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“RHOP”'s Mia Thornton Gives an Update on Her Separation — and the 'Committed' New Man in Her Life

The Bravo star announced her separation from her husband of 11 years, Gordon Thornton, in September

<p>Mindy Small/Getty</p>  Mia Thornton attends BravoCon 2023 at Caesars Forum on November 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Mia Thornton attends BravoCon 2023 at Caesars Forum on November 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mia Thornton is thriving — and seeing someone new — less than three months after revealing her separation from her husband of 11 years, Gordon Thornton.

Mia, 39, got candid about life since her split from Gordon, 71, on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday as she told host Andy Cohen she wasn’t going to “point the finger” at herself or her ex-husband, but rather that the breakup was “mutual.”

“I just think it’s just a sequence of events over the past couple of years that put a strain on a marriage,” she said after Cohen, 55, asked what led to the split, which she exclusively confirmed to PEOPLE in September.

The Real Housewives of Potomac star also opened up about the new love in her life on WWHL, saying of her current relationship status, “I’m not engaged, I am committed.”

Speculation of a new engagement arose when Mia was spotted wearing a diamond ring on that finger at BravoCon last month, but she quickly shut down the rumors — and kept tight-lipped on the details of her new romance.

Related: Real Housewives of Potomac Season 8 Trailer Teases Demons, Divorces and a 'New Grand Dame' (Exclusive)

<p>Heidi Gutman/BRAVO via Getty</p> Mia Thornton and Gordon Thorton at 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen

Heidi Gutman/BRAVO via Getty

Mia Thornton and Gordon Thorton at 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen

Reflecting on the dissolution of her marriage, Mia admitted that her ex-husband’s financial struggles played a role in their split. In a since-deleted Instagram post from October 2022, she alleged that Gordon’s brothers “revoked his access to the company bank account" while the couple was "out of the country,” and she said at the RHOP season 7 reunion in February that they were “literally living off our savings.”

“Yeah, that has a lot to do with it, for sure,” Mia told Cohen of how the financial troubles caused strain for the couple.

As for how she and Gordon are handling co-parenting their kids — they share son Jeremiah Carter, 8, and daughter Juliana, 6, and both have one child each from previous relationships — Mia said the “kids are great” and they are “co-parenting very well.”

“We are communicating well, contrary to public belief,” she added.

The Bravo star also shared a few other previously unknown details about her 11-year marriage, including that couple’s therapy made their relationship “worse” and that their relationship was not completely exclusive.

“We did some things. It wasn’t open,” she told Cohen. “I think an open marriage is when you can do things without the other partner. Gordon was always involved.”

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty </p> Gordon Thornton and Mia Thornton attend the Private Premiere Event For RHOP "Karen's Grande Dame Reunion Special on April 16, 2022 in Washington, DC

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Gordon Thornton and Mia Thornton attend the Private Premiere Event For RHOP "Karen's Grande Dame Reunion Special on April 16, 2022 in Washington, DC

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In September, Mia told PEOPLE that she and Gordon had split after experiencing some “ups and downs.”

"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 shared.

“We ask that you respect our privacy and give us the time and space to figure things out.”

<p>Bravo</p> Mia Thornton and Ariana Madix on 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen

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Mia Thornton and Ariana Madix on 'Watch What Happens Live' with Andy Cohen

She and her ex-husband met at a strip club charity event in 2003, and RHOP fans have followed their journey since Mia joined the franchise in season 6.

In the show’s current season, which premiered Nov. 5, Mia is expected to open up about the separation, as she admitted in the trailer that she once "obtained a divorce lawyer" during a difficult point in their relationship.

She also told costar Ashley Darby that she "might" have married Gordon for his money in another clip from season 8.

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