Thinking back upon the heyday of The Hills and all of its stars, did you ever look at Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag and go: "You know what? Those two should really be parents. I trust them with a small human."
Well, Spender and Heidi have welcomed their first child into the world -- little baby Gunner Pratt. But they've done a lot of growing and maturing. Mostly.
And now they've released our first real photo of their sweet little baby.
The reason that you might not think of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt as premium grade parental material is because ... well, that's not their public image.
Most people remember them from The Hills, where they were basically out of control, loved to say stupid things, and feuded intensely with Lauren Conrad.
(That feud is still running, by the way)
They were, in a word: irresponsible.
Of course, these are character flaws that made them so very entertaining and made The Hills such a success.
Their, um, interesting approach to personhood and childlike inability to behave themselves extended off camera.
By which we mean that they were just really, really terrible at money management.
No, we don't mean that they overspent for a couple of months or got behind on some payments.
Thanks to their fame, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt together amassed a multimillion dollar fortune.
And, also together, they managed to spend that money at an alarming rate. On absurd things.
But that's all in the past now, and Spencer and Heidi are married and now they're new parents!
And they've released a photo of their greatest treasure of all!
No, we don't mean Spencer Pratt's infamous love of crystals.
But before we get to the photo that they've released, we should mention that Spencer's love of crystals -- not just aesthetically, but spiritually -- does not appear to have died down in the slightest.
In what was apparently preparation for Gunner's birth, an LA-based crystal store delivered $27,000 worth of crystals, according to a tweet by Spencer Pratt.
It's no surprise that crystal stores love the Pratts. If you spend a significant chunk of cash on any business, they're probably going to notice and love you back.
Especially if you're a celebrity and willing to give them a shout-out on Instagram.
Anyway, we're not going to judge someone's spiritual beliefs, so as long as Spencer and Heidi aren't turning Gunner's college fund into quartz, we say more power to them.
Now, abou that photo:
Look at those proud parents!
Just kidding -- look at sweet baby Gunner!
He'll start to look more distinctive in as little as a few weeks. It's easy to forget that babies grow so, so quickly.
If the photo looks at all familiar, it should.
We technically got our first look at the Pratt miracle baby on a magazine cover.
But magazine covers aren't really a good place to get a decent look at a photo. They are, by design, intensely distracting -- full of headlines and quotes and the magazine equivalent of clickbait.
("That one trick to drive him wild!" is just the '90s version of "dermatologists hate her!")
So we're so, so glad that they released the original photo for us to see.
And, though obviously little baby Gunner is the main focus, it's nice to see Heidi and Spencer looking so proud and so enamored.
They're not the only ones happy to see Gunner.
Heidi has recently repaired her relationship with her once-estranged mother (it turns out that sometimes The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition really works), so we're looking at that proud grandma in the picture.
Jen Bunney is baby Gunner's godmother, but apparently she's not his only godparent.
So Gunner's going to have a lot of attention and a lot of love.
And we're guessing that Heidi and Spencer are going to have a solid support network to lean on when being parents turns out to be a little harder than they'd imagined.
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