Gina Kirschenheiter, Real Housewives of Orange County Star, Arrested for DUI

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Her major bad, folks.

We don't mean to be flippant about something very serious, of course, as Gina Kirschenheiter has messed up big time.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County was booked in Rancho Santa Margarita, California yesterday after getting arrested on a chage of drunk driving.

Local authorities have confirmed the incident to various news and gossip outlets.

“Gina Kirschenheiter was stopped for a traffic violation in Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Parkway,” public affairs officer Jaimee Blashaw said via statement, adding:

“She was arrested for DUI at 12:20 a.m. on January 31 and was released at noon that same day.”

The Bravo star is due in court on February 28 -- and has already come out with a statement in light of the arrest.


It reads as follows:

I made a very bad choice the other night after a mom’s night out.  I am extremely disappointed in myself and regret my actions wholeheartedly. 

I have learned a valuable lesson and hope to show you all that this one incident does not define me.

Kirschenheiter is 34  years old.

She is in the middle of a divorce from her estranged husband, Matt, with whom she shares three children: Nicholas, 6, Sienna, 4, and Luca, 3.

Kirschenheiter and the rest of the long-running show's cast - including Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd and Emily Simpson - are expected to reunite soon for the start of production on Season 14.

(Season 14?!? That's incredible.)

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Gina's main storyline last year centered on her split from Matt, to whom she was married for seven years and who did not appear on any Season 13 episodes.

As for what led to the divorce?

“He’s just not that person who compliments you and builds you up and makes you feel great. I’ve never walked out of a room and had him say, ‘Oh my God, you look so beautiful,'" she explained during the last reunion special.

Gina continued at the time:

"You know, I’ve never even really had Matt look me in the eye and tell me in a genuine way, ‘I love you.’ And I do think those things are important.

"But you know what, I see him tell my daughter [Sienna] that, and it makes me love him for that, and I’m OK with that.”

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Prior to her arrest this week, the reality star reportedly attended a cocktail party at a plastic surgeon’s office.

She was seen trying Emsculpting, a fat-reduction technique, on her Instagram Story

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