Who is The Real Housewives of New York’s Kristen Taekman?


The Real Housewives of  New York is kicking off shortly, and though many of your favorite ladies will be back, the focus is on a new addition to the cast, Kristen Taekman. Seen above, the blonde will be joining the other New York Housewives to stir up some trouble.

So, what do we know about Kristen Taekman?

She’s worked at a model since age 16, and has been married to her husband, co-founder of EBOOST, for ten years now. Her current job is running a greeting card business called 2nd Street Press. Her kids names are Cash and Kingsley, because well, of course they are. If those aren’t Real Housewife kid names, I don’t know what is.

Chances are when we see Taekman on the show, we’ll get a peek into what appears to be a pretty serious obsession with Elvis. She’s got a giant painting of the singer in her TriBeCa apartment, and promises to “tell it like it is” when she arrives on set.

The Real Housewives of New York doesn’t come back until March 11th, but that leaves plenty of time to get pumped up by scoping out new faces like Kristen Taekman here. What do you make of her so far? Who do you think she’ll spar with from the cast?

[Photo via Michael Lavine/Bravo]

Paul Tassi In addition to writing for TVOvermind, Paul has contributed to major publications such as Forbes. He's a video game expert as well as TV and Movie guy.
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