Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke have decided to take their love to the next level by getting married. Congratulations to the happy couple!
PEOPLE has the exclusive right to announce that the cast members of Summer House got engaged on Saturday. The romantic private proposal took place in Southhampton’s Dune Beach, and it was filmed by Bravo cameras for the upcoming seventh season of the reality program.
“I was taken aback to the point where I’m still in disbelief!” Hubbard recalls, Radke admitted, “It was quite the hurricane that knocked Lindsay off her feet. She is not the easiest person to take by surprise!”
In preparation for the big event, the sales executive lied to Hubbard and said that they were going to a group campfire and that they needed to be there early with firewood to set up. Instead, she was welcomed with a romantic picnic just the two of them to share together. Hubbard recounts with a chuckle that when he arrived at the location, he said to himself, “Umm, I’m beginning to believe we’re not having a campfire.”
As they made their way from the boardwalk to the beach, Radke even erected placards with phrases such as “7 Years” and “Best Friends.” This was a reference to the amount of time that they had known one another. Additionally, he incorporated the lyrics of “Rumor” by Lee Brice and “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon, two songs that have a significant place in the hearts of the couple.
“As we got there, I told her, ‘We haven’t had time to have alone time this summer, and I wanted to do something unique,'” recalls Radke. “I wanted to do something that would be memorable for us.” “I also had the ring hidden in a beach bag that she was carrying, which I managed to get into without her noticing. And at that moment, she turned her back on me, and I thought to myself, “This is my chance.” So I quickly grabbed the ring, got down on one knee, and turned her around while telling her that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, how happy I was, and that our love story was just getting started.”
“He said, “Are you willing to marry me?” and my response was, “Yes, a million times over!”” Hubbard blurts it out. ” And he said, “Hold on, let me grab the ring,” and I was like, “I don’t care!” as he was getting the ring out of his pocket. When do you think we should be married? Now? I’m all set!'””
However, that ring was rather unique in its own right. The dazzling ring was designed by Nicole Rose and included a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 3.5 carats and two half-moon diamonds on each side of it. Radke popped the question with the ring.
According to what Hubbard shared with People, “This is the most wonderful thing I have ever set eyes on, save maybe Carl.” “Last night, I don’t believe I got any sleep at all because I think I simply gazed at this ring the whole time. It is quite beautiful. He did a fantastic job, and the performance could not have been improved upon in any way.”
“I like to believe that I’m very good at recognizing what Lindsay loves, but I did have some assistance from Nicole Rose, who is an outstanding jeweler and a personal friend of Lindsay’s,” says Radke. “I did have some help from Nicole Rose, who is an incredible jeweler and a good friend of Lindsay.” “I had a general concept of what Lindsay was looking for, and Nicole was able to help me narrow it down to a few stones, provide me design ideas, and make this stunning ring,” I said. “Lindsay was thrilled.”
Both parties acknowledge the emotional significance that the ring has.
Radke continues by saying, “I’m pretty thrilled with how it came out.” “She is everything to me, and I wanted it to be something that reflected my love for her as well as how happy I am to go on to the next level,” the speaker said. “She means everything to me.”
Hubbard explains that “it’s a whole lot of love” in his explanation. “If you look at this finger, it is extremely obvious that this guy loves me so very much,” the woman said.
After that, the couple went to one of their favorite restaurants, Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant, where they celebrated their engagement with friends and family. Among those in attendance were Hubbard’s father and step-mother, who had traveled all the way from Florida for their first trip to the Hamptons.
“At that point, everything started to seem very real to me,” Hubbard said. “I had been asking myself up until that time, “Is this occurring right now?” But I realized it wasn’t a dream when I saw my parents and a few of my closest friends who don’t even reside in New York but had flown in for the event. And I just lost it. I lost it. I immediately burst into uncontrollable sobs.”
“She often questioned whether or not she ought to contact her parents. — being unaware of the fact that they were waiting for her as well. And I was like, “The service is inconsistent here, let’s just wait till we go to Dockers,” knowing that there was another degree of surprise in store for us there.”
