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According to new reports, Mark McDaniel destroyed June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson’s relationship, even though the child molester was behind bars almost the entire time June was with Sugar Bear.
June Shannon was keeping a box of photos of her and Mark McDaniel in the house, something Sugar Bear knew about and protested, to no avail, TMZ reported. However, Mama June would not get rid of them.
Mark McDaniel molested June Shannon’s daughter, Anna “Chickadee”, when she was just 8-year-old.
Sources close to the family told the gossip website that Mark McDaniel was the subject of frequent arguments between June Shannon and Sugar Bear. He felt she was still emotionally in a relationship with Mark McDaniel even though he had been locked up for years.
It appears June Shannon was seeing Mark McDaniel while she was still with Honey Boo Boo’s father after McDaniel got out of prison in March. The family now believes it was actually June who was cheating, not Sugar Bear, and she used the online dating story to get out of a relationship she had already rejected.
Honey Boo Boo’s parents June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson have separated, Mama June confirmed in a statement.
June Shannon wrote on her Facebook account: “Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y’all for your support.“
According to a new report, Mama June is convinced Sugar Bear cheated on her. To make matters worse, she even caught him on online dating sites.
June Shannon and Sugar Bear have decided to take some time apart just 16 months after commitment ceremony in May 2013 (photo Facebook)
“I love to hunt fish and ride 4wheelers and have a good time. I like spending time at home watching movies cuddling spending time with family. I love muddy Boggs and love to ride in the mudd,” Sugar Bear’s profile reads.
June Shannon is reportedly planning on taking her four children and moving out of their Georgia home once Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show is done filming.
Even though the couple never officially married, they did have a commitment ceremony in May 2013 resulting in Mama June wearing a wedding ring.
As preparations got underway for June Shannon and Sugar Bear’s long-awaited commitment ceremony – which took place on May 5 and will air later in the year – the family enjoyed a rather sweet moment.
Googling the word “wedding”, Honey Boo Boo proceeds to ask her mom and dad about their plans for a first dance.
“Have you and Sugar Bear ever danced, Mama?” 18-year-old Anna “Chickadee” Shannon queries.
“No! Sugar Bear ain’t have no rhythm,” June Shannon responds.
Not willing to take the dig, Sugar Bear banters back that Mama June doesn’t have any rhythm either, before leaping to his feet and coaxing her up for a whirl around the living room.
June Shannon and Sugar Bear practice their fancy footwork ahead of their commitment ceremony
“How I’m going to dance with June is I’m just gonna put my arms around her and go for a ride!” Mike Thompson, 41, cheekily begins.
“Dancing is all about hand placement,” June Shannon counters as she takes the lead, which is followed by jeers from her girls, who encourage Sugar Bear to “grab her tushy”.
While the fun moment that ended in a lighthearted wrestle had three of June Shannon’s daughters in raptures, one person wasn’t laughing.
Honey Boo Boo, 7, was mortified by the display and cautioned her parents to get their act together before their big day.
“Sugar Bear and Mama better take a dance class before the commitment ceremony. I don’t wanna be embarrassed,” Alana Thompson warns.
“After the children saw me and Sugar dance, they recommended that we get professional help,” June Shannon, 34, later admits, referring to her partner’s moves as The Rabbit Dance.
Honey Boo Boo’s parents, June Shannon and Mike Thompson, held an over-the-top commitment ceremony back in May complete with a camouflage theme.
In a sneak peak of Wednesday night’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Mama June is still hammering out the plans for her big day with Sugar Bear – down to every last Porta Potty.
June Shannon, 33, is seen getting quite worked up over the size and load capacity of a portable toilet she’s ordering for the event.
In the preview clip, Mama June is busy at her work desk composing a handwritten invite to her “celebration of love”.
The 272 lbs mother of four painstakingly writes out her missive with a felt tip pen as she struggles to find the right words to gather her loved ones together for her big day.
The bit of scribbling was surely an effort for legally blind June Shannon – whose condition is tragically the result of childhood cataracts that were not properly treated.
But before she can finish, Mama June is hit with a sneezing fit, signalling the general stress of the coming event, as she states: “See I’m already getting nervous.”
