Fans first caught a glimpse of the toddlers during a preview of RHONY Season 14 Episode 1, when Jessel showed up for a playdate at fellow cast member Sai de Silva‘s Brooklyn brownstone. The boys were first shown cruising across the Brooklyn Bridge (their first time!) with their mama and grandma, Jessel’s mom Nilam.
“I have two gorgeous twin boys. Their names are Kai and Rio. I like to say they’re the human form of coffee. They do not sit still for not one second,” said Jessel in her very first confessional. “Two babies? Give me that tequila bottle.”
Here’s what to know about the new New York ‘Wife and her beautiful family.
Who is Jessel Taank?
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Jessel moved to New York as an adult to pursue a career in fashion and public relations.
She founded and runs a boutique PR agency, The Know, which “specializes in consulting newly formed brands,” and co-founded the public relations and communication services company The Right Now in 2020.
She’s also the the first housewife of Indian descent on The Real Housewives Of New York City.
Who are Jessel’s kids, Kai and Rio?
Jessel and her husband, Pavit Randhawa, share twin toddlers, Kai Singh Randhawa and Rio Singh Randhawa. According to Jessel’s Instagram bio, she’s “ruled by” the boys, who were born in May 2021.
Besides being absolutely adorable, the twins have plenty of personality. Jessel’s social media shows the not-so-terrible two-year-olds wiggling their way around the city and (apparently) out of their parents arms.
“The good thing about traveling with twins… is that they scare everyone away. So. Much. Space,” Jessel shared in July 2023 while attempting to pose with her husband and fast-moving sons.
Jessel officially announced Kai and Rio’s births in June 2021 via their own Instagram account.
“Introducing our beautiful baby boys, born in what can only be described as a complete whirlwind!! They’ve already adopted [Pavit’s] eating and pooping schedules and have mastered my Zoolander mirror pout,” she wrote on the boys’ @kaiandrio Instagram account. “Needless to say… we’re working LA’s hottest new club 24/7 & bottle service has a brand new meaning but we wouldn’t have it any other way. They can’t wait to meet you all!
Who is Jessel’s husband, Pavit Randhawa?
Season 14 of The Real Housewives of New York City premieres July 16 at 9/8c on Bravo and the next day on Peacock.