The Real Housewives of New York City season eight was reportedly going to move forward without Kristen Taekman, who has been accused of failing to have an interesting storyline. However, after Taekman’s husband, Josh, admitted to being one of the 30 million users of Ashley Madison, a source claims Bravo has changed their mind about booting her from the show.
On August 25, a source offered the following Real Housewives cast update to Real Mr. Housewife:
“Kristen didn’t have much of a storyline this season, which is why Bravo was seriously considering canning her. However, Bravo loves a good scandal, sad as that may be, especially when it can play out for their cameras. Think of all of the drama this Ashley Madison reveal could bring to the show.”
Taekman was brought aboard the Real Housewives‘ New York-based franchise during the show’s sixth season and continued her full-time role when season seven returned earlier this year. Then, as the season came to an end, the Real Housewives star was thrust into the spotlight after her husband admitted to having an account on Ashley Madison, a dating website that promotes affairs. While speaking to PEOPLE Magazine, Josh claimed he made a mistake by “foolishly” signing up for the site and offered an apology to his Real Housewives star wife and their two children.
“Unfortunately, this is bound to be a tough time personally for Kristen, but this will up her chances at a [Real Housewives of New York City] return for sure.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, rumors of Kristen Taekman’s possible firing from The Real Housewives of New York City first began swirling earlier this summer. At the time, a source told Page Six that Taekman’s feud with her Real Housewives co-star, Bethenny Frankel, wasn’t helping her cause when it came to returning for season eight.
“[Kristen Taekman] will probably not be invited back to the show because she doesn’t fit in and her story line is stale. It will be the nail in Kristen’s coffin. Bethenny wants her off the show. She is now the anchor. [Kristen Taekman] is likely departing.”
OK! Magazine also spoke of the Real Housewives star’s possible exit, claiming she “has been way too boring. She didn’t bring enough drama to the cast.”
The Real Housewives of New York City season seven wraps its three-part reunion special this Thursday night at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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