The larger than life June Shannon went on to explain: “There’s only a month left to go before the commitment ceremony and I got a s***load of things to do.
Mama June is still hammering out the plans for her big day with Sugar Bear, down to every last Porta Potty
“So, why not today, start checking things off my list one at a time.”
She admitted: “The budget for the commitment ceremony is going pretty well… I’m tryin’ not let it get away from me.”
Some of her money saving tricks include reusing Thank You cards as invites for the love ceremony.
But her biggest fear involves toilets.
Mama June explained: “Like any other event I’ve ever put together as long as you have food, people will come. You know when people eat they gotta s***.”
The observation prompts a phone call to a local Porta Potty rental company.
During the rental inquiry June Shannon explained: “Oh, yes, Ma’am. I was trying to enquire on some things about Porta Johns.
“Cause I don’t let a lot of people coming in my house and, um, mess my facilities up. I actually need one of those oversized ones. So, they have, like, a weight limit?
“Because, really, I mean the Porta Potties ain’t nothing but a five-gallon bucket with a lid on it.”
It was just a few weeks ago that Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson proposed to June on an episode of their hit television series.
It was the third time in nine years that love struck “Sugie” proposed, having been turned down twice before.
“I consider myself a chubby chaser,” Sugar Bear revealed on an episode two weeks ago.
Nonetheless, it took some persuading to get Mama June to agree to a commitment ceremony.
Just prior to accepting his proposition, June Shannon explained: “The M word scares me because he’s been through two marriages and it hasn’t worked. Marriages are easy to get into and hard to get out of.”
She may have said “no” to his marriage proposal, but the lack of paperwork attracted June Shannon to the idea of a commitment ceremony.
“I don’t believe in forever but I do believe in Sugar Bear,” she confessed.
Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, was taken back to her glamorous contest days in Wednesday’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Honey Boo Boo was clearly enjoying herself as she tried on garish and colorful gowns for her forthcoming role as flower girl at her mother June Shannon’s commitment ceremony to father Sugar Bear.
“To be honest, I look good in all dresses,” Honey Boo Boo told viewers after trying on a bright fuchsia pink dress complete with frilled skirt.
Alana Thompson appeared to enjoy the expedition a lot more than her older sisters, with Lauryn “Pumpkin” and Jessica “Chubbs” not used to wearing dresses.
Older sister Anna “Chickadee” faired a little better due to her being “really skinny” according to Pumpkin.
However, there was an equal amount of discussion about the smell of Pumpkin’s feet than the dresses themselves.
An ultra short minidress was dismissed by June Shannon as “not age appropriate”, before she settled for a pink and blue number.
Honey Boo Boo relived her pageant days by trying on garish bridesmaids dresses for Mama June’s wedding
The sisters were busying themselves in preparations for the forthcoming commitment ceremony and to take their mind of family patriarch Sugar Bear’s mystery illness.
Sugar Bear, real name Mike Thompson, remained in hospital recovering while the girls stayed in charge of cleaning the house and arranging a bridal shower for Mama June.
Of course, the food list for the big event ended up taking priority, with meatballs, steak and a buffet all being thrown forward as possible options, before the girls settled on a pizza and chicken wings for the bash.
“We hope this bridal shower will hope Mama calm down, because she needs a little celebration or something,” Chubbs told viewers.
The big day came with June Shannon accosted by her sister’s new boyfriend Jose who found himself the only man in the restaurant as June and her friends chowed down on food and drink.
However, Pumpkin ruined the sisters’ unusually ladylike behavior by squashing a slice of tiramisu in her mother’s face, which June Shannon objected to, mainly because she is not a fan of the Italian desert.
Mama June then got emotional when it came to thanking her friends and family for attending and said she hoped they’d all be at the commitment ceremony.
Earlier, the four girls had been left in charge of keeping house while Mama June was visiting her partner in the hospital.
Honey Boo Boo appeared to have a very novel way of keeping the house clean, using the same mop for the floor as the inside of the fridge and the cupboard doors.
“It is very emotional – for me and the kids,” June Shannon said.
“I’m physically drained. The other girls really look up to him as a father figure.”
Honey Boo Boo was thrilled to be reunited with her father when he was finally allowed home and the pair shared a welcome home thumb wrestle.
