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Lauren Conrad finally opens up about her breakup with Kyle Howard

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Lauren Conrad poses with former flame Kyle Howard. (WireImage)

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LC has since moved on with new love William Tell. (FameFlynet)

Lauren Conrad, 26, has been pretty private about her love life — well, you know, since 2009 when she stopped documenting it on TV in her sorta-reality show "The Hills." Which is why she chose not to speak publicly about what must have been a rather painful split from her boyfriend of three years, "My Boys" actor Kyle Howard, in June 2011. However, the former "Laguna Beach" star finally opened up about recovering from her heartbreak in the "Ask Lauren" advice column that she writes on her website. In response to a 25-year-old woman writing about the fact that she was sad her two best friends are engaged and she isn't yet, Conrad replied: "I don't think it's unusual to be nervous about feeling a bit behind relationship-wise when you are in your mid-twenties. One thing to keep in mind while you are attending weddings, showers, and other events celebrating your friends' relationships is that these aren't things you are missing out on. They are things you have to look forward to." Then, Conrad offered some insight from her personal experience. "I was in a similar place last year. Twenty-five, newly single, and helping one of my best friends plan her wedding, so I know how it can feel," she wrote. "It can be hard to feel like you have to start from scratch when you have invested so much time with a person, but shortly after my breakup I realized something: I wasn't losing the chance to have love — I was getting the opportunity to do it all over again."

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Fortunately, Conrad, who also writes books, designs clothes, and helps oversee thebeautydepartment.com in addition to dishing advice, recently found a new love. She's been dating William Tell, 32, a University of Southern California law student, since friends set them up on Valentine's Day. They were even photographed on a romantic getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in July. Could wedding bells be in their near future? (Let's hope so, because we wouldn't want her to have the horrible, horrible shame of still being unmarried by the time she turns 27 on February 1!)

Fans can reminisce about LC's younger years — you know, because she's so old now — over the weekend. MTV is airing all six seasons of Conrad's former show "The Hills" beginning Friday at 12:48 p.m. ET/PT (and not a minute sooner!) and ending at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday. Former "Hills" cast members Audrina Patridge, Lo Bosworth, and Stephanie Pratt will be on hand sharing commentary.

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