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The reality television careers of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are dead.
About this, there can be no debate.
But the former Hills star has come out and told Paper Magazine something shocking:
She was once also dead!
Back in late 2009, the ex-MTV personality underwent 10 plastic surgery procedures.
It was a decision she later confessed to regretting, telling multiple outlets that it was a mistake to get a nose job, breast implants and liposuction, among other surgeries.
In this new interview, we learn a large reason why.
“Spencer thought he lost me. I died for a minute. With that much surgery, I had to have 24-hour nurse care and Spencer didn’t want to leave my side,” Heidi explains.
She goes on to offer more detail of her harrowing experience:
“I was at a recovery center and had Demerol to deal with the pain because it was so extreme.”
At one point, the brand new mother recounts:
“My security guards called Spencer and told him, ‘Heidi’s heart stopped. She’s not going to make it.’
“And I easily could’ve. Cutting yourself up isn’t something I’d recommend, and Demerol isn’t anything to play around with. That’s how Michael Jackson died.”
Many years later, Montag had her size F (!!!!) breast implants removed — and spoke honestly about mistakes she had made.
“A lot of positive things came out of that. I had to look at myself in the mirror every day healing, and be like, ‘What did I do to myself? How did I get here? What is going on?’
“I basically had to hit that rock-bottom moment in my life, to realize what was important to me.”
It may seem hard to remember now, but Heidi and Spencer were sort of Kim Kardashian before there really was a Kim Kardashian.
They were EVERYwhere, sharing their life with the public and becoming A-List celebrities, despite lacking any real talent.
And most of the public hated them for it.
In actuality, however, Speidi was sort of just ahead of its time.
Think of how many reality stars now dominate the news, despite this same lack of talent.
“It’s the exact same thing, and it’s being seen by maybe even more people than what we had done,” Heidi tells Paper.
“It’s fascinating that that’s accepted now, but it was cheesy and fame-whorey when we did it.”
To be clear, Kardashian, just to use her as an example, is still a fame whore.
But it’s evident she has earned a level of respect that was never afforded to Montag or Pratt back in the day.
Not that Heidi is complaining.
We never would have said this a decade ago, but she doesn’t care about fame or fortune very much anymore.
She really just cares about one thing and one thing only: her son.
Gunner’s given me a whole new strength that I didn’t know. I feel like I am stronger than I’ve ever been emotionally. At the end of the day, I’m his mom, and that’s my main priority.”
How very mature and grounded.
We never thought we’d see the day.
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According to recent reports, Justin Bieber wanted to get back together with Selena Gomez last year after he realized that he nearly lost his ex to a kidney transplant.
The dangerous procedure made Bieber realize just how much Selena truly meant to him.
But was Justin aware of just how close we all came to truly losing Selena?
In a new interview with W Magazine, Francia Raisa opens up about the unique donation she made to her best friend last summer.
The actress, who currently stars on Grown-ish, actually gave Gomez her kidney, following complications from Selena’s Lupus diagnosis that caused this organ of her to shut down.
Shortly after news of this procedure went public, Raisa said she didn’t even think twice about the life-saving gift, stating simply and admirably:
“I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.”
Pretty incredible, right?
Now, meanwhile, Raisa is sharing new details about the surgery, specifically about how Selena nearly died as a result of the very serious ordeal.
“Recovery was hard,” Raisa tells W. “I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to drink anything.”
From there, the actress revealed shocking and upsetting information about Gomez, something we had notpreviously heard in regard to her kidney transplant:
“Selena did have a complication, too. A few hours after our surgery, I woke up and had a text from her that said, ‘I’m really scared.’ My kidney was very active, and when it turned I broke an artery.
“They had to take her into emergency surgery and get a vein from her leg and build a new artery to keep my kidney in place.
“She could have died.”
What else is there to say, but… wow.
Selena has talked here and there about the exhaustion she sometimes experiences as a result of her Lupus.