Sugar Bear appeared to be in rather amorous mood after putting his feet up for a few days, asking a spluttering June Shannon: “How do you feel about having another baby?”
Honey Boo Boo’s father Sugar Bear decided to wear his “funeral shirt” when he finally plucked up the courage to propose to June Shannon on the latest episode of reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Sugar Bear, real name Mike Thompson, donned his finest garment and roped the girls into helping him prepare a romantic candlelit dinner so he could finally ask Mama June to marry him.
And when he slipped into his outfit Honey Boo Boo revealed: “When Sugar wears his funeral shirt you know he’s serious.”
When the big moment finally arrived, June Shannon could not believe it when her partner began to make his slightly rambling proposal.
Hoping to make it third time lucky after being turned down twice before, Sugar Bear said: “But um, now on a serious note, um, I’ve talked with the girls.
Sugar Bear decided to wear his “funeral shirt” when he finally plucked up the courage to propose to June Shannon
“Me and the girls been talking for the last couple of weeks. I love the girls and they love me.
“I know you and me have had some ups and downs, but the girls need a father figure that’s going to be around for a while.”
Sugar Bear then showed her his pièce de résistance, a golden egg which contained the engagement ring he had earlier picked out with their daughter Honey Boo Boo,
He said: “Alana laid this golden egg. Alana told me she laid it so I don’t know.
“But, um, it would be a great honor, um, it would be a great extreme honor. Would you marry me and be my wife?”
At this point of course the credits had rolled and viewers were left on tenterhooks until next week, though the fact Sugar Bear and June Shannon got married back in May could have slightly dampened the suspense.
The reality show actually started with an equally gripping sporting event, where Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon attempted to best her mother in a game of ten pin bowling during a family outing.
After insisting she did “not want to bowl with the grannies” she accepted a bet with her elder, and if she lost she would have to rub June Shannon’s smelly feet.
When it was clear she was losing Pumpkin tried to hijack her parent’s game when she took a toilet break, saying: “My momma’s left foot is nasty and I don’t want to go near it so I’ve got to win this.”
But her lost regardless, and was mercilessly taunted for her cheating ways into the bargain.
June Shannon told Pumpkin: “These feet will see these hands tonight. Cheaters never prosper they just rub peoples feet.”
June Shannon and Sugar Bear rode off into the sunset on an all-terrain vehicle with a “Just Married” sign after celebrating their nuptials in a garden ceremony on Sunday morning.
Newlywed Honey Boo Boo’s parents departed their Georgia reception – which included a roasted pig and an inflatable slide – on a mud-encrusted yellow four-wheeler.
Mama June, 33, and Sugar Bear, 41, slipped into matching camouflage T-shirts and khakis for the romantic moment.
Their coach even included a “Just Married” sign and an assortment of tin cans and streamers affixed to its rear bumper.
Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and his bride put on quite a show for their guests as he manned the wheel while Mama June clutched his waist.
Seven-year-old Honey Boo Boo – who had changed into a pink bathing suit – could not bear to be left behind as her parents fled the scene and hopped onto the back of a red ATV.
June Shannon will be seen tying the knot with her partner of nine years, Mike Thompson, on a new episode of their reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
June Shannon wore a bizarre camouflage wedding dress for her nuptials with Honey Boo Boo’s father Sugar Bear in their Georgia back garden on Sunday.
Honey Boo Boo, 7, was dressed for the occasion in an outlandishly poofy pink and peach gown.
June Shannon wore a bizarre camouflage wedding dress for her nuptials with Honey Boo Boo’s father Sugar Bear in their Georgia back garden
June Shannon, 33, will be shown tying the knot with her partner of nine years Mike Thompson on the family’s television show Her Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson was happy to play second fiddle as she finally watched her parents exchange vows.
Her sisters Lauryn “Pumpkin”, Anna “Chickadee” and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon were also important attendees at the event.
But despite appearances, Mama June told People magazine they had been careful not to have an extravagant ceremony, which was marked with a family barbecue.
June Shannon said: “My sister baked the cake, and we spent most of the money on barbecue.
“We stayed true to our roots and made the focus on the family and my commitment to Sugar Bear.
“You can definitely plan an event on a budget!”
