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RHOC Newbie Gina Kirschenheiter Files For Divorce Ahead Of Season 13 Premiere And Opens Up About Her Split From Husband Matthew!

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Gina Kirschenheiter filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Matthew Kirschenheiter, while filming the upcoming thirteenth season of the Bravo hit reality show.

Court documents reveal that Gina filed for divorce on April 2, 2018 in the Orange County Superior Court, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

She listed her separation date as March 30, 2018 and filed for divorce just two days later.


Meanwhile, Gina is opening up about the end of her marriage. “After careful consideration and deep thought, we have decided to end our legal marriage. With that said, we will never end our friendship and will forever remain family,” the couple said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We are dedicated to raising our children together in a happy, healthy loving environment. We will be navigating this difficult process with respect and grace for one another. We kindly ask for others to treat us with this same respect and grace at we move through this family adjustment.”

Gina revealed that filming RHOC — along with Matthew’s very busy life — had an impact on their marriage.

“I think I did see it as an opportunity that would be good for us, ’cause we’re buddies, we’re friends, we’re just going to navigate this together,” she told Us Weekly. “And then when he couldn’t film, and he’s also away a lot, I think that it probably did have more of a negative effect on our relationship and made things harder. Now i’m basically going on this venture, and he’s not included and involved in it, and it creates even more distance than is already there.”

She also added that her relationship had hit a rough patch while living in Long Island, New York, due to Matthew’s daily commute into the city. Although the pair started spending more “amazing” time together after relocating to Orange County three years ago, they still had their moments.

“It’s been really difficult,” Gina said of having Matthew be away so much. “It’s not easy. It affected our relationship. And we’re trying to navigate through it, but I’m not going to say it’s been peaches and cream all the time.”

Gina has asked for sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their three children, Nicholas, 5, Sienna, 4, and Luca, 2.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 13 premieres on Monday, July 16 at 9pm/8c on Bravo.

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