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Does Jessel Taank Regret Her "Cackling Hags" Comment? Well...

Jessel Taank also revealed on WWHL whether she regrets calling Jenna Lyons' lingerie gift "hideous."

By Jax Miller

Jessel Taank aptly says being on The Real Housewives of New York City has been “a whirlwind. Already, we've seen lingerie drama, parties packed with fashion A-listers, arguments over cheese, and more. But what does Jessel think about her own actions on the show so far?

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Sitting alongside comedian and Bravo aficionado Michael Rapaport on the August 13, 2023 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Jessel participated in a game of “Do! You! Regret It?!

Having already “racked up enough drama” in RHONY Season 14’s first five episodes for “Real Housewife veterans,” as pointed out by Andy, Jessel answered it all, from confessing to having popsicles placed in unmentionable parts of the body to calling her castmates “cackling hags."

What Jessel Taank Regrets on RHONY

Andy started with Jessel’s reaction to the green lingerie gifted to her by Jenna Lyons. Much ado has surrounded the Season 14, Episode 2 lingerie meltdown, in which Jessel said she looked like a “f-cking Christmas tree” and that the gift was “hideous.”

Jessel Taank gifts andy cohen framed lingerie.

The WWHL host asked if Jessel regretted making a “big stink” about the present.

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“I really do; I mean, I should put myself in Jenna’s shoes. It was the most generous, I mean, she’s so thoughtful,” admitted Jessel. “I regret it.”

Though Rapaport agreed it was a “generous” gift, he said not liking the lingerie shouldn’t have suggested Jessel didn’t appreciate it.

“I thought you did look like a Christmas tree, but I mean that in the best way,” said the comedian and actor. “I felt like she could have kept giving you some more lingerie.”

Another one of Jessel’s regrets was suggesting during a café sit-down that RHONY cast member Erin Lichy didn’t support other women.

“I think that was definitely misconstrued,” said Jessel. “I felt, in the moment, she wasn’t supporting me… but I respect her a lot.”

Jessel confessed Erin made her “nervous” during the meeting, in which Jessel referred to the New York City neighborhood of Tribeca as “up-and-coming.”

“I mean, there’s nothing but dirt there right now, right?” Jessel joked on WWHL.

What Jessel Taank Doesn’t Regret on RHONY

Another long-running theme this RHONY season concerns Jessel and husband Pavit Randhawa — who tended the bar on the WWHL episode — not being intimate since the birth of their 2-year-old twin sons. Andy wondered if Jessel regretted divulging the information to her fellow castmates, but Jessel said she didn’t.

Jessel Taank at Watch What Happens Live wearing a silver dress.

“That was the case at the time,” she said.

Jessel admitted she also didn’t regret telling the other 'Wives that she once had a popsicle inserted into her “hoo-ha,” as Andy put it.

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Jessel emphatically didn't regret calling her fellow Housewives cackling hags, nor did she feel bad about complaining that the ladies’ sleepover at Erin’s Hamptons home lacked heat and WiFi, amenities Jessel called “basic human necessities.”

Overall, Jessel had no regrets about attending the Hamptons getaway at all, which consisted of a showdown during a Sag Harbor lunch and Jessel opening up about her fertility journey.

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