*Merry Christmas and Pleased Holidays Blurbers!*

Gina Kirschenheiter lately attended a gaggle dinner together with her Actual Housewives of Orange County castmates. And, whereas showing on Melissa Gorga‘s podcast final week, she opened up in regards to the “awkward” occasion.

Whereas additionally sharing her ideas on Alexis Bellino, 47, becoming a member of the forged for season 18, Gina, 39, spoke to the Actual Housewives of New Jersey star, 44, in regards to the forged dinner, which was organized by Heather Dubrow, 54, noting that when it got here to the seating preparations, there was a transparent divide.

“We were all actually able to meet up for a holiday dinner. The full cast from last year,” Gina revealed on the December 14 episode of On Display With Melissa Gorga. “It was a couple of weeks ago.”

Though Heather didn’t finish season 17 on the most effective of phrases with the RHOC forged, Gina mentioned she provides her co-star a number of credit score for conserving the women united — “no matter what.”

“Even during the time when it was like everybody was mad at Heather, Heather is so good at always being like, f*ck it, I’m still going to be the connector,” Gina defined. “She’s always putting us on like a group text even if it’s super awkward for some people and they aren’t talking, and she’s like okay girls, why don’t we get together for the holidays, I think we should have a holiday dinner. And I love her for that, but also it feels like sometimes maybe we shouldn’t all get together.”

Trying again at their group meal, Gina admitted that there have been two separate teams.

“It’s good that we were all sitting at a table, but I’ll be honest, it was literally like there were two different dinners going on,” she shared. “It felt like it was me, [Tamra Judge], [Emily Simpson], and Heather at one table. And then [Taylor Armstrong], [Jennifer Pedranti], and [Shannon Beador] at the other table. It was very awkward. It was like awkward as f**k.”

Regardless of the dinner being uncomfortable, Gina mentioned group meals are one thing she and her RHOC castmates ought to make a behavior of doing.

“It’s such a nice thing, it’s in the right spirit… It’s very professional,” she famous. “It is something we should be doing. We should have some level of camaraderie about our own franchise.”

As for Alexis, who went public together with her romance with John Janssen, the ex-boyfriend of Shannon, 59, earlier this month, Gina confirmed they’ve solely met as soon as.

“I had never met her, and then I think just at just like BravoCon… then at that after party that was happening… I met her and said hi to her, but I never interacted with her beyond that,” she revealed.

And whereas Alexis has been going through rumors of a RHOC return for months, Gina mentioned she hasn’t heard something official fairly but.

“I don’t know anything that’s happening, but I have a feeling we’re going to see her for this season,” she teased.

Filming is anticipated to start on The Actual Housewives of Orange County season 18 someday in early 2024.