Inside Lauren Conrad and Husband William Tell's Sweet Love Story

Although they met in 2002, they didn't have their first date until 2012.
Lauren Conrad and William Tell pose at the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala
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Brittany Barber
by Brittany Barber
Updated Sep 27, 2023
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In the ever-changing landscape of Hollywood romances, one famous couple has managed to stand the test of time: Lauren Conrad and her husband, William Tell. You might know Conrad from her time on popular MTV reality shows like Laguna Beach and The Hills, or from her eponymous lifestyle brand and clothing lines. Lauren Conrad's husband is also in the entertainment industry, as he's the former guitarist for rock band Something Corporate.

From their initial meeting in 2002 to William Tell and Lauren Conrad's Wedding in 2014, their story offers a charming narrative about enduring love. As we explore Lauren Conrad and William Tell's relationship, we'll delve into the milestones and moments that have defined their romance.

Relationship highlights:

Who is Lauren Conrad's Husband? All About William Tell

Who is Lauren Conrad married to? Her husband, William Tell, is a former musician and law student. He played rhythm guitar and provided backing vocals for the piano-rock band Something Corporate. The California native went on to create a solo album in 2007 called You Can Hold Me Down and later earned a J.D. degree from USC Gould School of Law in 2014.

Lauren Conrad and William Tell's Relationship Timeline

Lauren Conrad Celebrates Her 10th Anniversary Collection At Kohl's
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Here's a closer look at Lauren Conrad and husband William Tell's relationship over the years.

2002: Lauren Conrad and William Tell Meet For the First Time

While Lauren Conrad and her future husband William Tell didn't have their first official date until 2012, they actually met when Conrad was just 16 years old.

In an interview with US Weekly, Conrad said, "I met my husband when I was 16 and sitting on stage at one of his concerts. Ten years later we were set up on a blind date."

2004: Lauren Conrad Stars on Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County was an MTV reality television series that documented the lives of Lauren Conrad and her classmates during high school. The show aired for three seasons from September 28, 2004 until November 15, 2006.

May 2006: Lauren Conrad Stars on The Hills

The Hills, a spin-off series of Laguna Beach, followed the lives of Lauren Conrad, her housemate Heidi Montag, her neighbor Audrina Patridge and her work colleague Whitney Port. Conrad starred in the series for five of the six seasons it aired, leaving early to pursue other career opportunities.

March 13, 2007: William Tell Releases His First Album

Amid LC's rise to notoriety on television, her future husband's career was also thriving. William Tell released his first and only solo record, You Can Hold Me Down, on March 13, 2007.

March 2008: Lauren Conrad Begins Her Career as a Lifestyle Maven

As her time on The Hills came to an end, Lauren Conrad embarked on her career as a fashion designer and lifestyle guru. She premiered her first fashion line called "The Lauren Conrad Collection" in March 2008. The following year, she went on to release her debut novel, L.A. Candy, which became a New York Times bestseller. She also went on to collaborate with Kohl's on her second fashion line, LC Lauren Conrad.

In 2010, Lauren Conrad released two sequels to L.A. Candy: Sweet Little Lies on February 2, 2010, and Sugar and Spice on September 30, 2010. She also released a style guide called Lauren Conrad Style. Then, in 2011, she launched a popular online blog, which she maintained until January 9, 2023. At the same time, LC collaborated with her high school friend, Maura Oehm, on the fashion line Paper Crown (which was discontinued in 2018).

February 14, 2012: Lauren Conrad and William Tell Have Their First Date

Finally, Lauren Conrad and William Tell found their way back to each other. After meeting a decade earlier, the two were set up on a blind date by mutual friends on Valentine's Day in 2012.

October 13, 2013: William Tell and Lauren Conrad Get Engaged

Back in October 2013, William Tell proposed to Lauren Conrad. He popped the question with a timeless round-cut diamond engagement ring set on a delicate yellow gold band. She would later pair her elegant sparkler—which is estimated by experts to be worth $40,000—with a pavé rose gold wedding band.

At the time, Conrad shared the happy news on her blog. "I am very excited to share with you guys that William and I got engaged over the weekend," she wrote. "I am beyond thrilled!" She also posted a photo to Instagram with a caption that said, "Best surprise ever."

September 13, 2014: William Tell and Lauren Conrad Get Married

Lauren Conrad and William Tell's wedding took place at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery in California on September 13, 2014. She wore a Badgley Mischka wedding dress for the ceremony (hello, gorgeous 10-foot train) and changed into a strapless lace wedding dress designed by Monique Lhuillier for the reception. Given her status as a renowned tastemaker and lifestyle authority, her iconic nuptials went on to become the blueprint of the boho-feminine "Pinterest" aesthetic that took the 2010s by storm.

September 24, 2014: William Tell and Lauren Conrad Go on Their Honeymoon

Immediately after their wedding, William Tell and Lauren Conrad enjoyed an Italian honeymoon. Conrad posted about the envious getaway on Instagram, sharing a photo of her holding an Italian phrasebook on the beach with the caption, "How do you say 'I may never come home.'?"

January 1, 2017: Lauren Conrad Announces Her Pregnancy

Lauren Conrad kicked off the new year with an exciting announcement on Instagram: she and her husband were expecting their first child! The mom-to-be posted a photo of an ultrasound with a caption that said, "Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…"

July 5, 2017: Lauren Conrad and Husband William Tell Welcome First Son

Lauren Conrad and William Tell's first child, son William "Liam" James, was born on July 5, 2017.

September 13, 2019: Lauren Conrad and William Tell Mark 5 Years Together

On their fifth anniversary, Lauren Conrad posted a throwback wedding photo on Instagram, marking her marriage milestone with William Tell. "5 years ago today 💛," she wrote. "Happy Anniversary my love x"

April 2, 2019: Lauren Conrad Announces Her Second Pregnancy

On April 2, 2019, Lauren posted to Instagram announcing that she was pregnant again. "It's been hard to keep this one to myself! Very excited to share that our family will be getting a little bigger this year 👶🏼," she captioned the reveal.

October 9, 2019: Lauren Conrad and Husband William Tell Welcome Their Second Son

Lauren Conrad gave birth to their second son, Charles "Charlie" Wolf, on October 9, 2019.

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