Summer House is back, and it is not disappointing. However, it feels more like a summer hotel with rooms rented by the hour. The cast is larger, more diverse, full of perfect bodies, large egos and enough thirsty castmates to keep us tuning in to see who is going to hook up with who next. Thank you, Bravo!
To catch up, in the spin off Winter House combined cast members from Summer House, Southern Charm and some beautiful newbies like Andrea Denver with his Italian accent, model Julia McGuire (who is close friends with OG Paige DeSorbo), boring model Gabrielle Kniery (friend of Julia), and all around good guy and (to be original) another model, Jason Cameron.
While in Stowe, Vermont filming Winter House for 17 days, Paige fell hard for Andrea. When the season ended, it was unclear if tiny Paige was going to get her heart broken by playa playa Andrea. Andrea admitted to the boys in the house he had some baddies in the background.
Paige told Entertainment Tonight, “We hung out maybe four or five times and he wanted to be exclusive,” Paige notes, “and I just knew I wasn’t 100 percent in it, and the last thing I would want to do is commit to something that I knew my heart wasn’t 100 percent in. So, I kind of turned him down saying, ‘I want to stay single.'” Which seemed SO NOT the vibe she was oozing at the end of Winter House.
Meanwhile the former hot mess of a man Craig Conover from Southern Charm – who became more likable after comparing him to castmate Austen Kroll who whined his way through life over Madison LeCroy – was dating girlfriend Natalie Hegnauer. While there were hints that Craig might be over the GF while filming Winter House, viewers weren’t privy to a coupling in the making with Miss NYC and Mr. Charleston.
After cameras shut down and the hiatus began, it appears Craig became a variable but not a thing. Although, they admitted there was some serious crushing before they became “official.”
Only a couple episodes into Summer House, Paige and Andrea carry out some flirtation, but things get tricky as Paige and Craig‘s relationship gets more serious (Craig comes to visit at some point).
In the trailer for the season, Andrea cries and says it “kills” him to see Paige with someone else because he had “real feelings” for her. He also implies he was blindsided by Paige and Craig‘s coupling. Andrea wasn’t the only one.
“That makes me feel awful,” Paige admits. “I don’t ever want someone to be sad and me be the reason. So I really felt horrible when I heard him say that, but … Craig was not the reason I stopped hanging out with Andrea.”
Mmmmmmmm, are you buying what she is selling? At one point, Paige seemed smitten with the Italian Stallion. And, I am not saying she was wrong for that! But as the saying goes, “Best way to get over someone, is to get under someone.”
Paige claims she and Craig hadn’t even connected yet when she broke things off with Andrea. “I was no one’s girlfriend, so I was very much in the mentality of, I don’t really owe any of these guys any explanation on my decisions because I’m not their girlfriend,” she said. “So I definitely was playing the field all spring and certainly all summer.”
While I feel Paige 100%, this love triangle shone a new light on the little adorbs fashion influencer Paige. I didn’t think she had it in her to run as the head of a triangle. That is more a Lindsay Hubbard move.
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But apparently, the scales tipped in Craig’s favor pretty naturally, Paige says. “I can’t pinpoint a certain thing that he did or said, it was kind of just realizing how I felt about myself when I was with him,” she shares, “and it was just kind of undeniable. Little things that I would get excited — if I had a text message from him on my phone — and it didn’t even compare to when other guys would text me. So I knew that I was very into him a lot more than any other suitors that were around.”
WERE YOU SHOCKED WHEN PAIGE CHOOSE CRAIG OVER ANDREA? WHO IS THE BETTER CATCH CRAIG OR ANDREA? DO YOU THINK CRAIG AND PAIGE WILL LAST?
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