Take Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, for instance. The former co-stars virtually reunited for a recent episode of Dear Media's With Whit podcast and answered the questions loyal followers have been wanting to know for years—including whether the two are still friends.
"My answer to them is always … it's friends that you went to college with," Port said. "Like, good friends that you had really special experiences with, that you always have love for, but that you don't always keep in touch with."
Conrad seemed to agree.
"I think, like, what you said is perfectly describing it," she added. "I have so much love in my heart for you and, like, we shared this really weird, unique thing and I think it is, it's like old college friends … I'll always remember you like that and I'll never have that with anybody else."
During their chat, LC admitted she "needed a clean break for a minute to kind of emotionally recover" after she stopped filming in 2009. She said she had to "step away from this world" and "heal in a way" so she could figure out who she truly wanted to be.
They weren't the only alums to recently make headlines. Kristin Cavallari has also been at the top of fans' minds. Not only is she getting ready to release her new cookbook, True Comfort, but she also recently opened up to People about her divorce from Jay Cutler, calling it one of the "hardest decisions" she's ever had to make.
To see how the lives of The Hills and Laguna Beach stars have changed, check out the gallery below. As for the future, the rest is still unwritten.