UPDATE: Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirchenheiter's ex Matthew Kirschenheiter has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges stemming from his June arrest, E! News has learned. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for October.
"These are just allegations brought by the DA, it's not evidence of a crime, Matt maintains his innocence," Matthew's attorney said in a statement to E! News on Saturday. "He denies the allegations. He's a fantastic father and a family man. His motivations have always been his family and his kids. Whatever happened was an unfortunate event."
"It's unfortunate that there are 3 kids involved, but Matt's priority remains his 3 children," he added. "Matt is not a risk to his kids, he's not a risk to Gina. He has never been violent in the past, he doesn't have any violent history. He is a good father, even Gina has said that publicly. He's looking forward to his day in court, and having the truth come out and the opportunity to clear his name."
In August, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirchenheiter and ex Matthew Kirschenheiter appeared in court over their ongoing divorce. According to multiple outlets, a judge agreed to the "dissolution of marriage," but they will remain legally married until December 31, 2019. E! News can confirm Gina and her estranged ex filed a judgement with the court on Thursday, which then needs to be signed off by a judge.
Matthew was arrested in June and booked into an Orange County jail. He was released the next morning. While he has not yet been officially charged with a crime, The Blast reported that his arrest had to do with suspicion of domestic violence.