Gina Kirschenheiter may be one of the newest housewives on the block, but she has quickly solidified herself as one of the best.
She speaks her mind without caring what the others think of her. That’s a good trait to have being part of a reality TV show.
On Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, her character was called into question thanks to her pending divorce to Matt Kirschenheiter.
While on a dinner date with Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, and Kelly Dodd, she was asked about whether there was hope for them to reconcile.
"We truly are best friends, but we aren’t in love,” Gina said, revealing that her divorce would be amicable. “What’s wrong with just saying, ‘Our marriage didn’t fail, it’s just ending?’"
Given that Gina has three children to Matt, it’s great for the kids that they are ending their union without drama.
“I’m not in pain,” Gina revealed to the others.
“I don’t think I’m going to experience the pain because even though Matt and I aren’t right for each other, I know who I married and I know who he is. … I will be fine. … [Matt] actually really is a good man.”
Shannon went on to bring up money being a factor, but Gina immediately shut her down.
“We are not about money,” Gina said, adding:
“I would give up my alimony to save my family dynamic. Matt would pay me double to save my family dynamic.
"That’s who we are and who we will always be," she continued.
"This will never be an issue of money. I don’t have assets. I have one humble home. And I get that, and I respect [what’s going on with you], but I’m not in that situation.”
That’s when Vicki stepped in with her thoughts about the situation.
“You’re so nonchalant about getting divorced. It bothers me. … You’re like flippant about it,” Gunvalson said. “You’re not experiencing the pain yet. It’s not pretty.”
“You took up matrimony. You went in front of God and said, ‘I will marry you ’til death do us part,’” Vicki preached.
“I don’t believe in God,” Gina fired back, and the whole room went silent.
“I believe in a higher power,” she clarified.
“I believe in a god, I don’t know who he is. I’ve never met him. I believe in a god, I don’t believe in anyone’s particular god.”
“You don’t believe in God? Are you serious?” Vicki said as though she had just heard botox was being abolished.
"That might be missing,” Vicki preached to the choir.
“That’s why you’re in the place you’re in. … You don’t have a moral compass inside your soul.”
“I’ve never heard someone be so flippant about God,” Gunvalson complained in a confessional.
“She better hope she’s right that there’s no God because if she’s wrong, she’s going to pay for it for eternity. That’s a long time.”
Gina was taken aback by the whole thing but was persistent about the way she was feeling.
“I’m not in a bad place, I’m in a good place,” she said, adding:
“That’s a ridiculous thing to say. You’re so stupid, you sound like an idiot right now. … My morals are in check and I don’t have morals because I believe in a certain god or I’m following a certain set of rules. I just have morals because I’m trying to be a good person.”
Vicki continued to drag Gina, bringing up her future without her husband.
“Wait until you try to date someone, and you have three kids, and they don’t like your kids,” she said. “Then what? Then what are you going to do?”
While Vicki failed to recognize she had gone too far, Gina departed because she was being put on blast for something that was her decision.
“I will literally battle this for the day I die for my children. So back off,” Gina said in a confessional.
“Because of what they’ve gone through in their past, they think that they know more than me,” she told continued.
“Every married couple is different, every divorced couple is different, everybody going through a divorce is different. So shut up.”
In her time of need, Gina called Matt to fill him on the comments.
“I’m so upset. I need you to talk to me right now. This is too much, and they’re so mean. I just can’t. I just get upset because we’re not right for each other and that’s just not good enough for anybody.”
But it wasn’t Matt who was able to calm her down. It was fellow new housewive, Emily Simpson.
“Every single person at that table has been through what you’ve been through, and it conjures up a lot of emotions,” said Simpson.
“You can listen to their story and their advice, and you can say, ‘Thank you for sharing.’“
When Gina returned to the table, Gunvalson accepted her apology.
"It’s really none of our business but we kind of feel that we want to mother you a little bit because we care for you,” Gunvalson said.
Something tells us a new feud was born Monday night, and it’s going to cause a lot of drama.
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