Kristin Cavallari reveals her salary for the MTV reality show Laguna Beach was $2.5K

Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti launched their Back to the Beach podcast on Tuesday, a podcast where the stars re-watch Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and chat about it. 

Kristin revealed in the premiere episode of their Dear Media podcast how much they made during the first season of Laguna Beach, which filmed in 2004 when they were both in high school.

Kristin, 35, said it was around $2,500 for season one, which was a 11 episode season, with Stephen, 36, revealing that he and Lauren Conrad renegotiated for season two. 

Catching up: Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti launched their Back to the Beach podcast on Tuesday, a podcast where the stars re-watch Laguna Beach and chat about it

Kristin said: ‘I think $2,500,’ on the podcast, via Variety.

‘I don’t even think it was that much. I think it was $2,000. Lauren and I renegotiated for season two,’ Stephen said.

Adding: ‘It was going to be our last season! We were like, “We’re out of here!”‘ 

The show ran from 2004 until 2006 following high school students at a high school in Laguna Beach, California.

Throwback: Kristin and Stephen seen on the left, with Lauren and Lo

Throwback: Kristin and Stephen seen on the left, with Lauren and Lo

The students centered on in the show were Lauren, Stephen, Kristin, Lo Bosworth, Trey Phillips, Talan Torriero, Morgan Olsen and Christina Schuller.

Stephen was at the center of a love triangle between him, Lauren and Kristin. 

Stephen and Kristin dated on and off in high school before going their separate ways. 

The show led to another successful spin-off, The Hills, which centered around Lauren before she left the show and it followed Kristin during their time in LA.

Their Dear Media podcast was ordered for 40 episodes, with the two reality stars re-watching their show and discussing it – 18 years after it first aired.

Almost 20 years ago: Stephen was at the center of a love triangle between him, Lauren and Kristin

Almost 20 years ago: Stephen was at the center of a love triangle between him, Lauren and Kristin

During the debut episode of the podcast, Kristin also talked about how competitive she felt about getting onto the show.

‘I honestly would have done it for free. At that point, in high school, to me, it was more of a competition,’ Kristin said.

‘Everybody wanted it and I was like, “I’m gonna get this show!” I’m super competitive, that has not changed. So, when they told us they were gonna pay us, I was like, “Oh my God, great!” 

They chronicled the process of getting chosen to be on the show, revealing that the MTV producers asked them questions like who they think will be prom queen and also for them to each list their best friends at school and what they hate about them.

Kristin recalls that she said wrote: ‘I don’t know, I don’t care as long as it’s not Lauren Conrad.’

Per the outlet, the school did not allow filming on the premises after the Super Bowl halftime show scandal with Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, leaving filming for only weekends.

On sitting and watching the show 18 years later, Kristin said: ‘I think its going to be fun to go back and relive it, although, I’m not going to lie, I have a little bit of anxiety thinking about sitting down and watching those years,’ Kristin said.

The stars: 'It wasn't always the easiest for me. I don't feel like I was portrayed in the best light or accurately.... There were only a couple of times where I feel like they really showcased our relationship. Those moments, I was like, "Thank you!" That was us. It's sweet and it was fun,' Kristin added

The stars: ‘It wasn’t always the easiest for me. I don’t feel like I was portrayed in the best light or accurately…. There were only a couple of times where I feel like they really showcased our relationship. Those moments, I was like, “Thank you!” That was us. It’s sweet and it was fun,’ Kristin added

‘It wasn’t always the easiest for me. I don’t feel like I was portrayed in the best light or accurately…. There were only a couple of times where I feel like they really showcased our relationship. Those moments, I was like, “Thank you!” That was us. It’s sweet and it was fun,’ Kristin added.

Kristin has three children with ex husband Jay Cutler: Camden, nine, Jaxon, eight, and Saylor, six.

Kristin and Jay wed in 2013 after dating on and off for three years – they announced their split in April 2020; their divorce was finalized last month after 10 years together. 

During the podcast, Kristin talked about their first meet up after ten years of not seeing each other back in 2020; it took place after she split from now ex husband Jay Cutler.

She hinted during the podcast that he and Stephen may or may not have kissed; they snapped a photo of their meet up and she shared it on her Instagram in 2020, leading it to be her most like picture on Instagram. 

Reunited: During the podcast, Kristin talked about their first meet up after ten years of not seeing each other back in 2020; it took place after she split from now ex husband Jay Cutler

Reunited: During the podcast, Kristin talked about their first meet up after ten years of not seeing each other back in 2020; it took place after she split from now ex husband Jay Cutler

Kristin’s resume following her her stint on MTV includes acting roles, her own E! Docuseries called Very Cavallari from 2018 until 2020, as well as her clothing and jewelry label Uncommon James.

Stephen was a VJ on MTV’s Total Request Live before launching his acting career – he starred on One Tree Hill from season four until the show ended after season nine.

He also served as a writer/editor/producer and star of the comedy series Everyone Is Doing Fine with former One Tree Hill castmate James Lafferty.

The series debuted on Hulu in January 2021. 

Episode one and two of their Dear Media podcast Back to the Beach podcast is now available to stream.

Good times: Episode one and two of their Dear Media podcast Back to the Beach podcast is now available to stream

Good times: Episode one and two of their Dear Media podcast Back to the Beach podcast is now available to stream

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