The newest member of the cast of "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Gina Kirschenheiter, split from her husband of eight years, Matthew Kirschenheiter, while shooting the upcoming 13th season of the reality show, the former couple said in a statement to Us Weekly. "After careful consideration and deep thought, we have decided to end our legal marriage. With that said, we will never end our friendship and will forever remain family," they said. "We are dedicated to raising our children together in a happy, healthy, loving environment. We will be navigating this difficult process with respect and grace for one another. We kindly ask for others to treat us with this same respect and grace as we move through this family adjustment." Gina reportedly filed for divorce on April 2, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asking for sole physical custody and joint legal custody of the three children she shares with Matthew. During a July 3 interview with Us Weekly, she hinted that all was not well in her marriage: "I think I did see [the show] as an opportunity that would be good for us, 'cause we're buddies, we're friends, we're just going to navigate this together," she said. "And then when he couldn't film, and he's also away a lot, I think that it probably did have more of a negative effect on our relationship and made things harder. Now I'm basically going on this venture, and he's not included and involved in it, and it creates even more distance than is already there." Continued Gina of the time spent apart, "It's been really difficult. … It's not easy. It affected our relationship. And we're trying to navigate through it, but I'm not going to say it's been peaches and cream all the time."