'Summer House' Carl Radke Shares Gay Experience, But Is Straight

By Sujata Limbu | Published On: 25 Feb, 2020
'Summer House' Carl Radke Shares Gay Experience, But Is Straight

American reality star Carl Radke gained the limelight after he appeared in the 2017 reality series Summer House alongside his two exes. 

Prior to appearing in the reality series, he was an orthodontic specialty consultant for a start-up therapeutic whitening company called GLO.  

Carl Radke's Wiki And Bio

Carl was born on 27 January 1985 in the United States. 

Growing up, he attended the Upper St. Clair High School and graduated in 2003. Passionate about sports since childhood, Carl also played several sports during his time at Upper St. Clair High School.

Later, he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in radio, television, and digital communication from SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  

Family Details

Carl’s parents were separated for four years before they finally got divorced. After the split of his parents, he lived with his mother, Sharon Radke, in Pittsburgh. Carl shares a close relationship with his mother; he even invited her to the sets of Summer House and also gave her a grand birthday surprise in 2019. 


Carl Radke with his mother, Sharon, and friends: Erika van Olphen and Scheana Shay (Photo: CheatSheet)

Moreover, Carl also has a brother in his family.

Is Carl Radke Gay?

No, Carl is not a gay man. Talking with Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in 2018, Carl revealed his straight sexuality.

"I can tell you this, Andy. I’m a straight man — very confident in my sexuality."

He was suspected of being a gay man after his friend, Stephen McGee, commented on Carl's sexuality in a 2018 episode of Summer House.

Evidently, Carl had an intimate scene with a guy despite his heterosexuality when he was 22- a secret he said to Stephen McGee. Later, Stephen betrayed Carl's confidence and revealed the secret.        

Jobs And Experience

Carl worked as an assistant at the set of Criminal Minds from early December 2007 to August 2009. After that, he worked as a territory sales professional at Danaher Corporation for two years (2009-2011) and got promoted to territory manager for four years (2013-2017). In between, Carl worked as a territory manager at Thommen Medical for a year. He then switched his job as an Orthodontic Speciality Consultant at GLO science professionals for eight months (May 2017-December 2017). 

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Later, he performed the role of an account executive at Yotpo for nine months (December 2017-August 2018) and a senior advisor at Spotfund Technologies from October 2018 to the present. Meanwhile, he also works as sales business development at Loverboy, Inc since July 2019. 

Recent Update Of Summer House

Carl is dating Lindsay Hubbard, as seen in season 4 of the show.


Carl Radke and girlfriend Lindsay Hubbard at Tauk at Trails End (Photo: Lindsay Hubbard's Instagram)

Previously, he was linked with his Summer House's co-star Paige DeSorbo in season 3. Though the duo was seen getting cozy, Paige later stated that she did not want to go further with Carl as he was not emotionally supportive to her.