Kristen Taekman, 39, isn’t going to be on The Real Housewives of New York City any more.
In a recent interview with ET, she equates leaving reality television as leaving the Army, and being out of the trenches:
“That is a really good way to put it. I am out of the trenches. All my Army gear’s off. I put the helmet down, I took off my military jacket.”
Kristen only lasted a couple of seasons on The Real Housewives of New York City, but it sounds like she has a good understanding as to why the reality television business just wasn’t for her, even though she loved it:
“I loved every minute of it. I just don’t think I really fit in! And I think that’s OK … You only want so much normal. Two years of normal, people can take, but then they’re like, where’s the crazy, you know? She needs to drink more!”
Kristen made her decision to call it quits after her friend Heather Thomson decided to leave the show, as well. At that time, Kristen’s husband, Josh, was one of the names released in connection with the Ashley Madison hack. So, I’m sure things were a bit stressful in her household at that particular point in time.
“I just feel like, you know, looking back, I know my truth, and our truth, and our relationship. I just feel like I’m not on a reality TV show anymore, and I don’t have to explain it to anybody. So, that’s kind of how I’m leaving it.”
Well, we can definitely sympathize with her on that whole deal. After all, family and your personal life should be put above everything else. So, if it stressed her out when she had to reveal relationship secrets on the show, it was definitely in her best interest to call it quits.
Even though Kristen is off #RHONY, she does admit that her and her husband still tune in to see what the ladies are up to:
“Josh and I were watching it, and there was a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ He was like, ‘Oh my god, that’s crazy! I can’t wait to get through this commercial.’ But at the same time, I said to him, that’s her life! That’s real.”
Kristen has definitely been enjoying life as of late, as she just spent some time in Vegas, and showed off her amazing bikini body on Instagram: