Gina Kirschenheiter may have fallen victim to the reality TV divorce curse during her first season on the Real Housewives of Orange County but she’s not blaming the show for her split from husband Matt Kirschenheiter.
“It’s a very complicated situation and I do think that it wasn’t the show,” Gina told Us Weekly. “I think that moving to California had a very big, big impact on our relationship. Because when we were on Long Island it was a community of people surrounding us.”
Adding: “I think that had I known that this was gonna happen, I actually wouldn’t have done the show … I mean nobody really wants to get divorced while they’re on a reality show. It’s hard to watch.”
Despite their split, Gina says she has no plans to move back east to her native New York and says that she would never take her kids away from their father. For now, the OC is their home but Gina says her family will go wherever Matt’s job takes him.
“I don’t know what technically people are pulling from where, but the bottom line is Matt lives in L.A. during the week, so that’s where he is and whenever he can come home, he comes home,” she explained. “I would never … I would never, ever, ever move my kids away from their father. Ever. I don’t care where he goes or I go, we’re … we are always … we have ended our institution of marriage. But we will always be a family.”
Meanwhile, Gina says that Matt does occasionally watch RHOC but she doesn’t pressure him to keep up.
“I don’t put pressure on him. I don’t ask him about it. He’ll … every once in a while he’ll text me and he’ll be like, ‘By the way, you were totally right. You know, you never said that, and I know you never said that,’” she said. “I know he’s kinda watching it. I know he’s rooting for me. He’s always … he’s my bud. Yeah. I really think this isn’t like a lighting your crap on fire type of break up situation.”
“He’s still like a pain in the ass, you know what I mean? But, he is the most important pain in the ass, you know?” Gina said, wrapping up the interview.