June Shannon, or as she’s more commonly referred to as “Mama June,” is an interesting character. She’s been a popular reality TV star for years, and there is a lot of fascination about her life, but in recent months, things seem to be changing. She’s not active on social media anymore and seems to have no desire to be in the limelight, with publications reporting that her behavior has become increasingly bizarre. She’s also got a new boyfriend, and he is someone that her children do not approve of!
Also, the title of “mama” is causing a little controversy lately. Mama June is a mother to four daughters, all of whom have colorful nicknames, but the most well-known is undoubtedly her youngest, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. These days, Honey Boo Boo is living with her sister because Mama June is apparently more focused on her boyfriend, and her daughters have cut her off. Below are 20 things we know about Mama June.
20 Mama June May Disappear From The Limelight Completely Because Of Her Recent Behavior
Mama June Shannon has been making headlines for her “bizarre” behavior, in recent months, and according to TMZ, if she continues down this path it could be the end of her career. The outlet reports that insiders have commented on her recent troubles, which may be “too hot and dangerous” for WeTV.
19 She’s Been Accused Of Not Making Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson Her Priority
Mama June Shannon is not a perfect person, but in 2019, she was accused of not parenting to the best of her abilities. According to TMZ, “Mama June's abandoned all of her responsibilities as a mother” because she chose to live with her boyfriend, Geno Doak, instead of focusing on her daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
18 Actually, Alana Is Living With Her Sister At The Moment
It has also been reported that Mama June’s youngest daughter no longer lives with her. According to TMZ, Alana Thompson has moved in with her older sister, Pumpkin. The family has said that in order to get Alana back, she needs to dump her boyfriend and “seek professional help.” She is reported to have declined both requests.
17 It Seems She’s A Big Miley Cyrus Fan (And Recently Reminded Us Of This With A Throwback)
On a lighter note, Mama June is a big fan of Miley Cyrus, and she reminded everyone of the time she met the singer by taking to social media to post a throwback. We have no idea which songs are Mama June’s favorites, but according to recent reports of her life, “Wrecking Ball” may be appropriate.
16 She Walked Her Daughter, Pumpkin, Down The Aisle Not Too Long Ago...
There was a time in Mama June’s life when things were much happier and less complicated. According to Heavy, Lauryn Shannon (aka Pumpkin) married Joshua Efird in Las Vegas, and her mother was given the important role of walking her down the aisle. The wedding was in April, 2018, and a lot has changed with Mama June and her daughters since then.
15 ... Now There Are Reports Her Daughters Have Cut Her Off
Things have gotten so bad between Mama June and her daughters that they are reported to have cut her out of their lives. According to E! News, the girls tried to have an intervention, over their mother’s relationship and health, but an insider told the publication “they're not any closer to reconciling.” The insider also said none of the girls are speaking to their mom.
14 She’s Celebrated Her Boyfriend, Geno Doak, For Being Awesome
So, who exactly is this boyfriend we keep referring to? For starters, his name is Geno Doak, and according to Heavy, he has a criminal history. It’s also been made clear that Mama June’s daughters are not happy with the coupling. However, Mama June thinks her new man is great and she celebrated him on social media for being “awesome.” She also used the post as an opportunity to thank him for all he does for her.
13 Mama June Is Not As Active On Social Media As She Used To Be…
Mama June is not as active on social media as she once was though, and her posts were becoming less and less frequent until they stopped entirely. The last thing she posted was on June 17, 2019, and, surprisingly, there has been no update from her since.
12 …Perhaps That’s Because There’s Been Reports She’s Pushing Her Family Away
It is possible that the lack of posts and her waning desire to be in the public eye is because of the trouble that Mama June has found herself in. Earlier in 2019, TMZ reported that Mama June had not been in contact with her loved ones for several weeks and that she had been “bouncing from hotel to hotel.”
