But this weekend marked a milestone for each of the former reality stars.
Conrad, 27, got engaged to boyfriend William Tell, and Wahler, 26, walked down the aisle with now-wife Ashley Slack.
PHOTOS: Lauren Conrad's love life “I’m not trying to get back on [TV],” he tells Us Weekly.
Wahler makes it clear that this special is not an attempt to return to reality TV.
‘She’s a sweet girl, and we are just totally different personalities and she is super, super sweet. A lot of people are local still, so, it’s been interesting to watch it kind of transform into what it has.’‘I’m just trying to express what my life is today compared to what it was,’ he explained. ‘If anything, I’m grateful because it ignited the addiction faster, and I’m not 40 years old with a family suffering through it.
The 27-year-old’s high school girlfriend Alex wed Kyle Johnson on October 25 at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu – the very spot where Jason tied the knot with his ‘everything’ Ashley Slack a year earlier.‘I just found it funny that she got married at the same exact venue that I did,’ he told Us. ‘I grew up very fortunate, I was privileged, I have a great family, my own morals and everything were lost through that experience of the entertainment business and it was something that I’ll never forget and it’s brought me exactly to where I am today.’‘The first thing [people] ask me is “Do you blame those shows? It hit hard, and I was able to see it sooner than later.’When Us Weekly asked the star what advice he would give his younger self, Jason initially quipped: ‘Don’t drink.’ But he then added to the website: ‘I was so caught up with stuff on the outside — what society depicts is awesome whether it’s fame, money, cars — it’s important to embrace in everything and spend more time with family and friends and things that I cherish so much now.’As for why she decided to do the show, the newlywed said: ‘We had such a following from Laguna and we are amazed at the amount of people we had following us still 10 years later.
Struggling with his alcohol addiction, the former reality star often found himself getting in bar fights, arrested for DUIs, or even attempting suicide — something he's been very open about in the seven years since making the decision to get sober on July 23, 2010. Yup, ANOTHER cast member from the mid-'00s hit reality show is expecting a baby.
Fast forward to now, Jason is happily married to his wife Ashley Slack, with whom he's expecting his first child (a baby GIRL! On Tuesday, Lauren Conrad's former flame, Jason Wahler confirmed that his wife is pregnant with their first child. The anniversary special, especially when it came to her love life on the MTV hit.
Recognizing how far he's come on Thursday, the 30-year-old took to Instagram to share a before-and-after photo celebrating his sobriety: at this point!
'And that’s when that downward spiral for me – it ignited my addiction and things started to domino effect right before my own eyes.
‘I don’t really talk to Lauren at all anymore, the last time we talked was probably six months ago or something,’ he told Us Weekly. He added: ‘A lot of us are actually talking more now than we did in the past, more the Laguna Beach cast.So I was like who is doing that now, I know he doesn't have friends who are doing it...