Wendy Osefo and Mia Thornton clashed in their first episode of the «The Real Housewives of Potomac» together in season six, episode one, and their feud has continued to grow. The reality stars recently took their grudge to the next level during a cast trip to Miami in season seven where Mia tossed a full martini glass into Wendy’s face.
Wendy threw a «nude interlude» party to introduce her newly augmented breasts which she named «happy» and «ness» to the ladies of «The Real Housewives of Potomac» in the opening episode of season six. She sent a racy invitation featuring a video of herself doing the red silhouette challenge. Before accepting the invitation Karen Huger asked if she could bring her new friend Mia to the party and Wendy said yes.
During the party, Mia encouraged Wendy to share what other procedures she had done, but Wendy did not appear to be interested in sharing additional details.
Robyn Dixon said she thought Wendy had more work done in her confessionals noting the change in her posterior. Production emphasized Robyn’s comments by showing footage of Wendy from behind in seasons five and six. Wendy repeatedly said she had some «tweaks» but did not say what they were. When Mia pressed the issue by asking again, Osefo clapped back. «And what have you had done? Because it seems like you’ve had a lot done,» she said.
«And I own it,» Mia replied before running down the list of her cosmetic surgeries.
Later during the «nude interlude» party Karen and Gizelle Bryant got into a huge argument about Gizelle’s relationship with her ex-husband and children’s father Jamal Bryant.
Karen said she took issue with what she considered was Gizelle wishing death on her husband Ray Huger, 76, in season one of the series. Ray told Gizelle to find a husband before her looks began to fade and she said Ray would be «buried six feet under» before that happened.
Mia defended Gizelle when things slowed down and people were speaking more calmly at the table. She did this even though they just met ten minutes prior and Gizelle was filmed asking Robyn «do you know that bitch» when she saw Mia’s name card on the table before the dinner party began.
Mia dubbed herself «a good judge of character» and said she thought Gizelle had «a beautiful heart.» Wendy questioned this openly in front of Karen and Ashley Darby in the next episode.
Mia, Wendy, and Candiace Dillard Basset attended Karen’s «love luncheon» with their respective spouses in season six episode two. Ashley also attended on her own.
The lunch was intended for the couples to have fun together but the ladies separated from their partners to chat on their own.
Mia said she thought Gizelle had «questionable» character and was «just a pretty face» at the luncheon. She credited her change of opinion to Gizelle’s «six feet under» comment regarding Ray. «That’s not okay,» she said.
Wendy pointed out the discrepancy between Mia’s statements and noted that they were made less than twenty-four hours apart in a tweet. She also accused Mia of lying about being a stripper.
—Dr. Wendy Osefo (@WendyOsefo) July 19, 2021
During the season six reunion Mia said she was inconsistent because she said what she felt in the moment.
Wendy also confronted Mia about not sticking up for Karen and asked why Mia would ask for Gizelle’s phone number after she decided she had questionable character as she claimed.
«What I was trying to do was lighten the air which is probably something you should have done because it was your home,» Mia explained.
Ashley agreed with Wendy. «If my friend were in that situation I would just be giving her the benefit of the doubt more so than the other person,» she said.
Mia said that Karen told her to get her own impression of Gizelle and not judge her based on their issues. She said she didn’t understand why they were upset if Karen, who sat next to them calmly, was not.
«Why do you all have an issue when she doesn’t have a problem,» Mia challenged. She gestured as she spoke and put her hands in Wendy’s face.
When Wendy protested Mia said, «What are you gonna do about it?»
Wendy didn’t respond to Mia’s question.
Wendy and Mia clashed again in season six, episode three. They discussed their argument at the «love luncheon» during a pamper party Gizelle threw for Ashley before the birth of her second child Dylan Matthew Darby.
Wendy claimed that she did not respond to Mia at the luncheon because she was being «zen Wen» and had no energy for drama.
«But I have time today … so tick-tock, Mia,» Wendy told Mia. Wendy instructed Mia not to «try me like that again» but Mia was not backing down.
