There may be yet another casualty in the Ashley Madison hack.
Update: Josh Taekman has released a statement to E! News, 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.”
The Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman’s husband, Josh Taekman, is reportedly the latest name to surface in the hack, which exposed the personal information of more than 37 million account holders on the website, which exists to help spouses cheat.
According to E! News, Josh’s account on the site could be a breaking point in the reality TV couple’s already-strained relationship.
“Kristen is embarrassed by this entire situation,” a source close to the family told the site. “They have had their problems in the past but worked hard on them. This could be the final straw and the end of their marriage.”
E! reports that Kristen and Josh are currently in Los Angeles on their EBOOT tour and that their marriage was already on the rocks before the Ashley Madison information surfaced, as was documented on the show.
During the couple’s debut on RHONY, they argued explosively in front of the cameras, drawing negative comments from viewers on social media. The arguments and the reactions from fans became factors when producers chose not to show Josh any longer on the popular Bravo series.
E! News reports that representatives for both Kristen and Josh have yet to comment, and the couple’s RHONY costars haven’t addressed the scandal yet, either.