June “Mama June” Shannon is moving on!
The former star of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is focusing on herself and her weight loss journey — and she doesn’t have time to worry about her ex Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and his recent marriage to his new wife. The star of the upcoming WEtv transformation series Mama June: From Not to Hot proved that she is completely over their relationship — and she even threw a little shade!
“The only wish that I have for Sugar Bear and his new wife is that he treats her with more respect than he treated me and he treats her right,” Mama June exclusively told Life & Style. “I’m glad that she is his problem, not mine and honestly all I can say is good luck.”
Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, and June “Mama June” Shannon at the premiere of WEtv’s ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.’ (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Mama June and Sugar Bear were involved in a common-law marriage since 2004, and together they share 11-year-old daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. They proclaimed their love for each other with a backyard commitment ceremony in 2013, but things quickly went south for the couple when their hit TLC show was canceled the following year — after Mama June was accused of being romantically involved with a sex offender.
The estranged couple attempted to fix their relationship with a stint on WEtv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, where Sugar Bear admitted to cheating on Mama June with multiple men and women. She refused to forgive him, and they split for good last year.
Sugar Bear wed his new wife, Jennifer Lamb, in a small ceremony last month — and his daughter, Alana played a big role in their wedding by walking her dad down the aisle. The wedding will be featuring in a special episode of Mama June’s upcoming reality TV series — which premieres on Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. on WEtv — and it’s unclear whether she attended the ceremony.
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