At the height of its popularity, Laguna Beach was the stuff teenage dreams were made of. So, when a photo surfaced of Stephen Colletti and his high school buddies reunited for a wedding during a recent weekend, we were unabashedly stoked to see how the fellas have changed.
Or, in some cases, seemingly not changed at all.
Dieter Schmitz posted this then-and-now picture to Instagram with the message, “From senior prom to 10 years later for the first wedding last weekend for Ben… lucky to have such great friends my whole life.”
Aww! Clearly, a decade of life outside of the Laguna Beach lens hasn’t weakened the bond between Schmitz and classmates Stephen Colletti, Trey Williams and Jonathon Bernard, who reunited for pal Ben Singer’s nuptials. But where are the rest of the cast members these days?
The biggest star to come out of Laguna Beach, Lauren Conrad parlayed her MTV fame into a fashion-based empire. Between her clothing lines, endorsements, YA novels and popular lifestyle blog, Conrad somehow still managed to find time to land her hunky lawyer beau, William Tell. The two wed in early September in a picture perfect wedding that had LC written all over it.
Remember the days Conrad used to pine over Colletti? Oh, to be young and have a schoolgirl crush. Not that we blame LC — Colletti was adorable a decade ago, and he’s just as adorable today. He’s also the only cast member who successfully segued into acting, booking recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Hit the Floor. These days, he’s dating adorable actress Chelsea Kane and continues to act.
Conrad and her former nemesis seem to have made peace over the years, perhaps because both ladies eventually got over Colletti. Kristin Cavallari went on to star alongside Conrad in The Hills, where she resumed her role as the resident bad girl. She’s enjoyed bit parts on TV and in movies over the years, but has mainly made headlines for her on-again, off-again romance with quarterback Jay Cutler. The couple ultimately tied the knot in 2012 and now have two sons, Camden and Jaxon. Cavallari recently released a shoe line and is preparing to launch a jewelry line as well.
Conrad’s longtime bestie made the journey by her side from Laguna Beach to The Hills before stepping out of the spotlight. In addition to dating businessman Jeremy Globerson, Lo Bosworth keeps busy with her startup, Revelry House, which drops stylish party kits on your doorstep. She also wrote a book, launched her own YouTube series and graduated from culinary school. Total Type A!
Who didn’t love Trey Phillips during his Laguna days? We sure did. The then-budding designer followed his passion after graduation, moving to New York City to study at the Parsons School of Design. He remains in NYC to this day, where he works as an associate designer for Vera Wang. No word on whether or not he relies on his trusty skateboard to navigate New York City’s streets. He’s also still active in service work, making him even more swoon-worthy in our book.
During his time on Laguna Beach, Schmitz proved to be a loyal friend for both Conrad and Colletti — and, so far as we can tell, he still is today. Schmitz opted to transition into hospitality and hotel management after the show ended. He currently lives in San Diego, California, with his beautiful blond girlfriend, where he is the GM of Lakehouse Hotel and Resort.
Jessica Smith Evans
— Jessica Smith Evans (@TheJessicaEvans) May 11, 2014
Now Jessica Smith Evans, this former emotional mess traded serial dating and sobfests for holy matrimony. Although far fewer details on her life are as readily available as her former cast mates, we can deduce that Smith Evans attended Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, California, got hitched to Michael Evans and had three precious children.
Christina Schuller Sinclair
Christina Schuller played the part on the show of the preacher’s daughter who was proud to be one of the only virgins. She shared most of her screen time with her BFF, Morgan, who was also a proud virgin. Now Christina Sinclair, she’s still close with Morgan — she was a bridesmaid in her 2010 wedding. Christina and her husband Chad live in Laguna Beach, where she works as a certified fitness instructor and runs a blog, Beach Babe Fitness.
Morgan Olson Smith
Schuller’s bestie, Morgan Olson, graduated from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a degree in humanities and journalism. Shortly after, the pretty brunette married Joel Smith, the good Mormon boy of her dreams. The couple now lives in LA, where she’s a digital marketing manager at Bugaboo. Earlier this summer, they welcomed their first child, a boy named Theo.
Oh, Jason. Jason, Jason, Jason. His bad boy, heartbreaker ways followed him from Laguna Beach to The Hills to life beyond. Between 2006 and 2010, his struggles with alcoholism resulted in six alcohol-related arrests. This story has a happy ending, thankfully. A stint on Celebrity Rehab in 2010 sobered him up, and he has since straightened up his act and married model Ashley Slack.
Talan Torriero was quite the ladies’ man during his Laguna Beach years, and apparently not much changed afterward. Over the years, he’s landed in the headlines for dating Nicole Scherzinger and being engaged (momentarily) to Rod Stewart’s daughter, Kimberly Stewart. He’s since settled down, getting married to Danielle Zuroski this summer.