Celebrity News August 25, 2015
‘RHONY' Star Kristen Taekman's Husband Josh Apologizes for Ashley Madison Account
"Real Housewives of New York" star Kristen Taekman's husband, Josh, has confessed to having an account on the Ashley Madison cheating website.
He told People, "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.”
After the apology, Kristen was spotted flashing a smile while on a jog with Tori Spelling in Calabasas.
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Josh initially denied the reports. He told Daily Mail, "I don't understand. There's not a shot in hell that I'm a subscriber. I have no knowledge of that this is the first I've ever heard of it. This is crazy. I saw it on the TV the other day about the security breach and we were laughing about it. It is what it is, but somebody is definitely fraudulently using my name and number." He reportedly paid more than $1, 500 to access the cheating website on 62 separate occasions.
Josh is the latest victim of the hack of the extramarital affair site. Another reality star's significant other has allegedly been linked to an Ashley Madison account — Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi's husband, Jionni LaValle. His email account matched one used to create an account, according to Us Weekly.
Snooki seemed to ignore the rumors, even speaking out about Josh Duggar's wife Anna standing by her husband after he admitted to using Ashely Madison. "His wife is still standing by him. Like what is f**king wrong with you?" Snooki said, adding, "Like what are you doing?"
Christian blogger Sam Rader has also admitted to using the site after his name was exposed by the hackers.