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