Ramona Singer is going to bat for "The Real Housewives of New York City" co-stars Kristen and Josh Taekman after the E-Boost entrepreneur was named in the Ashley Madison hack. Josh, 46, has since released a statement claiming he and a group of friends had merely signed up for the site "foolishly and ignorantly." Now Ramona, 58, is speaking out about the rumors, claiming there's no way Josh was actually using the site to cheat on Kristen, 38.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Ramona is having a hard time believing Josh was actually using the popular cheating website. She told the publication that "people do silly things," adding that she believes Josh joining Ashley Madison was one of them. She went on to tell ET that he and Kristen are very much in love and, although they had their issues, they have worked hard to get past them. The "RHONY" veteran even went as far as to reveal that, at some point during Season 7 of the popular Bravo series, Kristen and Josh had renewed their vows. Unfortunately, the scene was left on the cutting room.
"They cut the scene out, but they did the most gorgeous scene at Tavern on the Green, where they celebrated their wedding anniversary and she actually put on -- and I get the chills -- her wedding dress from when she was married to Josh," she shared. "And you could see the love. He just looked at her with love. So, I believe they're really in love and I believe he really is faithful to her."
On Tuesday it came to light that Josh was one of many famous names leaked in the Ashley Madison hack, which originally occurred nearly two weeks ago. Shortly after his name was released, he put out a statement via Us Weekly acknowledging that he had created an account along with a group of friends. Although he admitted the account on the site was his, he did not say whether or not he had used it to cheat on his wife of more than nine years. The Daily Mail, however, reported that Josh had completed 62 paid transactions on Ashley Madison. It is not clear what those transactions were, but the site reports that users must pay for credits in order to communicate with other members. Kristen has since spoken out about the scandal on Twitter, thanking her fans for their support.
Thank you all so much for your kind words and support.
— Kristen Taekman (@KristenTaekman) August 25, 2015