Through thick and thin. summer house‘S Carl Radke And Kyle CookeThe reality TV bromance has been going well since at least 2016 — but has everything always gone smoothly?
Fans met the duo when summer house premiered in 2017 after filming the previous summer. As two of the original cast members of the Bravo show, the two have both grown together and grown apart. They even started collaborating on Loverboy in 2019 after Kyle founded the company a year earlier.
Carl was a self-proclaimed “recovering f-kboy” who entered the show’s third season in 2019 after hooking up with a former roommate Lauren Wirkus in seasons 1 and 2. While he experienced a few more lows along the way – including confronting his complex relationship with alcohol – he also found love in the Hamptons and proposed to him Lindsay Hubbard in August 2022.
Meanwhile, Kyle has had to deal with the consequences of cheating on his then-girlfriend. Amanda Batuladuring the third season. The couple overcame their issues and tied the knot in September 2021.
Despite all of this, Carl and Kyle remained one of the strongest friendships in the house. When the Maryland native married Amanda, Carl actually acted as her officiant.
However, the following year, Kyle and Carl’s relationship apparently soured when they began to drift apart after Carl’s romance with Lindsay.
While filming the seventh season of the reality series in the summer of 2022, the tension between the two seemed to be at an all-time high Teaser for January 2023 For the show, Kyle claimed that Carl was “vetted” as Loverboy’s VP of Sales.
Carl, meanwhile, claimed in the trailer that whatever he does for the company is “not good enough” for Kyle.
Ahead of the Season 7 premiere in February 2023, the Pennsylvania native narrated exclusively Us weekly that he was trying to “find a sane place” with Kyle as a friend amid their recent struggles.
“I love being with Kyle. He’s close to my heart and I love him, but it’s been hard. i won’t lie We’ll manage the situation as best we can,” the seller explained, noting that their business relationship had gradually affected their friendship. “At this point, I haven’t had a drink in a year and a half, and working at an alcohol brand didn’t feel authentic to me.”
That same month, Carl announced he was no longer working for Loverboy. “I’m still an investor, I’m very proud of that,” he said entertainment tonight. “I fully support the company.”
summer house airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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