“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Gina Kirschenheiter has issued a public apology following her arrest for DUI last week.
“Bad choices have bad consequences,” she posted on Instagram on Monday. “Mine are magnified bc I chose to share my life with you on a very public stage.”
She didn’t make any excuses for her behavior, saying: “As embarrassed and hard on myself as I’ve been in these past few days, I’ve been shocked by the astonishing amount of ‘it could have happened to anyone’ and ‘we’ve all been there’ that I’ve received through friends both close to me and on social media [sic]. I could easily join in with the chorus saying ‘you’re right, it could be any of us’ but it shouldn’t be any of us. EVER! It’s terrible that this has become a social norm.”
She continued, “I am disappointed in myself and that I am a part of this social norm. Especially since everyone who knows me knows I’m the queen of Uber/Lyft. This didn’t happen to me. I wasn’t ‘unlucky’ I made a conscious decision to do something epically stupid. One time is one time too many. I am awake now. I can promise this will NEVER BE ME again.”
Kirschenheiter, 34, was arrested in Orange County, Calif., last Friday, and is now set to appear in court on Feb. 28. She had been at a party in a plastic surgeon’s office earlier in the day, but it’s unclear if she was pulled over after leaving that event or somewhere else.
Season 14 of “RHOC” is currently in production. It is to be determined if her arrest is discussed on the show.