«I talk with my hands, sorry, you got to get used to it,» Mia said to Wendy. «You can’t tell me how to act this is my demeanor, if you don’t like it you can sit over there,» she continued.
The ladies attended a dance class hosted by Ashley in season seven, episode one. They discussed Gizelle’s reaction to Mia sharing details about a health scare she experienced on Instagram. Wendy said she did not call Mia a liar but a hot mic proved otherwise.
«But she’s lying, so who cares?» Wendy said. «We all know she’s lying.» Wendy acknowledged her commentary on Twitter.
—Dr. Wendy Osefo (@WendyOsefo) October 24, 2022
Wendy, a professor at Johns Hopkins, expressed her desire to break out of academia and explore entrepreneurship in season six. She started a candle line called Onyi Essentials.
In season seven, episode three, she contacted Peter Thomas, the ex-husband of «Real Housewives of Atlanta» star Cynthia Bailey, about potentially helping her launch a Nigerian-themed lounge in the DMV area and the two discussed the possibility of working together.
At this moment, viewers were unaware that Peter was friends with Mia and her husband Gordon.
Wendy’s husband Eddie Osefo said he was concerned about the potential $300,000 buy-in for Wendy’s portion of the lounge. He also said she was spreading herself thin trying to balance her responsibilities as a mom, wife, and professor with her other projects.
«All I’m saying is you’ve got enough on your plate right now,» Eddie said in season seven, episode three. «I don’t know if you can have it all.»
Mia hosted the first cast trip of season seven, episode six. They stayed in a luxurious home on the bay side of the greater Miami area. She warned the ladies not to get «M.I.A or missing in action» by getting tossed off the trip for bad behavior.
Mia received a Facetime call from Peter as they were all getting ready for dinner where he asked why Wendy had «beef with her.»
In a confessional Mia explained that she had been friends with Peter for years and he was actually the first man to hold her daughter Juliana, 5, after her father.
The cast had a group dinner at Peter Thomas’ restaurant Bar One, where Wendy and Mia got into several arguments. They initially squabbled over Wendy accusing Mia of being two-faced to Charrisse Jackson Jordan after Mia interrupted an argument between Wendy and Charrisse.
«You were just in the car saying now you understand why Karen doesn’t fuck with Charrisse,» said Wendy. «That’s what you just said five minutes ago.»
Mia denied the accusation and said she called Charrisse «theatrical» for her reaction to not having her own bathroom at the house they were staying in.
Shortly after the argument Mia and Charrisse left the table to talk to Peter in another part of the restaurant. Peter said Wendy did not respond when he moved forward by sending her a contract for the lounge.
Peter told Mia he was offended that Wendy didn’t reach out to him before heading to Bar One in Miami. «I’m a little bit slighted that she’s coming to my restaurant in my city and didn’t even holla at me,» he said.
Charrisse said she was interested in working with Peter on a champagne lounge. Charrisse, an OG housewife, showed the ladies her customized champagne room in season two episode twelve.
«Are you going to blow me off like Wendy blowed me off?» Peter asked.
«I’m not Wendy,» said Charrisse. «I would never do that,» she added.
Mia said she was sure Charrisse’s check would clear unlike Wendy’s.
During a confessional Wendy claimed that she was not supposed to sign the contract but review it, adding that Peter owed her details on a site visit for the prospective location.
Mia insisted that Wendy was offered the opportunity to «learn, study and be a mentee» and should have respected Peter by remaining in contact with him.
«If you need time say that, if you don’t have the money say that,» Mia added in a confessional.
Wendy said she did want to deal with work on vacation in a confessional. She told Mia she did not feel obligated to inform Peter about her whereabouts and that if he had «beef» with her he should direct it to her husband.
«The only man that I let know if I’m coming into town is my husband,» said Wendy.
Wendy went on to say she did not talk to men who were not her husband, despite meeting with Peter on camera without her husband present in season seven, episode three to discuss working together.
