They dated for over a year, until quietly splitting in the summer of 2011.
“I was like, ‘OK, let me think about this,’” Port recalls.
“Especially towards the end, I was sort of 'the victim,' like everything was happening to me and I was just letting it happen to me, and that really is not who I am in real life.”“It was a really, really cool opportunity and a very unique one,” she reflects.
“And all of us have been able to have such bright futures because of it, and do things that we would have never had the opportunity to do.
February 2010 - June 2011Whitney Port and Ben Nemtin got together when Ben helped Whitney organize and celebrate her 25th birthday party.
Afterwards they started hanging out more, and Port was eventually spotted with him in Chicago.
“So, I did some good, long, hard thinking and I was like, alright, I'm down …Next thing I know, someone from MTV is calling me, and telling me that I need to get a casting tape.”“We were very much part-time interns,” Port reveals.Still, Port tells ET she wasn’t easily manipulated, admitting her lack of interest in confrontations resulted in an unfair edit at times.“I don't let people walk all over me, and I will stand up for myself, and I don't think that that necessarily came through on the show,” Port says.“I was a student, as well as filming a TV show, and Lauren was obviously -- she had a full-time job filming a TV show.