More: Fans aren't buying Kristen Taekman's reason for leaving RHONY
Taekman, who left The Real Housewives of New York prior to the beginning of filming for the show's upcoming season, appears to be keeping close tabs on her former co-stars, because she has plenty to say about de Lesseps' recent engagement to Thomas D'Agostino.
"No [I’m not surprised it happened so fast], because I think probably when you fall in love, you fall in love," Taekman said after de Lesseps and D'Agostino were engaged. "I’m really happy for her. I think that’s awesome. I think LuAnn is an amazing woman and I think she deserves love. It’s very exciting. I’m very happy for her."
De Lesseps and D'Agostino only dated for a few months before he popped the question, but they seemed to have marriage in mind for a lot of their relationship. De Lesseps seemed to know it was coming, because she hinted that there may be a proposal in her future just days before she was spotted sporting her new ring.
Despite their brief time together, Taekman shared with Bravo's Daily Dish that she thought they were a good fit for one another.
"They’re just very similar — the same interests, and they both have this joie de vivre that's as endearing as it is infectious," she said. "I think they have reflective personalities — they seem to view life through the same lens. They both love traveling, being on a boat, having great food, being among friends... They’re definitely spur-of-the-moment people who love to be out and both are very enthusiastic about living it up!"
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