'Real Housewives of Orange County' Star Gina Kirschenheiter's Ex Matt Kirschenheiter Asks A Judge To Lower His Child Support Payments

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Jan. 15 2020, Published 11:08 p.m. ET

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Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter's ex Matt Kirschenheiter asked a judge to lower his $10,000 per month child support payments during a hearing on Wednesday, January 15. Matt claimed that his income is significantly less because he lost his job after his domestic violence arrest played out on RHOC.

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Matt's lawyer Bonnie Rosen appeared on his behalf and requested that the judge lower his $10,000 monthly payments to Gina.

"Life has changed considerably … had it not been in the press, his job would not have been lost. It would’ve been quiet and on the back burner like every other normal citizen, but it’s been part of The Real Housewives. And she’s talked about it publicly on Real Housewives, so my client is really getting slammed in his personal life by the Petitioner’s desire to engage in the ‘reality show,’” Bonnie told the judge, according to documents obtained by The judge decided that Matt's request to modify child and spousal support would be addressed at their next hearing in March.

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Matt was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against Gina in June 2019. He was charged with two felonies in September 2019 and pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to Radar. His trial is still pending.

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Gina went into detail about the night of Matt's arrest on the RHOC reunion in December 2019. "He just was like a different person. I was really scared. I ran out of the house, and I rang my neighbor’s doorbell, and I was banging on the door. And he dragged me back in the house. A lot of the neighbors heard. They all called the police and then the cops came. They arrested him. It was scary. It was really scary," she said through tears.

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Gina originally filed for divorce from Matt in 2018 after learning he had been having an affair. She decided to work on their marriage and give him another shot before calling it quits for good in 2019. In December, she reflected on the rough year she had experienced in her personal life.

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"This year was hard. I’m far from perfect and this year has certainly proven that. Fortunately, perfection has never been a goal or expectation of mine. I’ve made mistakes and I will continue to make mistakes. I choose to stay positive and recognize that every bad mistake I make and ever bad experience that comes to me is an opportunity for personal growth. I have more and more life perspective with every experience I have. Good or bad. I will stay grounded and humbled. I am proud of where I came from and where I am going. Thank you to everyone who has supported and comforted me throughout my life journey. U r what makes my life profound," she wrote on Instagram.

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