Siesta Key's Madisson Defends Romance With 46-Year-Old Producer Ish

Siesta Key's Maddison Hausburg defends her relationship with 46-year-old producer Ish. Find out if they’re headed for an engagement.

By Mike Vulpo Jan 21, 2020 12:00 PMTags
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When it comes to love in Siesta Key, don't judge a book by its cover!

Earlier this season, fans were shocked to find out Madisson Hausburg, 25, was dating her former producer named Ish. Another twist in this love story was the fact that he was more than 20 years older than the MTV star.

But before you make assumptions or judge the age gap, Madisson has a message for viewers.

"I get it. It's a big age difference but I would hope that after everyone initially judges it, will come around and see it's a real relationship with real feelings and he is good to me. It's a healthy relationship," Madisson shared with E! News exclusively.

The relationship is so strong that even some co-stars and friends wouldn't be surprised if an engagement was in the future.

"I think you're ready. I don't really know the ins and outs of your relationship with Ish all that well, but I feel like that's a serious relationship," Juliette Porter shared. "I also think that you're mature enough to want to get married and slow down and you're also one of the older ones on the cast."

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While viewers watched Maddison's father struggle to come to terms with the romance, the MTV star is hopeful that her family and viewers at home will be understanding of the relationship.


"You just get to see a whole deeper side to me. I feel like Ish brings out a really authentic part of me," Maddison explained. "I'm more open to love and have a stronger connection than I think I have ever had on television. I think all of my friendships have been real, but I think Ish brings out a whole different side of me."

She continued, "[My ex] Brandon and I had some really good times but ultimately, it was more of a childish relationship. There was no future there and these are conversations I have with Ish and it's a lot more serious."

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So how is the rest of the Siesta Key crew doing in the romance department? Take a look at our gallery below for the latest.

Juliette Porter

In season one and two, fans watched Juliette and Alex Kompothecras' roller coaster romance. But when kicking off season three, the college graduate has her eyes on Bachelor in Paradise star Robby Hayes. After the couple split, Juliette got another chance at love with Sam Logan. Ultimately, the pair broke up while season four.

In March 2022, Juliette confirmed she is happily dating Clark Drum. "He's calm, he doesn't have a huge ego, he supports me," she told E! News. "It's a give-and-take relationship. It's not just constantly me giving and I'm just happy and I feel like I'm at peace. I'm in a relationship that isn't taking something from me anymore."

Alex Kompothecras

Siesta Key's bad boy made some serious headlines in season three. The law school student recently welcomed his first child with girlfriend Alyssa Salerno. But before becoming a dad, Alex had to face the consequences of cheating on Alyssa with his ex Juliette Porter.

Robby Hayes

After not finding love in Bachelor Nation with Amanda Stanton and JoJo Fletcher, the Bachelor in Paradise alumna headed to Siesta Key where he dated Juliette Porter. Spoiler alert: She did not accept his final rose.

In March 2022, a source confirmed to E! News that Robby was dating Sarah Alkhoury

Chloe Trautman

This original cast member and lifestyle blogger chose to keep her romantic relationships on the private side. In the summer of 2021, however, Chloe confirmed on Instagram she was dating Christopher Long. In November of that same year, the couple announced their engagement and later got married in February 2022. 

"He is the nicest, most genuine, real person you would ever meet," Chloe told E! News in March 2022. "I don't think there's one moment on the show where I would be nervous for anyone to see anything he did or said." 

Kelsey Owens

The supermodel started off season three single and ready to mingle. After a brief reconciliation with Garrett Miller, Kelsey revealed during the reunion that she has a new boyfriend named Max Strong. "Max and I have been dating for a minute now," she told E! News in May 2021. "He's more of a laid back person. When it comes to the show, he definitely likes to take a back seat. It's definitely not his world. He's opened up to it for me, so it's been great to have his support." 

Brandon Gomes

While fans rooted for Brandon and Madisson Hausburg to work out, both parties moved on after season two. The music artist had his eyes on Amanda Marie Miller. But once she started hanging with her ex, Brandon reconnected with Camilla. At the season three reunion, Brandon confessed to being unfaithful and having a kid

Madisson Hausburg

After things didn't work out with Brandon Gomes, Madisson started season three off with a new love interest. "I'm dating our producer Ish. Do you remember him from season one?" she revealed to Chloe Trautman in the season three premiere. At the season three reunion, the aspiring actress revealed she was engaged and beginning to plan a wedding. 

In October 2021, the couple would get married in Florida. 

Garrett Miller

The fitness instructor started off season three hopeful that he could build his relationship with Cara Geswelli. Unfortunately, they ended things off on a rocky note. Later on in the season, Garrett gave things another chance with Kelsey Owens before things fizzled out. In season four, Garrett was happily dating Makenna Quesenberry. On Thanksgiving 2021, the couple announced their engagement. 

Cara Geswelli

While Cara started season three off by continuing to date Garrett Miller, their current relationship status is over. In fact, she made a dramatic exit from the MTV series halfway through the season. When season four returned in March 2022, she was dating Michael Wheary

Amanda Marie Miller

In season three of Siesta Key, Amanda and Brandon Gomes developed a fling in front of the cameras. There's just one problem: Cara's ex JJ Mizell entered the picture and complicated the situation. In season four, she briefly found love with Tate Sweatt️️️️️.

Jared Kelderman

In season three, Jared continued to have his eyes on Kelsey Owens. To bad a visit from his ex-wife threw a curveball in his plans. 

Siesta Key airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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