Heidi Montag’s Mother Has Turned to Drugs to Cope

We suppose that, if we had given birth to Heidi Montag, we’d be tempted to turn to pharmaceuticals to take the edge off too…

Darlene Egelhoff, mother of the radically reconstructed Hills villainess, says that her strained relationship with her daughter has left her so distraught that she’s now popping sleeping pills in order to cope with the situation:

“I haven’t slept in months. I had to go get a prescription for sleeping pills just to be able to go to sleep at night to the point that I didn’t even know how I would even make it another day. I’ve been mourning the loss of a child and, yeah, it hurts. It hurts more than I thought it could hurt.”

Devoted followers of the ongoing drama between Montag and her maternal unit will recall that Egelhoff had a less than enthusiastic reaction when her daughter showed up on her Colorado doorstep with a whole new face earlier this year. The family feud only escalated months later when Montag called the cops on Egelhoff after she paid an unannounced visit to Montag’s home in May.

Suddenly, the Lohan clan seems like the Cleavers in comparison.

Do you think Heidi and her mom will be able to patch up their relationship…possibly in time for The Hills’ series finale? Share your predictions in the comments section.

And don’t forget to hit up The Adventures of Speidi for updates on Montag and her ever-wacky estranged husband Spencer Pratt.