Lindsay Hubbard has had a “complete doozy” of a season this year on “Summer House,” and it’s all due to her failed romance with fellow original cast member, Carl Radke.
Viewers were stunned when the fourth season kicked off with Carl revealing that he’d (sort of) hooked up with Lindsay after years of close friendship and, while they attempted to give it a shot at being a couple, it became clear that things weren’t going to work out romantically between them.
During a recent interview with In The Know’s Gibson Johns, Lindsay opened up about what has been perhaps her most dramatic arc yet on “Summer House.”
“This is the first time I really had extreme ongoing drama with one of my best friends,” she said. “Everything you guys are seeing was very, very real and authentic, and the feelings were real, whether they were romantic feelings or me having hurt feelings.”
Lindsay continued to stand completely behind the fact that her romance with Carl was completely real, doubling down on sentiments she expressed in a lengthy Instagram post earlier this season in which she slammed critics who accused them of faking their relationship for the show.
“Anyone who knows me — especially viewers at this point — four seasons in and especially my close friends, knows I do not know how to be fake. I think I actually could probably be a little bit more fake for my own good,” Lindsay told ITK. “But I don’t know how to be fake. I don’t know how to contrive feelings in any which direction for somebody. And it’s really disheartening when some viewers say that this was a scripted storyline for the show. There was nothing scripted about this!”
When it comes to explaining why she and Carl didn’t work out romantically, it was clear to Lindsay (and, ultimately, viewers) that they were simply looking for different things and in different places in their lives.
“Unfortunately for Carl, he didn’t quite see the bigger picture that, number one, I’m not dating just to date right now. I’m looking for a true partner to spend my life with for the rest of my life, hopefully for forever,” she explained. “I look at relationships in a serious way right now. And I think he just thought he was going to have some fun with me this summer. And I wasn’t willing to really take our friendship and put it in that high of a risk situation, because the consequences could have been lethal.”
For more on her relationship with Carl Radke and other hot topic “Summer House” moments, listen to our full, 20-minute interview with Lindsay Hubbard above, and don’t forget to tune into “Summer House” on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST only on Bravo.
For reference, see below for a timecode breakdown of In The Know’s interview with Lindsay Hubbard:
0:47 – 2:01: Lindsay talks about how she’s been spending her time during the quarantine.
2:02 – 4:58: Lindsay talks generally about “Summer House” season 4 being the “best season yet.”
4:59 – 10:34: Lindsay talks about her up-and-down relationship with Carl Radke.
10:35 – 13:16: Lindsay talks abut her trip to Tulum and her burgeoning romance with Stephen.
13:17 – 18:49: Lindsay talks about the rest of the relationships in the house – Jules and Jordan, Hannah and Luke, Amanda and Kyle and Paige and Perry.
18:50 – 20:40: Lindsay talks about her most iconic line of her “Summer House career.
If you liked this story, check out In The Know’s recent interview with fellow “Summer House” star Paige DeSorbo here.
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