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Here's How Mia Thornton's Husband Gordon Became Her Ex (And All About Her New Man)

The RHOP couple separated after over a decade of marriage, and she has since gotten a new boyfriend, Incognito.

By Talia Ergas

When Bravo fans met Mia Thornton in Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac (which premiered in 2021), she was happily married to Gordon Thornton, her husband of nine years.

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However, two seasons later, fans got a front-row seat to the couple's marriage unraveling. Financial troubles contributed to tension, which the pair discussed on camera in couple's therapy on Season 8. 

In September 2023, Mia and Gordon announced they were separating after over a decade of marriage — and now, Mia is happy in a new relationship with her boyfriend, Incognito

Here's everything you need to know.

Mia and Gordon Thornton's Marriage Problems Seen on RHOP Season 8

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Mia and Gordon gave fans a closer look into their marital struggles in Season 8 of RHOP — and even brought cameras into a couples therapy session. 

“The relationship between Gordon and I has definitely changed,” Mia shared during the season. “Ever since Gordon was voted out of the family business, he’s been working a lot more because we’ve been expanding our portfolio with other partnership groups, so it is causing a lot of tension inside of our marriage.” Financial issues with former business partners added additional strain.

Mia revealed during a couples therapy session in Season 8, Episode 5 that she had previously retained a divorce attorney before deciding to try to work out the issues in therapy. 

Mia Thornton and Gordon Thornton posing together at The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 7 reunion.

When did Mia and Gordon Thornton decide to divorce?

On September 29, 2023, Mia issued a statement to People revealing that she and Gordon had “separated” after over a decade of marriage. "Like all marriages, ours has had its ups and downs," Mia said. "At this time, Gordon and I are separated, but my family is my number one priority, and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure we are okay." 

She added, "We ask that you respect our privacy and give us the time and space to figure things out."

In December 2023, Mia appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. She shared an update on the status of her separation from Gordon

"I just think that it's a sequence of events over the past couple of years that put a strain on the marriage," Mia said about the cause of the split, noting that the two were separated but not officially divorced. While Mia shared that their financial issues had “a lot to do with” the separation, she also called it a “mutual” decision. 

"He was not blindsided," she said, addressing the rumors that Gordon was surprised by the separation. She also said that attending couples therapy with Gordon on RHOP Season 8 "made it worse" in their relationship.

Mia Thornton Confirms Her Separation from Gordon Thornton and a New Relationship

Who is Mia Thornton dating?

Mia is dating Incognito, a radio host based in Atlanta.

She first revealed that she was in a new relationship during her December 2023 WWHL appearance, explaining that the two had first dated before she met Gordon. 

Though she wore a diamond sparkler at BravoCon 2023, Mia cleared up any engagement speculation: "I am not engaged; I am committed, yes.”

She soft-launched her new beau on Instagram on New Year's Eve 2023 by posting a photo of his back with her legs wrapped around him, in front of a car. He reposted the same photo, and the two gushed about one another in the comments.

Mia and Incognito spent Valentine's Day together in Atlanta in 2023, with dinner at Midtown's Steak Market before hitting up the Red Martini for Usher’s album release party. 

Look back at Mia's history with Gordon below.

When did Mia and Gordon Thornton meet?

Mia and Gordon met at a strip club charity event in 2003, and bonded over altruistic endeavors. 

"The reason why we became friends is because we partnered and served on the same board for a non-profit organization to raise money for Haiti," Mia shared with E! News in 2021. "We were raising money for the cause."

"One of the ladies, one of the original founders of the organization, she worked there — not as an entertainer, but in the admin office and so she did use the facility in order to raise money," she added. "They serve steak dinners and then the proceeds went to the organization."

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How old is Mia Thornton's husband Gordon?

Gordon turned 71 in September 2023.

In Season 6, Episode 1, Mia shared that Gordon is 32 years her senior. She turned 39 in 2023.

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When did Mia and Gordon Thornton get married?

Mia and Gordon got married in March 2012.

They share son Jeremiah and daughter Juliana. Mia also has a son, Joshua, with an ex, while Gordon also has a child from a previous relationship as well as grandchildren.

In Season 6, Episode 2, Mia shared some insight into her dynamic with her husband at home and in their shared businesses. “For so many years Gordon was out running around building an empire,” she said in a confessional. “Now Gordon is home with the kids — exactly where he wants to be — and I’ve taken more of a leadership role and being the boss C.E.O. in charge.” 

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