Drama usually goes down on reality TV in front of cameras but when it comes to The Hills and Selling Sunset, there’s also tension behind-the-scenes. Fans of the genre might recognize the name Adam DiVello from the opening credits of numerous series. So, who is the man behind some of reality’s most popular shows and why has he feuded with cast members like Spencer Pratt and Christine Quinn? Keep reading to learn about the producer.
Who Is Adam DiVello?
Adam previously worked as a senior production and development executive at MTV. He developed and executive produced Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which ran on the network from 2004 until 2006.
Following the success of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, Adam created and produced The Hills under his production company, Done and Done Productions.
The series – which aired from 2006 until 2010 – starred Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County alums Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari, as well as Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt. In addition to the core cast of women, the supporting cast included Spencer, Brody Jenner, Justin “Bobby” Brescia, Frankie Delgado, Holly Montag and Stacie Hall.
Adam created and produced The Hills spinoff, The City, in 2008. It starred Whitney as she navigated her new life in New York City. The series ran on MTV for two seasons and concluded in 2010.
After both The Hills and The City ended, Adam produced the Nashville-based reality series Music City. The show ran on CMT from March 2018 until January 2019.
He currently serves as a producer for Netflix’s Selling Sunset, which debuted on the streaming service in 2019. Additionally, Adam produced The Hills: New Beginnings from 2019 until 2021.
What Is Adam DiVello’s Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the producer has a net worth of $15 million.
What Did Spencer Pratt Claim About Adam DiVello?
Adam recently made headlines when Spencer slammed the procedure during the Wednesday, June 15, episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
After host Alex Cooper noted Selling Sunset’s Christine told her that both she and Spencer’s wife, Heidi, have had “really bad experiences” with Adam, the former reality star called the producer a “predator.”
“I never interacted with Adam, ever, once he knew my level,” he said. “I don’t play, so I never got to interact with Adam cause it would’ve been on.”
Spencer claimed he was “banned” from a photoshoot where Adam allegedly got “physical” with Heidi, though he insisted her bodyguard be there. The former TV personality explained his wife was wearing a loose fitting dress with her open back during the shoot. “He put his hand, like ass cheek grab, and security’s to the point where he, like, chopped his hand off,” Spencer alleged of the incident between Heidi and Adam. “This happened, so we had a witness.”
After Alex pointed out that everyone believed Christine’s allegations against Adam, Spencer dubbed the Netflix star “an angel from Heaven.”
Spencer added that Heidi has called out Adam in the past, though it still took “12 years” for people to believe her claims. “You can go back on Google and she was like, ‘This is not appropriate,’” he said.
What Else Has Spencer Pratt Said About Adam DiVello?
The California native’s comments about Adam were not the first time he called out the producer. In February 2022, Spencer said Adam was “creepy” in a TikTok video and accused him of forcing a plot point during season 2 of The Hills.
During the episode, Heidi feared she had become pregnant. “I think it’s shady some old men asked young girl to fake this. Adam DiVello, the producer, is as creepy as creepy gets,” he said as the scene played in the background. “That was all set up. We got these 40-year-old plus men asking a 20-year-old—maybe 21-year-old—woman to go pretend like she thinks she’s pregnant with a guy that’s already making her look bad.”
Spencer continued, “I’m furious about this. I can’t believe they played her out like that.”
What Did Christine Quinn Say About Adam DiVello?
During the May 17 episode of “Call Her Daddy,” Christine made a number of scathing claims against Adam.
“There’s been complaints filed against him. Multiple complaints … and it’s been sick,” the realtor alleged. “He actually told me to go fall down the stairs and kill myself at one point.”
She went on to claim that Adam made the threatening comments after she did an interview accusing producers of using “editing magic” to portray her in a false light.
“He was threatening me and yelling at me. There were other people around, witnesses to this,” Christine alleged. “He basically berated me for being too honest and I said, ‘This is my real life and this didn’t happen and you know this,’ to which then he was screaming and yelling at me.”
The Netflix star then claimed that she’s issued various complaints against him, adding that he’s also been accused of “sexual misconduct.”
“That wasn’t the first complaint I filed against him. There was another complaint to where he, to this day, cannot set foot on set with any of the women in the office because of misconduct,” she said.