Heidi and Spencer split a publicity stunt

Jun 3, 2010 at 3:38 p.m. ET

Heidi Montag dropped the news that she and Spencer Pratt were getting a divorce. Now, everyone's wondering if it's all just another publicity stunt.

Heidi Montag

"I am not Heidi Pratt, I am Heidi Montag," the reality star tweeted on Tuesday, May 25.

This was followed up by a statement from her publicist, revealing, "Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls. She's tired of it and is looking for a place and wants to focus on her acting career."

It turns out Montag is set to star in a new Malibu-based reality series with her new BFF and Laguna Beach and The Hills alum Jennifer Bunney and one or both of Hugh Hefner's Playmate twins, Kristina and Karissa Shannon.

"We've been planning this show for a pretty long time," Bunney told the LA Times. "Originally it was going to be about [Heidi] and Spencer's life as newlyweds, and I was going to be on it as a friend. Now after their current situation, it's changed the whole show. It's going to focus on Heidi's life and whether her and Spencer are going to get divorced, my life…and what we're doing."

While no network has picked up the series yet, filming is apparently scheduled to start in July and Montag has been tweeting away about her new gal pals and her exciting summer.

Pratt hasn't been on recent episodes of The Hills and has become uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter, but he did give a confusing interview to TMZ, which reflects a seemingly dejected man in denial about being left by his wife.

"There's nothing about separating," he said. "I just know Heidi wants to do a show without me. That's what I have heard, so in fame, she is separating…She wants girl time. She hasn't said, "Yo, move out." She just moved out.

"If Heidi does a show about her being single with Jenn Bunney and going out to night clubs, I'm not feeling that. I look for Heidi [in a mate], but now she's looking away from me."

Pratt also maintained he's heard the gossip about their breakup, but hasn't seen legal papers and since he's broke, he won't need a lawyer if it comes to that.

The question now is whether this hoopla is just another case of that "fake bad press" Montag's publicist mentioned.

Many theorize that with The Hills wrapping up and a new show to promote, this is just a desperate attempt to stay in the public eye.

"Heidi and Spencer are laughing over it and having a blast," a source tells US Weekly. "There are no plans for divorce. This breakup is the latest part of Spencer's master plan."

The show is said to be a Pratt Productions project, which is raising eyebrows. This would mean Pratt's people would film the show and he, in theory, would make some money off of it. It's also quite convenient that Bunney's above quote leaves room for a Heidi and Spencer reunion.

Montag's sister Holly certainly doesn't believe her sister is leaving Pratt.

"If anyone has come to expect anything from those 2 is that they r the liars," she tweeted.

Bunney, however, shrugs off such suspicions.

"Of course people are going to come to that conclusion," she said. "It's totally understandable. Once you see the show that will change."

SheKnows isn't sure we're going to see the show, but while we may just be playing into Pratt's master plan, we'll be sure to stay on top of the story.

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