«Maybe you talk to other men like that but I don’t need to,» said Wendy.
«It’s business why are you talking about your husband?» Mia asked, to which Charrisse agreed. «That’s weird,» she chimed in.
«Maybe that’s how you and your husband play! Me and my husband we don’t play like that,» Wendy continued. She gestured with her hands as she spoke.
«You telling me that I need to call some guy and tell him that I’m coming into town? I’m not in town for business,» Wendy shouted.
As Wendy was yelling Mia reached across Ashley and Karen to throw her drink in Wendy’s face.
Ashley leaped up and yelped «too close!» Karen backed up to avoid the drink spilling on her. This was not the first time Mia got violent on the show. She also threw a salad at Candiace in season six, episode fourteen.
Security stepped in to keep the ladies from full-on brawling. Robyn filmed the whole encounter on her phone to avoid «he said, she said bullshit» happening later.
Karen looked into Robyn’s phone and declared that she was staying out of the drama because it was her 59th birthday.
Robyn accused Wendy of «baiting» Mia and «being antagonistic» and told her she should not keep going if she did not want to fight. «If you don’t want to fight then stop,» said Robyn.
Wendy was disappointed that she was being chastised and not Mia. «You’re telling me to stop but she threw a drink on me Robyn,» she said.
«You threw a drink on me over Peter Thomas is you fucking him?» Wendy asked Mia.
Gizelle thought Wendy missed the mark with that theory. «Oh God now you making up stuff,» said Gizelle.
A newcomer to the cast and Mia’s childhood friend Jacqueline Blake led Mia away from the altercation. She told her she did not want to lose everything she worked so hard for and escorted her from the table.
Wendy yelled at Mia as she walked away. «You so fucking corny! Crater-faced bitch,» she screamed.
The «crater-faced bitch» comment struck a chord with Mia who spun on her heels to head back towards Wendy forcing security to jump in front of her.
Mia has spoken about the insecurities she has surrounding her acne scars in the press. «It hurts because it’s something that I can’t necessarily do anything about,» she told Page Six in an interview published October 5.
She revealed that her foster parents didn’t take her to a dermatologist in the same interview.
Ashley asked Wendy if she was okay after Mia left. «She got it on my hair but I got wet and wavy so I’m okay,» yelled Wendy.
Mia returned to the table after talking with Jaqueline. «I’ve taken two seconds and I’m going to come back and I’m going to sit at my table because this is my party I’m hosting,» she said.
Mia pointed her finger in Wendy’s face when talking about the incident to Karen and Wendy stood up and told Mia she had «one more motherfucking time» to put a hand in her face after she let her «slide» with the drink.
«Why am I being touched? Did I just get hit?» said Karen.
The security guard pulled Wendy to the side and told her she was better than her behavior. «Don’t let her get you like that sweetie,» he told her.
Mia spent a good portion of season six discussing how successful she was as an owner of several chiropractic clinics.
Wendy said Mia’s actions were unbecoming of a CEO after Mia threw the drink at her. «You’re such a boss what boss throws drinks?» asked Wendy.
Mia, the trip hostess, asked Wendy to leave. Wendy refused and continued yelling and insulting Mia.
«You embarrassed yourself! You embarrassed everything you stand for!» she yelled.
Wendy continued screaming at Mia and she stood up. The same security guard stepped in but Mia reached over him and hit Wendy upside the head with her purse. The wet and wavy weave remained unscathed.
Mia called her husband and asked him to book her a flight home but the ladies rallied and asked her to stay. Gizelle said they were not leaving Miami without anyone named Mia.
«I do not think that anybody deserves to have a glass in their face,» Mia told Page Six. «I’m not perfect. I make mistakes,» she continued.
«That was a fact. I stand on it, yes,» Wendy told Page Six in an interview published on October 7. «Because without the filters, that’s a fact.»
«The Real Housewives of Potomac» airs on Bravo Sundays at 8 pm ET.
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