Heidi Montag (L) and Spencer Pratt promote "How to be Famous" at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle on November 16, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Heidi Montag
is apparently serious about her split from her husband and The Hills
co-star Spencer Pratt
. We all chalked this whole "separation" thing up to another shameless publicity stunt, but it would appear that they're actually going through with ending their 19-month marriage. Heidi Montag filing divorce papers at a courthouse recently. (Pacific Coast News)
According to reports, the self-confessed plastic surgery addict has hired long-time friend of the Montag family, Jodeane Farrell, to act on her behalf during the divorce proceedings.
Farrell, who has been practicing family law for 24 years, is taking steps to get the quickest divorce possible in California, and will be setting up a meeting with the former lovers in the next two weeks.
According to gossip website TMZ, Heidi wants her lawyer to mediate the divorce, meaning the pair will try to come to an agreement with regards to their property, assets and liabilities, and will then wait for the six months required by Californian law before ending their marriage.
The blonde beauty filed for separation on June 8, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
Since then, Heidi is believed to have hired a private investigator in the hope of finding out whether Spencer has been romancing other women. An insider recently revealed: "She is very anxious to find out if her suspicions and the rumours are true, especially if he's spent any money on another woman. Heidi has hired a former member of the sheriff department, who now works as a private investigator, to look into it. It is really important to Heidi to find out if Spencer has been cheating on her."
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