Former stars of MTV’s The Hills, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, have gotten a major reality check since their show ended and the paychecks stopped coming in.

“We were immature and we got caught up,” Spencer confesses in the new issue of In Touch, on stands now. “Every time we’d go out to eat, we’d order $4,000 bottles of wine. Heidi was going to the mall and dropping $20,000 to $30,000 a day. We thought we were Jay Z and Beyoncé,” admits Spencer. “Now I can spend like $100 at Victoria’s Secret. I feel like a different person,” Heidi adds.

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When asked if they have regrets about doing The Hills, Spencer responded, “I didn’t realize people would only know me as that character. It was just a persona I played up to make a paycheck.” Heidi remembers the reality show as “a great experience” but notes that it “took a toll on my soul. I’m thankful not to have fake fights anymore!” Since the fighting has ended, will the couple be receiving an invite to Lauren’s upcoming nuptials?

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Not likely. “I’ve talked to Lauren a few times on the phone since The Hills,” Heidi shares. “She was really sweet, but I don’t think so.” The financially unstable couple will be returning to TV in the E! special After Shock: Heidi & Spencer, premiering Monday, Dec. 9.

For more from Heidi and Spencer, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.

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