Whitney Port stepped back from filming ‘The Hills’ during the pandemic
Port, the mother of 3-year-old Sonny, called filming The Hills: New Beginnings an entirely new experience versus what she encountered during season 1 of The Hills. As a mom, she can understand how Eubanks decided to walk away from her show because Southern Charm wasn’t the right platform for a parent. Port knows Eubanks from her early days on MTV’s The Real World.
“I’m totally with Cam,” she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet about Eubanks’ decision to leave the show. “This past season I took a little bit of a step back, just because, one, COVID. We had started to film the season right before COVID hit.” The uncertainty, especially during the early days of the pandemic, prompted Port to pause because she had a small child at home.
In an earlier interview, Eubanks told Showbiz Cheat Sheet she entered a different stage in her life. It prompted her to step away from Southern Charm. “Having a child really puts things into perspective,” she said. “And I did not want [daughter] Palmer to ever be ashamed of anything that I did. And I felt like I didn’t really fit.”
Cameran Eubanks and Whitney Port both don’t do drama
“I don’t do drama very well,” Eubanks added about being on a reality show. “If someone gets mad at me I will just run away and cry. I didn’t feel like I genuinely fit in the group anymore, and it felt like the right time to leave,” she added.
Port had a similar observation about reality television. “I totally feel for Cam on that,” she continued about Eubanks’ departure. “But I do think when I do film, I just stay true to myself,” she said. “And I’m really not a dramatic person.”
“I try not to do anything that neither I nor my parents or my kid or my husband will be embarrassed of,” Port said. At the same time, Port asserts that parents should be able to have fun too.
“But there are a lot of parents on The Hills that like I don’t know, I think it’s hard because parents can still have fun. And I think that it’s too tough to judge any parents on the show for having a good time I know the parents on the shows are really good parents and their kids are being taken care of if they’re out having a good time. But it’s just wasn’t necessarily all for me this season.”
Whitney Port admits she binges reality television in her bathroom
Port is like many mothers who find solace and a few minutes of peace in the bathroom. She even binges on some of her favorite reality shows, including The Hills, in the bathroom. “Let’s see what’s on the docket right now,” she joked. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Real Housewives of New York, Bachelorette,” she listed. Southern Charm is not yet in her rotation, but she’s well aware that Craig Conover from Southern Charm and Kristin Cavallari from The Hills are friends.
“My sister told me that I need to watch Southern Charm,” she said. Port also said she was all-in for a Southern Charm/The Hills mashup concept, which fans have kicked around ever since Cavallari and Conover became friends. For now, she continues to focus on family and she partnered with Poise to launch One by Poise®, the brand’s first collection of 2-in-1 pads/liners that handle both period weeks and bladder leaks.