RHOC Gina Kirschenheiter's ex-husband 'to plead guilty' for 2019 assault after she claimed he 'threatened to kill her'

REAL Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter's ex-husband Matt Kirschenheiter is reportedly set "to plead guilty" for his 2019 assault.

The news comes after the Bravo star claimed he "hit, choked and threatened to kill her."


Page Six reported on Friday that Matt, 37, intends to plead guilty in the ongoing domestic violence case.

An attorney for Matt told the outlet: “Mr. Kirschenheiter is accepting responsibility for his actions and apologizes to Gina and his family.

“He is ready to move forward in his life and understands that accepting responsibility is a key step."

The attorney continued: “Matt is a great father and looks forward to raising his children with Gina in a positive and loving environment.

"He has learned from this experience and taken proactive steps to ensure this type of behavior will never repeat itself.”


Additionally, Us Weekly reported that Gina's lawyer told a judge that Matt plans to enter a guilty plea during a virtual hearing.

The case will once again be presented in front of the judge on June 9.

Gina and Matt tied the knot in 2010, while they split in 2018 and their divorce was finalized the next year.

The exes share three children together: Nicholas, Sienna, and Luca.

Months after Gina and Matt split, the pair got into an argument that turned violent.


Gina claimed that Matt "choked, hit, dragged, threw and threatened to kill her," according to a restraining order obtained by The Blast.

He was charged with felony corporal injury – on spouse/cohabitant and felony false imprisonment affected by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit.

He pleaded not guilty.

Following Matt's arrest, Gina was granted a temporary restraining order against him.

Gina earned a large sum of money through their divorce, as a series of court documents obtained by The Blast stated the RHOC star agreed to let Matt off the hook for child and spousal support in exchange for $230,000.

During a November 2020 episode of RHOC, Gina admitted she was suffering from "bad dreams" about the attack.

The Bravo star said: "What happened that night, I struggle with it to this day.

"I still wake up in the middle of the night. I have bad dreams. I want to give a statement — it's one of those things that I know in the back of my mind would be good and healthy for me, but I don’t know if I can.”

She added: “I spent a lot of time just burying my feelings about a lot of things and it's not right, so I decided to make a victim impact statement.

“I at least want him to have to hear how I felt about that night because it is literally the most significant event that’s ever happened to me in my entire life.”

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