‘RHOC’ Star Gina Kirschenheiter Vacations With New Boyfriend, Fans Question How She Can Travel Amid Pandemic

Gina Kirschenheiter attends the opening night of 2019 BravoCon at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 15, 2019 in New York City
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The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter took to Instagram to showcase an outfit from her vacation with her new boyfriend, Travis Mullen. The reality star’s getaway was immediately questioned by users who wondered how the young mother was traveling during the current pandemic and with the large number of cases in California.

TV personality Gina Kirschenheiter attends the House Of Sillage Holiday Boutique Launch event at House of Sillage on November 01, 2018 in Costa Mesa, California.
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The post showed the RHOC star wearing a leather jacket and fedora with the ocean in the background. The caption read in part, “so happy to be having a little mini getaway.” The photo was taken at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Beach.

Fans were quick to like the star’s post, with many commenting on her ensemble. One wrote “beautiful” while another offered more praise by saying, “totally rockin’ this outfit.”

Others focused on the post’s location of California. Some users questioned how Gina was able to stay at a hotel amid coronavirus concerns.

“How are you able to travel for leisure,” one person asked.

“We’re still in lockdown in LA. Our cases are increasing daily. I’m surprised OC is loosening restrictions,” commented another Instagrammer.

The reality star did not respond to comments. NBC Los Angeles reported that hotels planned on opening in Orange County before the Memorial Day weekend. So Gina and her boyfriend’s getaway wasn’t unsanctioned. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna, where the couple stayed, is located in the city of Dana Point, which is within Orange County.

Gina did slightly acknowledge the current pandemic in her post.

“Feels so good to even just be baby stepping back into normality with you babe,” the blonde wrote.

Gina traveled with her new live-in boyfriend, Travis. The pair started dating after Gina divorced Matt Kirschenheiter. Gina split from her husband last year after cheating allegations surfaced. The divorce proceedings and aftermath were a key storyline for Gina’s previous season on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Gina and Matt share three kids — Nicholas, 7; Sienna, 5; and Luca, 3. Travis is dad to three children as well, including two daughters and a son aged 8, 6, and 3.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, Gina was quoted as saying that the relationship with Travis is a positive one.

“I’m happy,” the star confirmed.

Filming on the current season of The Real Housewives of Orange County was on hiatus due to the current pandemic. The cast members have been shooting footage on their cell phones since production shut down, and just recently, the women were spotted at Shannon Beador’s home.