Heather Thomson isn’t all too convinced that Josh Taekman, who is married to her “The Real Housewives of New York City” co-star Kristen Taekman, is guilty in the Ashley Madison scandal. Josh, 46, along with many other prominent men in Hollywood, was linked to the cheating site on Aug. 25. Shortly after, he released a statement claiming he and a group of friends had jokingly signed up for the site. More than a week later, Heather, 45, is speaking out in Josh’s defense.
As was reported by Us Weekly, Heather said signing up on the site was “a total Josh thing to do!” She did not, however, seem to think he was using the account to cheat on Kristen. The Yummy Tummy founder went on to say that if outsiders knew the E-Boost CEO the way she did, they would agree. Heather told Us Josh joining Ashley Madison was likely a party of his “fraternity side,” which she said she truly enjoys.
“The Ashley Madison thing is unfortunate because Josh is completely innocent,” she said. “If you knew Josh the way I know him, you’d be completely like, ‘Of course he would sign up for that with this buddies!’ That’s a total Josh thing to do! He has a very fraternity side to him that I love."
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Heather isn’t the only “RHONY” cast member defending Josh amid the Ashley Madison scandal. On Aug. 26, Ramona Singer told Entertainment Tonight she, too, believed Josh had created his account as a joke. She said “people do silly things,” adding that Kristen, 38, and Josh are very much in love and she believes “he really is faithful to her.” In fact, Ramona, 58, revealed to ET that during Season 7 of “RHONY” the couple renewed their vows in a “gorgeous” ceremony at Tavern on the Green. Unfortunately, their vow renewal did not make the Bravo show.
Shortly after it came to light that Josh was behind the account exposed in the Ashley Madison hack, the entrepreneur released a statement to Us. In it he acknowledged his fault in having signed up for the site – even as a joke – but did not reveal whether or not he had been actively using the site. Daily Mail reported Josh’s account showed 62 paid transactions, though it is unclear what exactly they were for. The site reports that users must purchase credits to communicate with others on Ashley Madison.