Lindsay Hubbard puts her relationship to the test on ‘Summer House’ season 5

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Through four seasons of Bravo’s Summer House, Lindsay Hubbard has proven to be a top-notch reality star. The new fifth season of the Hamptons-set series will be no different for the Hubb House PR founder.

Premiering on Thursday, February 4, season 5 of Summer House will give viewers an inside look at the cast’s six-week quarantine at an upgraded Hamptons mansion, complete with new additions. One of those new additions? Lindsay’s boyfriend at the time, Stephen Traversie, is one of those new additions.

For the latest episode of In The Know’s pop culture interview series, We Should Talk, Lindsay Hubbard opened up about the fifth season of Summer House, including what it was like living with her boyfriend for the first time in what proved to be an illuminating experience that gave her the clarity she needed to end her relationship.

“It was really challenging. Living together, working side-by-side, being in the same room and under the same roof, you don’t have that much space,” Hubbard told ITK. “Relationships in front of the camera are really put to the test, and unfortunately things with Stephen didn’t work out.”

Listen to Summer House star Lindsay Hubbard’s full episode of We Should Talk below, and keep reading for highlights from the interview:

Lindsay Hubbard on her split from Stephen Stephen Traversie: “Whatever we were going through before moving into the house, I wanted help in evaluating and understanding, could I move forward [with the relationship] at the end of the summer? I needed my friends for that. I needed witnesses, basically. It was kind of a test. As Danielle [Olivera] said, ‘I think it was a Hail Mary pass that you didn’t really know you were throwing.’ Obviously, we’ve had some time to reflect on the summer and, thinking back on it, I’m like, ‘Maybe you’re right! Maybe I was sort of looking for outside help in making any big decisions.’ […] Look, it was really challenging. Living together, working side-by-side, being in the same room and under the same roof, you don’t have that much space. Relationships in front of the camera are really put to the test, and unfortunately things with Stephen didn’t work out. It is what it is. We wound up going our separate ways, and I do think he’s a really great guy, but it just didn’t work for me. I wish him nothing but happiness. We both genuinely deserve to be happy, and unfortunately that just was not with each other.”

Lindsay Hubbard on filming “Summer House” season 5 during a pandemic: “When COVID hit in March, [we didn’t] really know anything that was going to happen. […] When it comes to filming our show, it’s right in the middle of COVID, and we weren’t sure what was going to happen. I’m glad it all worked out, and I know we were probably one of the first productions on Bravo that was able to actually film. I feel like we were preparing for this moment for the last four years. Like, ‘Let’s just lock people in a house together and see what happens.’ The production and the crew did such a great job of making sure that safety was a top priority. I felt extremely safe. It was so nice to be able to get out of the city and to the Hamptons and have your friends around you for the first time in months.”

Lindsay Hubbard on being dragged into Southern Charm stars Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy’s drama: “Did I hear about the drama? Somehow I got dragged into the drama! I had commented ‘I’m confused’ on an entertainment news Instagram account, and apparently, which I had no idea, Madison had responded to my comment. It was the only thing that she had said across the board, and I was like, ‘What?’ Austen called me last weekend and he was like, ‘Lindsay, Madison responded to your comment on this Instagram account.’ I was like, ‘She did what?! Now I’m even more confused.’ Madison was like, ‘Call me, sis! I’ll give you all the tea.’ I’m like, ‘Huh?!’ Austen’s my best friend, and I talk to him three to five times a week, and I don’t even have Madison’s number. I was like, ‘I’m not going to get involved. I’m not getting dragged into this weird drama. It’s just not for me.’ I have my own s**t going on, so I don’t need to deal with somebody latching onto me.”

Lindsay Hubbard on her friendship with Hannah Berner: “For starters, Hannah and I have a very sisterly relationship, where you get along really well, and you feel like no one else in the world can understand you except for each other, but then you can also fight like cats and dogs. And then you make up. […] For Hannah, this will have been her third season, and she had to figure out her place within our friend group, and sometimes she questioned my help in that or threw me under the bus, which was really hurtful for me, because I was only ever trying to help her and felt like I had her back. A lot of the arguments that Hannah and I have had over the last year are mostly just her saying something that wasn’t truth and her accusing me of something that I didn’t do.”

Watch In The Know’s full interview with Lindsay Hubbard below, and tune into season 5 of Summer House on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST only on Bravo:

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