Most people don’t think of the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise as a marriage saver, but for ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star, Kristen Taekman, that’s exactly what it was.
On Kristen Taekman‘s first season of The Real Housewives of New York, viewers saw her go through a seriously rough patch with her husband, Josh. However, as we’ve seen so far this season, the two are in a much better place and, believe it or not, Kristen said that they have the show to thank! The gorgeous Housewife recently stopped by for a chat with the HollywoodLife.com podcast, and she revealed to us EXCLUSIVELY how RHONY was the best form of marital therapy!
Kristen Taekman Of ‘RHONY’: Interview
Who knew that The Real Housewives of New York could actually save a marriage?
Well, according to Kristen, for her and Josh it was a total wake up call. “We’d watch [the show] together on Tuesday nights and we kind of had our moments,” Kristen said. “We’d watch it and reflect. He’d go, ‘okay I was wrong there but did you see your facial expression? Did you see why I reacted like that?’”
Kristen added that the show also allowed for she and Josh to take a step back. “We just had a lot of back and forth and by watching that, we were like, we gotta slow down and take more time for each other,” she said.
Is Kristen Throwing Shade At Aviva?
One person whose marriage apparently did not benefit from RHONY was Aviva Drescher who, after leaving (or being fired from) the show, next appeared on Marriage Boot Camp, a decision which Kristen found to be somewhat ironic.
Kristen recalled last season’s reunion, during which she was asked about her problems with Josh. Kristen’s cast member Heather Thomson assured her that their fighting was normal, however, Aviva did not agree. “Aviva was the first to say, ‘I don’t think that’s normal’ and I thought to myself, ‘well you’re on your second marriage,'” Kristen said.
Do we sense some shade being thrown? Well, possibly because Kristen also added that Aviva and her husband “didn’t seem to have any problems last year on RHONY. Hashtag just sayin’.”
Nothing wrong with just sayin’!
Do you think RHONY helped with Kristen’s marriage?
— Casey Mink