Lindsay Hubbard reveals she was “completely blindsided” when her ex, Carl Radke, called off their engagement on camera over the summer.
“He blew up my entire life. I was crying, I was angry, and I had to find closure on my own. Now I’m at a place where I feel really good about moving on,” Lindsay Hubbard told Us Weekly earlier this week.
The Summer House star called the breakup “absolutely humiliating” — especially since she and Carl Radke had only “had a couple of arguments” throughout the summer.
“Every couple has normal arguments, but nothing that would’ve been so drastic as to break up. It was literally the last two weeks of summer that his demeanor and tone changed. There was a lot of combativeness and aggression on his end, and I was very confused,” the 37-year-old claimed.
Lindsay also admits that Carl’s decision to film their breakup for season 8 of Summer House, even though filming had already wrapped weeks prior, added fuel to the fire.
“It would’ve been one thing if this conversation happened over the summer during the normal filming schedule. But for [Carl] to call up producers and then set up cameras and manipulate me into sitting down [so he could break up with me] after we’d already wrapped is scary,” she shared.
The former publicist further claimed that the “whole world found out within 30 minutes” of the breakup, which occurred in late August.
“No one saw it coming, not one person,” she said. “There were no red flags. Two weeks before he called it off, I was at my bridal shower, and he showed up. One week before, I was at my dress fitting, and he was fitting for his suits with all of his groomsmen.”
The Bravolebrity also denied rumors that cheating or Carl’s sobriety played a role in the split. Since the breakup, Lindsay says she’s gone through various emotions, including “sadness,” “pain,” and “whiplash.”
When it came to canceling their wedding in Mexico, Lindsay let Carl figure out the logistics since he ended their engagement.
As for Lindsay, she is selling her 3.5-carat engagement ring, explaining, “I gave it to my jeweler to sell it. I need to make up for all the lost money on the wedding.”
Lindsay is also continuing to live in the apartment she shared with Carl.
“I love my apartment. I spent a lot of time, money, and effort to make this home comfortable for us, for him to then burn it down. And at this point, I’m not in the mind space to think about, ‘Oh, where am I gonna live now?’” she explained.
Despite it all, Lindsay says she’s still open to love.
“I will never give up on love. I have a very big heart; I’m not going to shut myself off from somebody else who would appreciate it,” she shared.
As AllAboutTRH previously reported, Carl broke off his engagement with Lindsay on camera while filming season 8 of Summer House in August 2023.
Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke met in 2016 while filming season one of Summer House. The two quickly became friends and had a brief romance during season 4. They remained friends after their failed attempt at dating. In late 2021, Carl and Lindsay started dating – again and later confirmed their relationship in January 2022.
After one year of dating, Carl proposed to Lindsay with a Nicole Rose diamond ring in August 2022 at Southhampton’s Dune Beach. The moment was captured on camera for season seven of Summer House.
Summer House is expected to return to Bravo for season 8 in 2024.