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RHOC: Gina Kirschenheiter’s Ex-Husband Matt to Plead Guilty in Domestic Battery Case

Gina Kirschenheiter’s ex-husband Matt Kirschenheiter plans to plead guilty in their ongoing domestic violence case.

“Mr. Kirschenheiter is accepting responsibility for his actions and apologizes to Gina and his family,” an attorney for Matt told Page Six on Friday. “He is ready to move forward in his life and understands that accepting responsibility is a key step.”

“Matt is a great father and looks forward to raising his children with Gina in a positive and loving environment. He has learned from this experience and taken proactive steps to ensure this type of behavior will never repeat itself.”

Gina’s lawyer revealed Matt’s decision to take accountability for his actions and enter a plea of guilty during a virtual court session on Thursday.

A judge will see the case in court on June 9.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star accused her ex-husband of domestic violence in June 2019. The 36-year-old claims Matt physically attacked her after a drunken night out.

“I was really scared,” Gina revealed in 2019 at the RHOC season 14 reunion. “I ran out of the house, and I rang my neighbor’s doorbell, and I was banging on the door, and [Matt] dragged me back in the house.”

Per Page Six, Matt is due back in court on April 20, where he faces felony charges for “corporal injury and false imprisonment affected by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit charges stemming from that incident.”

Matt faces up to seven years in prison from those charges alone. He previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story!

RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.

Thoughts on this all? Are you surprised Matt is pleading guilty? Do you think Matt will go to jail? Sound off below!

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