She grew up in Laguna Beach with her parents, brother, and sister. She attended Laguna Beach High School prior to being cast on television.
She runs a popular self-titled lifestyle website with advice on topics such as fashion, DIY, and cooking.
She dated Brody Jenner in 2006, but the couple split up. On September 13, 2014, she married William Tell. She and William welcomed their first child, a son named Liam James, on July 5, 2017. They are currently expecting their second child.
She co-starred with Stephen Colletti on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.