Josh Taekman, the husband of “Real Housewives of New York” star Kristen Taekman, and Jionni LaValle, husband of “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, both had Ashley Madison accounts, according to a hack of the cheating website.
In a statement Aug. 24, Taekman apologized for using Ashley Madison, an online dating service that helps married people cheat on their spouses. “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 told E! “We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives.”
Snooki’s husband, Jionni LaValle, has neither confirmed nor denied ever paying for sex services using Ashley Madison. LaValle and Snooki married in 2014 and have two children.
Taekman has had an active account since 2011 and reportedly paid for 62 transactions over the years, purportedly to have sexual affairs behind wife Kristen’s back. Josh had initially denied the Ashley Madison account was his, claiming someone had “fraudulently been using my name and number.” The “Real Housewives of New York” husband has since come clean about his cheating ways.
Hackers recently dumped stolen data online, revealing the login details, email addresses and payment transaction information for 37 million Ashley Madison users.
“19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar admitted cheating on his wife after his two private Ashley Madison sex accounts were leaked online. In a statement, Josh called himself a hypocrite for having affairs and being addicted to porn.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” Duggar confessed. “While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the Internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”
Josh, a self-proclaimed devout Christian and father of four, added:
“I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
In May 2015, TLC canceled “19 Kids and Counting” shortly after Jessa and Jill Duggar confirmed they had been molested as children by their brother Josh. The Duggars have reportedly lost income totaling $25 million a year as a result of lost book deals, endorsement and speaking engagements stemming from the TV show’s cancellation.