Bravotv.com: Do you think Vicki got a better sense of your life after having dinner with your kids?
Gina Kirschenheiter: I definitely think Vicki got a better sense of my life after having dinner with us. And it also allowed me to get to know her better too. I can totally tell she is an amazing grandma. She came right in and was totally comfortable with my kids. She was super interactive with them and sweet and warm. I was disappointed with Nicholas for acting, up but Vicki was super understanding and supportive. I felt much more connected to Vicki after I disciplined Nick and she told me that I did a good job. For me, it’s always nice to hear you are doing a good job from a veteran mom.
Bravotv.com: How was it to finally meet Shane?
GK: I was anxious about meeting Shane for the first time. Our first encounter was obviously less than pleasant. Being who I am I decided to break the ice and ease the tension by keeping it light and making a joke about the situation. I find comfort with humor in uncomfortable situations. It didn’t go quite as I planned. I was taken aback when I tried to laugh it off and give him a hug and he told me I should calm down dryly. It was disappointing to me. I felt like it was a clear message that he wasn’t into being all haha about it, and so I avoided him the rest of the night.
Bravotv.com: What made you open up to Emily about what was happening in your marriage?
GK: I didn’t go to the party with the intention to open up to anyone. Emily actually saw it on my face and pulled me aside. I felt comfortable with her at that point. When a friend is in tune with you to the point where they can sense you are off, it makes you feel secure enough to open up. I just really needed a hug in this moment. She knew that, and that’s what she did.
Bravotv.com: What is your take on the drama that happened at the party?
GK: It’s interesting to see it all unfold. I didn’t really understand what was going on until it was at the height of it. I think it’s obvious that Kelly didn’t know Shane was Emily’s husband. But regardless, he was a guest in Tamra’s home. I think Shane could have just walked away when Steve did. Kelly could have never walked over there in the first place. It was a bad display of behavior by everyone involved. I was shocked that it reached the level that it did. It was unfortunate.