Gina Kirschenheiter Says Estranged Husband & New Boyfriend Have Met: 'It Was Actually Bizarre for Me'

Gina Kirschenheiter Says Estranged Husband & New Boyfriend Have Met: 'It Was Really Weird for Me'

The boys in Gina Kirschenheiter‘s are all getting alongside surprisingly nicely.

Whereas showing together with her fellow costars on the Actual Housewives of Orange County panel on Sunday at BravoCon, the fact star revealed that her estranged husband, Matt Kirschenheiter, has a great relationship together with her new boyfriend, Travis Mullen.

“Matt sat down with Travis,” Gina, 35, informed panel host Amy Phillips, of SiriusXM’s Actuality Checked. “It was actually bizarre for me. … However he mentioned, ‘Don’t fear, he’s a very nice man.’ ”

Gina went on to elucidate that Matt’s “in a foul place now” and at first wasn’t too comfortable about her relationship with Mullen. “At first he was not having it,” Gina mentioned. “It created a foul state of affairs between him and I.”

However what modified his tune? Figuring out that Mullen can be having a relationship with Gina and Matt’s children: sons Nicholas, 7, and Luca, 4, and daughter Sienna, 5.

“He needed to fulfill him as a result of he’s across the children,” recalled Gina. “He accepted this was taking place. Typically Matt will be cussed however he all the time does on the finish of the day put the youngsters first.”

“I’m in a great relationship, a wholesome relationship,” Gina added, stressing to the group to not choose Matt too exhausting. “I’m attempting to co-parent with Matt and doing the very best I can. It’s exhausting.”

Faculty sweethearts Gina and Matt have been collectively for 11 years and married for eight earlier than separating in April 2018 and submitting for divorce.

Initially, Gina insisted that the 2 had grown aside, have been parting on good phrases and can be co-parenting collectively — telling PEOPLE final September that Matt was nonetheless her “greatest pal” and “crucial particular person to me.”

Nevertheless, Gina has additionally claimed on this season of RHOC that Matt cheated on her and was nonetheless in a relationship with the lady.

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In August, the 2 appeared to have come to a custody settlement, with Gina getting main bodily custody of their children and almost $10,000 in month-to-month assist (they’d share authorized custody, and Matt would see the youngsters on the weekends).

They agreed to take one counseling co-parenting class per thirty days collectively, and mentioned they wouldn’t disparage one another in entrance of their children or on RHOC. Future boyfriends/girlfriends wouldn’t be launched to the youngsters with out consulting with the opposite first, they decided.

In October, Gina did stress throughout a go to to PEOPLE Now that she and Matt’s disagreements aren’t over their kids. “There’s really no custody battle, there actually shouldn’t be,” she mentioned. “Even with issues happening with Matt, as they’re now, he really has extra custody than he’s ever had as a result of he’s not employed anymore, so he’s round.”

“We’re actually good on that,” she mentioned, including that their children are doing nicely. “I might by no means hold the youngsters from him. He’s a very good dad.”

She additionally mentioned that she nonetheless has a whole lot of sympathy for Matt.

“There is part of my coronary heart that feels unhealthy for Matt as a result of he wasn’t actually part of this to start with and he’s not a monster,” Gina mentioned. “It’s an emotional time, and other people make errors. He’s made a whole lot of them, clearly.”

In the meantime, issues with Mullen are going extraordinarily nicely.

“We simply actually clicked from very early on,” Gina informed PEOPLE Now. “Now we have the identical perspective on a whole lot of stuff and a whole lot of the identical values. We actually make one another chuckle. We’re each simply goofballs. It really works.”

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BravoCon is working by way of Sunday throughout three venues within the Massive Apple: The Manhattan Middle (311 W 34th St), Skylight Fashionable (537 W 27th St) and Union West (535 W 28th St).

A complete of 88 Bravolebrities are mentioned to be in attendance whole. Greater than 50 dwell occasions are on the docket, together with performances, insider panels, podcasts, eating experiences, picture alternatives and a Bravo bazaar market. (A full breakdown of occasions is offered at BravoCon2019.com.)

For these wanting a visit down reminiscence lane, there shall be a Actual Housewives museum with greater than a decade’s value of behind-the-scenes pictures, reunion clothes and present memorabilia.

The weekend will shut out with a dwell efficiency of Luann de Lesseps‘ hit Countess and Buddies cabaret present on Sunday.