So much drama to discuss from last night’s Real Housewives Of New York reunion; or at least what can be deciphered through the 7-layers of screaming. Housewives reunions are not unlike 7-layer taco dip – and one really has to slough through layers of green onions and refried beans to get to the good stuff.
Unfortunately a lot of chips get lost in the rubble. Reunions are minefields of undiscovered gold which are always cloaked in secrecy with expressions like, “Let’s talk about what we saw when we barged into your room!? [with a wannabe pirate circa 2013]” WHAT?! TELL US. Or, “I’ve covered for you plenty!” Meaning?!? All these inferences, insinuations, and teasers of people’s ghostwriters being exposed or countesses who lunge at princesses (or at least the previews showed Luann de Lesseps standing up and yelling – is that what Carole Radziwill meant when she said a ‘lunge’?).
Our favorite reality TV stars, like Eileen Davidson, Curtis Stone, and Jen Arnold, love to show off their adorable kids on social media. It’s tough to narrow down, but here’s our pick for the cutest photos from the past few weeks.
What a difference a week can make. When Kristen Taekman was writing her blog about the shenanigans on this week’s Real Housewives of New York’s reunion, part 2, her husband Josh was just about to get outed for his own indiscretions on the recently hacked Ashley Madison website. It’s almost hard to read Kristen’s take on the reunion, especially concerning Ramona Singer’s own failed marriage (due to Mario’s cheating), on the flip side of the scandal that’s rocking Kristen’s real-life world right now.
Not mincing words about whose side she’s on in the Luann de Lesseps versus Carole Radziwill feud, Kristen comments, “Preach, Carole! How did the situation escalate? They had chemistry! They care about each other! How can Luann expect Carole to read her mind? And it’s true. Age-shaming is a thing, and Luann is the master of it. I was happy that Carole was speaking up for herself. This is clearly a season of pent-up anger. She needed to get it off her chest. Luann is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.”
Despite lurid details of Josh’s activity on the cheater website – including contacting numerous women – Kristen has accepted his apologies and promises that he’s never actually been unfaithful. “Kristen believes him,” insists a source close to the reality star. “They’re shrugging it off.”
While Kristen Taekman has been posting a series of photos on her blog “Last Night’s Look” called the ‘Sex And The City Tour’, Josh Taekman has been running around Ashley Madison under the pseudonym “Mr_Big_NYC.” So we know what these two watch on Netflix!
Earlier this week Josh was busted amid the slew of names associated with the Ashley Madison leak, which unearthed him as being a long-time account user who had spent $1500 on the cheater website. Josh allegedly paid for services on the website at least 62 separate times.
The Real Housewives Of New York star’s husband opened a profile under the name Mr_Big_NYC which described, “Looking to enjoy the finer things life has to offer… total respect for my situation and yours but looking for a beautiful sexy woman, who wants to be treated like a woman, engaged socially and intellectually and see where it goes from there….but no stress and no pressure… Looking for opportunity to wine and dine and have discreet experiences.”
After the second installment of the Real Housewives of New Yorkreunion, Bethenny Frankel admits it’s all a bit of a blur. “This one made me laugh,” writes Bethenny in her Bravo blog. “Let’s just say that I say some things, and when they air it, it is like hearing it for the first time.”
One thing Bethenny does remember is Ramona Singer’s cuckoo behavior, whether searching for nuts to eat on set or defending her petty theft of dresses. Bethenny snarks, “She doesn’t needs nuts. She is nuts enough for all of us. Even though I love and forgive her, she had to be held accountable for her actions. From taking my property to lying about me cheating, she had to be checked. Based on a very kind voicemail she left me yesterday, she definitely feels remorse.”
Last night the ladies covered what I refer to as administrative details, but Andy Cohen was utterly superfluous as Bethenny Frankel stepped in to truly host the reunion, which is an excellent way to take heat off your own misdeeds. Like when Bethenny repeatedly accused Ramon Singer of being nasty and having a nasty side and saying truly awful things. I was like for every finger Bethenny is pointing at Pinot Pologies of The Ramacrame Delusions of Turtle Time Island, there are four Singer Stingers pointing back at Bethenny. Honestly, is Bethenny cognizant that she is the queen of the cutting and nasty comment? Back to Dr. Amador‘s couch you go! She should just move the good doc into her Skinnygirl subsidized apartment, paint him red, and make him part of the zillions of products she hawks under the guise of healthy living.
The Ashley Madison leak fallout continues on. It’s not just Josh Duggar, government officials, and random civilian husbands getting busted for having accounts with the cheater website. Now it has filtered on down to the Bravolebrities. Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman’s husband Josh Taekman is the latest person to be outed for having an account and making multiple payments to the site.
Earlier today when the news broke, Josh vehemently denied that the account was his own. When the Daily Mail ran the story, showing proof that Josh had over 60 transactions with the affair site, he told them someone else had to be using his information. Josh told them, “I don’t understand. There’s not a shot in hell that I’m a subscriber. I have no knowledge of that this is the first I’ve ever heard of it. This is crazy. I saw it on the TV the other day about the security breach and we were laughing about it. It is what it is but somebody is definitely fraudulently using my name and number.”