Gina Kirschenheiter: I Wasn’t Aware There Was Any Situation

Gina talks about the poker party and why Emily's husband's reaction took her by surprise.

Bravotv.com: How does this group of ladies compare to your friends in Long Island?

Gina Kirschenheiter: I do not mean this in an insulting way, but I don’t think it’s possible to compare life-long friends to new groups of friends. My friends from home are family. I never question the friendships. Never feel insecure. Never feel like I’m not living up to some expectation. They are my sisters. 

Bravotv.com: Did you have fun at the poker party?

GK: I had an amazing time. I’m a mom of three young kids with a dad that’s away at work a lot. I don’t get out much. Being invited to an adult poker night was just was the doctor ordered.

Bravotv.com: Did you know your comments regarding “procedures” was rubbing other people the wrong way?

GK: I honestly wasn’t aware I was being offensive. Other women at the table were talking about their plastic surgery, Botox, etc. so I was just honestly making a joke. I am not anti-surgery or Botox. I’ve had both. It was just a joke. 

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Bravotv.com: What happened at the end of the night?

GK: I left at the same time as everyone else. I was the last one to walk out. I was held up at the door saying goodbye to Emily  and her family. They were thanking me, and I was thanking them. It was a great night!! Her husband came out of no where and started yelling at us all. I wasn’t aware there was any situation or struggle upstairs. Of course I would have respected that as I respected her and her party the whole night. I was polite, drank the whiskey that was served, and did not engage in any fighting. I tried my best to have fun at a party and pacify any drama. I’ve never met Shane. He never came down and said hi to me. Emily never told us there was any issue upstairs. Of course I feel bad the kids were kept awake. I’m LOUD!!! I’m self-aware, LOL, but had I known it was an issue upstairs, it would not have been an issue downstairs (or at least not from me). I was raised with manners. That’s why I attended an adult poker party and had a good time! My bad!! 

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