In an interview with Fox News published Tuesday, the reality star spoke about how the MTV series, which ended in 2010, nearly ruined her and Spencer's relationship. Fortunately, the show's upcoming reboot -- "The Hills: New Beginnings" -- has brought them together.
"We haven't spent time together in nine years," Stephanie said. "I live in London. I've come back for 'The Hills' and it's kind of just re-introducing us to each other and the world. We've lived such different lives, and we left 'The Hills' very broken."
When the original series ended after six seasons, Stephanie said her family "was pretty much destroyed" and there were "years" where she "didn't speak" to Spencer or her parents. The siblings' relationship was so rocky at times that Stephanie almost didn't want to join the reboot.
"There were times that I didn't want to be on [the show,] that it was too much," she said. "I was worried it was going to destroy my family all over again. Spencer felt the same way. Spencer and I are both so honest and opinionated, and fiery -- it's almost a recipe for disaster if it goes bad."
Luckily, filming the reboot has helped mend their relationship. Stephanie explained, "It's so funny because the original 'Hills' broke us up, and now the new 'Hills' has totally brought us together -- geographically and emotionally, and physically."