Estranged husband of RHOC star Gina Kirschenheiter, Matthew Kirschenheiter, was arrested earlier this week on suspicions related to domestic violence. Now, Gina is revealing details of what exactly happened.
Us Weekly confirmed on Tuesday that Gina filed for a restraining order against Matthew, whom she married in 2010. In the paperwork obtained by the site, the 35-year-old Bravo star alleged that her spouse threatened to kill her during the early hours of Saturday, June 22, after a night out.
“Around 2:00 a.m., I awoke to the sound of someone pounding on my door and repeatedly ringing the doorbell. I went downstairs and checked the door, but no one was there,” the court docs state. “[Matthew] had somehow gotten into my house and was furious. He told me his phone died and he had to walk home, and that he had been at my door for an hour.”
After Gina told Matthew that he couldn’t hear him at the door, he allegedly “became enraged.”
“He threw me on the couch and threw some of the furniture around. I was scared and tried to get up, but he threw me down on the couch again. He was so angry; he was profusely sweating from head to toe. I was terrified,” Gina claimed. “[Matthew] was screaming in my face saying he was going to f*cking kill me. He ripped my bra strap off, then took a pillow and hit me on the side of the head with it hard. My ears rang. I begged him to stop… to calm down… but he kept hitting me.”
When Matthew walked away, Gina left the house to get help from a neighbor. He then allegedly “dragged” her back to their house, and Gina claims he threatened to kill her again.
“His eyes were black and nothing I said could bring him back to reality. Even when I was begging and pleading with him to stop because our children were home too, it had no effect on him,” Gina alleged, referring to the former couple’s sons Nicholas, 7, and Luca, 3, and 5-year-old daughter Sienna.
Gina added that Matthew was “angry” with her after the police arrived and he was taken into custody. (Matthew was released on Sunday, June 23, at 1 a.m., and has yet to be officially been charged with a crime at this time.
He has yet to publicly comment on the accusations.
Gina concluded that there were “too many” other incidents that upset her in the past “to remember.”
“At this point, I have to protect me and our children. [Matthew] and I had attempted reconciliation in hopes of keeping our family together, but I now realize it’s better for us both to move on for the sake of our children,” Gina stated, referring to the pair reuniting earlier this year. “I am heartbroken for all of us. Matt needs professional help, which is more than I can give him. For these reasons, I respectfully request that the Court grant all requested Orders herein.”