Real Housewives of Orange County’s resident youngin Gina Kirschenheiter was a bit of an underdog when it came to casting. She wasn’t your typical, over-botoxed Orange County housewife. Hell, she wasn’t even from Orange County – Gina hails from Long Island, NY. But since she joined the cast in season 13, she’s beat the odds on how long fans thought she would stay. As a testament to her staying power, she’s coming back for this upcoming season, which is currently filming.
But Gina has been through more than her fair share of drama since starting the show. As a housewife, she has been mostly unscathed. Her big fights consisted of going toe to toe with Vicki Gunvalson about not believing in God. But her personal life is another story. Back in 2018, Gina filed for divorce from her husband of 8 years, Matt Kirschenheiter. While they tried a few times to reconcile, Matt was arrested for domestic violence against Gina. He was charged with felony “corporal injury – on spouse/cohabitant” and felony “False imprisonment effected by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit.” Pretty heavy stuff.
Unfortunately for Gina, the now-finalized divorce itself seemed just as contentious. It’s no wonder she might be willing to do whatever it takes to get their ongoing court battle for a financial settlement over with. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Gina and Matt have reached an agreement where she will get a lump sum by giving up child and spousal support.
The exes’ previous order had Matt paying Gina $10K a month in child support. But Matt had been trying to make Gina pay him monthly support thanks to her RHOC paychecks.
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The new deal they struck up means Matt won’t pay any child support, which apparently is no loss since sources say he never paid Gina anything to begin with. He also won’t have to pay her spousal support. They did agree to split $467,127.39 held in their joint retirement account. Gina will be paid $231,563.70.
Thankfully, this new agreement will finally put an end to their involvement, outside of raising their children. I’m sure Gina will be to be done with it, as she’s moved on with a new boyfriend. For Matt’s part, he pleaded not guilty to the charges and is awaiting trial. He faces up to 7 years in jail on felony charges.
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