The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter's last relationship ended with a scary confrontation and her ex-husband's arrest.
But now, a year and a half after she first separated from Matt, Gina is finally prepared to move on.
Gina has a new boyfriend named Travis Mullen. Good for her!
On Monday, September 30, Gina Kirschenheiter decided to close out the first week of autumn with some news.
She shared a pair of images of her and a handsome man laughing together.
Gina captioned: "Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years."
The man in the photos with her is named Travis Mullen.
And he is Gina's new boyfriend!
While multiple outlets confirmed Travis' name, Gina actually sat down with Us Weekly to discuss her new hottie.
"His name is Travis," Gina confirms.
"He has nothing to do with this world," she says, referring to reality televison.
Gina emphasizes: "He knows nothing about it. He didn't know what Us Weekly was."
That's almost an insult to the tabloid, but it definitely paints a picture of a guy who isn't already famous and isn't seeking fame.
"Basically, we got set up through a mutual friend," Gina explains.
"And ... I don't think that either of us were expecting to like each other," she admits.
Gina continues: "And then we just did, and he's a great person."
"He's a really good guy," she characterizes. "Really sweet, really kind."
"And," Gina adds. "It's nothing like I've really experienced in my life before, so I'm just really enjoying being with him."
How long have they been dating, now?
"Just a couple of months," Gina shares somewhat vaguely. We may have to wait until their first anniversary before we learn a date.
"So," she reasons. "It's still new."
"But we definitely spend a lot of time together," Gina emphasizes.
She then speculates that "feelings developed, you know, quicker than they would if we weren't able to see each other" as frequently.
"We think the same way," Gina continues. "We have a lot of the same perspectives."
That's good to hear.
After all, Matt Kirschenheiter was also hot as f--k but clearly there were other issues with their marriage. It takes more than looks, sadly.
Gina also reveals that Travis has met her three children and that he, too, is already a father.
The Brady Bunch comparisons are obvious and, while it's a little early for that, Gina isn't exactly quashing that kind of talk.
In fact, Gina had admitted that this relationship with Travis has "opened her eyes" to the possibility of one day getting remarried.
After the way that things ended up with Matt -- who was arrested in June after allegedly hitting, throwing, dragging, and choking her -- she'd had her doubts.
For now, let's hope that Travis adjusts to being a secondhand public figure well.
Some people, particularly those who don't follow entertainment news, have no idea what they're in for when they become famous.