but that still didn’t make it easy.” starting its filming in her junior year.

Still, their time together was certainly filled with plenty of ups (prom) and downs (um, spring break).

Stephen's BFF and Kristin's classmate were the quintessential high school sweethearts -- and the moment he asked his lady to the big dance was a pretty special one.

She writes, Normal high school relationships are dramatic enough, but ours now had the added pressure of being seen by MTV viewers across the country as well as being manipulated by the show’s producers, a set of adults were very suddenly involved in the intricacies of our lives.

Surprisingly, the producers had a bigger effect, as they controlled and mapped our lives more than we were aware.

OK, just in case you suffer from amnesia that cancels out all So Cal-centric memories you have from 2004 to 2006, here is a quick “LB” recap to catch you up.

Almost 12 years after the show ended, Kristin finally dishes in her book, “Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it all Work,” on what it was like to live in a reality show.

In case you've forgotten, dating in high school = a not-so-easy task.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at all of the pairings that unfolded during those rites-of-passage years on the hit MTV series.

They gave us a situation, and Lauren's a dear friend of mine, and it was pretty funny trying to live that reality of you know, you read the magazines and they're like, 'Brody and Lauren! Literally, we would film a scene of us kissing and being in this lovey-dovey scene, and then right after it'd be like, 'Cut!