Who is Mia Thornton? Real Housewives of Potomac gets a 'boss' new cast member

RHOP newcomer Mia Thornton isn't playing around: "If you want to pop off, I’ll be happy to get you adjusted"

Mia Thornton attends Urban Skin RX Celebration For CVS/ULTA Beauty on March 06, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
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Mia Thornton's Bravo tagline gets straight to the point: "If you want to pop off, I’ll be happy to get you adjusted." It seems The Real Housewives of Potomac's newest addition isn't messing around. The franchise's sixth season just debuted on Sunday, July 11th, and we're fairly confident that Thornton will keep the ladies on their toes. 

Although RHOP mainstay Robyn Dixon has revealed to Page Six that the cast members are anxious for a breather after a tumultuous fifth season, they might not find peace quite yet. (Better luck next year, perhaps?) 

"[Last] season got kind of heavy and toxic, and I think I can speak for most of the group to say, like, we just wanted to move forward and put that behind us," Dixon told the outlet. 

Like fellow Bravo newbies Crystal Minkoff on Beverly Hills and Eboni K. Williams on RHONY, will Mia Thornton's arrival to Potomac affect the women's dynamic? Will the North Carolina native shake things up in Maryland? We believe the chances are high. Let's dive into everything we know about Bravo's new starlet.

Who is Mia Thornton?

The businesswoman and cosmetic surgery enthusiast has officially arrived. Thornton is *SPOILER WARNING* expected to butt heads with Candiace and Wendy later this season.

Although Thornton is exposed to plenty of glitz and glam now, she had quite a difficult upbringing. Her parents were addicts and she was actually placed in foster care. Everything Mia's earned, she was forced to work for, she claims during the season trailer. 

Although she also claims, "I just like to have a good time no matter what we're doing," in the teaser, she's seen in a later clip throwing food in Candiace's face during an emotional get-together. (Watch the dramatic trailer below.) 

Mia Thornton RHOP husband: Who is she married to?

Mia Thornton met her husband Gordon, who is 32 years her senior, in a strip club while at a charity event. (Yes, really.) The 68-year-old businessman hails from North Carolina, is the owner-CEO of Giselle Executive Management DBA, and owns several McDonald's franchises. 

The couple has been together for nine years and shares two children: a daughter and a son. Thornton's oldest son, aged 12, is from a previous relationship and lives with the couple as well. 

Mia Thornton age: How old is the new housewife? 

Although sources have not confirmed the exact date of the reality star's birthday, she was allegedly born in November 1984, making her 36 years old and either a Scorpio or Sagittarius.

What is the Joint Chiropractic?

According to various outlets, Mia Thornton owns 10 franchises of the chiropractic clinic, The Joint Chiropractic, and is the CEO of a beauty company, Amilleon London. Although numbers haven't been confirmed, it's believed that Thornton's net worth is $5 million, whereas her husband's value runs from $8 to $100 million. 

As Karen says in the show's confessional: "Mia is a boss." 

Karen also coins her business-oriented bestie as "a breath of fresh air," but it seems that other ladies might not necessarily agree on that one. 

Thornton is a fan of Bravo and has been familiar with the series for quite some time. Now, it's time to see how she'll mix it up with the ladies, especially considering she wanted to be vulnerable and open up to her new group of friends, per E! News. We'll keep an eye out to see how it all unfolds in Potomac.

Watch the RHOP season six trailer:

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