'The Real Housewives of New York City' star Sonja Morgan on Josh Taekman's Ashley Madison account: I could see it coming
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/02/2015
The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan wasn't shocked when she heard her co-star Kristen Taekman's husband, Josh Taekman, registered an account with the infidelity website Ashley Madison.
"I could see it coming," Morgan, 51, toldthe New York Post.
Morgan apparently arrived at her stance after observing many red flags in Josh and Kristen's marriage.
"I didn't like the way he was treating her," Morgan said.
Morgan actually tried to convince Kristen, 38, to leave Josh even though they have two young children together -- Cassius and Kingsley. After all, Josh's name being leaked from Ashley Madison was embarrassing and suggested he was cheating on her or at least attempting to be unfaithful.
"He chipped away at her self-esteem," Morgan told the Post. "I was trying to empower her. She didn't take my advice."
Josh's credit card information, two email addresses and the location of his apartment in Tribeca, New York, matched an account on Ashley Madison. The user reportedly wrote he was looking for "a beautiful sexy woman" in search for "discreet experiences."
While Josh, 46, initially denied having any involvement with the website that sets up extramarital affairs, he later admitted to Us Weekly he signed up for the site "foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends" and then apologized for any pain he caused his wife and family.
Josh had an active account on the website for three years starting in June 2011. According to Us, he's made a total of 62 payments to the company worth thousands of dollars and often made multiple payments in one day. There is a money-back guarantee if the subscriber does not have an affair.
Ironically, Josh's activity on the website seemed to abruptly stop right around the time he first started appearing on The Real Housewives of New York City with Kristen in Spring 2014 for Season 6.
Josh and Kristen were portrayed on the show as having a strained marriage in which they fought all the time. However, both individuals later complained about how Josh received an unflattering and unrealistic edit. The couple has been married for 10 years.