Lauren Conrad stuns on the March cover of Lucky magazine. In an accompanying interview, 26-year-old former Laguna Beach star opens up about her relationship with University of Southern California law student William Tell, 32, the possibility of starting a family and how her stint on MTV has impacted her career as a fashion designer.
On having children: “I want kids, but not in the immediate future. All of my friends in their early 30s who just started having kids say, ‘Give it a few years.'”
On her relaxed relationship: “Honestly, he studies all weekend and I’ve been working. I’m renovating a condo, so I’ve been spending my weekends shopping for home stuff at flea markets. He’s just a jeans and T-shirt guy, which I like [but] sometimes I’ll buy him clothes and sneak them into his drawer!”
On how her MTV career affected her reputation as a fashion designer: “[Being on a reality television series] did not help. It was difficult to be taken seriously. But I think the fact that I went to school to study fashion and worked in the industry helped me. I think it’s a good thing to feel like you have to prove something, because you’re always going to have to work a little bit harder. At the end of the day it’s going to hurt your feelings if someone says something mean about you, but I’ve learned to take a step back and ask myself if it’s really going to affect me, if this person who I’m never going to know or meet doesn’t like me… and it doesn’t.”