During the premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City, we were introduced to to new Housewife, Kristen Taekman. Kristen is a model, mother and business woman. Thanks to Kristen’s friendship with RHOBh star Brandi Glanville, she got the job with Bravo when Brandi introduced her to Andy Cohen.
But Kristen is ready to go and feels like she didn’t need to prepare herself when joining the cast. “And I don’t know if that’s good or bad,” she tells the Dish. “I have nothing to hide. I feel like if I’m hiding stuff, you’re hiding insane stuff, and I’m not.”
Prior to joining the cast, Kristen admits she didn’t watch hardly any of the Housewives shows. “I mean, I watched, but not, like, every episode,” she says. “I watched for Heather Thomson, because she’s a friend, and Beverly Hills, because of Brandi. But I have two small kids and I don’t really get to watch much TV. And I think that’s a good thing! I wanted to come in fresh.”
Now that she’s part of the madness, Kristen reveals she has formed bonds with all of the women, especially Carole Radziwill. “We just had dinner together a few nights ago!” she says. “And we have a ton of mutual friends. I went to her book launch party with my husband Josh and there were 12 of our really good friends there, too. It’s crazy how everyone knows everyone in New York City.”
And what about Ramona? “Once she got to know me a little bit, it got easier,” Kristen says. “But you obviously see that she’s hesitant, like, ‘Who the hell is this new girl?'”
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