Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter’s ex-husband Matt says he can’t afford to pay her $10,000 a month in support anymore and wants her to pay him.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Matt Kirschenheiter is back in court requesting the $10,000 a month in child and spousal support he pays be cut. He argues Gina is now the money maker and wants her to pay support for their three kids.
Matt says he was pulling in close to $43,000 a month as an account manager, until they let him go recently. He claims to be currently unemployed but looking for work, but it has “been difficult to obtain new employment”. Matt claims “Due to petitioner’s reality television role, there have been tabloid type publicity and online articles” about him.
He claims after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence his company “who wanted nothing to do with Real Housewives of Orange County, made it clear that we must part ways.”
His current monthly income is zero, but he does list $100,000 in the bank (which includes $75,000 severance from his former employer).
He claims the $10k a month in support was based on his former income and Gina saying she made $2,500 a month. Matt says he later learned Gina actually “actually earned approximately $86,000 in 2018, almost three times what she represented.”
His current monthly expenses include $2,500 for rent, $600 on groceries, $400 on eating out, $1,250 for kid’s schooling costs and $4,700 on credit cards and his car payment for a grand total of $12,875. He believes Gina makes $10,000 a month in income from “RHOC” and endorsements/appearances.
A hearing has been scheduled for October 10, where the two will battle it out over the $10,000 a month support checks.
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.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered Matt to pay Gina $10,000 a month in support. Per the deal, Gina has primary custody of the kids and they share legal custody.
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