"With other guys in the past I dated, I never felt safe," she told Us.
"We'd go out and I felt like I had to defend them, and so with Corey I feel like I'm safe—he's a guy's guy…
We were mostly friends for the most part." "Before that even happened, Kristin and her boyfriend and me and Justin would go on double dates and we'd go to parties, so it was really weird for me," she confessed.
"But the thing with Kristin is, she's really good about just [being] like, 'Let's just do this. I'm down for whatever.'" "And for me it was like, there were some real feelings involved with Justin at the time, so I kind of had to get used to it," she continued.
"It seems like we're about to go back in time right now and reminisce and I'm ready for it." Ready, indeed!
From on-and-off screen romances to rocky friendships, Patridge was not shy about spilling secrets with us, including her infamous relationship with Justin Brescia (aka "Justin Bobby.") "We were dating, and then he filmed with me [the] first season that never aired," she explained. He came to my very first apartment -- I think it was before I even met Heidi [Montag] and Lauren [Conrad], really -- and we filmed doing my hair or something." "And then we didn't really talk until third season, we started hanging out again and he was kind of entertaining the idea of filming," she continued.
"Gosh, it was really hard for me to watch all of the episodes.
"Lauren and I were living in the apartment together and we were having a Halloween party and I invited Corey.
' So, I'll never know the truth, but I don't care." "I had no idea what reality TV was," she said, explaining that there wasn't really a "big-time reality show" at the time, so she didn't have any way of preparing herself for what was to come.
"I didn't know what I was getting myself into." While there have been a myriad of misconceptions on the show, Patridge -- who confessed she "hated" herself on TV!
So, what we were going through on the show was different than the real life stuff." "No, I mean, we worked a lot together and we traveled a lot together, so we had a lot of hours together and we became really good friends," he explained.
"So, there were points where there'd be romantic spots where we would get romantic and be very comfortable, and then I think life and working elsewhere other than the show kinda just pulled us apart.