Since the season finale of The Hills,
when Lauren Conrad
confronted Audrina Patridge
about whether their roommate Lauren Bosworth
was coming between them, fans of MTV's addictive reality soap have been wondering whether the rift is widening.
Since then, Audrina and Lauren have kept their distance at Hollywood events, like they did during a bowling party Thursday at upscale alley Strike Orange County, where Audrina bowled with her sister Casey
in the first lane and the Laurens bowled (blindfolded
!) in the last lane.
"Honestly I think that Lauren and I have been making a sincere effort to reach out to her," Bosworth told PEOPLE on the red carpet before Patridge arrived. But still, Bosworth says, "I feel like we’re all kind of in a dark place right now."
Bosworth confirmed that Patridge is still living in the guest house of the place she shares with Conrad, but when asked if she'll be moving out (which was hinted at in the Hills
finale), she said, "I don't know. We don't know."
Meanwhile, Conrad seems hopeful: "There's a little bit of tension, but we'll work it out," she said.
Patridge agrees. "We're just trying to work it and see what happens," she told PEOPLE Tuesday at a party for Nylon
magazine's "School of Rock" issue. "We're all so busy now and going in different directions. Drama does happen and it doesn't mean you don't have to stop being friends. You can still be friends but just not be together all the time."
And she's also trying to stay positive. Everything will work out, she thinks "in the end, hopefully. But ... " She paused for a long moment. "I don't know." --Scott Huver and Jenny Sundel