Lauren Conrad and Kyle Howard split after three years
Lauren Conrad, late of "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach," can also see Kyle Howard in her rear-view mirror — the couple of three years have reportedly called it quits.
The split was mutual, sources close to the two told E! News, with no ugly third-party involvement. Though they began dating midway through the six-season run of "The Hills," Conrad managed to keep the details of their relationship off camera. Howard appeared on the series "My Boys" from 2006 into 2010.
The aspiring fashion designer left her series in 2009, a season ahead of the rest of the "Hills" gang. Plans were announced in September for a third MTV series with Conrad, but it didn't air.
According to Conrad, a show was shot and delivered, but MTV decided it was too "high brow" for its audience.
"In my case, becoming a designer wasn’t always the central focus of 'Laguna Beach' and 'The Hills,' but it’s been my lifelong dream," she wrote Monday in her first post as a "celebrepreneur" for Forbes.
In January, rumors that Howard, 33, and Conrad, 24, had gotten engaged were denied by Conrad's rep.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Lauren Conrad at a Hollywood event in April. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.