Before the "shocking" breakup of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, was there a plan in the works to stage the split as an elaborate, long-con bid for attention?
People have suspected the split is a giant sham from the start, but a new piece of the puzzle has emerged that may reveal it's all part of a new reality show.
That piece is a $5.5 million Malibu pad where Heidi and Jen Bunney say they moved in to for a summer of girl time and so Heidi could get away from Spencer.
It seemed believable enough, given the recent erratic behavior that led to Heidi and Spencer's breakup, and that it was never announced by the plastic pair.
However, the lease for the place was signed days before Heidi's rep confirmed the split, with neither Heidi Montag, Jen Bunney or Spencer Pratt's name on it.
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The lease is only three months long with an option to re-new for six months or a year ... just long enough for the summer! Funny how that worked out, right?
It's all a little too convenient if you ask us.
A cynical mind might even say the thing reeks of a setup, with the couple in cahoots with Jen Bunney as well as enterprising reality show producers throughout.
All of this begs the question: Did someone know a split was coming, and who? If it was sudden, why would someone else sign a lease for them ahead of time?
Makes you wonder if the whole breakup is ...