Yesterday's release of The Hills trailer for the upcoming new season seemed to indicate that the show was coming full circle and winding toward its conclusion.
Lauren Conrad has now confirmed as much.
The MTV star, who fans of Laguna Beach and The Hills have watched evolve for years now, will finally be retiring from reality TV when the new season ends.
“My biggest thing with the show was that I wanted to walk away from it while it’s still a great thing,” she told Seventeen, which features her on its new cover.
“I always want to remember it that way. I gave MTV a deadline and basically said, ‘This is as long as I can do it and stay sane.’”
Despite becoming wealthy and famous as a result of her two hit shows, Lauren Conrad has indicated her desire for more privacy was becoming an issue.
Another factor that might have played into her decision? Unlike her past romances with Stephen Colletti, Brody Jenner and Jason Wahler, LC has kept her current relationship with actor Kyle Howard away from the MTV cameras.
The two have been exclusive for some time, although the 23-year-old, who is also a successful fashion designer, won’t even officially call him her boyfriend.
“[Kyle] is a friend,” Lauren Conrad tells the magazine. “I’m a big fan of labels, but the girlfriend one doesn’t always look good on me. Ha!”
The Hills may be wrapping up in 2009, but its star will shine on in the celebrity gossip universe for years to come. We'll make sure of it.