Almost every person can relate to having financial trouble at some point in their life. Former MTV “Hills” star Heidi Pratt is no exception.
In a video blog post exclusive to Faithwire, the reality star shares her personal struggles and financial setbacks that she and her husband Spencer faced roughly a decade ago when their show “The Hills” ended.
As Faithwire previously reported, the six season thirty minute docu-drama catapulted both Spencer and Heidi’s reality television careers and their meeting. But as the world has witnessed, it has also shown the ugly side that can come with coveting fame and money.
Pratt has estimated that her and Spencer went through almost their whole $10 million dollar MTV show generated fortune on handbags, clothes, shoes and fancy dinners. Now at 30 years old, Pratt is confessing that, “my biggest challenge is money.”
“I think that’s all one of our biggest challenges in life. It’s the difference between the love of money, the need of money (and) the sacrifice of money.”
“I know that I have personally sacrificed a lot of things in my life for money.” You know, “I’ve compromised myself and morals and (did) things that I wouldn’t think I would normally do or say something on a TV show that I wouldn’t want to say.”
In the past, “I (had) the pressure of producers or people and I prioritized money.”
Now after countless reality shows including her latest one, “Celebrity Big Brother” where Heidi and Spencer were the seventh eviction for the house, she’s spending time looking towards the future and planning for the possible expenses that come with having babies as well as figuring out how to live for herself instead of just for money.
Specifying in the video “we need money to survive and for food.” And really,”there’s certainly a difference between needing money and enjoying the works of our hands which is biblical and loving money.”
Part of that means prioritizing morals, values, family and God. To stress that point, she uses the example of someone’s job. Saying,”we don’t always have to have our dream job or things that are (related to) God’s ultimate plan for us at that point. Sometimes (God) can use a different job to get us somewhere he wants us in life. Or maybe our job isn’t our destiny. Its just something that we do on the side and God’s using those circumstances to maybe bless someone else or to bless our family or different things.”
And “it is very hard in this world to not have the love of money especially when there’s so much lust in advertising after things.”
“I know I loved material things.”
“I became super materialistic.” So, “(I) ended up having to give away my entire wardrobe because I became possessed by my possessions.”
At the end of the day, “I want a family and that’s one of the reasons I’ve stayed in the industry I’m in for so long. And I’ve done shows and continued to try and work in this industry because that’s where a lot of the money is. But at this point, I’m trying not to sacrifice and compromise my morals and who I am.”
So “I’m thinking, ‘ok. If this is on God’s plan ,then great I will continue working in this industry. And if not, I’m not going to compromise who I am anymore. Its not worth the treasures in heaven and an eternal life.”
“So its just a very hard balance.”
“So I just hope and pray that you can find that balance too. And its important that we always check ourselves and not have that love of money.”
“If we need it. We can prioritize it and work hard for it. But not to love it and worship it. It is very hard to do in this world. Especially with Instagram and everyone flashing everything.”
But “God is more important…treasures in heaven.”
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