Kristen Taekman: How Brandi Glanville Helped Me Join RHONY


Kristen Taekman will be the newest Housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City and she says it’s thanks to her friend Brandi Glanville. The women have been friends for some time and when Brandi headed to an upfronts event with Kristen Taekman in tow, neither would have guessed that Andy Cohen would have hand-picked Kristen to join the RHONY cast.

“Honestly that night I went out with Brandi was the latest I had been out in a long time,” Taekman told the New York Post, adding that Brandi is “the best girlfriend you could ask for.”

Kristen is known for her work in modeling and her fascination with Elvis Presley. She and her husband Josh, the co-creator of Eboost energy drinks, live in a stylish Manhattan apartment covered in Elvis memoribilia.

But Kristen admits she ready to jump into the drama filled world of The Real Housewives, adding that she has “been in the mommy world for so long, which is why this show is exciting to me.” And Kristen is fitting in well with the ladies of RHONY, as she reveals her close relationship with Heather Thomson, budding friendship with Carole Radziwill. Not to mention her appreciation of Ramona Singer’s personal line of wine. “Honestly, it’s really good,” Kristen says.

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