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!”