Now that the first season of Summer House is over, the cast members are free to talk about everything we watched and to share what else went down that didn’t make the episodes. Kyle Cooke and Cristina Gibson talked about all of the Summer House drama in a recent interview.
This included Cristina’s broken friendship with Lindsay Hubbard (a constant topic of conversation), her belief that Carl Radke used her as a scapegoat to get out of dating Lauren Wirkus, and her opinion that Stephen McGee is a bigger meddler than she was last summer. Kyle discussed his relationship status with Amanda Batula and provided some much-needed back story to their interaction.
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Kyle and Cristina made an appearance on the Watch What Crappens podcast to talk about the Summer House season. As expected, Cristina was asked about her involvement in the Carl and Lauren saga. Cristina said, “I think Carl totally just scapegoated me. He basically lost interest in Lauren and used me as the reason for it when really I don’t think I had anything to do with it because I haven’t been involved with them since the end of summer and I haven’t said anything else about their relationship.” She added, ” I think he used it as an opportunity to spin it on me and Lauren took the bait. I was everyone’s scapegoat.” I feel like Cristina did meddle a lot over the summer, but it really didn’t seem like she had anything to do with Carl pulling away from Lauren.
I figured that when Lauren watched the show she would realize that Cristina wasn’t actually going out of her way to mess with their
summer hookup relationship, but apparently that’s not the case since Cristina said, “She’s never apologized. I think right after filming ended, we were kind of on the outs and over time we got to a better place where we’re cool, we’re not as close as we were.”
Kyle made it a point to clarify what was really going on with Amanda over the summer. He adamantly declared, “I want to make it clear that she was more than a booty cool. It wasn’t just like three in the morning texts. We were texting during the day on the weekends and hanging out probably once a week.”
He also explained why Amanda asked “What else Kyle?” during the talk from the season finale episode. Kyle explained, “She was just like ‘Really? You waited until the Friday of Labor Day Weekend to tell about things that have been taking place out here for the entire month when we have been seeing each other, talking, and texting?’ So she had every right to be upset.”
He continued, “the challenge was Amanda was a big part of it, but Amanda wasn’t a part of the cast, so she never had the opportunity to tell her side. It wasn’t until the end that they were like ‘Kyle, would Amanda be open to it?’ And I was like ‘I guarantee you she would because she hasn’t a voice.’ That’s why out of context without knowing the history, I can see why people would be like why is she getting so upset? There were a couple layers to the onion there.” I know I don’t have the best taste in the world, but I have always been #TeamKyle, so I love him even more for defending Amanda and making sure that people don’t view her in a negative light. Sure, I kind of hated him for wasting her summer instead of just dating her, but if she’s good with it, then who am I to get vicariously upset over something that has nothing to do with me.
Of course, Kyle was asked if he and and Amanda are still together. Kyle revealed, “Yes, I can confirm that we are. We’ve had a ton of amazing time together as an official couple. Watching the show was difficult.” I’m sure it was.
Since Cristina was a part of this joint interview, it’s really not shocking that the topic of conversation came back to Lindsay. Cristina shared, “I think sometimes she thought we were acting in a movie or something because she Gchatted me the day after that and was acting like everything was cool.” This prompted the podcast host to ask if Cristina felt Lindsay was “playing up for the cameras,” and Cristina took that bait. She said, “I do. I think she was willing to do whatever she thought it took to try and get camera time.” She also made it a point to say, “I don’t think she has good intentions. At least people say I have good intentions. She said things a lot of the time to be hurtful and mean.”
When discussing Lindsay and her up and down relationship with Everett Weston, Kyle revealed, “I don’t know the actual current status. They hit one of their bigger snags a couple weeks ago,” which is most likely the same “break up” that Stephen referred to during a recent interview.
Speaking of Stephen, Cristina said, “Now watching it back, Stephen is a huge meddler. He did a lot more than I did.” She added, “The fact that when I was leaving and Stephen pipes up with ‘This all wouldn’t have happened if you didn’t get into everyone’s business,’ if I had known I would have shot back at him with something. – I would just like to say that was very hypocritical.”
TELL US- DO YOU THINK CARL USED CRISTINA AS A SCAPEGOAT TO PULL AWAY FROM LAUREN? WHO DO YOU THINK WAS THE WORST MEDDLER OF THE SEASON? DO YOU WANT AMANDA TO BE A CAST MEMBER ON SUMMER HOUSE IF THE SHOW GETS A SECOND SEASON?
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