For once I can actually say that a piece of news has genuinely shocked me. PEOPLE broke the news on Monday that Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula from Summer House are engaged. You know Summer House; it’s Vanderpump Rules’ less exciting younger cousin. Yeah, that show. And you know Kyle and Amanda, the bougie Hamptons version of Ronnie and Sammi from Jersey Shore? Yeah, that couple. In a twist of events that I don’t think anybody saw coming, Kyle grew up enough to pop the question to Amanda. Coming from a guy who looked like he would rather have multiple root canals in succession than move in with Amanda, engagement is a gigantic step.
Kyle told PEOPLE, “Amanda’s the most authentic, genuine person I’ve ever met. I really look up to her. She’s incredibly selfless, thoughtful, generous and accommodating.” He also added, “She puts family and friends as the top priority, and bends over backwards for the people that are important to her. That’s what you look for in someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. She’s a hell of a partner.”
Like, okay, cool. Whatever. I have no problem with this statement, and in fact, I’m just glad that neither of them used the phrase “the person I want to do life with” or referred to each other as “my person”.
Kyle popped the question with a two-and-a-half carat diamond ring that was custom designed by Stephanie Gottlieb. I have no idea how much it costs because I had no desire to pretend to fill out an earnest price request on the designer’s website, but like, IDK, the ring looks pretty big to me so it was probably not cheap. Then again, nobody on this show has a real job. How are they affording this?? Also, can we take a moment to talk about how all my favorite B-list reality stars are getting engaged? First Jax and Brittany, then Lala and Randall, now Kyle and Amanda… it’s terrifying. Who’s next? James and Raquel? Kristen and Carter?? Ok, them I could see. But my point still stands. To loosely quote Lindsay Lohan, it’s scary how nobody stays single anymore.
Anyway, congrats to Kyle and Amanda. Can’t wait to watch their pool party wedding on Summer House 2020!