They were just months out from tying the knot, but apparently, their engagement has been called off and the reason why Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke broke up was shaded in mystery.
They’re both stars of the reality TV show Summer House, which premiered in January 2017, alongside cast members Kyle Cooke, Lauren Wirkus, Ashley Wirkus, Everett Weston, Cristina Gibson, Jaclyn Shuman and Stephen McGee. The show followed the cast as they shared, fought, drank, and partied in a house in Montauk, Long Island, over the summer. In season two, four cast members left the series, as Summer House added Amanda Batula (Kyle’s girlfriend), Danielle Olivera (Carl’s ex) and Amit Neuman. Season 3 saw the additions of Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo and Jordan Verroi, while season 4 added Jules Daoud and Luke Gulbranson.
Hubbard and Radke got together in the show’s fourth season but called it quits. Even though their romance was over (for now), they formed a special friendship. Ahead of season six, Hubbard and Radke sparked speculation that they had romantically reunited, which they later confirmed to Us Weekly. “I’m happy to report, we are dating and things are really good,” Radke said January 2022. “We’re very happy. She’s someone that’s been an incredible support and part of my life [for years]. … I mean, we make each other laugh like crazy. I’ve never felt more myself around someone than her. And for me, that’s powerful.” But after all their ups and downs, their relationship has come to an end once more. Here’s why Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke broke up.
Why did Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke break up?
Why did Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke break up? We’re not sure exactly why, but Bravo fans have already begun speculating.
Queens of Bravo—considered the equivalent of the celebrity gossip queen DeuxMoi but for Bravo—tweeted that the split was “his idea” and they even talked about it on camera. “We’re hearing they discussed it ON CAMERA and it was his idea,” they said. “From source said: ‘She had no idea it was coming’.”
Indeed, according to a source quoted in Us Weekly, Hubbard was “blindsided” by Radke’s decision to end it and she’s still trying to process it. “It’s all so raw,” the insider said. “The dust hasn’t settled with it yet.” They continued: “He did call off the wedding on camera,” the source confirmed, adding that it was “so mean” for Radke to break up with her so publicly.
Their split was revealed on August 31, 2023. “Carl Radke and Lindsay Hubbard have called off their engagement. The two were set to get married in November, but Carl told Lindsay he couldn’t move forward with the wedding. The breakup was filmed and will most likely play out on the next season of Summer House,” multiple sources told ET, the first outlet to break the news.
In August 2022, Hubbard and Radke revealed their engagement to the world through a series of snaps posted to Instagram. Their joint post was captioned, “YOOOOOOO ? #AThousandTimesYes,” signaling their excitement and commitment to each other. The proposal took place on the scenic Dune Beach in Southampton, New York, and the moment was made even more special as it was captured by Summer House cameras.
According to People, the elaborate proposal had been a well-kept secret. “As we got there, I told her, ‘We haven’t had time to have alone time this summer, and I wanted to do something special,’ “Radke said. “And I had the ring in a beach bag that she was carrying that I snuck in there. And she turned her back, and I figured, ‘This is my chance’ and I grabbed the ring, got down on one knee, and I turned her around and told her I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, how happy I was, and that our love story was just beginning.”
She recalled: “He said, ‘Will you marry me?’ and I said, ‘A thousand times, yes!’” Hubbard gushes. “And he said, ‘Hold on, let me get the ring’ and I was like, ‘I don’t care! When should we get married? Now? I’m ready!’”
Hubbard previously told StyleCaster about how she came to be on the reality TV show. “Five or six years ago, when the creators were developing a show about a group of friends going from New York to the Hamptons during the summertime. They basically met Kyle and at that point in time, we had an extended group of friends that reached into the 100 mark. Kyle basically gets cast and is like, ‘You need to come to one of our group parties.’ The creators came to our big party of us in one space and were like, ‘Holy moly. We just hit the jackpot!’ We kind of fell into it in the beginning. It made sense. I’m going to go out to the Hamptons anyway, why not just throw a camera on us?”
On how she felt about cast members who put in “more effort” than others when cleaning, she said: “I wish I could say I was surprised that some people put in more effort than others, but I’m not. We’ve shared a house for a long time and there’s a core group of people who do more of the heavy lifting. Every single season, it has to be talked about, and we do talk about it every season.”
She continued: “If it weren’t for the Kyle and Carl and Lindsay and Danielle and Luke of the group, nothing would be getting done. You have to step up. That’s what happens in real life. I don’t know if it’s so much as an age difference as much as it’s the idea of fending for yourself and being independent. I’ve been financially and every type of independent since a very young age. Others have been cared for and nurtured more through their 20s than some of us, who have been doing everything for ourselves.”