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Gina Kirschenheiter’s Ex-Husband Matt Kirschenheiter To Plead Guilty In Domestic Battery Case!

Matt Kirschenheiter, the ex-husband of Gina Kirschenheiter, is set to plead guilty in the Real Housewives of Orange County star’s battery case against him, according to Us Weekly.

Matt attended a virtual hearing on Thursday, April 15, to discuss the domestic violence claim and temporary protective order Gina filed in Orange County family court. Gina’s lawyer, Nelson Kirkman, told the judge in court that Matt will enter a guilty plea.

The case against Matt has been delayed several times due to Gina’s former spouse’s ongoing criminal case related to the situation, which is being handled by another court. The Bravo reality star’s attorney, Kirkman, told the judge on Thursday that he had “good news” regarding the criminal case, noting there is a ”tentative plea deal in place, which will help us be able to resolve the pending family law matter.”

If the criminal case is resolved at Matt’s next hearing later this month — as expected — the restraining order Gina has had in place against Matt since June 2019 could be dropped. During Thursday’s hearing, Kirkman expressed Matt’s concern that he would be unable to testify in the family law case as a result of the restraining order, reports Us Weekly.

“I think that we are hopeful that we’ll be able to resolve this in the upcoming days because the criminal case will be resolved by the time we get back,” Kirkman said.

The judge subsequently ordered the temporary restraining order against Matt to remain enforced until his next hearing in June.

If you recall, Gina accused her now-ex of domestic violence in June 2019, alleging that he attacked her.

“I was really scared. I ran out of the house, and I rang my neighbor’s doorbell, and I was banging on the door. And he dragged me back in the house,” she alleged on the RHOC season 14 reunion in December 2019 after their temporary reconciliation aired on the show, according to Us Weekly. “A lot of the neighbors heard. They all called the police and then the cops came, they arrested him It was scary. It was really scary.”

Several months after the alleged incident, Matt was charged with two felony counts of domestic violence in September 2019 and pleaded not guilty at the time.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Gina Kirschenheiter/Instagram; Orange County District Attorney's Office