. Morgan Olson

While many of her co-stars were focused on their Hollywood and fashion dreams, Morgan had the goal of marrying a nice Mormon man. The show's least dramatic cast member got her wish when she married Joel Smith in 2010. The couple moved from Newport, Calif. to South Carolina to open a children's swimwear store, Minnow Swim. The pair is parents to sons Theo and Julian, and daughter Georgia. Julian was born on Jan. 16.

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6. Christina Schuller

Christina was another Laguna Beach alum who wanted to make it big in Tinseltown, but these days, she's all about that fit life. Now known as Christina Sinclair, the former reality star is a fitness instructor who advocates for healthy living on her Instagram page. She's also a mom of two now, with son Christian and daughter Cienna.

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7. Talan Torriero

'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (8)

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Talan was one of the nice guys on the show who managed to charm a lot of Laguna ladies. After the show, he had high profile relationships with Rod Stewart's daughter, Kim Stewart, and Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. He did get married in 2014 to Danielle Zuroski and the two have a son named Bronson together.

He now works in digital marketing in Omaha, Nebr. Talan is also proving he's still a teen at heart with a presence on TikTok.

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8. Jason Wahler

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Let's just say it: Jason was trouble on Laguna Beach and he played around with the emotions of more than one girl on the show. After the show, Jason was arrested multiple times on alcohol-related charges. He later entered into a rehab program, and got sober after appearing on Celebrity Rehab in 2010. He did have a relapse several years later, but he has said he's been completely clean since 2018.

He wed Ashley Slack in 2014 and the couple has a daughter named Delilah Ray, who was born in 2017. Jason made his triumphant return to MTV for redemption when he joined the cast of The Hills: New Beginnings.

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9. Jessica Smith

Jessica was one of the many Laguna Beach cast members who was wooed by Jason Wahler during Season 2. In 2007, Jessica was arrested for drinking and driving, but she's since become a normal mom of four. Her married name is Jessica Evans, and she's the mom of two sons and two daughters.

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10. Alex Murrel

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Alex promoted her up-and-coming music career on the show, with her single "Hello" used on the show. Alex married Kyle Johnson in October of 2014. They welcomed son Levi two years later, and their second son, Kase, was born in 2018. She is still best friends with Laguna Beach alum Taylor Cole, and their kids were born just a few weeks apart.

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11. Taylor Cole

After the MTV reality series came to an end, Taylor began working as a photographer. She married Kevin Simshauser in 2015 and the couple has a son, Max, and a daughter, Tatum, together. Taylor was pregnant with her daughter at the same time Alex was pregnant with Kase.

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12. Casey Reinhardt

'Laguna Beach' Gave Us Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari — Where's the Rest of the Cast Now? (11)

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Casey wasn't an original on Laguna Beach, but she quickly made her mark. The Pepperdine graduate is now a cupcake extraordinaire, and she appeared on the Food Network show Cupcake Wars in 2011. She has a brick-and-mortar cupcake shop called Casey's Cupcakes in California. She married Sean Brown in 2015, and the two share a son, Sean Jr., and a daughter, Kensington, together.

In a crossover event we didn't see coming, Casey is friends with Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi.

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13. Dieter Schmitz

Dieter was best known for being friends with Stephen on the show. In the years since, he married a woman named Isabell in 2016. The two share a 1-year-old son, Nico together and the family resides in Washington D.C.

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14. Alex Hooser

Alex, Kristin, and Jessica were the best of friends on the show, but things are very different for the three now. Though she attended the wedding of Alex Murrell, Alex doesn't seem to still be close with her other former best friends. She got married in 2015 and soon moved to Hawaii. She's a mom to Andrew and Sydney now.

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15. Jen Bunney

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Jen in 2007.

Jen had a tendency to come between relationships on both Laguna Beach and The Hills. After being the reason for Lauren and Lo's friendship falling out in between seasons of Laguna Beach, she also kissed Brody Jenner in Season 2 of The Hills, which led to the end of her friendship with Lauren. Though Brody later said that nothing happened between the two and that it was all done for the cameras, it was too late for Jen and Lauren to better their friendship.

She went on to marry Taylor Dunphy in 2014, and the only MTV alums at her nuptials were Heidi and Spencer (who were the ones to originally encourage her to kiss Brody). Jen is the godmother of Speidi's son, Gunner. She now works in medical sales.

Unlike her co-stars, Jen has zero presence on social media.

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Are Stephanie Pratt and Lauren Conrad still friends? ›

Stephanie also mentioned how remains close friends with her former Hills co-stars, Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth.

