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Craig Conover and Paige DeSorbo may be the Bravo crossover couple at the moment, but back when they were in the Winter House, they seemed to have been strictly platonic. Craig had a girlfriend back home in Charleston at the time, Natalie Hegnauer, and Paige was flirting up a storm with Winter House-mate Andrea Denver.
But now knowing that Craig and Paige did ultimately end up together — not to mention, all of the adorable moments captured between them during their time in Stowe, Vermont — we can't help but wonder if they had any romantic chemistry while in the Winter House. Thankfully, Andy Cohen also wanted the answer to that burning question, and he recently had two people in the Clubhouse who could shed some light on it all.
Winter House newlyweds Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula weighed in on all the Stowe-mances this season during their appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on November 17 (clip above). And it was during a game called "Roomie Raid" that Andy asked the Winter House cast members if they saw "any sparks between Paige and Craig during your time in the house." "We all loved Craig," Amanda offered, rather diplomatically, before confirming, "So probably, yes."
In an interview with Us Weekly last month, Paige confirmed that she and Craig really were just friends during this season of Winter House. “I met Craig, actually, three years ago and he was single. I had a boyfriend [Perry Rahbar] and I absolutely respected that I was in a relationship,” she recalled. “And then when we got to Vermont, I didn’t know he had a girlfriend. So, I was a little bummed when I first got there. But, of course, he was absolutely respectful to his girlfriend. And I’m so happy now looking back that he had a girlfriend because we built just a very platonic friendship, which is, like, the base of our relationship now. Everything really does happen for a reason.”
Paige also teased at the time that we'll "just have to see how it kind of plays out toward the end of our vacation" when it comes to her and Craig this season of Winter House. “It sounds so cliché, but Craig just gets me. There’s a lot of things I don’t have to explain to him because we look at things very similarly," she gushed. "It just fits, like, it just is very natural and it’s a lot of fun.”
She's not the only member of the Winter House crew who loves Craig. On Wednesday's WWHL, Andy also asked Kyle, since his Summer House BFF Carl Radke wasn't in Stowe, "Which guy did you have the best bromance with over the stay?" "I mean, I was like the godfather of the Austen [Kroll]-Craig-Andrea little fraternity," Kyle said.
But when pressed on which dude truly stole his bromantic heart, Kyle admitted, "I mean, probably Craig."
Check out the above video to see what else Kyle and Amanda had to say about the Austen-Lindsay Hubbard-Ciara Miller situation, "the biggest red flag" in Andrea and Paige's romance, and their reaction to Luke Gulbranson turning Gabby Kniery down.
Want more Winter House? New episodes air every Wednesday at 9/8c.
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