I had the pleasure of interviewing Real Housewives of New York City star Kristen Taekman before the highly anticipated season premiere airing April 7th on Bravo. Kristen dishes about her relationships with her co-stars, her rumored feud with Bethenny Frankel and reveals what we can expect from the new season.
What was your mindset going in to your second season of filming RHONY?
Kristen Taekman: “I wanted to touch on some things from the reunion of course, and just catch up with all the ladies. A lot seemed to happen over the break!”
Did watching your marriage on television help your relationship with your husband Josh?
KT: “Yes, it’s nice to see both sides of an argument. We both had lots to work on and it’s made us stronger!”
How is your daughter Kingsley doing?
KT: “Kingsley is doing great! She is thriving. She started walking about a year ago. She is in school and is not my baby anymore :(”
Are you still good friends with Carole Radziwill and LuAnn de Lesseps?
KT: “Yes. Carole and I live close, so we get to see each other a lot and I enjoyed seeing LuAnn this summer in the Hamptons!”
Has your friendship with Heather Thomson gotten stronger?
KT: “Yes. Heather and I are solid, great friends. I really look up to her and admire her as a friend, business woman, mother and wife!”
Have you been able to move past what happened with Ramona Singer last season? Are you in a better place with her?
KT: “Yes I have moved on from #lipgate! I don’t know that Ramona and I will ever be best friends, but we have a mutual respect for each other.”
What was your reaction when you learned veteran cast member Bethenny Frankel would be returning?
KT: “I was excited! the more the merrier!”
It appears you had conflict with Bethenny while filming and I’m sure we will have to watch what happens, but was there something about her personality that made you two clash?
KT: “#staytuned LOL :)”
How do you feel about the addition of Dorinda Medley to the cast?
KT: “Love Dorinda! She is just so wonderful! Super witty and holds her own!”
You are good friends with Brandi Glanville and she’s such a lightening rod on RHOBH, do you ever get criticized from fans for being her friend?
KT: “I think you get criticized no matter what. These people doing the criticizing don’t know Brandi or I. We have been friends for a very long time and she has been nothing but wonderful to me!”
What is one thing you want viewers to know about you before watching the new season of RHONY?
KT: “I staredt a blog called Last Night’s Look. (Lastnightslook.com) It’s a fashion and lifestyle blog. I give lots of behind the scenes RHONY tid bits so check it out!”
What can we expect from season 7 of RHONY? How is it different than past seasons?
KT: “There are 8 woman and we all are at very different places with our personal and business lives. The return of Bethany brings a whole new dynamic to the show!”
Season 7 of RHONY premieres April 7th on Bravo!
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