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To recap, the two first met on Winter House, where things quickly got romantic between them, including a hot tub makeout session at the start of their Vermont vacay. Ciara and Austen would develop real feelings for each other, even going on a little double date with Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula. However, Austen's past relationships with Madison LeCroy and Lindsay Hubbard put his romance with Ciara in jeopardy throughout the getaway. The pair would ultimately end that season of Winter House on good terms but with an uncertain future ahead of them.
So, when Austen was set to visit the Summer House this season for Lindsay's birthday weekend, Ciara was hoping to reconnect with the Southern Charm-er. Instead, he gave most of his attention to Lindsay, and the longtime friends were even caught locking lips. This caused some major drama in the house during and after Austen's visit.
Ciara addressed this tense time in the Summer House during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on April 4, sharing what her expectations were going into Austen's visit. "I don't think I had any expectations [specifically]," she said in the above clip. "Just like, we were gonna have fun. If he was gonna be kissing someone, it would probably be me."
The Summer House cast member also said that she believes Austen told her about kissing Lindsay to make her jealous and that Lindsay was mostly trying to get back at her during her birthday weekend. Ciara was glad to have Paige DeSorbo there to come to her defense, saying that she was her "ride or die" amid all the conflict.
As for where Ciara currently stands with Austen, it doesn't sound like the two have much of a relationship these days. "I told him we could say hi and bye," she said. "And that's the start and end of our conversation."
During the WWHL After Show, host Andy Cohen asked Ciara for her thoughts on why Austen kept picking her during his now-infamous appearance in the Clubhouse in which he played a game where he had to choose between Ciara and Lindsay in various scenarios. "That's a good question," she said. "I wish I knew."
Andy then asked Ciara, "Did anything about it strike you, or did you think, 'Oh, this is the end of Lindsay's friendship with him?'" She replied, "No, I really didn't think it was that alarming. It was a game."
When it comes to the fate of Ciara and Lindsay's friendship, Ciara's Summer House-mate and fellow WWHL guest, Andrea Denver, had an optimistic outlook on the situation. A member of the virtual audience asked Andrea during the WWHL After Show if he foresees "any future in which Ciara and Lindsay are on good terms, or do you think that's just impossible at this point?" He replied, "I think it's gonna happen."
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