The Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman’s husband Josh is one of the latest reality stars to be implicated in the Ashley Madison hack. On Tuesday, ET sat down with Taekman’s fellow RHONY star, Ramona Singer, to get her perspective on the scandal.
"I don't believe Josh has ever cheated on Kristen," Singer told ET. "I see them as a really loving couple. Every couple has problems -- I don't care who you are. And I think through the show they actually worked through a lot of them problems."
Singer even revealed that the couple recently celebrated their anniversary in an adorable, nostalgic fashion.
"They cut the scene out, but they did the most gorgeous scene at Tavern on the Green, where they celebrated their wedding anniversary and she actually put on -- and I get the chills -- her wedding dress from when she was married to Josh," the reality star revealed. "And you could see the love. He just looked at her with love. So, I believe they're really in love and I believe he really is faithful to her."
Josh Taekman initially denied knowledge or involvement with Ashley Madison when the hack data was released, but later came clean, admitting to signing up for the site.
"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," Josh said in a statement to ET. "We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."
"People do silly things," Singer said in reaction to hearing Taekman’s statement for the first time. "I can believe that Josh did something really silly."
But the reality star told ET that regardless of whether or not any of those linked to the Ashley Madison hack have carried out an actual affair, just being active on the site could signify trouble in the marriage. Singer spoke from her own experiences with infidelity, which she opens up about in her new book, Life on the Ramona Coaster.
"What really bothers me the most about a site like this is endorsing and condoning people to start thinking outside of the marriage. Forget about even the physical act of having an affair, it’s just even thinking [about cheating]," she explained. "I think what’s really important for people to realize is, when they start thinking outside of the marriage, and looking at these sites, they’re distancing themselves from their partner."
The RHONY star says she hasn’t reached out to her fellow co-star, but has no qualms about her friend weathering this scandal.
"I think Kristen will be OK," she said. "You know what, she really is a strong woman -- she'll be OK. She knows I only wish her the best."