Lindsay Hubbard is opening up in more detail about her split with fiancé Carl Radke, more than two months after their shocking split this past August.
The reality star, 37, chat with US Weekly in a Q&A published on Wednesday, saying she was shocked and shattered when Radke parted ways with her ahead of their slated nuptials, which were set to take place later this month.
The Summer House personality said she ‘was completely blindsided,’ noting that Radke had not presented her with any type of explanation for the split.
‘He blew up my entire life. I was crying, I was angry, and I had to find closure on my own,’ the public relations specialist said. ‘Now I’m at a place where I feel really good about moving on.’
Hubbard described the course of events as ‘absolutely humiliating,’ claiming that Radke orchestrated everything with producers so it would be captured on camera.
The latest: Lindsay Hubbard, 37, is opening up in more detail about her split with fiancé Carl Radke more than two months after their shocking split this past August. Pictured in NYC last year
Parting: The reality star chat with US Weekly in a Q&A published on Wednesday, saying she was shocked and shattered when Radke (pictured) parted ways with her ahead of their slated nuptials, which were set to take place later this month
‘It would’ve been one thing if this conversation happened over the summer during the normal filming schedule,’ Hubbard said. ‘But for [Radke] to call up producers and then set up cameras and manipulate me into sitting down after we’d already wrapped is scary … the whole world found out within 30 minutes of me.’
Hubbard said that her Summer House costars were also surprised by the pre-wedding split.
‘No one saw it coming, not one person,’ she said, adding that Radke’s sobriety was not a factor in the split. ‘There were no red flags … there was no cheating.’
Hubbard said that Radke was fully immersed in the wedding process in the weeks before they parted ways.
‘Two weeks before he called it off, I was at my bridal shower and he showed up,’ she said. ‘One week before, I was at my dress fitting and he was fitting for his suits with all of his groomsmen. It had nothing to do with wedding planning.’
Radke’s personality began to shift in the weeks before the split, Hubbard told the outlet.
‘It was literally the last two weeks of summer that his demeanor and tone changed,’ she said. ‘There was a lot of combativeness and aggression on his end, and I was very confused.’
She said that there were some clashes, ‘but nothing that would’ve been so drastic as to break up,’ adding that ‘it’s not normal to call off a wedding because you had a couple of arguments.’
Unpredictable: The Summer House personality said she ‘was completely blindsided,’ noting that Radke had not presented her with any type of explanation for the split
Unexpected: The Summer House personality said she ‘was completely blindsided,’ noting that Radke had not presented her with any type of explanation for the split; seen in May 2022
Hubbard said that she had been leaning on her ‘most amazing group of girlfriends’ in the aftermath of the breakup.
‘We talked, we cried,’ she said. ‘And women are detectives, right? So we sat for the first week just, like, psychologically dissecting every bit and piece of this entire breakup.’
She said that she left the wedding cancellation tasks to Radke, noting that ‘since Carl decided to call off the wedding, he can be responsible for sending the email … why would it be on me? This was not my decision.’
She said she gave her engagement ring to her ‘jeweler to sell it,’ adding that she needed ‘to make up for all the lost money on the wedding.’
In a September 14 Instagram post, Hubbard spoke publicly for the first time about her broken engagement with Carl Radke.
Hubbard thanked her fans for giving her ‘the space and time to process’ her emotions and ‘grieve the loss of’ her relationship with the man she considered to be her ‘best friend’ for eight years.
‘The last 2 weeks have been the most heartbreaking and emotional weeks of my life,’ she said. ‘My entire life and future was ripped out from underneath me and I’ve had a hard time making sense of it all – with no answers or closure on why,’ she said in her Instagram statement.
Hubbard noted that she feels humiliated ‘by how it went down, and simultaneously heartbroken that it happened in the first place.’
‘I would like to start by saying thank you for allowing me the space and time to process my emotions, heal, and grieve the loss of not only my relationship, but my friendship with someone I considered my best friend for 8 years,’ the Summer House star told her 573,000 Instagram followers
Heartbroken: She continued: ‘The last 2 weeks have been the most heartbreaking and emotional weeks of my life. My entire life and future was ripped out from underneath me and I’ve had a hard time making sense of it all – with no answers or closure on why’
The public relations specialist noted that she feels humiliated ‘by how it went down, and simultaneously heartbroken that it happened in the first place’
‘My trust has been betrayed, and coming to terms with that has been difficult for me,’ Hubbard added. ‘This was not my decision, and I do not agree with quitting a relationship (at this level) without trying everything possible first.’
The TV personality said that over the past few weeks, Hubbard has worked on finding her ‘own closure and peace.’
‘I am forever grateful to my best friends who have not left my side, and have been picking up the pieces of my heart and life every day from the fallout,’ she concluded. ‘I am still grieving and trying to process all that has happened, but I felt it was important to update you all.’
While speaking directly to her 573,000 followers and loved ones, Hubbard said: ‘From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and support from my friends, family, cast mates, and all of you for carrying me through.’
Hubbard and Radke became engaged on August 27, 2022 at Dune Beach in Southhampton. They first met in 2016 during season one of Summer House but were dating other people at the time.
They started dating in summer 2019 before quickly going their separate ways.
In May 2020, Hubbard clarified via Instagram what happened between the two of them.
‘Unfortunately going into it, Carl didn’t exactly understand that I’m not just dating to date at this point in my life (even if he is my best friend), or that he wasn’t quite ready for the level of commitment I need in a relationship,’ she said. ‘Our expectations were not aligned, which is where it all went wrong.’
‘He owned his s**t and we have both moved on. It took some time and you will continue to see this play out of course,’ she said.
She said yes: The couple became engaged on on August 27, 2022 at Dune Beach in Southhampton
Unbelievable: Last month, Entertainment Tonight reported that Carl informed Lindsay that he was unable to ‘move forward with the wedding’ – and that the split was filmed and will likely air on the next season of Summer House
In September 2021, however, they sparked rumors of a reconciliation after they were seen cuddling up in a snap at Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula’s wedding.
One month later, they coordinated their Halloween costumes, further fanning romance rumor flames.
In January 2022, Hubbard confirmed they were dating but not yet boyfriend/girlfriend.
However, days later during Radke’s appearance on What What Happens Live, Andy Cohen asked him about her interview and the no label reveal; Radke said ‘We’re girlfriend-boyfriend.’
On August 31, Entertainment Tonight reported that Radke informed Hubbard that he was unable to ‘move forward with the wedding’ – and that the split was filmed and will likely air on the next season of Summer House.
‘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,’ a source told the site. ‘The breakup was filmed and will most likely play out on the next season of Summer House.’
The couple were set to walk down the aisle in less than three months. The split comes just two weeks after Lindsay celebrated their upcoming nuptials at a lavish bridal shower attended by Radke.
Radke made a surprise appearance at the end of the shower, and Lindsay shared snaps of her former fiancé arriving to the restaurant with a bouquet of roses.
‘Carlito showed up and surprised me at the end!’ she captioned the post, along with several lovey-dovey emojis.
The couple were set to walk down the aisle in less than three months. The split comes just two weeks after Lindsay celebrated their upcoming nuptials at a lavish bridal shower attended by Carl
Bravolebrities: Hubbard and Cooke on season five of Summer House
Radke also shared snaps from the festivities, along with the gushing caption, ‘You are going to make such a beautiful bride.’
The garden-party themed bash was held at the Cathedrale at Moxy East Village in New York City.
Speaking with People, Hubbard said of the party: ‘I have such an amazing group of girlfriends that were not going to let me get away without having a bridal shower.’
According to their Honeyfund page, the couple were set to tie the knot on November 17, 2023.