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Kyle Cooke proposed to Amanda Batula at the end of Season 3 of Summer House, and now on Season 4, the two are stressed about planning their wedding. While stress is a normal part of the wedding planning process, some of the housemates were surprised to see the toll it's taken on the couple, especially Kyle, who got angry at his roomies for talking over their wedding woes.
When the couple was interviewed on The Daily Dish podcast, they were asked how feedback from viewers has affected their relationship and if they thought they would be engaged today if they weren't on the show.
"You know, would we still be engaged? I mean, actually, as challenging as it is to relive this stuff, it’s also therapeutic," Kyle explained. "Particularly in the moment, right. Because you have in some cases producers around you that know you so, so well. And, you know, it’s kind of nice having people there to bounce your thoughts off of, you know, in the heat of the moment."
That's not to say it isn't challenging: One of the most difficult parts of filming Season 3 was reliving the fallout after Kyle cheated on Amanda.
"When I had my infidelity issue that happened a year before we actually filmed, by the time it aired, it’s like a two-year-old, you know, slip-up. And constantly having to address that and prove to people that I’ve grown, that’s challenging. 'Cause in everyone else’s mind it just happened. 'Cause it just aired," he explained.
Amanda agreed: "There’s also a lot of pressure being a couple on any show. You know, I feel like viewers expect if you’re a couple like you’re perfect, you’re not fighting, like it’s in the movies, it’s everything. It’s just like happiness. And your fights, if you do have them, they’re very small. But I feel like every couple on Bravo just gets backlash from viewers because it’s not how they would have handled things. Or, you know, it’s not how they would have done something. And all of a sudden, you know, we’re not meant for each other. And that’s not the case. Everyone’s different. So, it’s tough."
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