But as far as Heidi Montag is concerned, the show will go on just fine once LC is gone.
"We don't need her," Heidi told MTV News. "We'll miss her. I just don't know if we need her."
"I actually thought last season was going to be my last," the reality star previously told Entertainment Weekly. "[But] the producers wanted to hopefully give the show some sort of closure and needed one more season."
But when one reality door closes, another reality window opens for another star.
"'The Hills' hasn't even really begun yet," Heidi continued. "I think this is just the beginning."
Yet, Heidi wasn't surprised her famous frenemy was ready to walk away from life in front of the cameras.
"I know she hasn't been wanting to be do this for a while, and [the life she really leads] is not on camera. So I think it's a closing chapter for her. I'm sure she'll have fun and success," Heidi continued. "She's gotta leave the dramas to the pros!"