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Gina Kirschenheiter Shares an Update on Her Split: "It's Complicated Getting Divorced"

The Real Housewives of Orange County mom opens up about the status of her divorce and what the future holds.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Gina Kirschenheiter Tells the Group She's Getting a Divorce

From all of the love Gina Kirschenheiter has shown her husband, Matt Kirschenheiter, this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, you would hardly know this couple has decided to call it quits. But Gina did file for divorce on April 2, citing irreconcilable differences, and the couple is moving forward with the process. 

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Gina shared an update on her divorce proceedings during an interview with The Daily Dish in New York City on Monday. "We are going along with the process. We're actually sitting down with our attorneys, like all together, on November 2 to just basically finish up everything," she said. "It's complicated getting divorced, and there's a lot of paperwork. There's all this back-and-forth, so we're just getting a little bit confused in the process, so we just said, 'Let's just sit down and take an entire day to just bang this out,' so that's what we're doing." 

Gina and Matt's marriage may be coming to an end, but they will always be a family, along with their three children, Nicholas, Sienna, and Luca. "We're happy. We're still doing the same thing we've been doing. Nothing's really changed for us this whole time. It's OK. It's good. We just did this charity thing together last weekend," Gina said. "I mean, we're still a family, so that's never gonna change. We're just not gonna share a bank account anymore, you know?"

Gina recently posted a photo of herself, Matt, and their three kids at that aforementioned charity event, and this family definitely still looks as united as ever. But Gina told The Daily Dish that they want to and have put in the effort to continue to maintain a good relationship after marriage. "It's work just like being married is. It's odd to me that people think because you're getting divorced, you can no longer be a family or that it's so tragic for everybody or you're ruining your kids' lives," she shared. "And I really just feel like I would like to kind of normalize what is my normal life, which is I'm getting divorced, but I still have love for my family, and Matt will always be part of my family." 

In order to do that, Gina said she and Matt are staying focused on what's most important as they go through their divorce: their children. "We put the kids before our personal BS is basically what we do. You have to take your pride out of it, that's what you have to do. And it's not about you and your relationship; it's about your family unit. So we go out of our way to be kind to each other. When you want to take the shot, you don't take the shot. And then sometimes you do take the shot, and then you have to say you're sorry. It's pretty basic level stuff. We clearly weren't the most amazing at marriage because we're getting divorced, so we're trying to really nail it now as co-parents," Gina shared. "But it's hard. It's not always easy. He pisses me off all the time. It's not like I'm over here saying, 'We're perfect, and he's amazing.' And I'm not, either. I can be bitchy. But we were doing that when we were married anyway. So now we're really trying harder moving forward and trying to do what's best for the kids." 

Gina opens up more about her divorce, below.

Gina Kirschenheiter Doesn't Feel Like Her Marriage Is a Failure
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