Is Mia Thornton BROKE? 'RHOP' star accuses husband Gordon's brother of robbing them of everything they own
POTOMAC, WASHINGTON, DC: Season 6 of 'Real Housewives of Potomac' introduced us to new housewife Mia Thornton. since the get-go Mia took great pride in her successful career and the life she built for herself despite her humble beginnings. Mia never wasted an opportunity to rub in her fellow housewives' faces about just how successful and wealthy she was. From throwing snide remarks about Candiace Bassett's "low-budget" music video filming to using her net worth and salary figure to shut her opponents down during arguments, Mia made her career and wealth the main focus of her life.
So, when the 'RHOP' star took to her Instagram to announce that her brother-in-law Marvin Thornton ousted Gordon and her from their business, it came as a surprise to many. The housewife posted a note on her Instagram with details of how she was betrayed by her own family and left with nothing. "Please Pray for our family. Gordon's brother who he trusted to support and carry on the family's legacy has recently revoked his access to the company bank account while we were out of the country. I've since learned that my salary will no longer continue past this next payroll cycle due to my unwavering loyalty to Gordon," shared.
She also expressed her shock and disappointment in her brother-in-law for turning on his family. "The thought that the person who Gordon selected to run our empire and who he thought would be the one to care for me and the kids has now manipulated the organizational structure and robbed us of everything we own. Gordon and I built this company from the ground up and brought on our family members since 2013 never would we think that after a decade of building generational wealth and opportunities would end up being taken from us overnight." "If you can't trust family, who can you trust? My heart is completely empty," she added.
Mia and her husband Gordon Thornton own a franchise of chiropractic clinics called The Joint Chiropractic. They have offices located in New York, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. The couple is extremely passionate about The Joint Chiropractic which provides an affordable, convenient and accessible way for people to heal from back and neck pain. According to a blog post on the brand's website, Gordon and Marvin always knew that they would be in business together. But Marvin's stint in the military kept the brothers apart.
Marvin was stationed in Afghanistan when he got the call from his brother asking him to join him in his new venture with The Joint. Seven years later, when Marvin retired as a Colonel with 28 years of service, it was finally the right time for the brothers to go into business together. While his brother was busy serving the country, Gordon built a business empire back home. "I remember reading the brochure when I was stationed overseas and I couldn’t wait to be a part of it,” Marvin says. “When I retired after 28 years in the military, it was the right time to get involved. I loved the simplicity of the business. I loved how accessible it was to customers. The Joint has truly opened up the benefits of chiropractic care to a much larger extent than ever before," he added.
The trio genuinely loved their business and were brimming with pride over the success of their venture. Mia often posted her business milestones on her social media to her followers. Earlier this year in May 2022, the housewife shared that she was proud to be the youngest minority female regional developer and franchise partner at The Joint Chiropractic. Despite her pride and love for her clinics, the housewife announced with a heavy heart that she doesn't "feel comfortable" recommending the clinic to her fans owing to the messy situation with her brother-in-law.
"Sorry Loves, been going through it. Life at times feels impossible. @thejointchiro #dmv #maryland — I’m not giving up on you all! I will fight this fight and regain my #power. Just want to let you all know because I love seeing our #rhop fans in our offices but I won’t be running into you all for a little bit, I don’t even feel comfortable recommending you continue to visit without having a direct influence on the operations. Although please know I will forever value you and I appreciate your love & support! I’ve never experienced such pain, I practically birth these clinics so I’m feeling defeated right now. God has been preparing me for the ultimate fight of my life. #breakingthechain #generationalwealth “I just can’t give up now, I’ve come too far 🙏🏽," she shared with her followers.
'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 7 premieres on Sunday, October 9, 2022, on Bravo.