Giving birth to her 4-month-old son Gunner was among the most significant accomplishments in Heidi Montag’s life.
The former reality television star opened up about her obsession with her son in a new interview with Paper Mag. Montag, 31, has put her child well before her career, insisting on spending as much time with Gunner as humanly possible.
“I don’t want a nanny,” she admitted. Half-jokingly noting how, “I’m not ready to share him,” even with her husband Spencer Pratt. “It’s weird to think I was a person before Gunner.”
When the publication’s production crew arrived, Montag handed them disposable shoe covers: “It’s either covers on or shoes off,” Montag insisted. “I want to keep the floor germ-free for the baby.”
“I’ve always wanted a family,” she revealed. “I’ve been with Spencer for 11 years now, so I told him, ‘You had me alone for 10 straight years.’ We have a great marriage, and it was the perfect time for us to move into this next chapter.”
Montag also opened up about the lavish lifestyle she lived while starring on “The Hills”.
“That was really fun, going to the bank,” she says wistfully, “It was such a different carefree time in my life.”
When her wallet was overflowing with cash, Montag invested $2 million to pursue her now-failed music career: “Who doesn’t grow up wanting to be like Britney Spears or Janet Jackson? I admired those women and wanted to make music since I was really young.”
“I wanted to be a pop star,” she admitted. Montag spent countless dollars working with Grammy-winning songwriter and collaborators who worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Rihanna.
“The songwriter behind [my song] ‘No More’ had just won a Grammy. Little by little, it all added up to $2 million,” she revealed. “When you’re so immersed in that world and spending money, you’re like, ‘That’s a hit! That’s a hit!’ Obviously, I wish I had that money back because that was a lot of money.”
But she believes the timing was all wrong and chalked up poor album sales to a lack of mainstream interest in pop in 2010. “I think even a few years before or after, ‘Superficial’ would’ve been a big hit,” she said. “It’s about finding the right people at the right time, but it just never quite lined up.”
Montag currently hosts the “Make Speidi Famous Again” podcast with her husband Pratt.