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.
Ok, what is going on with the Real Housewives of Orange County? It seems like they just cannot keep out of the media with negative press. I know they say all press is good press but in this case, I would have to disagree.
The show has already experienced a major shakeup before the season even started filming with the
firing exit of OG’s Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. And Vicki has landed herself in hot water with her comments on coronavirus. So has Tamra, thanks to pictures she posted of her out with friends, no masks in sight. Which brings us to the current cast member, Kelly Dodd. Where do I even start? Kelly has been vocal about her constant travel, along with her insensitive comments about the virus. At this point, Kelly should do us all a favor and delete her social media. Honestly, the only person I’m here for with this cast is newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke. I know people have conflicting feelings on her first season but hey, at least she’s not out there sharing inconsiderate memes about COVID.
Technically speaking, Emily Simpson joined Real Housewives of Orange County as a “friend” of Tamra Judge. However, they’ve been anything but friends, well, from what we have seen, anyway. These two just don’t get along, but not in a particularly entertaining sort of way.
Now that Tamra is done with the Real Housewife life (for now, anyway). She’s spending her days doing Zoom interview after Zoom interview, sharing some new info and doing what she does best: talking shit.
Some of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast members caused some controversy when they posted photos hanging out during the coronavirus pandemic in the midst of a stay-at-home order in California. Yes, they wore face masks, covering their mouths and noses. Yes, they seemingly had less than ten people with them. But, nevertheless, a lot of people were outraged when they reunited and took a selfie, mere inches from each other’s faces.
This was probably the one time Gina Kirschenheiter was actually happy to be excluded. Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Emily Simpson were present for the coronavirus gathering. Even
recently fired Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge commented with a face palm emoji. She’s not the only one throwing some shade though.
Grab your oranges because The Real Housewives of Orange County are in some seriously hot water. On Monday (May 4), Kelly Dodd took to social media to share a picture of herself hanging out with Shannon Beador, Emily Simpson and Braunwyn Windham-Burke…in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Needless to say, fans didn’t take to0 kindly to the RHOC stars utter disregard for social distancing directives in a time when most everyone around the country is doing their best to stay home for the sake of public health, and outrage spread faster than you can scream “I have never been with multiple partners in my life!”
How does that old adage go? “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” What about “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? But, what about the people that never left? Tamra Judge got the boot from Real Housewives of Orange County ahead of filming for Season 15.
Instead of taking some time to regroup and figure out a new normal away from the spotlight, she’s had a lot to say, especially about RHOC. Recently, she shared some casting opinions. And, yes, of course, she thinks she was a part of the show’s “perfect cast.” No one is surprised by that, but it may be a little bit shocking to find out who else she named.
I don’t know about you but as explosive as it was, the last season of Real Housewives of Orange County wasn’t my favorite. There was such a heavy tone between Gina Kirschenheiter’s ongoing split with her ex and then we had to endure Vicki Gunvalson as a friend of. That alone was enough to send me over the edge. Vicki knew it was her last shot, so she really upped the ante and it was painful to watch. All you Vicki stans just say you hate me right now because I’m going to say that Vicki ruined the season. She might have survived the infamous cancer scam of seasons past but with her standing on the show being threatened, it’s like she committed to taking down as many people as possible.
One of her targets? Kelly Dodd. Now I know the train rumor wasn’t all Vicki’s doing. She might have started it but one very sneaky housewife repeated it – Tamra Judge. “Faith, family and fitness” my ass. I’m pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t advocate spreading rumors about a cast mate engaging in an illicit sex act. But Jesus aside, Tamra said it and was happy for anyone else to take the fall for it. When Kelly confronted her on all her deception, Tamra flipped the script and had the audacity to get mad at Kelly for not believing that she was trying to defend her. Spoiler alert: she wasn’t! As far as villains go, it was quite the power move but it wasn’t enough to save her either. After the season aired, it was announced that neither Tamra or Vicki would be back. In other words, they were fired. Cue the author of this story rejoicing!
Gina Kirschenheiter is living her best life right now, and after splitting from her ex, she totally deserves it. Her former husband, Matt Kirschenheiter, cheated on the Real Housewives of Orange County star. In June of 2019, Matt was charged with felony domestic violence after he allegedly assaulted Gina.
Now Gina has announced that she is returning to RHOC for her third season as a full-time Housewife. Not only that, but she has a new man in her life—Travis Mullen. And the couple has taken a giant leap forward in their relationship.