updated 09/30/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/30/2010 AT 1:10 PM ET
Love conquers all: At least it would seem so for Heidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt.
“We are back together trying to make things work,” the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively. “Costa Rica really put things in perspective. We do love each other and realized we do want to spend the rest of our lives together.”