A crossover connection! Bravo multiverse fans prepare for the premiere of Winter HouseCast members Lindsay HubbardAnd Austen KrollTheir openness about their history shocked viewers.
Ahead of Lindsay’s entrance on theSummer HouseShe spoke about her desire to direct a spin-off series with Austen, after being friends for many years.
“I haven’t seen him in over a year when we started filming, so that was the longest I’ve gone since I’ve met him,” the publicist exclusively explained to Us WeeklyIn October 2021. “So I went into it like, ‘Hey, I’m just so f—king excited to, like, see my best friend.’ And we talk every day — sometimes breakfast, lunch and dinner, you know, sometimes we will go a couple of days without talking, but we’re always on the phone. … Austen and I do have a history when we’re both single that you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Lindsay was eager to see where their time here in Vermont would take her, but the…” Southern CharmStar already had his sights set upon Ciara MillerBefore Lindsay arrived. As episodes of Winter HouseThe costars had to continue airing, as tension built up in their relationships following an embarrassing segment. Andy Cohen Live: See What Happens.
During an October 27 appearance on the late night talk show, things took a turn when Austen chose Ciara for most of the romantic questions in a game of “Pick Your Winter Spouse!, as Lindsay watched on in the audience. After the episode aired, the New York native admitted that she struggled to keep up “a happy face” while she was actually “crying inside.”
“You never know what kind of questions or quizzes are going to be asked. I was definitely taken aback at the responses that Austen gave,” she said during a November 2021 episode of the “Reality Life with Kate Casey” podcast. “I think he could have been a little bit more respectful to me and to our friendship. We’ve had conversations about that in the past. I mean, specifically after Winter House filming, I had a conversation with him about that.”
Fans noticed that Austen and the other woman seemed to have stopped following each other. The Summer HouseStar also confirmed that she was on pause regarding Austen.
“I can’t be [OK]I am committed to keeping that type of person in my life. Like, I spend so much time caring and nurturing for my friendships and being the best friend I can be to everyone around me,” she noted at the time. “If it’s not going to be reciprocated [after] almost four years of friendship and if it’s still not there, then I don’t need to train a 34-year-old man how to be a good friend to me.”
Austen believed they had reached a point of understanding.
“I thought that we were moving on and being, like, much more adult about it to be totally honest,” he said during a “Pillows and Beer” livestream with Craig Conover the day Lindsay’s “break” comments made headlines.
Lindsay was rumored to be in a relationship with her costar despite her issues with the Kings Calling Brewing Co. founder. Carl Radke. Rumours swirled about about their relationship. However, Lindsay, who was a longtime friend, opened up about how Carl was an important fixture of her life.
“We’ve been super close, we’ve been best friends, we started the show together. It was very strange not to have him at Winter House. I mean, he was helping me pack the night before I left,” she told UseOctober. “I FaceTimed him a bunch while I was there and we hang out all the time, we live in the same building in New York and we’re just, like, really, really close.”
Lindsay joked about being connected to multiple Bravo costars simultaneously.
“Here I am, like, on Winter House talking about AustenAnd how I’m in love with him, but, you know, I’m also in love with Carl, Kyle [Cooke] and Amanda [Batula],” she shared with Use. “Carl and I, you know, he’s been going through a very different lifestyle phase and change of his life. I’ve been very supportive of him since day one.”
Winter HouseBravo Wednesdays at 9 PM. ET.
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