Gina Kirschenheiter’s Husband Matt Wants to Ban Kids From Appearing on the RHOC as Gina Asks Judge to Make Him Take Random Drug Tests After DV Arrest

by Alyson Shepard

Gina Kirschenheiter's Husband Wants to Ban Kids From Appearing on the RHOC as Gina Asks Judge to Make Him Take Random Drug Tests After DV Arrest

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter has been accused by her husband Matt Kirschenheiter of using his domestic violence arrest and their other issues as a storyline for the reality show.

Things between the 35-year-old housewife and her estranged husband Matt are getting messier by the day. Since his domestic violence arrest back in June, things have been going downhill for the Orange County couple, and fast. Most recently, Matt has gone to court, ordering that the couple’s three kids stay off the Bravo reality show for good.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Matt believes Gina has been using the couple’s neverending marital issues as a storyline on the show, which he believes is damaging to their children. Matt also claims he never had any interest in taking part in the reality show and that Gina actually re-shot scenes to include talks of his arrest. 

Matt told the judge his wife’s “choice to continue to pro-actively publicize her allegations, including agreeing to re-shoot to include them on the upcoming season, may be extremely detrimental to the Kirschenheiter’s young children’s emotional health and well-being. These children should be shielded as much as practical from the adult dissolution issues, not actively exposed.”

This isn’t the first time the couple has argued over the well-being of their three young children. According to another article by The Blast, Gina has formally requested an amendment to the current custody agreement she holds with her estranged husband.

After recently learning that Matt will be enrolling in an inpatient/outpatient treatment facility for 30 days, the reality star told the judge she felt it necessary for him to “submit to random expanded urine drug/alcohol testing within 24 hours of” her written request. The Bravo-lebrity also asked for an emergency hearing to handle the matter further. 

In their unofficial current custody agreement, Matt is allowed to visit with the children as long as his parents are around to monitor him. However, Gina claims he broke this rule, which led her to beg the judge to grant her petition “to prevent irreparable harm and imminent risk to our children’s health, safety and well-being.”

Gina also presented documents containing past text messages from back in June between her and Matt. In one of his messages, he wrote that he was “remorseful” for what he had done. “I will do ANYTHING to make this right and do what’s best for you and the kids,” Matt texted.

While Gina admitted she considered getting back together with Matt after reading the messages, she ultimately decided it wasn’t best for her and her kids. 

Matt also admitted in court documents that he lost his job following his arrest.

New episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.

Photo Credit: Startraksphoto, Instagram


BeckyGrey August 8, 2019 - 9:49 am

Interesting that Shannon was leary from the door. Shannon didn’t think that anything added up in the “marriage”and/or the divorce. All the women told her that she wasn’t really facing reality when it came to their divorce, but no their marriage was different. Gina was a knucklehead then and now. I hope that both she and Matt get the help they both need. I see her going back to NY once Bravo drops her, because she doesn’t have a job or markable skill. Wait that’s not fair she may have one, just not one exhibited on tv.

Isabella August 8, 2019 - 9:49 am

Gina, that dress please burn it.

The Bot that is Ellen in KC August 8, 2019 - 10:02 am

She’d better be careful with the drug testing. Isn’t she the one with the DUI?

Copssister August 8, 2019 - 10:16 am

Completely agree – unless he has a well-documented past which includes drug-usage, she’s on a slippery slope when asking for random drug testing.

The Bot that is Ellen in KC August 8, 2019 - 11:41 am

I was thinking Kathryn from SC. Better not have ANYTHING in or on your body that isn’t doctor prescribed if you are going to start.

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 10:16 am

I’m happy u said what I was thinking, she she got a DWI and several tickets.. pot calling skillet black..STFU

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Hi Samra! Long time no hear from. I hope you’re doing well. :)

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 1:41 pm

I’m doing good.. how are you?
This woman is crazy, she just got a DWI and u want you ex to get random testing.. She doesn’t want to be random tested, that’s all they do is drink on the show…

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Hey Samra! I think given how he assaulted her that it is suspected he was on something and the random drug testing is to protect her kids. I agree with that but think SHE should also be tested randomly given her DWI. The kids are who must be protected in this mess.

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Something is so off with that whole situation.. He must have been doing that to her.. They both need help and one can’t say shit about the other.. Gina got a DWI and 3 tickets in 2 weeks… I know you’re right those children needs protections from the BOTH of them..
Gina should not be on TV at all.

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 4:48 pm

She may need the show to provide for her kids especially since he lost his job. Is she qualified to do anything else?

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 5:37 pm

I don’t know, but I know she told some tall tales last season, from what I read.. How u been doing?

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 5:47 pm

The past couple days have been a huge struggle but I keep on keeping on. How are you doing?

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 6:33 pm

I’m sorry to hear that Contessa.

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 6:42 pm

Thanks Mars. I’m a fighter so I’ll survive this time. Interacting with ppl here is helping a lot tonight. Soclad cbbunny recommended this blog to me.

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Isn’t this site great?! I find this site to be full of very supportive, insightful and fun-seeking posters.

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 9:26 pm

Yup! There is a “lightness” here as well if you know what I mean.

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 6:33 pm

I’m sorry to hear that, don’t let it get the best of you.. Keep hope and healing alive in your heart… I’m during good, I have to pinch myself sometimes to realize it really me.. I’m only on 3 medication now, was on about 15…..

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 7:03 pm

That’s awesome Samra! I am so happy for you! Unfortunately I’ve just had another chronic pain condition diagnosis (up to 6 and 4 mental health ones) plus we’re in the process of figuring something else that’s going on. Sometimes all that plus things that have happened in RL get the better of me plus I’ve been having trouble sleeping but I am doing a bit better today and tomorrow will do better than today. Again, I Sam so happy for you!!

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 7:53 pm

I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not doing better.. The doctors didn’t help me at all.. My divorce,my eating eating habit, what I ate and I’m not crazy but I read and wrote down ever scripture in the bible regarding healing and read and prayed them daily.. Everyday I added a different thing to God, he showed me my downfall… I cried like a baby but I changed my life.. I still have chronic pain and sleeping problem, but they just gave me a new sleeping medicine that works…the pain is just that pain I can deal with…life doesn’t stop for anything and we never know what another person is going through because they don’t look sick… I’m praying for you and please don’t give up… love u

Contessa Bel Raven August 8, 2019 - 8:02 pm

Nope, no giving up!

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 6:33 pm


Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 6:22 pm

I’m doing well. I’m currently on vacation.

Trippinhhard August 8, 2019 - 6:42 pm

Nothíng like vacation time… I’m on a permanent vacation lol

WhereYoMamaAt August 8, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Yes. I posted on another site to be fair she should have a breathalyzer attached to her ignition.

veronicar August 8, 2019 - 10:16 am

Matt sounds like a mega douche on top of being a wife beater.

???? Peace Life ☮️ August 8, 2019 - 10:31 am

I don’t like Gina. I don’t totally believe Gina. She’s probably so excited to have this as her storyline. Poor Gina. ????

Bryan August 8, 2019 - 12:25 pm

Why is this sea creature still on this show, she is more out of place then Blandi was on BH

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 12:25 pm

Bryan, Bravo probably knew what a hot mess Gina was before they hired her. You know Bravo thrives off of people’s pain and drama. They could care less about whether someone “fits in” with the franchise.

Bryan August 8, 2019 - 12:40 pm

She needs to be on Jersey

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Oh yeah, that’s right. I forgot she’s from Long Island.

Bryan August 8, 2019 - 12:41 pm

She would probably be happier with that group anyway

KitKat August 8, 2019 - 5:59 pm

Leave it to Bravo to not care about destroying the family unit. In the first episode Gina looks like she’s losing touch with reality. For her kids to be witness to this is just wrong. Unfortunately Gina is poor and needs the money.

~Medusa~ *Not-A-Bot* August 8, 2019 - 1:57 pm

Let the bickering & tug of war begin. Places Everyone!

Wife Beater, matt is unemployed, going into treatment for drug abuse. He’s no one to whine about the betterment of the kids, since he committed serious violations.

I’m curious if Gina refrained from drinking alcohol during filming? Getting a few DUIs doesn’t make her an upstanding citizen.

JaneJ August 8, 2019 - 3:48 pm

Matt needs to go to prison or get hit by a bus.

Marsbars09 August 8, 2019 - 12:25 pm

I just thought of something: At first I thought the only reason Gina was separated from Matt was because he was hitting her. Now that I hear he has substance abuse problems, Matt just might have been getting loaded while he was living apart from Gina and their children.
Gina was in serious trouble before she got on RHOC. I can only imagine what she was going through while she filmed her first season. This is the kind of trauma Bravo thrives upon. :/

Tamz August 8, 2019 - 4:59 pm

I feel bad for the kids. It’s not fair what they’re dad put them through and now Gina is going to air for the world.
What these narcissistic HW do for money is unreal!

KitKat August 8, 2019 - 5:59 pm

I, for one, don’t want Gina’s brats on the show nor do I want to see Shannon’s girls. Kids have no place on these shows and shame on the mothers for even suggesting it. Shannon’s daughters are going to have a hard enough time living in the plastic Orange County community and seeing their mother involved in her dating and drinking life. What? Is this a new way to fund their educations or give them spending money. Apparently the new housewife has seven kids!! I hope the Judge disallows it and I will not be tuning in to see this shit show if they do allow it.

GlaceReine August 8, 2019 - 7:53 pm

I hope Shannon, Vicki, & the others gave this chick a big “I told you so” about divorce getting uglier than people can imagine.


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