What does Lauren Conrad do now? ›

Conrad is now a mom and an author.

Lauren has her own clothing collection with Kohl's and has published both nonfiction and fiction books, like "LA Candy" and "The Fame Game."

Is Lauren Conrad still friends with Lo? ›

I've lived on the east coast for more than 10 years so we don't chat super frequently but definitely still friends.”

Are Lauren and Kristen friends now? ›

'Laguna Beach' star Kristin Cavallari says she and Lauren Conrad were 'never friends'

Why are Lauren Conrad and Heidi not friends? ›

In the episode, Lauren Conrad ends her friendship with former housemate Heidi Montag after suspecting that Heidi and her boyfriend Spencer Pratt fabricated rumors of a sex tape involving Lauren and her ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.

How much did Laguna Beach cast get paid? ›

Speaking on Dear Media's Back to the Beach With Kristin and Stephen, Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti casually revealed what they were paid by MTV for the show: $2,500 and $2,000 respectively. And that's not per episode. That's for the entire.

Is Lauren Conrad in a relationship? ›

“I met my husband when I was 16 and sitting on stage at one of his concerts,” she revealed at the time. “Ten years later we were set up on a blind date.” The pair are now parents to two boys: Liam and Charlie, born in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Was Lo in Lauren's wedding? ›

Because Lo Bosworth is still besties with LC, did indeed go to her wedding, and can now be relied on to give us all the gossip from the super Pinteresty nuptials. Speaking to The Huffington Post, Lo revealed that she can't actually remember all that much from Lauren's wedding to William Tell.

Did Lauren Conrad sleep with Brody? ›

Fans of the 2006 MTV hit will remember Brody Jenner's sweet romance with Lauren "LC" Conrad, but in a new interview with Yahoo! Style, he admits he never actually hooked up with the 29-year-old fashion entrepreneur. "A lot of that show was scripted," Brody says. "We didn't have an actual script.

Do Audrina and Lauren still talk? ›

"Unfortunately, one connection that didn't last was my relationship with Lauren, who doesn't really talk to anyone from the old cast," writes Audrina in the book. "There are reasons that she and I aren't friends anymore, and there was a lot of turmoil between us that we couldn't talk about on-camera at the time.

Who does Kristin Cavallari still talk to? ›

Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti's friendship is like no other. The world first met Cavallari, 35, and Colletti, 36, in the early 2000s when the MTV show Laguna Beach debuted on TV. Years after their on-and-off relationship ended, the pair have a friendship that's still going strong to this day.

Did Kristin and Lauren ever make up? ›

"Yeah, I think it was done when they started filming," LC agrees. "It was like a week before they started filming. We got into it and then made up... And it was fine."

Where is Kristin Cavallari now? ›

Kristin Cavallari is living life in the country. The reality star shared details on her 28-acre Franklin, Tenn.

Did Audrina apologize to Lauren? ›

I have watched you over the last two years repeatedly go back to Justin and trust him with your feelings and your heart. And you couldn't give me the benefit of the doubt on something crazy? I would never want you to be sad.” Aud gave LC the apology she was looking and tears to boot.

Has Heidi ever apologized to Lauren? ›

Heidi Montag issues most unapologetic apology EVER to Lauren Conrad. But she cried, so she totally means it. As ANY fans of The Hills will remember, Lauren Conrad delivered basically the most dramatic line of all time when she told Heidi Montag: "I want to forgive you and I want to forget you."

Why does Spencer hate Lauren? ›

By season 3, the former BFFs were no longer friends after a rumor spread that Lauren had a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler, and Lauren believed Heidi and Spencer started the rumor. Unfortunately, the two's friendship never recovered.

Who is the most successful person from Laguna Beach? ›

Lauren Conrad
BornLauren Katherine Conrad February 1, 1986 Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
Alma materAcademy of Art University Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
OccupationsTelevision personality fashion designer author
Years active2004–present
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Who was the richest Laguna Beach cast member? ›

Lauren Conrad - $40 million

This immense value places her as the wealthiest cast member of The Hills. She is an American television personality with an excellent reputation in the entertainment industry. Conrad came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

Who is the highest paid cast member? ›

Tom Cruise was the highest-paid actor of 2022 thanks to Top Gun: Maverick, which has earned him $100 million. Though a lot of that was thanks to backend points!