Mama June also revealed getting hitched to her 41-year-old partner will be a moment that lives long in the memory.
June Shannon said: “The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it.
“I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear.”
Honey Boo Boo’s mother also said she has plenty of tips to pass on to her family about finding the ideal husband.
“Never settle for a man who doesn’t treat you right. If a guy doesn’t love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea.
“I give this advice to my daughters because I always want them to be themselves and surround themselves with people who love them for them,” said June Shannon.
Mama June and Sugar Bear first met on an online chat room nine years ago and hit it off.
Soon the pair got together, and their now famous daughter Honey Boo Boo was born two years later.
Video cameras captured the ceremony in all its glory, though guests were reportedly told no mobile phones or cameras were allowed at the wedding.
June Shannon and her daughter Alana Thompson shot to fame after appearing on reality show Toddlers and Tiaras before landing their own programme, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Honey Boo Boo’s mom, June Shannon, is wedding her beau Sugar Bear in a ceremony in Georgia, on Sunday, according to TMZ.com.
Mama June and Sugar Bear, whose real name is Mike Thompson, met on an online chat room nine years ago and hit it off.
Honey Boo Boo’s mom, June Shannon, is wedding her beau Sugar Bear in a ceremony in Georgia, on Sunday
They got together and Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, was born two years later.
According to TMZ, cameras will capture the ceremony for the reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and guests have reportedly been told that no cell phones or cameras will be allowed at the wedding.
June Shannon and her daughter Alana Thompson shot to fame after appearing on reality show Toddlers and Tiaras before landing their own programme, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Honey Boo Boo will be making her UK debut soon, as her successful reality show will air on TLC’s new channel in the country.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is one of many of the American broadcaster’s shows to screen in the UK when it launches next month.
June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, was long overdue for glamorous makeover considering her newfound celebrity.
Mama June, 33, finally submitted to her having her already grey curls dyed blonde, and had a fake tan and make up applied for the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo series of HOLLAday Specials.
June Shannon, who had greying curls pulled back off her face in previous episodes, debuts the new blonde hairdo in a preview clip, with straightened, shoulder-length locks.
To celebrate her makeover, done with the help of her three daughters her partner Mike Thompson, aka Sugar Bear – decided to buy his beloved a white dress famed by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.
But while Mike Thompson, dressed as a bear, confessed that the outfit turned him into a “horny bear”, their daughters weren’t so complimentary.
With white arms, a brown back and patches of red too, their brood said that she resembled “Neapolitan ice cream” thanks to some dodgy fake tan application.
But even with an uneven complexion, Mama June’s appearance was a world away from her usual scraped-back grey curls.
However, June Shannon eventually decided that the outfit was “too revealing” and opted for a more Halloween-friendly choice of an Egyptian Mummy.
In the same show, the mother of four also revealed something else – her fear of mayonnaise.
Though she visibly shudders at the mention of the condiment, June Shannon admits that she will eat potato salad or tuna salad, as long as she has not witnessed it being prepared.
“If I watch somebody make it, I can’t [eat] it,” she says.
“The reason why is because when I was growing up, the babysitter I had [would make] mayonnaise sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack… I can’t talk about it, this is making my flesh crawl!”
Sugar Bear decided to buy his beloved June Shannon a white dress famed by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot
In a bid to help their mother conquer her fear, the four girls decide to take action, by attempting to explain how ridiculous she is being.
16-year-old Jessica, also known to the family as “Chubbs”, says: “I think it’s stupid that you’re scared of mayonnaise, Mama, I mean seriously, it’s mayonnaise, it’s white and it’s mayonnaise. C’mon, that’s like ketchup but it’s just white.”
When asked why she doesn’t eat mayonnaise, Jessica says that it is because she is a vegetarian, sparking ridicule from the whole family.
Mama June asks: “When did you become a damn vegetarian?”
Lauryn, aka “Pumpkin”, 13, adds: “Marannaise does not have meat in it.”
The pair then embark on a bizarre argument, that doesn’t involve Jessica at all, in which they both seem to be making the same case.
It ends with Pumpkin insisting that “you could just make a marannaise sammich”, causing Mama June to shudder, and Pumpkin to then do an uncanny imitation.
