Gina Kirschenheiter: I Say It Like It Is

"I think it’s pretty clear that Vicki is in the wrong."

BravoTV.com: Why do you think it's been so difficult to make good mom friends in OC?

Gina Kirschenheiter: Life with little kids is super hectic. It’s basically impossible to chat with someone without being interrupted 50 times. So in order to make lasting friendships, there needs to be a deeper connection or it just won’t work. I think the overall vibe of people from the East Coast is different than people from OC. I say it like it is. I don’t sugarcoat anything, and my friends from back home are the same way. I’m not—nor is my life—perfect, and I’m comfortable with that. I’m finding that this blunt style is not always welcomed here in OC. And I think the fact that I don’t care to try to keep up with the Jones’ confuses people a bit. There tends to be a focus on outward perfection for appearance purposes in OC. Perfect kids, perfect family, perfect bodies, etc. It’s just not my bag. I’m not into it. I like nice things, but if I had to choose between a Birkin or a Target bag filled with a bottle of wine and a sandwich to share at the beach with a friend, I’m going Target bag every time hands down. I like to talk to people. I’m interested to find out what makes people tick, where they come from, their likes and dislikes. People are interesting. Here I find people don’t really care to know that much about anyone. Things are more surface level. I don’t gravitate towards that. If you're not interesting or interested in me, I don’t care to make the investment in the friendship. 

BravoTV.com: What is your take on the Kelly vs. Vicki situation?

I think it’s pretty clear that Vicki is in the wrong. Kelly doesn’t expect Michael not to date. Kelly expects her friends to not keep secrets from her. Vicki says she doesn’t want to get involved but by agreeing to keep her other friend's secret, she is directly involving herself. She claims she doesn’t want to pick sides, and she’s right she shouldn’t have to, but she obviously chose Michael's side by agreeing to keep this secret for them and then calling him the second she left Kelly’s house. If she wants to stay out of it, she should stay out of it. All that aside, I would personally just have a hard time seeing my friend so upset and in pain and not just sucking it up and saying whatever I had to at that point just to make my friend feel better. At that point it should be less about saving face and proving you are right and more about making your friend who is in obvious pain feel better.

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