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Carl Radke Lists 7 (!) Reasons For Calling Off His Wedding to Lindsay Hubbard

Get a detailed explanation for Carl Radke and Lindsay Hubbard's split, as shared on the Summer House Season 8 finale.

By Sophie Vilensky
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While we've known for a while that Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke weren't going to make it to the altar, the exact conversation they had during their breakup has been kept under wraps ... until now. During the Thursday, May 30 episode of Summer House (the long-awaited Season 8 finale!) we finally saw the dramatic sit down where Carl called the wedding off.

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After yet another argumentative house party, Lindsay and Carl sat down in their New York City apartment for a big conversation. "I'm trying to understand desperately what you need from me so that I can adjust," the PR expert explained, leading Carl to launch into a long list of problems he saw in their relationship.

"We're supposed to be married in two and a half months. And I'm not ready to do that," he said. "I don't feel comfortable. I'm hurt. I'm really unhappy. And I don't think our communication is going to improve. At what point do you look in the mirror and say, 'we love each other, but this isn't working out'?"

Ahead, all the points he made while announcing his decision to end their engagement.

Carl didn't find Lindsay helpful in his career journey

"I've tried over and over again to explain I'm feeling very anxious and overwhelmed about making a career choice," Carl shared toward the beginning of the conversation. "And I've asked for you to be a little more comforting and excited and positive versus the questioning. This has been going on for a long time."

Carl also added that he's felt controlled by Lindsay's vision for his career. 

Carl said he lived in "two different worlds" with Lindsay

"There's the reality, and then what you spin the reality to be. You're really gifted at playing victim. You've been gifted at that since I've known you," he said.

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Carl said Lindsay "bulldozed" him

Instead of being equals in their relationship, Carl made it clear that he thought Lindsay had more sway.

"It's not a partnership. It's your show that I just pay rent to be a part of," he said.

Carl called out Lindsay's derogatory remarks

"You called me a loser, you called me all sorts of different things. You've called me a little b-tch. You've called me a little baby. Mama's boy. Run home to your parents," he said.

Carl said Lindsay hadn't been present in their relationship

In the middle of their argument, Carl told Lindsay to look back at their text messages because she hadn't been present "for the last 12 months." 

Carl Radke and Lindsay Hubbard having a conversation together in their living room.

Carl didn't think Lindsay trusted him

Throughout their relationship, Carl's sobriety was a point of contention. "I think you think I'm going to relapse," he said. "I think you want me to relapse. I think you want me to fall back so you can control me even more."

Carl didn't want to commit to a life in couples therapy

"The fights we have are not normal. And the way it all shakes out is not normal. I cannot live like that and I'm not going to commit to going to couples therapy for the rest of my life," he explained. "I can't live like that. You can't either."

Carl said he doesn't make Lindsay happy

"I don't make you happy. Clearly," he noted.

Sometimes, that's all there is to it ... but not this time. Carl also provided a recap of all the issues he'd just stated.

"I don't think you trust me. I think you think I'm going to relapse. I think you think that I'm not capable as a human being to make money. I think you think I'm sensitive and not a man. I think you think I lack confidence. I think you think I have an anger problem," he said, holding up seven fingers. "[Actually], I have a relationship problem."

And with that, Lindsay left the room.

The Summer House Season 8 two-part reunion kicks off Thursday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Extended and uncensored versions of the shocking reunion will be available to stream next day on Peacock.

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