10/19/2007 at 03:00 PM EDT
The feud between The Hills'
former roommates Lauren Conrad
and Heidi Montag rages on
, but the icy relationship between Montag and Conrad's new best friend, Audrina Patridge, may be thawing.
"I feel bad for Heidi," Patridge told PEOPLE at Victoria Secret's Phi Beta Pink social Thursday night. "Everyone talks so much s--- on her and I just try to stay away from all of that, it's not my business anymore."
The relationship between Patridge 22, and Montag, 21, wasn't always so complicated. "Heidi and I were friends," Patridge explained. "I didn't know Lauren, but Heidi and me always hung out, and then I became friends with Lauren ... I mean, so many things change all the time."
Still, a reunion is going to take some effort from Montag. "If I ran into her I wouldn't go up to her ... [She's] another person who hurt my friend. If I saw her out and she came up to me to say 'hi' I'd say 'hi,' but I'm not going to go out of my way," said Patridge.
She does, however, go out of her way to defend Conrad when it comes to her choice in men. Asked what her roommate, who kissed on-again off-again fling
Brody Jenner in a recent Hills
episode, needs in man, Patridge replied, "I honestly have no idea. Lauren is very, super picky and if there is one thing wrong with the guy she's just done. It's good but you need to give people a chance."
Conrad, who arrived at the party before Patridge, didn't let her picky tendencies keep her from having a good time. After customizing a Pink hoodie for herself and one for Patridge, Conrad played beer pong with E!
s resident film expert, Ben Lyons.