It has caused her to cancel a few concerts and to take a few breaks from the spotlight on occasion.
But she didn’t make public just how serious the illness had become last year, remaining silent about the kidney transplant until after it was successful and both she and Raisa were on a path to recovery.
At that time, she posted the following picture (which has been Liked over 10 million times) and wrote the following lengthy caption…
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of.
So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health.
I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you.
Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery.
And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me.
I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made.
Gomez did briefly touch on this complication in her chat with Savannah Guthrie in October of 2017, telling the Today anchor at the time:
“It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours. Apparently, one of the arteries had flipped.
“I’m very thankful that there are people that know what to do in that situation.”
Still, we had no idea Selena nearly died as a result.
We’re ever so grateful that she survived.
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Despite the happy reports that Paris Jackson and Cara Delevingne may be dating or at least have hooked up, some are worried about Paris.
Recently, she partied so hard on a rooftop that, in her words, she almost died.
Some ask if she’s on a downward spiral that could put her back in the hospital. Is she?
RadarOnline reports that Paris Jackson was recently partying so hard that she allegedly nearly fell from a New York City rooftop.
Which apparently has some people worry that she’s caught in a downward spiral.
“It was terrifying! For a split second, we thought she would perish.”
(Perish is a fine word, but who uses it that way in a sentence? Or was this source one of Cara’s British friends?)
“Paris has been completely out of control, but there’s nothing the family can do.”
Here’s the photo — Paris herself shared the image of her “near death” experience. She literally just danced on a rooftop and almost fell towards the roof.
So … it’s probably not as dramatic or dire as it sounds. We hope.
RadarOnline mentions how Cara and Paris were spotted sneaking out of a trendy East London bar at 3 in the morning, holding hands, and heading off to the same hotel.
“Paris feels free, crazy, and uninhibited around her female companions — especially Cara.”
That sounds like a good thing, right?
“Paris can’t be talked to sensibly, and everybody is bracing themselves for a dreadful phone call.”
Though Paris did attempt suicide five years ago, that was five years ago when she was a young teenager with a lot on her plate.
So why are they so worried now, exactly?
Sadly, we think that we know what Paris’ family’s “concerns” are really about.
As we mentioned when we discussed reports about Paris’ alleged relationship with gal pal Cara Delevingne, it sounds like Paris’ older and more conservative relatives are having a hard time dealing with who Paris is.
“Katherine and Joe are not big fans of being openly bisexual.”
That … sounds an awful lot like bigotry. Best case scenario, like they’re worried that her life will be harder when people know that she isn’t straight.
“She has been outspoken about her bisexuality and this is no surprise to anyone who knows her.”
It’s no surprise to any of her fans — the majority of whom are celebrating reports of her alleged relationship with Cara.
“But her family is having a hard time accepting it.”
That sounds like their problem, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, it sounds like members of Paris’ own family hold some appalling beliefs about her.
“Katherine and Joe are so religious and they believe that Paris’ desire for women will lead to a life in hell for her.”
In religious terms, people can believe whatever they like. But they don’t need to make their beliefs any of Paris’ business.
“Katherine was always trying to steer her away from the ladies.”
That’s so sad to hear. Many LGBT youths experience the same thing, but it’s a shame that not even celebrities are always free to be themselves around family.
“She was really hoping that this was just a phase Paris was going through.”
Well, a partner might be a phase, but sexuality isn’t.
Paris Jackson’s mental health may have led her to a dark place when she was 15.
Now, though, she seems to be doing so much better.
Most people don’t view dancing with friends on a rooftop as part of a downward spiral. Most people call that being a rich and beautiful 19-year-old who’s living her best life.
Obviously, we all hope that Paris is more careful in the future. But we’re also sure that she will be.
As for “concerns” over Paris’ sexuality … we hope that Paris isn’t hurt by her family’s alleged views. She deserves to get to be herself.
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