Why did Lauren and Kristen fall out? ›

The hookup between LC and Stephen happened before MTV started filming, so any residue beef between LC and Kristin over the prior hookup had been dealt with by the time the cameras were rolling. "We got into it and then made up," LC added "I mean, I don't think we were best friends.

Who is Conrad dating now? ›

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In the first episode of season 6, it was revealed that Conrad is dating Cade (Kaley Ronayne), who was seen trying to win over the Chief Resident throughout the previous season.

Are Jessica and Kristen still friends? ›

Kristin is still friends with Laguna Beach alum Alex H., but she doesn't keep in touch with Jessica. During Laguna Beach, you had two on-screen BFFs — Alex H. and Jessica.

What happened to Lauren's dog Chloe? ›

The reality TV personality turned fashion designer and author, 33, announced on social media that her 7-year-old rescue dog, Chloe, died on Wednesday. “We lost our sweet Chloe yesterday 💔” wrote Conrad on Thursday, captioning an Instagram gallery featuring photos of the Lab-Shepherd mix. “We will miss you good girl!”

Were Kristen and Stacie really friends? ›

How Did Kristin & Stacie Become Close Friends? Stacie Hall, aka Stacie the bartender, was initially featured as a "friend" of Spencer's that Heidi didn't want him hanging out with. Then, she showed up again as Kristin's BFF.

Was Brody and Lauren's relationship real? ›

Lauren Conrad and Brody Jenner Never Dated!

It seemed like there were real sparks between Lauren and Brody when he joined the show in season two, but those were actually just friendly vibes. As Lauren told Us Weekly, "We were always more friends than anything. It was always a blurred, weird relationship. …

Are Spencer and Brody still friends? ›

As for Spencer and Brody's relationship, the two have never been closer. Spencer recently updated his followers about their friendship and had nothing but positive things to say about his former co-star. Everyone can thank Spencer for clearing things up.

What happened to Lauren Conrad's puppy? ›

Onto A Better Place. Lauren Conrad sadly reported today on her Instagram that her beloved dog, Chloe, has died, Lauren says they lost Chloe yesterday, but did not say what the cause of death was.

What happened to Heidi's dog Bella? ›

The dog that I was given on The Hills for Christmas is with my best friend's family, and Bella lives the most posh, luxurious life in this mansion by the pool. I think Bella has a better life than even I do now.

What happened to Chloe's dog Bernard? ›

Kim also explained that Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom's boxer, Bernard, was given to a friend when the couple broke up in 2013. Khloé was also once the proud owner of a peacock named Peter Pan. He currently lives at her old house with its new owners.

Did Audrina really date Spencer? ›


Did Kristin Cavallari really move to Europe after The Hills? ›

It concluded with villain Kristin Cavallari leaving ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner in order to move to Europe. As they said goodbye, the camera panned to reveal they were standing on a studio lot with a backdrop. The stars hugged and the crew clapped. Yes, everyone always knew it was fake.

What does Joel and Stacie Adams do for a living? ›

Stacie Adams Hall husband Joel Adams is a triathlete and the couple has two kids. Joel completed his first triathlon in 2014. Netizens may remember Stacie as the bartender of The Hills Season 5. While they were filming The Hills, she was bartending at The Dime.

Did Brody go to Lauren's wedding? ›

Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge Attend The Wedding - (Video Clip) | MTV.

Did Lauren Conrad sleep with Brody Jenner? ›

Fans of the 2006 MTV hit will remember Brody Jenner's sweet romance with Lauren "LC" Conrad, but in a new interview with Yahoo! Style, he admits he never actually hooked up with the 29-year-old fashion entrepreneur. "A lot of that show was scripted," Brody says.

Did Kristin really date Brody? ›

"I dated Brody when I was 18, right after Laguna Beach, actually, and that's it," she spilled on Bethenny in 2012. " And then on the show, on The Hills, they had us 'dating' for a few episodes." The pair dated on and off for almost a year before calling it quits in 2006.

Do Spencer and Stephanie talk? ›

As the premiere date approached, Stephanie revealed during an April 2019 episode of her “Pratt Cast” podcast that she and Spencer are not speaking, blaming Montag for the estrangement.

Did Brody and Audrina hook up? ›

Audrina and Brody Hook Up in Hawaii - The Hills (Video Clip) | MTV. While in Hawaii, Brody admits to his friends that he cheated on Jayde with Audrina.

Is Audrina with Brody Jenner? ›

Audrina and Brody have known each other for more than a decade and a half, but she's insisting in her new memoir, Choices, that they've never cross the line from friendship into romance.


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