Despite endless gossip that Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt‘s split is a hoax, Heidi went and filed for legal separation from Spencer early today in Santa Monica. Citing irreconcilable differences, Heidi claimed the pair held no “assets or debts,” which TMZ notes either means Speidi is broke or already had a pre-nup. If it’s the latter, this separation doesn’t actually mean much; while a step towards divorcing, the separation just means the money she makes is hers from here on out—a moot point if their assets are already safe.
Issues like that are part of why this move shouldn’t stop speculation about whether the split is legit. Heidi’s Spencer-produced Hills spin-off has yet to be sold, and all the chatter about their master plan (not helped by roommate Jennifer Bunney blabbing about Spencer’s involvement in the project) could keep networks from wanting to pick up the project. If a legal filing or two is required to make the drama more genuine, we wouldn’t past these two to do it!
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