There are moments in reality TV that even producers can’t anticipate. A passing comment, or a conversation that suddenly takes a serious turn. Such a moment happened on a recent episode of Summer House during which Amanda Batula revealed a heartbreaking medical mystery.
The ladies of the cast were gathered at the infamous residence for high tea. Sam Feher named Amanda as the one in the group most likely to get pregnant first. She became very emotional and revealed a problem with her reproductive cycle.
Amanda explained she and Kyle “want to have kids.” But “it’s just not in the cards right now.” After getting hitched in September 2021, Amanda went off birth control. Two months later, she had her “last period.” Fans, of course, began speculating and opining on the matter. Why bother going to the doctor when there is a legion of keyboard medical professionals to diagnose you?
Kyle revealed to Page Six that his wife’s medical situation is “more complicated” than just blaming her recent weight loss. “There’s obviously a lot more to it than what made it into the [show],” Kyle added during his sit-down with Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast. “It breaks my heart.”
Amanda received a ton of unsolicited, harsh feedback regarding her weight. Kyle wanted to shut it down. He said, “She’s catching so much s—t from trolls about her weight and people are like, ‘Well, you’re missing your period because you lost so much weight.’”
But her suspended menstrual cycle could be the result of a new prescription. The Loverboy founder explained Amanda started taking acne medication, which resulted in weight loss. “I’ll set the record straight. Yes, going off birth control causes you to lose weight. It also causes your hormones to go out of control like you’re a teenager. She has always had great skin,” Kyle said.
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He explained, “She was breaking out like she was in high school right up until when we went to film ‘Winter House’ [Season 2]. She went on … a medication where the byproduct happens to be clearer skin. One of the side effects was also it caused her to lose some weight,” Kyle said. “I don’t think it’s a common side effect, but it was like a two-fold kind of weight loss that she had zero control over.”
Kyle was thankful to co-star Ciara Miller for encouraging his wife to seek medical attention. At the time of filming, Amanda revealed that she had yet to see a doctor about the issue. Kyle is very appreciative of Ciara for speaking up.
“I was so thankful for friends like Ciara, who really kind of took her under their wing to start to understand what was going on. It was tough because she’s going through the weight loss, she’s going through the acne and oh, by the way, what’s going on with her menstrual cycle and her fertility,” Kyle shared. “So, I don’t want to spoil anything but I’m so glad the girls — it kind of started [the conversation] at that tea brunch,” he added.
TELL US- WHY IS KYLE TALKING ABOUT AMANDA’S HEALTH ISSUES? SHOULD AMANDA STEP AWAY FROM FILMING? SHOULD AMANDA ASK KYLE TO STOP SPEAKING ABOUT HER FERTILITY CONCERNS?
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