Where the Laguna Beach cast is now- from reality TV riches to addiction nightmare

BEFORE The Hills … before Newport Harbor … there was the OG of OC reality shows: Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

The MTV show aired for three seasons between 2004 and 2006, focusing on the personal lives and problems of a group of teens attending Laguna Beach High School in California.

The network described the show as: "High school students Lauren, Lo, Kristin, Stephen, Talan and Tessa must contend with love triangles, strained friendships and questions about their future."

It turned out ot be the launching pad for many Hollywood stars, most notablyLauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari.

Several spinoffs followed, including The Hills, which chronicled Lauren's life as she moved to Los Angeles to try to break into the fashion industry.

But what happened to Lauren's co-stars? Some found families, some found failure. All have a story of their own.

LAUREN CONRAD

Lauren Conrad had just turned 18 when she joined the cast of Laguna Beach.

She ended up becoming the show's breakout star, mainly thanks to the captivating first season love triangle between Lauren and co-starsKristin CavallariandStephen Colletti.

After the show, Lauren moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the fashion industry.

She also starred her own spin-off series,  The Hills, and starred in five of its six seasons from 2006 to 2009.

Today, Lauren has left the reality world behind, becoming a fashion designer with several successful brands and deals with stores like Nordstrom and Kohls.

She is married to former Something Corporate guitarist William Tell and is mother to sons Liam James and Charlie Wolf.

KRISTIN CAVALLARI

While Lauren may have largely shunned the spotlight post Laguna Beach, former bestie Kristin Cavallari never left it.

After the reality show, and it's spinoff The Hills, wrapped up, Kristin floated around Hollywood, before signing on for her own reality show in 2018: Very Cavallari.

The show lasted three years and followed her opening the flagship store for her clothing and homestyle brand Uncommon James.

Kristin married Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in June, 2013. They had three children – sons Camden and Jaxon, and daughter Saylor – but in April 2020, Jay filed for divorce, agreeing to share joint custody of the children with Cavallar.

A Sun report revealed that Jay cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind their split, which made “further cohabitation improper and impossible.”

The former sports star claimed he was the "home parent and primary caretaker” of their children, but Kristen denied this.

The Sun exclusively reported that the court agreed to seal their divorce to prevent “harm” and “serious embarrassment.”

Post-divorce, Kristin has been spotted with country star Chase Rice, but has notconfirmed a relationship with him.

LO BOSWORTH

Lauren "Lo" Bosworth is the founder of Love Wellness, a line of vitamins and body pills care products for women.

In March, she revealed she suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago, when a door fell off its hinges in a restaurant and onto her head. 

In an Instagram post, Lo admitted she “still struggles” after the accident: “I was in the hospital and suffered a moderate to severe concussion for months.

"I took weeks off work and the road to recovery was long. I remember visiting a friend a few weeks later and feeling totally lost on 3rd avenue and 21st street, not knowing which direction to walk in.”

In July, she slammed her former MTV co-stars for reuniting for a reality show reboot: "I’m like, ‘Wow, you guys are really leaning into your TV persona for whatever reason, right?

"For a paycheck, for attention, fame – whatever it is that you need that fulfills you."

Stephen Colletti

After the reality show, Stephen Colletti turned to the land of make believe: Hollywood.

Stephen starred on One Tree Hill from 2007 to 2012, and is currently working on a new series for Hulu that he also wrote and produced called Everyone is Doing Great.

JASON WAHLER

For years, Jason Wahler battled addiction and substance abuse.

Jason appeared on the fourth season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," and later founded Widespread Recovery, a recovery center that has since shut down. 

In 2013, he married Ashley Slack. The pair have two children together.

CAMERON BRINKMAN

After a series of small roles, Laguna hottie Cameron Brinkman turned his attention behind the camera, becoming a documentary cinematographer.

CASEY REINHARDT

After the show, Casey conquered the cupcake world.

She owns her own bakery, Casey's Cupcakes, with locations in Riverside, California.

Casey, who refers to herself as the "cupcake queen" even won the Walk of Fame on Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2011.

She is married to Sean Brown and they share two children.  

CAMI EDWARDS

Following her short time on Laguna Beach, Cami moved to Los Angeles with her daughter.

She went on to become the Director of West Coast Operations for a media company, a certified Pilates instructor and a holistic nutritionist. 

LEXIE CONTURSI

Lexie Contursibecame an acclaimed dancer after her time on the show.

She competed on the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, and appeared in videos for Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.

KYNDRA MAYO

The woman once known as the queen bee of season three went on to start a boutique  jewelry line with castmate Cami Edwards.

She is currently a Senior Regional Manager of Training for Neiman Marcus.

ALEX HOOSER

"Alex H," whose real name is Lauren Olsen, was one of Kristin's best friends throughout the show.

Once it wrapped, she left Laguna behind, and headed to Hawaii.

She is married with two children, and is said to be loving the island life.

TAYLOR COLE

According to her personal website: Taylor is a Momma, Wife, Real/Whole Foods advocate, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Therapy Practitioner

Taylor has been married to husband Kevin Simshauser since 2015.

They share two young children.

ALEX MURREL

"Alex M" married Kyle Johnson in 2014 and share two children.

She is the cofounder of Mox, a consulting agency, and still lives in Orange County.

TREY PHILLIPS

After the show, Trey Phillips moved to NYC to study fashion design at Parsons. 

He settled down in the Big Apple, and for the last decade, has been an associate designer at Vera Wang.

DIETER SCHMITZ

Dieter Schmitz said goodbye to Hollywood and hello to hospitality and hotel management.

After working as the hotel manager at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Diego, he made his way to Washington, D.C. ,and eventually settled in the Phoenix area, where he works for Marriott Vacations Worldwide.

In August 2016, Dieter tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Isabell Hiebl, in Monterey, CA.

Trey Phillips, Loren Polster, Stephen Colletti, and Lauren Conrad were all in attendance.

in September 2018, they welcomed a son named Nico Josef Schmitz.

CHRISTINA SCHULLER

Now known as Christina Sinclair, the married mother of two works as a certified nutritionist and fitness instructor in Laguna Beach.

 In May 2014, Christina gave birth to her first child, son Christian Sutton, and in January 2017, she welcomed her second child, daughter Cienna Estelle.

JESSICA SMITH

Kristin Cavallari's former BFF left Hollywood shortly after her second season.

The married mother of four currently lives in Texas and runs an Amazon lifestyle store.

MORGAN SMITH

Morgan Smith is the founder of Minnow Swimwear, a children's swim + resort label.

She lives in Newport Beach with her husband and three children.

TALAN TORRIERO

Playboy Talan Torriero stayed in the spotlight, making headlines while datingRod Stewart's daughter, Kimberly and Nicole Scherzinger. 

He finally settled down in 2014, marrying Danielle Zuroski.

The couple moved to Nebraska and have since welcomed two children.

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