Hubbard and her 'Summer House' costar Carl Radke called off their engagement and canceled their Mexico destination wedding last fall
The Summer House star, 37, revealed in a recent post on her Instagram Story that she had just picked up her wedding dress at the Berta shop in New York City. She shared a photo of a black garment bag and wrote, "Finally picking up my wedding dress ," according to screenshot of the post captured by Bravo.
In her caption, she also joked that the gown was up for grabs. "Let me know if you're getting married this year and still looking for a dress 😅," she added.
Shortly before news of the pair's split broke in September 2023, Hubbard gave PEOPLE a behind-the-scenes look at her wedding dress shopping adventures. At the time, she said she had already visited several bridal salons and was finding that her vision for her dress was continually changing.
"I feel like every time I go [dress shopping], I'm a different bride,” Hubbard explained to PEOPLE. “There are days that I'm the simple classic bride, and there are days that I am the embellished sexy bride, and then there are other days where I'm more romantic and lacy.”
The one thing she was certain of, she said, was that she wanted to wow Radke, 38, on the big day. “Really, all I want is for Carl to cry, when I'm walking down the aisle, and get a boner when he sees me at the reception because isn't that what we always want as a bride; cry, and then get a boner, and we're good?” she joked.
Two months later, however, Radke sent a letter to their friends and family, revealing that he and Hubbard had called off their engagement and canceled their wedding.
"Words cannot possibly express how difficult the last two weeks have been for Lindsay and I," he wrote in the letter obtained by PEOPLE. "We are so incredibly sorry to all of our guests for the confusion and lack of communication. We were left trying to figure out how this all exactly happened before we could even have the opportunity to determine the path forward amongst ourselves."
He continued, "There have been a lot of false narratives and misunderstandings that have made this all the more painful but sadly at this time we are not moving forward with the wedding."
"The fact of the matter is Lindsay is devastated and I'm crushed with how all this transpired," Radke added, before requesting that he and his ex-fiancée be given "patience and grace" as they moved forward separately.
In November, Hubbard told Us Weekly that the breakup was "not my decision," describing Radke's handling of the situation as "absolutely humiliating."
"He blew up my entire life," the reality star said. "I was crying, I was angry, and I had to find closure on my own. Now I’m at a place where I feel really good about moving on."
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She said she spent the first few weeks after the split just processing the overwhelming mix of emotions she was experiencing at the time.
"I allowed myself to feel all of the feels: go through the sadness, the pain, the whiplash," she told Us Weekly. "I process [things] by talking about my emotions, and my friends allowed me that space. I was able to regain my strength and [the] confidence of like, OK, I can do this."
"I'm stronger than I ever thought, because if I can get through this, then everything else is peanuts to me," she added. "I feel like I'm getting the momentum to find happiness and joy."
Indeed, earlier this month, Hubbard shared the exciting news that she had made a big purchase: a new home in Nashville.
“Turns out 2023 wasn’t ALL that bad for me…I bought a HOUSE ya’ll!" she wrote in an Instagram post on Jan. 3, alongside photos and videos showing her signing paperwork as part of the closing process.
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