Josh Taekman, Kristen Taekman

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UPDATE: Real Housewives of New York's Josh Taekman releases the following statement to E! News addressing his Ashley Madison account: "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. We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."


The names continue to trickle out after the recent Ashley Madison hack.

The same hackers who threated to expose the identities of more than 37 million cheaters last month seemingly followed through with their promise shortly after their security breach, and the latest name to surface is the husband of Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman.

E! News has learned that Josh Taekman had an account with the website, which is used for individuals looking to have an affair, and a source tells E! News that this new information could be the breaking point for this reality couple.

"Kristen is embarrassed by this entire situation," the insider tells us. "They have had their problems in the past but worked hard on them. This could be the final straw and the end of their marriage."

The couple, who are currently in Los Angeles as part of their EBOOST tour and were recently spotted at the Matrix StyleLink event in NYC, have displayed some problems within their marriage on the small screen in the past.

During Taekman's debut on the reality show, fans quickly saw that there was tension between the duo from arguments that played out in front of the cameras. Those interactions drew a number of negative reactions from viewers on social media, which became part of the reason they decided to not show Josh on camera for the Bravo series anymore.

E! News has reached out to both Kristen and Josh's camps for comment. Taekman's castmates have not addressed the report.

Daily Mail was the first to report Josh's Ashley Madison account.

(Bravo and E! Online are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

Originally published Aug. 24, 2015, at 3:37 p.m.

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