Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke, two of the stars of the reality TV show Summer House, have announced that they have broken off their engagement after less than a year. The couple, who got engaged in June 2023, revealed the news on their respective Instagram accounts on Thursday, September 1, 2023.
Hubbard, 34, posted a photo of herself and Radke, 36, smiling and holding hands, with the caption: “It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Carl and I have decided to go our separate ways. We love and respect each other deeply, but we have realized that we are not compatible as life partners. We are grateful for the time we spent together and the memories we made. We ask for your kindness and privacy during this difficult time.”
Radke shared a similar message on his own account, along with a picture of him and Hubbard kissing. He wrote: “Lindsay and I have made the mutual decision to end our engagement. We care for each other immensely, but we have come to the conclusion that we are not meant to be together in the long run. We appreciate all the love and support we have received from our family, friends and fans. We hope you understand and respect our choice to keep this matter private.”
A whirlwind romance that started as a friendship
Hubbard and Radke have been friends for over six years, and have been part of the cast of Summer House since its premiere in 2017. The show follows a group of young professionals who spend their weekends at a shared house in the Hamptons, New York. Hubbard and Radke had flirted with each other on and off throughout the seasons, but never pursued a serious relationship until season five, which aired in early 2023.
The pair confirmed their romance in February 2023, after they were spotted kissing at a party. They moved in together shortly after, and got engaged in June 2023, during a trip to Nantucket, Massachusetts. Radke proposed to Hubbard with a stunning diamond ring, which he designed himself with the help of jeweler Nicole Rose. The proposal was filmed for the show, and aired in the season finale.
The couple seemed to be very happy and excited about their future together, and often gushed about each other on social media and in interviews. They also received a lot of support and congratulations from their co-stars and fans.
The reasons behind their split are unclear
The exact reasons why Hubbard and Radke decided to call it quits are not known yet, as they have not given any details or explanations. However, some sources have speculated that they may have faced some challenges and pressures in their relationship, especially after getting engaged so quickly.
One source told [People] that Hubbard and Radke “rushed into things” and “didn’t really know each other well enough”. The source added that they had “a lot of ups and downs” and “couldn’t agree on some fundamental issues”.
Another source told [Us Weekly] that Hubbard and Radke “had different visions for their future” and “weren’t on the same page about some important things”. The source also said that they had “a lot of arguments” and “lost the spark” that they had at the beginning.
The fans are shocked and saddened by the news
The news of Hubbard and Radke’s breakup came as a shock to many fans of Summer House, who had been rooting for them since they got together. Many fans expressed their sadness and disbelief on social media, commenting on their posts with messages of sympathy and support.
Some fans also wondered how their split will affect the dynamics of the show, as they are both expected to return for season six, which is currently in production. Some fans hoped that they will remain friends and co-stars, while others feared that there will be drama and awkwardness between them.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “I’m so sad about Lindsay and Carl breaking up. They were my favorite couple on Summer House. I hope they can still be friends and work things out.”
Another fan wrote on Instagram: “Nooooo! Lindsay and Carl were so perfect together! Why did they have to break up? I was looking forward to seeing their wedding on the show.”