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Gina Kirschenheiter Talks About Her Divorce: "It Just Looks Different Now"

The Real Housewives of Orange County newcomer cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce filing.

By Tamara Palmer

Gina Kirschenheiter has had to go through a split from her husband, Matt, in the public eye, and The Real Housewives of Orange County mom has been handling it with grace and openness, especially as she has had to re-live it all as the season airs.

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"I actually think the show airing is kind of good for Matt and I because it reiterates that we really are at the core friends and it has helped us be better now," she told E!

Gina has maintained that she and Matt were always best friends and will always be a family.

"Although we don't have this romantic connection anymore, it doesn't mean you can't be family anymore," she explained. "This idea that you're divorced and no longer family to me is so backwards and dated and old school and I refuse to subscribe to it and we're doing the best that we can to keep our family together. It just looks different now."

Gina and Matt recently decided to take their family home off the market.

“We were gonna sell the house and I was like, ‘I just don’t want to be a homeowner,’ because that’s so hard, if my dishwasher breaks like it did the other day, whatever — but it’s not a great time so we’re actually taking it off the market and we’re just going keep doing what we’re doing," she said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

"I'm focused on still transitioning my family," she shared with E! "The kids are so little. Who in the hell is going to want to date me? I drive a mini-van. I have all these kids all the time. Do you want to meet me at McDonalds for a happy meal? We can shop at Target. In the future, it's exciting to think about but right now it's not a focus."

Gina filed for divorce in Aprilciting irreconcilable differences and asking for sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their three children, Nicholas, 5, Sienna, 4, and Luca, 2.

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