Kristen Taekman, Brandi Glanville’s Friend, Signs On For RHONY!



There had been rumors that at least two new faces would join Real Housewives of New York City, and one has been revealed – reportedly! Buzzfeed is confirming Kristen Taekman as the newest cast member on RHONY which has started to film this week.

Kristen is from Connecticut originally, and is the wife of Josh Taekman, founder of Eboost energy supplements. The couple have two young children, Cash (don’t tell Kandi!) and Kingston, and live in Manhattan, NYC according to Josh’s Facebook profile.

His Twitter page however, claims that they live in Venice, CA and Kristen used to have a company based out of Venice, CA that is no longer operating. Are they “fake” living in NYC for the show, or did they really move there? Who knows!

Other interesting tidbits about Kristen are that she used to be a model! She is also friends with Brandi Glanville, from their modeling days, perhaps.

Kristen’s husband was formerly a VP at Bad Boy Entertainment, P. Diddy’s company. Heather Thomson, who used to work for Diddy, is on the cast already so I have some curiosity as to whether or not Heather was Kristen’s link to the show.

Judging from Kristen’s Facebook page, she is a regular girl who is very family-oriented so it will be interesting to see how she assimilates to the RHONY bunch! I am glad they are bringing someone in who is not an actress or already-established entertainment personality. I miss getting to meet regular women through these shows.

Thoughts on Kristen joining the cast?

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