Kristen Taekman spent two seasons on The Real Housewives of New York City and during her time on the show, we saw her life as a model and fashion blogger. She appeared with her husband, Josh Taekman, and their two young children, Kingsley and Cassius. She had her fair share of drama on the RHONY, however; she faced a lot of personal drama when she left the hit series. Kristen recently opened up about life after the RHONY and the Ashley Madison scandal, which Real Housewives she still keeps in touch with, what she thinks about some of the current drama on the show, plus who she thinks is the best thing to happen to the reality show!
Kristen recently shared with Bravo Rewind, “Right after I decided not to do the show, there was a little blip in the radar screen in the tabloids with my marriage. And you know what? It was so funny ’cause I have so many friends like, ‘I bet Bravo wishes that had some cameras rolling.’ But to be totally honest with you, there was nothing really to talk about or to roll on. It’s like, whatever happens in my marriage, my private life at that point was private.” Kristen’s husband was involved in the Ashley Madison leak back in 2015.
Kristen said that such a public incident actually changed her almost 15-year marriage, for the better. She shared, “And all I can say is, I think every marriage has its ups and downs and its bumps in the road. And we had one and we’re stronger for it and here we are now.”
Which Real Housewives does she keep in touch with? A lot of them! Kristen is still in touch with Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill. Kristen explained, “I talk to pretty much all the ladies, I would say. I saw Dorinda and Ramona recently at an event, I see Carole quite a bit, I saw Luann’s show which was amazing – she’s really found her calling.”
She was “bummed” to see the fallout last season between Carole and Bethenny Frankel. Kristen explained, “Their relationship seemed so tight and I feel like they had a great thing going. It’s sad to see two good friends fallout.”
Kristen loves Tinsley Mortimer. In fact, Kristen said that Tinsley is “the best thing that happened to the show” right now.
What would she have done differently during her time as a housewife? “I think I would be a little meaner,” she answered.
Overall; she said it was an “awesome experience” being on the RHONY.
I enjoyed when Kristen was on the RHONY. We both have an affinity for Elvis Presley! I’m all for her returning to the show sometime. I felt bad for her when she went through her husband’s cheating scandal. I’m glad to see that they have come out of it all stronger. It’s always nice to catch up with alumni of the Real Housewives. I wish Kristen and her family all the best!
Watch Kristen’s interview in the video below:
Thoughts on what Kristen had to say? Will she return to the RHONY? Are you surprised she’s still in touch with the ladies? Do you want her back on the show? Share below!