Kristen and Josh Taekman Celebrate 10th Anniversary After Ashley Madison Scandal
A little cheating scandal wasn’t about to stop Real Housewives of New York stars Kristen and Josh Taekman from celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary in New York with friends.
The couple was rocked earlier this week when it was revealed Josh had an account with Ashley Madison — the popular cheating site that was recently hacked — but it’s clear they’re working through their differences and focused on moving forward.
What better way to move forward than to hold an anniversary party at Tavern on the Green with 60 of your nearest and dearest friends?!
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A source close to the couple tells E! News, “They honestly love each other. She may hold this over his head for a while, but I believe she'll stick with him. I just don't see them separating.”
The source added Kristen and Josh — who are parents to Cash, 6, and Kingsley, 3 — are “shrugging off” this marital drama and appeared “very happy” at their recent anniversary soirée. In fact, the party is slated to factor in an upcoming special episode of RHoNY scheduled to air on September 3.
Though Josh is “embarrassed” by his actions, the source notes he and Kristen have no intention of splitting up.
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A second insider tells the site Kristen has had no shortage of support from her RHoNY co-stars in the wake of this scandal, explaining, “Everyone from the cast is handling it differently. Some of the women have held off on calling her because they want to respect Kristen's privacy. Others have reached out. They all have summer homes and a few of the women have let Kristen know that if she needs a place to get away or clear her head, she's welcome to come and stay. Kristen has thanked them for their support.”
The RHoNY star’s 46-year-old hubby initially claimed fraud and denied the Ashley Madison account was his, but later apologized in a statement saying, “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.”
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Josh reportedly made 62 paid transactions on the site, shared 33 private photos, and spent $1,500 over the course of several years. Still, it remains unclear if Josh physically cheated on his wife.
On August 25 Kristen was spotted jogging in LA with pal Tori Spelling, who might have reason to worry about her husband’s fidelity as well.