RHOC star Gina Kirschenheiter’s ex Matthew charged with two felonies after alleged domestic violence

Matthew Kirschenheiter, the estranged husband of The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter, was reportedly charged with two felonies on Wednesday.

The Orange County D.A. charged Matthew with domestic violence and false imprisonment stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident on June 22, according to TMZ.

At the time, the 35-year-old Long Islander filed for a restraining order from Kirschenheiter claiming he ‘inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition.’

Sigh of relief? Matthew Kirschenheiter, the estranged husband of The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter (pictured Sunday), was reportedly charged with two felonies on Wednesday

Sigh of relief? Matthew Kirschenheiter, the estranged husband of The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter (pictured Sunday), was reportedly charged with two felonies on Wednesday

A judge has yet to sign off on Gina’s pending divorce from Matthew, with whom she has three children – son Nicholas, 7; daughter Sienna, 5; and son Luca, 4. 

Gina narrowly evaded going to jail on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County after a lawyer’s mistake caused her to miss a court date for a DUI charge, and the local sheriff issued a warrant for her arrest.

The mother-of-three was scheduled to be in court to face her arrest for a DUI in Orange County back in February, but had been mistakenly told her attorney put in a continuance.

She was devastated to find out that information was incorrect, and he had left her hanging. 

'He inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition': The Orange County D.A. charged Matthew with domestic violence and false imprisonment stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident on June 22 (pictured June 24)

‘He inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition’: The Orange County D.A. charged Matthew with domestic violence and false imprisonment stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident on June 22 (pictured June 24)

Not finalized: A judge has yet to sign off on the 35-year-old Long Islander's pending divorce from Kirschenheiter, with whom she has three children - son Nicholas, 7; daughter Sienna, 5; and son Luca, 4 (pictured Thursday)

Not finalized: A judge has yet to sign off on the 35-year-old Long Islander’s pending divorce from Kirschenheiter, with whom she has three children – son Nicholas, 7; daughter Sienna, 5; and son Luca, 4 (pictured Thursday)

‘My attorney put in to postpone this arraignment date, but he didn’t check to confirm that it actually was accepted, and it was denied,’ Gina revealed. “So as far as the court’s concerned, I just didn’t show up.’

‘I feel so vulnerable,’ she cried to pal Shannon Beador, 55, over the phone. ‘I could have been arrested today.’

Shannon, who knew that Gina’s family depended on her, connected her with a lawyer friend who got the warrant recalled.

Dramatic: Gina narrowly evaded going to jail on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County after a lawyer’s mistake

Dramatic: Gina narrowly evaded going to jail on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County after a lawyer’s mistake

Crisis: The lawyer’s mistake caused her to miss a court date for a DUI charge, and the local sheriff issued a warrant for her arrest

Crisis: The lawyer’s mistake caused her to miss a court date for a DUI charge, and the local sheriff issued a warrant for her arrest

Nightmare: The mother-of-three was scheduled to be in court to face her arrest for a DUI in Orange County back in February, but had been mistakenly told her attorney put in a continuance

Nightmare: The mother-of-three was scheduled to be in court to face her arrest for a DUI in Orange County back in February, but had been mistakenly told her attorney put in a continuance

Seeking comfort in her mother: ‘My attorney put in to postpone this arraignment date, but he didn't check to confirm that it actually was accepted, and it was denied,’ Gina revealed

Seeking comfort in her mother: ‘My attorney put in to postpone this arraignment date, but he didn’t check to confirm that it actually was accepted, and it was denied,’ Gina revealed

‘Sheriffs were going out to arrest you today, but that’s been called off,’ he told Gina.

‘It’s so terrifying to think my kids could have seen that,’ Gina sighed.

Relieved by the news, she felt emboldened to tell Shannon about something that had been troubling her for ages.

Her estranged husband Matt had been conducting a long-term affair with a woman he was still seeing.

Looking back: Gina's ex-husband Matt had been conducting a long-term affair with a woman he was still seeing

Looking back: Gina’s ex-husband Matt had been conducting a long-term affair with a woman he was still seeing

'I told nobody': ‘It happened before I met you guys,’ Gina admitted

‘I told nobody’: ‘It happened before I met you guys,’ Gina admitted

She knew Shannon could relate, as her husband David also cheated on her.

‘It happened before I met you guys,’ Gina admitted. ‘I told nobody.’

‘I know what that pain feels like and I don’t want anybody to go through that pain,’ Shannon offered. 

Catch more real-life drama from the Hofstra University grad in the 14th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which airs Tuesday on Bravo. 

'So much fun being tourists in LA with this crew!' Catch more real-life drama from the Hofstra University grad in the 14th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which airs Tuesday on Bravo (pictured Wednesday)

‘So much fun being tourists in LA with this crew!’ Catch more real-life drama from the Hofstra University grad in the 14th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which airs Tuesday on Bravo (pictured Wednesday)