When Carl Radke and Paige DeSorbo first met in Season 3 of Summer House, their relationship quickly took a romantic turn (need we remind you of those visits to the kitchen pantry?). However, after attempting to date back in New York City during the week, their fling fizzled out, and they decided to just be friends.
And friendship looks good on these two, as we saw this season of Summer House. Carl and Paige reflected on how they became so close in Season 5 in the above Summer House After Show clip exclusive to Bravo Insider.
Carl shared that he wanted to be there for Paige as a friend as she faced a real turning point in her life in Season 5 of Summer House. "I think this summer, clearly Paige had some decisions to make in her life and where she was gonna go in the fall, and I was just trying to be a support and also remind her, 'Hey, I think you're doing great. You're going on a great path,'" he explained. "Through that, I think she was feeling comfortable, because we are very comfortable with each other. We have a great chemistry. I was just happy we could kind of, I could just be a sounding board for her and kind of cheer her on."
He added, "I was just wanting her to be feeling confident about what she's doing in her life."
Paige noted that she and Carl have always been close, but that his guidance this summer really strengthened their friendship. "Carl and I have always had this unspoken bond where we've always had each other's back," she shared. "I feel like for everyone in the house, I got the closest to Carl this summer because I value his opinion. I think he's an amazing person, and I'll always have his back. We love each other — moral of the story."
So, would Carl and Paige ever take their relationship in a romantic direction again? Let's just say Summer House fans will be very intrigued by their response.
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