Their co-stars from Summer House, including Kyle Cooke, Danielle Olivera, Paige DeSorbo, and Mya Allen, were also present at the event. “They were all startled also since the whole home didn’t know it was occurring – they also believed they were going to a bonfire,” Hubbard recalls. “They were all surprised because the entire house didn’t know what was happening.” “Even Amanda Batula was unable to attend since she had to return to New York City to take care of her dogs after they had just undergone spaying. However, Kyle was able to FaceTime her, and we were able to say hi.”
“We’re going to do another engagement party in New York in a few weeks,” Radke adds, emphasizing that the party will be an opportunity for his mother and other friends who couldn’t make it to celebrate with them. “We’re going to do another engagement party in New York in a few weeks,” Radke says. “Last night, I made an effort to locate Luke Gulbranson, who graduated from Summer House but was in Minnesota at the time. However, Andrea Salerno and his girlfriend Lexi were in the area, and because of this, they were able to attend the event, which was a pretty fantastic experience.”
Since the show’s debut in 2017, both Hubbard, 36, and Radke, 37, have portrayed characters on Summer House.
They have a close relationship that has developed over the course of their seven years of acquaintance with one another. The two of them brought up the topic of getting married at the Summer House season 6 finale, which took place during Cooke and Batula’s wedding. This occurred in October of last year.
In January, they disclosed their connection to the whole public; nevertheless, Hubbard was unaware that they were already an official couple at that time. She recounted telling PEOPLE in May that she learned they were dating when he appeared on Watch What Happens Live in January. “I found out we were boyfriend and girlfriend at that time,” she said. “We hadn’t even had that discussion together yet, but I believe we both already understood how seriously we felt about one another, so there was no real need for either of us to talk about it at that point. We had the same understanding of the situation.”
“We are so fortunate that everything in the cosmos aligned for us, and the time was just right!” Hubbard stated. “I don’t believe I’ve ever been in a relationship that was better for me than this one. I can’t imagine a more wonderful experience than when you realize you’re falling in love with your closest companion.”
In point of fact, Hubbard said that both parties were so content with one another that if their admirers had inquired about them on social media earlier, they would have admitted that they were dating; nevertheless, they chose to take some time to savor the early stages of their relationship instead.
“It was those butterflies, that honeymoon period, which is something that individuals who appear on reality television don’t often get to experience,” Hubbard added. “That time that we were able to spend together and get to know one another in that setting was treasured very highly by both of us. It was simply an incredible amount of pleasure and excitement.”
She went on to say, “We truly love the time that we get to spend together.” “We never get tired of one another’s company. You are aware that there are certain relationships in which you need your own personal space, time alone, and separation, right? We are the exact opposite of that, Carl and I. It is a lot of fun for us to do each activity together. We have lunch together, and we also go to the gym together. He is one of my closest friends.”
Although their first effort at dating, which took place three years previously, was unsuccessful, this was not the first time that the two had dated one another. Hubbard said that neither of them were in a position to benefit from the timing of the situation. “[However], after that, our friendship became even stronger, and we continued to become closer to one another, and then to one another, and then to one another, until we began dating in the end.”
Since that time, the couple hasn’t been bashful about declaring their love for one another on any of their respective social media platforms. They went as far as to move into a brand new apartment in New York City together in June, which had two bedrooms.
During the time that Hubbard was freezing her eggs, she described him as being “a rock” for her. “He was excellent as well as quite kind. He drove me to the actual treatment, returned me home, then took me to acupuncture so that I could get some relief from the stress and strain I had been feeling. After my egg retrieval, he also treated both of us to a massage and a night at a spa that he had arranged for us. He has been nothing but helpful throughout the whole process.”
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Regarding the next stage of their lives, Hubbard and Radke shared with People on Sunday that they are unsure about when they want to be married or have children.
“I am very much of the perspective that, whichever the universe wants to go with our chronology, I’ll follow,” Hubbard adds. “I am very much of the view that.” “I kicked my own timeframes to the curb, and they are a thing of the past. It makes no difference whether you have a baby before you get married or if you get married before you have a kid. This person will be my life companion, and we share the same goals and aspirations.”