“People are like, ‘Do you talk to Carl?’ I’m like, ‘No, absolutely not,’” Danielle, 34, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, October 19, while promoting season 3 of Winter House. “There’s a line in the sand. I’m on Team Lindsay.”
“I don’t intend to really,” she said, teasing that “BravoCon should be interesting” when she is forced to sit beside her castmates. (BravoCon takes place annually and brings together stars from all of Bravo’s series. This year’s convention begins on Friday, November 3, in Las Vegas.)
Us confirmed in August that Carl called off his engagement to Lindsay while filming season 8 of Summer House in the Hamptons. The following month, Carl sent an email to his and Lindsay’s wedding guests confirming that their November nuptials were no longer happening.
Lindsay broke her silence on the split in September, writing in an Instagram statement, “[My] entire life and future was ripped out from underneath me and I’ve had a hard time making sense of it all — with no answers or closure on why. … My trust has been betrayed, and coming to terms with that has been difficult for me.”
Danielle, meanwhile, was vocal in summer 2022 about her concerns over how quickly Carl and Lindsay were moving romantically. After the pair got engaged in August 2022, Danielle and Lindsay had a falling out over her alleged lack of support of their impending union.
The ladies have since mended fences and following Lindsay’s heartbreak, Danielle told Us she feels bad that her premonition came to fruition.
“This is what I wanted to avoid. This exact thing,” Danielle said on Thursday, referring to her prior comments about Lindsay’s relationship. “And it’s not a vindication. It’s not a ‘I was right’ [situation]. No, that’s not what I wanted at all. It was more of [me confirming that] you have to have certain conversations and you have to go deeper when you’re going to commit to someone like that.”
Danielle — who experienced her own heartbreak in late 2022 when she and Robert Sieber called it quits — noted that the whole thing is “so sad” especially because Lindsay is “such a romantic and she really wanted it” to work out.
“It f—king sucks,” Danielle confessed, sharing with Us that Lindsay is now “doing OK” as she continues to process the breakup. “I’m not going to say that she’s doing great. No, she’s doing OK. I mean, breakups not great at all. So, I think that she’s going through it.”
Danielle, for her part, has been leaning into the fun side of life after her own split, starting with season 3 of Winter House, which premieres this month.
“I had a great time. I went into it off of a breakup. I was super, not sure of myself. You just kind of need some bad asses around you to kind of make you feel good about yourself again,” Danielle said of going on Winter House, which filmed in March. “To me, when you have good females around you, it just makes all the difference. … And they’re the kind of people that you want in your corner when you’re going through something really bad, they just lift you up and drink through it.”
Danielle teased viewers will see her bring “a lot of that energy” to Summer House season 8 as well, which just filmed over the summer months.
Winter House season 3 premieres on Bravo Tuesday, October 24, at 9 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi