Gina Kirschenheiter Says 'RHOC' Producers Helped Her In A Way No One Else Could

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Gina Kirschenheiter Says 'RHOC' Producers Helped Her In A Way No One Else Could

Over the years, we've seen the countless ways that reality shows can tear someone down. Look at the number of the Housewives who have divorced since joining the show, some are facing criminal charges, and one of them went to prison. Shit can get very real, and on the new season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, no one knows that quite like Gina Kirschenheiter.

During her first season (Season 13), she was refreshing and new, but at the same time, she felt familiar. She felt like someone you knew; someone you've hung out with before. Then, over the course of the next three seasons, the rookie sheen wore off, and we got deep with Gina.

We saw her have a rough time dealing with her divorce from her ex-husband Matt Kirschenheiter, and we watched as the traumatic events unfolded in the aftermath. It was dark, but after speaking with Gina, she is able to see the light now.

Gina's come out on the other side of that deeply distressing experience and tells me how her relationship is with Matt now, what it's like to watch the episodes back, and how the producers on the show are the only ones who were really able to help her.

Samantha Bush for The Dipp:
In the Season 16 premiere, we watched you really open up to Emily about giving your victim impact statement. First of all, I just want to commend you on doing that because I know it helped a lot of women watching. So, how is your relationship with Matt now?

Gina Kirschenheiter:
Oh, it gives me chills because I feel like I've like put that behind me. It's weird to revisit it because for so long, even on the show, I didn't think I would ever move past these things. And then you have an interview where you're just talking and not even thinking about the past, because it doesn't affect my life anymore. And that feels really good. Matt and I have done the necessary things that we needed to do to move beyond that and past that. And I'm very proud of that.

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