Kristen Taekman’s marriage issues are off limits. The Real Housewives of New York star and her husband have allegedly banned filming of their marital spats because Josh Taekman did not like how he was portrayed on camera last season.
The Taekmans’ marriage problems were a major part of Kristen’s storyline during her first season on RHONY last year, but the couple decided their relationship troubles are no one’s business, reports Radar Online. Apparently, Josh Taekman was not happy with the way he came across on camera during the sixth season. After the couple talked long and hard, they came to the decision not to air their marital dirty laundry, a show insider reveals.
“He didn’t want the show to negatively impact his business. There was a lot of added strain in the marriage after the season aired, so Kristen agreed to not allow cameras as much access to them as a couple.”
Chronicling of marriage troubles has often been a major part of a Housewives’ story line. Millions watched as RHOC’s Vicki Gunvalson’s marriage fell apart on screen, as well as Tamra Judge’s relationship with her ex, Simon Barney. However, Josh and Kristen Taekman are in a “better place” now and just are not willing to open up on camera regarding their marriage any longer, says the insider.
In her first RHONY blog post this season, Kristen Taekman may have given fans a clue as to the couple’s decision to portray their marriage in a better light this season, as the reality star said that while the couple’s relationship is not perfect, they are doing much better thanks to their first season on the show.
“Josh and I are in a much better place. Sometimes you just lose sight of how important it is to be there for your partner. Work, kids, life get in the way so often. What we must bear in mind always is that the partnership is primary and deserves constant attention and nurturing. Josh and I learned a lot from last season and are stronger for it.”
So what is Kristen Taekman’s storyline for RHONY’s seventh season if not her troubled marriage? The show insider tells Radar Online that Taekman is happy to give co-star Bethenny Frankel additional camera time since it takes attention away from the Taekmans’ personal life.
The Real Housewives of New York airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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