Gina Kirschenheiter sobbed as she provided details about her ex-husband Matt’s alleged domestic violence attack on Thursday’s third and final RHOC reunion.
The 35-year-old reality star was asked by host Andy Cohen, 51, about Matt’s arrest in Orange County on June 22 on suspicion of domestic violence.
She revealed that they got into ‘an incident’ that morning that required them to separate.
Tears flowing: Gina Kirschenheiter cried as she provided details about her ex-husband Matt’s alleged domestic violence attack on Thursday’s third and final RHOC reunion
‘I asked him to leave, it was bad. And then he was all, ”I’m so sorry” and I was like, ”Fine”,’ Gina said.
They had plans to ‘go out that evening with friends for a friend’s birthday,’ she added.
Gina noted that she ‘knew it was probably a bad decision,’ but she still went with Matt, 35, to the birthday party.
‘We actually had a great night,’ she said. ‘There was alcohol involved, there always is when bad things happen. And we were Ubering home, and he got angry over something, I don’t even know what. The driver pulled over, he gets kicked out.
Domestic violence: The 35-year-old reality star was asked by host Andy Cohen, 51, about Matt’s arrest in Orange County on June 22 on suspicion of domestic violence
‘He calls me, he’s like, ”I can’t get another Uber, you’re in my Uber.” I was like, ”Okay, I’m pulling up in two minutes.” And then I went into the house and went to bed thinking, ”He’s just going to call another Uber”.’
Gina said that Matt wasn’t able to call for another ride because his cell phone died and he instead walked to her house.
‘And so the whole time he’s walking home, he’s also getting himself worked up, worked up, worked up,’ Gina said.
Alcohol involved: Gina said alcohol was involved the night of the alleged domestic violence by her ex-husband Matt
‘He’s pissed. And then he gets to the house and he got up somehow on the second level and that was it,’ she said.
She got emotional and wiped away tears while recalling what happened next.
‘He just was like a different person,’ Gina said. ‘I was really scared. I ran out of the house, and I rang my neighbor’s doorbell, and I was banging on the door. And he dragged me back in the house.’
Really scared: The mother of three admitted that she was ‘really scared’
‘A lot of the neighbors heard. They all called the police and then the cops came, they arrested him,’ she recalled weeping.
‘It was scary. It was really scary,’ Gina admitted.
Tamra Judge, 52, asked if Matt had been charged with a felony and if he faced time behind bars.
Jail question: Tamra Judge asked if Gina if her ex Matt was charged with a felony and if he faced jail time
‘He could face seven years in jail,’ Gina revealed.
‘Whoa,’ Tamra exclaimed while sitting next to Gina.
Kelly Dodd, 44, who was sitting opposite then told Tamra to give a clearly upset Gina a hug.
Hug request: Kelly Dodd asked Tamra to give Gina a hug as she became upset
Gina and Matt separated in April 2018 and filed for a divorce that was finalized in August, though they remain legally wed until December 31.
The have three children: five-year-old daughter Sienna, son Nicholas, seven, and four-year-old son Luca.
Gina and Matt had reconciled and were giving their marriage another try until the alleged domestic violence incident in June.
Family picture: Gina shared a family photo with Matt and their three children in May as they celebrated Mother’s Day together
Matt allegedly choked, hit, dragged, threw and threatened to kill Gina while their children were sleeping, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Gina said that Matt quickly apologized the next day and sent her flowers.
Quick apology: The Real Housewives Of Orange County star said that Matt quickly apologized the next day and sent her flowers
‘I do feel bad, because I feel like he cracks,’ she said. ‘And I do feel that some of this is because of the show. He knew at this point that I had shared a lot of this on the show, and it’s not an excuse, but it’s really hard.’
‘I look at myself like a strong person, but I just think I’m always like, ”I can hold it together,” and thought I could handle everything,’ Gina said. ‘And, I don’t know, I didn’t see it. I thought it was normal.
Gina has moved on and recently went public on Instagram with her new boyfriend Travis Mullen.
Moving on: Gina has moved on and recently went public on Instagram with her new boyfriend Travis Mullen
‘I just know that it’s so better that we’re not together,’ she said of Matt. ‘I don’t even want anything. I just want out.’
Gina also gushed about her new outlook on love since being with Travis.
‘I feel very lucky now. Now I know what it feels to really be loved and how you should be treated and I have so much more of an appreciation for it,’ Gina said.
Andy thanked Gina for being candid and told her that she was brave to share her story.
The host: Reunion host Andy Cohen thanked Gina for being candid and told her that she was brave to share her story
The episode also featured Emily Simpson’s husband Shane joining her as Andy revealed his snarky comments about his wife had made him one of the least liked Housewives husbands.
Shane revealed they have been working on their relationship and recently came up with a ‘mission statement’ for their marriage together.
The season 14 reunion ended with the women setting an intention for the future with a rose ceremony.
Special guest: Emily Simpson was joined by her spouse Shane who Andy said had become one of the least liked Housewives husbands
They broke a rose in half while letting one thing go and inviting something into their life before hitting the bowl holding their rose petals with a mallet.
Gina decided to ‘keep it light’ after a heavy year and said she was going to ‘let go of some risky beauty choices’ and that going forward she was going to continue to welcome in a ‘new, positive bright future that I feel like I have and just keep it going’.
Kelly said she was going to let go of ‘negativity’ and ‘bring in’ her new fiancee Rick Leventhal.
The woman ended the reunion with a shot of tequila.
‘To season 14, may we never relive it,’ Tamra said.
Season end: Tamra at the end of the reunion toasted, ‘To season 14, may we never relive it’