Here's What Happened When Katie Couric Slid Into The Hills Star Spencer Pratt's DMs

Katie Couric and Spencer Pratt of The Hills bonded over hummingbirds, the journalist explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Scroll on for the story behind this surprising friendship.

By Kaitlin Reilly Mar 18, 2021 6:41 PMTags
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Katie Couric and Spencer Pratt's friendship is for the birds. 

During her March 18 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Couric explained that she struck up a conversation with The Hills star over Instagram after learning from her daughter, TV writer Elinor Monahan, that he had a passion for hummingbirds. For years now, Spencer has proved himself to be a major friend to the birds, who drink from the nectar feeders in his front yard. 

Couric told the host that she wasn't familiar with his work on the iconic MTV reality show, but was definitely enthusiastic about his hummingbirds.

"I DMed him on Instagram, and I said, 'Hi Spencer Pratt, can I come over to see your hummingbirds?'" Couric recalled. "And he said 'Sure, Katie Couric, come on over.' They have millions of hummingbirds on their terrace. He makes the nectar every day with sugar and water, and it was insane, Ellen."

She called the experience, which included handfeeding the hummingbirds, "one of the coolest things I've ever done." 

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Pratt, who also sells crystals through his company Pratt Daddy, appreciated the shout out, writing on his Instagram Story that Couric's conversation with DeGeneres was "the best interview I've ever watched." 

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This isn't the first time Couric has gushed over her hummingbird experience with Pratt and his wife Heidi Montag. Back in February, she shared photos and videos of the experience to Instagram, writing in the caption, "Spencer and Heidi were so nice, Gunner was adorable, and the hummingbirds were absolutely beautiful!!! I cannot believe how up close and personal the birds get. And Spencer even gave me a @prattdaddy crystal on my way out. So cool."

Montag commented on the post at the time, "It was an honor and a privilege to have you at our house! You are always welcome and such a special guest!"

Could a reality show about this surprising friendship between the bird enthusiasts be in the works? Here's hoping!