The word is out on which cast members will be returning to Summer House season 7, and Luke Gulbranson isn’t the only one making an exit. Despite all the season 6 drama, there were a few faces who faded into the background due to their lack of involvement in all of the drama. Andrea Denver became a fan favorite over the course of his one summer in the Hamptons, and filming Winter House season 1. However, after Paige DeSorbo chose to pursue a relationship with Craig Conover over Andrea, the Italian stallion ended up finding love elsewhere.
Luke was missing in action for the first few episodes of season 6. The Minnesota native had business to attend to, and arrived at the Hamptons house later than expected. Once there, Luke maintained a low profile by enjoying the parties and keeping a safe distance from the feuding in the house. Luke had already experienced his fair share of drama in Season 5, after breaking Hannah Berner’s heart and getting into a number of showdowns with his housemates. Alex Wach was among the new faces who joined the show in season 6. However, he was barely seen in any episodes throughout the season.
As a result of Luke, Andrea, and Alex fading out of the action in season 6, the trio has been cut from the season 7 cast, Us Weekly reports. Lindsay Hubbard, Paige, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Carl Radke, Danielle Olivera, Ciara Miller, and Mya Allen will all be returning. Filming is set to kick over the 4th of July weekend, and it’s the first summer in three years that Luke won’t be joining his friends in the Hamptons. “I’m gonna miss my friends a ton,” Luke said on Instagram Live while confirming his exit. “I’m actually extremely, extremely bummed I’m not gonna be able to spend the summer with them — breaks my heart.” Andrea appeared briefly on the Live, but didn’t disclose much.
The Italy native previously confirmed that he was cut from Winter House season 2, which is set to air this fall. Alex posted a throwback photo of himself with a reflective caption, which appeared to be a response to his removal from the show. “Everyone can agree that life throws some curve balls now and again,” he wrote. “Recently I’ve felt like life has thrown me a curveball straight to my face.” The Bravo star explained how he went through a rough patch where he found it hard to leave the house. However, with the help of his friends, he is “learning to take some time to self reflect and take a step back,” he shared. Luke and Andrea both left supportive comments for Andrea, assuring him that everything would be “fine.”
Fans expressed their concern over why Alex was cut from so much of season 5, despite being present. Mya was a fellow newcomer who managed to secure a second season for herself. The Summer House season 7 cast could see some newcomers replace the three males who have been cut from the show. Fans will be watching to see Carl and Lindsay’s dynamic as a couple, and if Ciara, Paige, Lindsay, and Danielle can all work out their differences. There’s more than enough unfinished business for producers to focus on.