Why ‘RHOP’ star Mia Thornton threw a drink at Wendy Osefo

“Real Housewives of Potomac” star Mia Thornton isn’t proud of throwing a martini in Dr. Wendy Osefo in the upcoming season.

However, Thornton insists in an exclusive interview with Page Six that she was provoked during the explosive scene.

“I’d just say that sometimes people talk too much,” she says, teasing what led to the tossing of the booze.

Despite her reasoning, the CEO of Amilleon London deeply regrets her dramatic outburst.

“I don’t think anyone deserves a glass” [thrown] in their face. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. I have a thing for food, and it obviously flies in the air,” she says, acknowledging the salad she hurled at Candiace Dillard on “RHOP” season 6.

Mia Thornton poses for her in a red dress "Real Housewives of Potomac" promo photo.
“Real Housewives of Potomac” star Mia Thornton tells Page Six about her feud with Dr. Wendy Osefo.
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“I’m going to work on throwing things. … I’ll get right into this, like, ‘Oh my god Mia, nobody deserves to get anything thrown at them.’ That’s really rude. I will own that. Self Responsibility 101. It’s not the nicest thing to do to someone.”

In the “Potomac” Season 7 trailer, Thornton, 37, pours a glass of alcohol into Osefo, 38, with their castmate and mutual bestie Karen Huger in the middle.

Osefo has called the booze “unwarranted” and even characterized it as a play for a memorable “Housewives” moment” — a claim Thornton wants to stop.

“Well I ben a ‘housewife’, so I’m not looking for ‘housewives’ moments, okay? For the record,” she tells Page Six.

“Everyone has their own view of situations. All I have to say is tune in, see how it really plays out. I beg not to agree [with Osefo]but she is entitled to her opinion.”

Seemingly without hesitation, Osefo took revenge on the martini melee by calling Thornton a “crater-faced bitch,” a sharp insult that hurt the latter.

dr.  Wendy Osefo poses in a green dress in front of a closet door.
Osefo retaliated by calling Thornton a “crater-faced bitch”.
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“It hurts because it’s something I can’t necessarily do anything about. You immediately start going into this spiral of, ‘Okay, how do I fix it? How do I keep myself mentally strong enough not to allow anyone to judge me based on my physical appearance?’” says Thornton of her internal reaction to the insult.

“Because there’s so much more to Mia that I don’t want people to look at me forever and say, ‘Oh, you know, she’s got all those acne scars,'” she continues. “And what difference does it make?”

Thornton says the harsh comment was particularly hurtful given her turbulent childhood, during which she spent a long period of time in foster care.

Mia Thornton poses in front of a cabin.
Thornton says Osefo’s attack on her physical appearance “hurts”.
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“If I was raised well as a teenager, don’t you think someone should have taken me to the dermatologist?” she says, adding that she is doing everything she can to save her teenage son Joshua from an indistinct complexion.

“It’s funny because now my kid, my 14 year old, is starting to get acne, and I call the top of the top doctors, and I’m like, ‘Get him in now. I don’t want anything on his face I don’t want him to have any scars.’”

The mother of three believes the love she has for her family — including her husband, Gordon Thornton, and their young children, Jeremiah and Juliana — reflects the devotion Osefo has for her own offspring: husband Eddie Osefo and their children, Karter , Kruz and Kamryn.

“I actually think we have a lot more in common than we think. We have these wonderful, supportive husbands. We each have three beautiful children,” says Mia.

“Like, why don’t we have more playdates? I am confused. Baby Juliana says, “Mommy, I want to meet my new friend.” And I’m like, ‘You know, her mom needs to get on the same page here.’”

No matter if she manages to forge a meaningful friendship with Wendy, Mia is quick to praise the professor, author, public speaker and political commentator.

dr.  Wendy Osefo poses for her in a red dress "Real Housewives of Potomac" promo photo.
Despite their disagreement, Thornton calls Osefo a “phenomenal woman.”
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“Eventually we may have this love-hate towards each other. It’s like the power of the boss queens. She’s such a phenomenal woman,” she says of her frenemy.

“She’s a powerhouse, and she’s brilliant, if you ask me, and I think if you put two Type A personalities together, there’s going to be some tension — or some martini throws.”

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” Season 7 premieres Sunday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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