No, you didn't accidentally miss that episode of The Hills where we finally meet Whitney's parents. It's just that the aspiring clothing designer/considerate daughter understands that not everybody wants their fifteen minutes of fame. Or, as she explains it in Social Life magazine, "My friends and family mean too much to me to get them involved.”
And as much as I respect Whitney for respecting their privacy, I must admit I'm dying of curiosity. All I can say is, thank goodness for Heidi! Where would she be without her parents cooperation, support and understanding? More importantly, where would the rest of us be without those amazingly awkward scenes between Spencer and her stepdad?