Told ya so. Real Housewives of New York City's Sonja Morgan claimed in a new interview that she was not surprised when her costar Kristen Taekman's husband, Josh Taekman, was among those named in the massive Ashley Madison leak.
"I could see it coming," Morgan, 51, told Page Six about the Eboost founder having an account on the infidelity website.
Morgan further elaborated on why she presumed Josh was on Ashley Madison. "I didn’t like the way he was treating her," Morgan noted of her fellow Housewife Kristen, 38, who shares two young kids — Cassius and Kingsley — with her husband. "He chipped away at her self-esteem."
Though the Ashley Madison situation has been embarrassing for the former model, Kristen ultimately opted to stay with Josh. "I was trying to empower her," Morgan told Page Six on Tuesday. "She didn’t take my advice."
Like most Housewives, of course, Taekman and Morgan don't always see eye to eye. On the Season 5 finale episode, for example, Morgan took Taekman for comments she made about her to — irony alert! — the New York Post.
Last month, Josh's information was leaked in the massive data breach by hackers, who released millions of subscribers' emails, rendezvous locations, and more. According to the Daily Mail, Josh signed up for the cheating website back in June 2011, and made a whopping 62 paid transactions under the alleged moniker of "Mr_Big_NYC." The user, whose credit card matched the address of Taekman's Tribeca apartment, wrote that he was looking for "a beautiful sexy woman" in search for "discreet experiences.
The entrepreneur later admitted to being on Ashley Madison, and apologized in a statement to Us Weekly.
"I signed up for the site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends," Josh, 46, told Us on Aug. 25. "And I deeply apologize for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family. We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."
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