UPDATED (June 9, 1:52 PM):
Gina Kirschenheiter opened up about why she decided to venture into real estate on the Season 17 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. “I have to figure out how I’m going to take care of my family,” she said, referring to her three kids and her boyfriend Travis Mullen’s three kids. “I have six mouths to feed, and I have to send them all to college, and I need to make as much money as I can now.”
Although Gina was excited about her next chapter, she was a bit nervous about studying for the exam. As she explained to Heather Dubrow, “I haven’t been to college in 15 years.”
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Gina Kirschenheiter just announced a major career update.
“On the heels of Mother’s Day, I am especially excited to share this big news!!” The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member wrote in the caption of a May 16 Instagram post. “Being able to provide for my children is my number one priority. I am very excited to announce that I am embarking on a new adventure as I recently acquired my California Real Estate License!”
“I am thrilled to have joined the #1 Realty Team in Rancho Mission Viejo: The Archuletta Team,” she continued. “As the premier team in our area, they are not only equipped with years of experience and an extensive knowledge base, but they are a well-trusted family brand which is personally important to me. As your new real estate agent, I am excited to help take care of you and your families the way I do my own! If you or anyone you know is looking to buy, sell or invest in a home please email me! I am here to help!”
Gina’s RHOC castmates were quick to flood the comments of the post with supportive messages. “Amazing!” Emily Simpson wrote. “So proud of you!”
Tamra Judge — who announced in 2020 that she was going back to her real estate career — also wrote, “So proud of you.”
Gina isn’t the only Bravoleb to share exciting real estate news recently. in February, Shahs of Sunset‘s Mercedes “MJ” Javid announced she had joined Mauricio Umansky’s luxury brokerage. “It is with great excitement and pride that I get to announce my new home with [The Agency],” she captioned an Instagram post. “I am so grateful for [Emil Hartoonian] who is an incredible industry leader. Stay tuned!”
Back in 2020, Ramona Singer (who will appear on Season 5 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, RHUGT: RHONY Legacy) announced she was venturing into real estate. On a 2021 episode of The Real Housewives of New York Cityshe explained, “I’ve always been very business oriented and entrepreneurial… I know I’m a natural in real estate.”
While we wait to see some of Gina’s listings, press play on the video above to take a tour of her home.