We’re excited to introduce you to our latest celebrity mom, Kristen Taekman, who will be sharing all of her thoughts on motherhood, keeping a balance, what she loves about the holiday season and Elvis (!) with our regular cast of the Mommalogues.
Kristen started her modeling career at a John Casablancas school in Hartford, Connecticut, when she was just 16 years old. She then went on to model in Paris and Milan and her career is still going strong at age 37. Kristen has appeared in national campaigns for Clairol and L’Oréal, and in Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Australian Vogue. She is married to Josh Taekman and they have two adorable children together, Cassius and Kingsley.
Kristen then became a housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City when she met her now BFF Brandi Glanville from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at a party over a year ago. Kristen likes to refer to herself as a real Real Housewife, and she sums up her views on being a mom on the Bravo TV Website:
The realities of motherhood are just, well, so real. I love my kids but this f—ing sucks.
I think all of us can relate to feeling that way at times!
Kristen also considers herself an Elvis Presley superfan and even wears a diamond encrusted Taking Care Of Business in A Flash necklace around her neck, just like the King gave to his own entourage back in the day. She has visited Graceland, and even keeps a large cardboard cutout of Presley in her home.
In addition to her busy modeling career, chasing after two young children and starring on RHONY, Kristen also started her own successful greeting card company called Second Street Press in 2009. She currently lives in Tribeca with her family and enjoys Pilates and JCORE Fitness. Welcome to Mommalogues, Kristen!