11 She Has Also Found Herself In Trouble With The Law
Mama June’s man has a criminal history, and she has found herself in trouble with the law, too. According to E! News, she was arrested alongside her boyfriend, Eugene "Geno" Doak, on March 13, 2019. It was reported in October that both of them had pled “not guilty to felony charges” that were brought against them.
10 Mama June Has Said Goodbye To Her Georgia Home (She Put It Up For Sale)
Mama June also felt it was time to move on, and put her home in Hampton, Georgia, up for sale, New York Post reports. The property had five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and spanned over 3,200 square feet. According to the publication, Mama June settled on “an all-cash total of $100,000” for the home, which they claim is worth much more.
9 There’s No Need For Her To Have A Home Because She Is Believed To Have Moved In With Her BF
Fans may have wondered where Mama June intends to stay now that she’s sold her home, and TMZ reported that according to an insider, the reality TV star was living in an RV with her boyfriend. Her plan was to apparently experience a new way of life “life traveling around the U.S. in a home on wheels,” the publication reports.
8 Up Until Recently, She Was Scoring Photo Shoots With 'People' Magazine
Mama June is an interesting character, and her life has changed dramatically over the years. It’s little wonder why big publications wanted to partner with her, and not so long ago she was posing for a photo shoot with People magazine. She shared this photo on social media, along with a comment about how it was a “fun shoot."
7 She’s Commented On How She May Be Pregnant
Mama June has four daughters, Alana, also known as “Honey Boo Boo,” Anna or “Chickadee” as she’s often referred to, Jessica “Chubbs,” and Lauryn, or “Pumpkin,” Heavy notes. But she also questioned in scenes from her show, Mama June: From Not To Hot, if she may be pregnant with Geno Doak’s baby, The Sun reports.
6 There’s Talk That Mama June’s Daughter Honey Boo Boo May Return To The Pageant World
Honey Boo Boo was first introduced to the world because of her decision to compete in pageants, and there has been some talk about her return to pageantry. Alana told E! News, that her mom was going to do a pageant by herself, so they decided to do a mother-daughter pageant for charity. They did this in 2018, and we’re still waiting to see if there will ever be a possible repeat.
5 But At The Moment, Alana's Money Is Being Protected From Her Mama
Family insiders have discussed Honey Boo Boo and Mama June’s finances with TMZ, and according to the publication, in 2019, Alana got an attorney to “move her money into a new account that Mama June can't touch.” The family’s concern over Mama June’s behavior is what led them to make a decision to protect Alana’s assets.
4 Mama June Has Claimed She’s Blind And Needs Her Man To Care For Her
Mama June has spoken about her medical problems several times, and according to TMZ, she has said that she is partially blind. Also, according to the outlet, Mama June has stated in court documents that she needs her boyfriend “by her side because he takes care of her.”
3 It’s Possible That There Will Be Another Marriage In Her Future
Not everyone is pleased with Mama June’s choice of boyfriend, but she is very happy. In fact, there may be a marriage in her future. In an interview with E! News, she was asked about future nuptials, to which she replied, "You never know what the future holds. Right now, I'm very much still in love with him. Very, very happy. I don't see [the relationship] ending anytime soon."
2 Mama June Doesn’t Have The Best History When It Comes To The Men She’s Dated
Fans may remember that Mama June’s choice of boyfriend has caused concern before. She made headlines in 2014 when she appeared to rekindle an old romance with her boyfriend, Mark McDaniel. He had been in prison for some unspeakable things! Daily Mail notes that in 2014, McDaniel is reported to have “got back together with Mama June and photographs show him with her and her daughter, nine-year-old Honey Boo Boo.”
1 She’s Admitted That She's Found It Hard To Adjust To Her New Way Of Life
Mama June has undergone a lot of changes in recent years, the most obvious would be to her appearance. This has been the subject of her WeTV series, Mama June: From Not to Hot. “This has been an emotional and physical toll on my body and it's not an easy road to go through,” she told E! News.”
References: TMZ, Mama June Instagram, Heavy, E! News, New York Post, The Sun, Daily Mail.