Is the Heidi Montag Spencer Pratt break up news? It is news to some who consider the reality television couple an “it” couple. TMZ is providing coverage in abundance of the Heidi Montag Spencer Pratt break up. In fact, you would think that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are an “A” list couple by the coverage.
According to this TMZ article, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have split. Why did the two reality television stars call it quits? Apparently Spencer Pratt was a little too controlling according to the articles on TMZ. The bigger question here is if a break up between two relatively well known reality television stars should be considered news. It’s odd that Montag and Pratt would be covered to the same extent that a star like-let’s just say Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards would be. The definition of celebrity is now apparently just-the person who is known by the most amount of people. Spencer and Heidi became famous on “The Hills” or “Laguna Beach” or whatever MTV reality show they were on. The Spencer/Pratt combo was also on a not very memorable NBC reality show called “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here”. Okay, I admit I am embarrassed to say I remember the name(or somewhere in proximity) of that really really bad television show that featured Pratt and Montag.
It’s Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt afterall-most are probably embarrassed they even know who they are. It’s kind of amazing that reality television stars have gained so much exposure that they are now covered by paparazzi everywhere. Celeb news outlets like TMZ, US Weekly and In Touch are all over the reality television stars like the Montags, Pratts, Patridges and Conrads. So I guess it is big news when a couple like Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt divorce or separate these days. People have a strong curiosity and attachment to reality television stars unlike the attachment they tend to develop for actual movie and television stars. It’s an odd thing that is developing but perhaps the sense of realism surrounding the reality stars helps provide a stronger emotional bond for fans who genuinely believe they are getting to know these stars. So fans want to know even more about the people who are supposedly already giving up lots of personal info.
The irony might be that these stars have sometimes fabricated their images to fit these reality television shows. The Montags/Pratts of the world could be good proof of that. Who the heck knows what these people are really like? Fans who are mourning the divorce or separation probably didn’t get a true glimpse of what either was like to begin with. Reality television certainly sends some mixed signals to fans who are trying to latch on to someone. How anyone could ever get an accurate picture of who these people are is beyond me? People act differently when they are on television. So why would the emotional attachment from fans be enough for a Heidi Montag Spencer Pratt break up to be big news? The stories surrounding these reality television stars must be getting tons of hits. There must be huge searches for search terms involving these reality television stars. It’s plain and simple a different era these days in terms of media coverage. Reality television stars are in fact big news whether we like it or not. That’s something we’ll all have to get used to as long as people continue to cling to reality television shows.