Kristen Taekman's husband Josh on Monday admitted he used an Ashley Madison account, after reports surfaced linking him to the cheating website.
"I signed up for the site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends and I deeply apologize for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family," Josh, 46, told People. "We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."
The husband of the stunning Real Housewives of New York star, who has an energy supplement business called EBOOST, initially denied the existence of the account to DailyMail.com, saying that "there's not a shot in hell that he's a subscriber," and that someone was "fraudulently using his name and number."
Josh, who has two kids with the outspoken blonde beauty -- Cassius, 6, and Kingsley, 3 -- was linked to the site since June 2011 under the email JTeezy012@gmail.com, which matches his Twitter handle, @Jteezy012. He paid for 62 transactions over that time, the website reported, adding that all activity on the account ceased in June of 2014.
Kristen told our friends at OK! last year that she was "really bummed about how he was portrayed" on the Bravo series, amid harsh feedback on social media.
"People are calling him a douche bag, and it really hurt him; he is not a douche bag," she said. "The show made him seem much harsher than he really is. Josh is an amazing guy, and a wonderful father."
Taekman is the latest prominent personality to be linked to the extramarital affair website, with disgraced reality star Josh Duggar and Florida state attorney Jeff Ashton among those implicated in the leak.