Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula’s September 2021 wedding will be featured on the sixth season of “Summer House.” While speaking to E! News in January 2022, the married couple shared that they had some relationship issues leading up to their nuptials during the production of season 6.
The publication noted that in season 6, episode 1, Batula got upset when she could not contact Cooke, who was out at a bar. After he did not answer dozens of her phone calls, she threw his toiletries on the bathroom floor and placed his luggage outside the home. She also started sobbing and admitted to her housemates Paige DeSorbo and Ciara Miller that she was concerned her now-husband “would cheat on [her]” while inebriated. As fans of “Summer House” are aware, Cooke had previously confessed to being unfaithful.
When Cooke returned home and went to the bathroom, he stepped on a piece of glass. He was further angered by the fact that his then-fiance had moved his belongings outside. The couple then proceeded to have a heated argument. Batula expressed her frustration about Cooke’s excessive drinking, while he chastised her for destroying some of his belongings.
“God, I stay out after one in the morning and now we’re having a miserable f***ing summer,” exclaimed Cooke.
Batula ended up telling him to “f*** off,” to which the 39-year-old responded, “God! Shut up!”
During the E! News interview, Batula shared she did not stand by her behavior.
“Obviously I’ve had a few outbursts over the years and I don’t like to watch it because I’m not proud of how I acted or how I handled the situation or how upset I got and I am embarrassed by it. So it’s not something that I like sit there and watch with a smile on my face and I’m like, ‘You go girl!’ I’m like, ‘Ohhhh, it’s a little cringy,’” revealed Batula.
Cooke also revealed that he had difficulty watching his issues with his wife play out on the show.
“We try to forget that the cameras are there and we kind of show it all and share it all and sometimes that’s a bit hard to watch. I think at the end of the day, we’re just a relatively normal couple, but you know, factor in various stresses in life—wedding planning, working together, the pandemic, drinking—it just kind of started to mushroom,” stated the Loverboy founder.
During a January 17 episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” alongside Cooke’s “Summer House” co-star Carl Radke, the entrepreneur also discussed the fight. The reality television star shared that he and Batula “did not watch” the first episode of season 6.
“It was tough, it was tough to watch because, yeah, we got married like a couple months later and to see us worlds apart like that was tough,” asserted Cooke.
Kyle Cooke & Amanda Batula Spoke About Their Wedding in October 2021
During an October 2021 appearance on the “In The Know” podcast, Cooke and Batula discussed their wedding, which was held in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Batula shared that they “wanted to throw an awesome party” for their friends and family.
“We absolutely pulled that off. We had so many friends and family telling us that it was the best wedding that they’ve ever been to and not because that’s what you say to everyone but they actually felt that way,” asserted the 30-year-old.
Cooke and Batula also noted that they were grateful their wedding received a positive reception from fans.
“Instagram and social media is a scary place sometimes and there can be a lot of negativity but it was so nice to see just how supportive everyone was when we did finally share that we had gotten married and there’s little to no negativity,” stated the graphic designer.
Kyle Cooke & Amanda Batula Took a Mini-Honeymoon in January 2022
In January 2022, Cooke and Batula went on a mini-honeymoon. On January 13, 2022, Cooke uploaded a picture from their vacation in Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands on Instagram. The photo showed the couple kissing while sitting in a boat on a body of water. In the caption of the post, Cooke referred to their trip as a “mini-moon.”
“Thank you to my beautiful wife @amandabatula for putting up with me and my entrepreneurial lifestyle (i.e. there is no work life balance),” read a portion of the post’s caption.
New episodes of “Summer House” premiere Mondays on Bravo.