Bloom Is Off for MTV Couples

At the risk of spoiling season two of "The Hills," we have some bad news. Or good news, depending on whether you thought Lauren and Jason were made for each other or he was holding her back.

Lauren Conrad, the 20-year-old star of MTV's "The Hills" and, previously, "Laguna Beach," has split with her on-off-on boyfriend, Jason Wahler. This week has been a rough one for other MTV reality-show stars too: Conrad's fellow "Laguna" alum, Kristin Cavallari, has reportedly broken up with boyfriend Brody Jenner, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, has filed for divorce from his wife and "Meet the Barkers" co-star, Shanna Moakler.

Barker and Moakler, a former Miss USA and Playboy centerfold, married in October 2004 and have two children. His publicist has confirmed that Barker has filed divorce papers, but beyond that few details are available.

As for Conrad, she tells Us magazine that "Jason and I are no longer together, but out of respect for his privacy I am not going to discuss the details of the breakup. Even though I am on a reality-based show and I live much of my life in a fish bowl, I think anyone would understand that I need to keep some of my life private."

Their relationship has played out on both "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills," which ended its first season last week. Wahler's return to Conrad's life polarized fans, with some message-board chatters mooning over a seemingly destined love and others wondering why the heck Lauren wouldn't just move on with her life.

Finally, the 19-year-old Cavallari has split with Jenner, 22, who starred in FOX's blink-and-you-missed-it show "The Princes of Malibu." They, like Conrad and Wahler, had broken up and reunited in the past, and now they're through again.

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