“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gina Kirschenheiter will be paid nearly $10,000 in monthly support from her ex-husband, and will have primary custody of her three kids.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Gina’s deal with her ex-husband Matt includes them sharing legal custody but she will have primary physical custody. Matt will have time on some weekends with the kids.
They agreed to take one counseling co-parenting class per month together and neither will disparage the other in front of their kids or on “RHOC.”
Both agreed to not introduce another significant other unless it’s serious or talking to the other first.
He has agreed to pay $4,500 per month in child support along with $5,127 a month in spousal support, for a grand total of $9,627. The amount was based on his base salary and gross commissions of $421,000 a year.
Gina will keep all her jewelry, clothes, and keeps the Chrysler Town and Country. Matt will keep his personal belongings plus the 2015 Lexus.
Last year, Gina filed for divorce from Matt following nearly eight years of marriage. She cited irreconcilable differences for the split.
In her petition, she listed the date of marriage as May 15, 2010 and the separation date as March 3, 2018. The two share three minor children and she asked for joint legal and primary physical custody. Gina sought spousal support and wanted Matthew’s right to seek support terminated.
Matthew filed court docs months later demanding the court not grant his estranged wife primary custody and checked the box seeking joint custody. Matthew did agree Gina should be paid spousal support. He did note that he wants all assets he owned before the marriage — including his clothing, jewelry, and personal effects — to be awarded to him, along with his post-separation earnings.
Last month, Gina and Matt hashed out a temporary deal that allowed him to have supervised visitation with their three kids following his domestic violence arrest.
Per their deal, Matt got several days with the kids but the time has to be supervised. He has to have his mother Patricia Kirschenheiter or father Martin present or the kids' paternal aunt or uncle.
The other terms of the restraining order taken out by Gina remained in effect. The reality star also agreed to possibly allow more days with the kids in the future.
That deal was made after Matt was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Gina would take out a restraining order against her husband days later. The court granted the petition and ordered Matt to stay 100 yards away from her and their kids until a further court hearing.
Recently, Gina requested for new terms be added to the temporary custody agreement with Matt. She asked for an emergency hearing for a judge to order Matt be “submit to random expanded urine drug/alcohol testing within 24 hours of” her written request. The reality star said if he failed the test then his visitation should be terminated pending a hearing.
She claimed the reason for her request was Matt recently telling her he would be enrolling in a inpatient/outpatient treatment facility for 30 days. Gina wrote in the docs, “Matt has a drug and alcohol issue.”
Matt fired back at Gina’s request saying there was no reason for an emergency hearing. He then trashes Gina saying she has her own problems, pointing to her recent DUI arrest. Matt says he has never been arrested for anything involving drugs or alcohol.
Matt claims he used to recreationally smoke marijuana and drink with Gina. He claims to have considered Gina’s demand he attend rehab, only to try and see his kids. Matt even claims his long time employer forced him to resign, “when it became clear that the tabloids and social media had taken over the story and future opportunities and advancement within the company would be impossible.”
He demanded Gina not be granted her request. The two were in court earlier this month where Gina broke down in tears. The two continued the hearing on the restraining order but informed the court of the divorce settlement.