For all of you who don't know her and are just judging by a reality show where they can manipulate things----I know many people that have known Christena for a long time and they say that she is one of the most wonderful, giving, caring and fun people that they have ever known. For the few years that I have known her, I have been amazed at how truly genuine and heartfelt she is, how easy she is to get along with and how many people just love her. She is an incredible mother and a very dedicated friend and would do anything for anybody. She is also very beautiful and is in awesome shape. I've heard from very reliable sources that Don and the kids truly liked her and bonded with her from the very beginning. They needed to create a tension along the way in various ways to make it a good show. She is definitely not a golddigger and most certainly doesn't need to be either. Although she is a classy lady and has dated very succesful men, she is also very down to earth and cares more about the kind of person someone is. Christena does so much for charities and her community and is very similar to Don in that way. I met her personally through charity work (she was working with the terminally ill and brain damaged children, spending time with them, loving them and using her own resources to bring them special things) and she is well known in her community for all her volunteer work. I know that she builds houses with teenagers in Mexico many times a year and gives much of her time to help in homes for abused children. Don and her talk a lot from what I understand and they are developing a wonderful relationship and getting to know each other. The kids really adore her. There's a lot in the shows that they don't show you on purpose. Think about it. They want tension. They want conflict. It doesn't mean that what you see is the way it is. As for chemistry, Christena and Don have great chemisty, Christena was just very careful to not 'Flaunt" on the show as she tried really hard to respect the fact that she has two teenage children and wanted to keep their feelings in mind. She does want to get married again and she is as genuine as she is portrayed on the show. She is also a ton of fun and a blast to be around. Anyone who could possibly put her down must be incredibly jealous and insecure or incredibly judgmental before really knowing someone. If you knew her, you'd have a hard time saying anything negative about her or her intentions. I know that if you talked to Don and his kids, they would say the same thing. In my opinion, she was too classy for this show. The only thing that made it all work is that Don and his kids are truly a class act as well. They definitely have similar values and she loves and respects them all a lot. That is the truth about Christena.