Who Is RHOC's Gina Kirschenheiter Dating Now?

It's been a rough year for Real Housewives of Orange County's Gina Kirschenheiter. This season of the hit Bravo show has seen Kirschenheiter struggling through a separation from her husband of eight years (via People), handling ugly divorce proceedings that came with plenty of drama, and dealing with the aftermath of a DUI. Like we said, it's been a rough year — but things seem to be looking up for the reality TV star, who posted a snap to Instagram on Monday that seemingly confirmed her relationship status is no longer "single."

In the photo, Kirschenheiter and her new man share a big laugh, and couldn't look any happier. "Always find a reason to laugh," she captioned the image. "It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years."

Who is this mystery man?

Who is Travis Mullen, Gina Kirschenheiter's new boyfriend?

Kirschenheiter's new man, whom she's been seeing for "just a couple of months," is Travis Mullen, and the RHOC star told Us Weekly that he doesn't come from the reality TV sphere. "He has nothing to do with this world," she said. "He knows nothing about it. He didn't know what Us Weekly was."

As for how the pair met, Kirschenheiter explains, "Basically, we got set up through a mutual friend. And ... I don't think that either of us were expecting to like each other. And then we just did, and he's a great person," she gushed. "He's a really good guy. Really sweet, really kind."

If you're tempted to compare Mullen to Kirschenheiter's ex, don't. She further dished, "It's nothing like I've really experienced in my life before, so I'm just really enjoying being with him."

Kirschenheiter has three children, and she confirmed that Mullen is also a father. The two are apparently spending quite a bit of time together, according to Kirschenheiter, but only time will tell if fans will get to see the newly minted pair on RHOC in the future.