Updated: 'RHONY' Star's Husband Denies Using Ashley Madison

By Jason Marshall


UPDATED 08/25/15: After initially brushing off the allegations as a case of identity theft, Josh Taekman has admitted he opened the Ashley Madison account. E! Online got the scoop late Monday. The Real Housewives of New York City star told them, rather bluntly, "I signed up for the site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends and I deeply apologize for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family. We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."


First it was Josh Duggar, then vlogger Sam Rader, and now the wealthy husband of a Real Housewife has been linked to the cheating website Ashley Madison.

Daily Mail is reporting that Josh Taekman - husband to The Real Housewives of New York City star Kristen Taekman - was named in the Ashley Madison data leak.

Two e-mail accounts, allegedly linked to the reality star, are connected to thousands of dollars worth of payments to the online source for down low adultery - including one for $250 that guarantees the payee an affair within three months. 

The accounts were active users on the site for three years, from June 2011 until June 2014. 

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Taekman and his wife began appearing on the Bravo reality show in the spring of 2014. 

What's more is that one of the e-mail accounts uses the same username as his unverified twitter account

For what it's worth, the businessman - who is responsible for the energy supplement Eboost - denied the allegations when Daily Mail Online was able to question him. 

"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."

And although this drama most likely won't be mentioned, you can catch Kristen facing off against her best frenemies twice this week. 

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The Real Housewives of New York City will air parts two and three of its reunion special Tuesday and Thursday night respectively.



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