With the family discussion ending in failure, 7-year-old Honey Boo Boo, Jessica and eldest sister Anna “Chickadee”, 17, decide to present Mama June with a large bowl of mayonnaise.
“Coming from the kitchen with the mayonnaise to the dining room, you could feel the tension in there,” Jessica reveals.
As the girls goad their mother with exclamations of, “Look, it’s so yummy!” and “It jiggles, it’s pretty!” June Shannon gets increasingly distressed.
“My anxiety levels is up like beyond out the roof,” she says.
“I mean like my chest is real tight, my throat feels like its gonna close up… Y’all gotta get that outta there, c’mon now… I’m gonna go into full panic ******* attack… Y’all gotta get it outta here FOR REAL!”
She failed to find much sympathy from Honey Boo Boo, who recalls afterwards: “Mama was turning white, just like mayonnaise.”
The first episode in the HOLLAday Specials sees the family prepare for Halloween. According to a précis of the episode from TLC, a pumpkin carving incident ends with Uncle Poodle stuck inside a one of the gourds and the family gets hopelessly lost in a corn maze.
Honey Boo Boo’s parents have been accused of child abuse, according to a new report.
Six-year-old pageant queen Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo of Toddlers & Tiaras fame, and her family, who live in rural McIntrye, Georgia, were visited by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services in March, reported The National Enquirer.
A source told the magazine that authorities who made the unannounced visit “found reason to bring the case to court” but a “court-appointed attorney” for June Thompson, the youngster’s mother, convinced the judge to “throw it [the case] out”.
The source said investigators were called to the home as a result of June and Mike Thompson’s unorthodox, and highly-publicized, parenting methods which include feeding Alana caffeinated drinks as well as roadkill for dinner.
The family now star in their own spin-off reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which has also showed Alana Thompson go mud belly flop diving, adopt a pet pig named Glitzy, attend local food auctions with June and help her buy more than a dozen packets of chocolate milk powder, during one supermarket visit, using discount coupons.
Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo of Toddlers & Tiaras fame, and her family, who live in rural McIntrye, Georgia, were visited by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services in March, reported The National Enquirer
The source added: “Honey Boo Boo’s upbringing raised eyebrows with neighbors.”
The initial visit by authorities is said to have occurred “shortly after filming began” on the new TLC series which premiered on August 8. It attracted 2.2 million viewers.
Although June Thompson sparked outrage back in January when she was seen on Toddlers & Tiaras feeding Alana “Go Go Juice”, a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, the authorities visited the family after catching wind of an online video that showed Alana dancing for dollars in a bar.
The video, which can still be found on YouTube, was not filmed by the network however showed Alana Thompson in a darkened room, dancing atop of table as colored lights flash around her.
June Thompson defended her daughter’s actions by explaining that Alana Thompson had been dancing in a college bar, not a sleazy one.
The “Go Go Juice” incident, which saw Alana Thompson being fed the liquid after having downed 15 bags of Pixy Stix, tubes of powdered sugar commonly referred to as “pageant crack”, attracted negative criticism of its own.
June Thompson was filmed instructing Alana to take “two big gulps” from an unlabelled bottle.
Within seconds, the change was apparent and the pageant hopeful was seen rapidly swinging her arms over her head and spinning around on the floor, exclaiming: “My Go Go juice is kicking in right now!”
Beauty pageant insiders speculate that some mothers’ “special juice” blends may even contain alcohol.
Describing how the drink made her feel, Alana Thompson said: “Go Go juice makes me laughy, and play-ey, and makes me feel like I want to pull my mommy’s hair.”
June Thompson has stolen much of the limelight away from her daughter in the new reality series.
During its debut episode, she was seen grinding up against a young man as her daughter played in a giant mud pit.
She has also been filmed taking her family to the supermarket to help her shop using discount coupons and take Alana to their local food auction, June’s favorite weekly activity, in order to bid on what appeared to be sugary donuts.
June Thompson has also admitted that she is obsessed with “couponing”, labeling it “better than sex” in a teaser for tonight’s new episode of the reality series.
The coupon queen, as she is commonly referred to, continued: “Couponing is a serious obsession. Anybody who uses coupons will tell you that it is an addiction.”