Mia Thornton, 38, revealed throughout a September 29 interview with PEOPLE that she and Gordon Thornton, 70, have determined to finish their marriage after 11 years. “Like all marriages, ours has had its ups and downs,” The Actual Housewives of Potomac star mentioned. “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.”

The 38-year-old and Gordan had been married in 2012 and share three youngsters together with Jeremiah Carter, 8, Juliana, 6, and one other youngster from their prior relationships. Within the assertion shared with the magazine on Friday, Mia went on to ask for privateness for her household amid the separation. “We ask that you respect our privacy and give us the time and space to figure things out,” the Bravo star concluded.

Gordan and his estranged spouse’s relationship troubles will reportedly play out on Season 8 of The Actual Housewives collection set to premiere on November 5. In the course of the official trailer for the upcoming season, Mia even revealed that she as soon as “retained a divorce attorney” previous to the announcement of their cut up. As well as, the trailer revealed that Mia instructed her co-star Ashley Darby that she “might have” married Gordon “for his money.”

The brunette magnificence and her estranged partner joined RHOP amid the present’s sixth season. The now-separated couple met in 2003 after they each attended a strip membership charity occasion, as reported by PEOPLE. Mia lately gushed over Gordan through Instagram after they celebrated Father’s Day collectively. “To my G, Thank you for being such a POWERFUL positive influence on our children. I admire the way you love, nurture, and empower our babies to be the best versions of themselves,” she captioned the candy carousel of pictures. “Thank you for loving us and being a great dad! Happy Father’s Day love.”

Not solely do Mia and Gordon share youngsters collectively, however in addition they share grandchildren. She opened up about their grandkids throughout a 2021 interview with E! Information. “Gordon is 32 years older than I and we do have grandbabies,” she defined on the time. “We have four beautiful grandbabies. Two are adults moving into the college world, and two are in grade school. Of course I feel like the two younger ones are actually my birth grandchildren because I actually helped name them. I was there to be a part of their birth and things like that, but it’s been great. We have such a blended family. His kids are phenomenal. His daughter calls me for advice, so it’s just really great. It’s just natural.”