Did Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, who eloped in Cabo San Lucas November 20 (as shown on this week's episode) take The Hills viewers for a ride?
A preview clip of next week's finale of The Hills shows the couple, who say they married in Mexico, apparently making it official in a courthouse.
The gruesome twosome are seen entering the courtroom as a judge smiles down on them, with Spencer's sister, Stephanie Pratt, in attendance.
"I, Heidi, take thee, Spencer ... " Montag says in the promo.
But here's the problem: While a court spokesman says MTV was granted permission to film The Hills at the Beverly Hills courthouse, it apparently did so after hours, and the judge in the scene is not one of the court's judges.
So it was blatantly reenacted and/or staged, if we're reading between the lines right?
Addressing the matter on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Spencer Pratt said of the legal documents, "We checked the confidentiality box, so good luck [finding out]."
Civil ceremonies are sometimes performed at the Beverly Hills courthouse, but not in the manner portrayed in The Hills preview, spokesman Allan Parachini said, adding that if a judge does preside, it's typically in chambers during a break.
There is no record of a marriage license for the couple in L.A. County, according to the Registrar's office, although a couple can request their license to remain private.
So whether they're actually married is still anyone's guess. Nevertheless, their ridiculous charade sure made for great pics: Check out our Speidi wedding album!