There's a paternity scandal on this season of Mama June: From Not to Hot! Mama June is involved in a heated custody battle with her ex Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson and it took an unexpected turn when his new wife, Jennifer Lamb, suggested that he may not even be Alana's (aka Honey Boo Boo) real father. But now, fans aren't sure if Sugar Bear really is Honey Boo Boo's dad because the results of their DNA test came back as "inconclusive."
On this week's episode, Jennifer and Sugar Bear got into a fight because she went behind his back and sent his and Honey Boo Boo's DNA to get tested. Sugar Bear was upset that she would do something like that because he feels certain that Honey Boo Boo is his daughter, but Jennifer dropped a bombshell when she revealed the results of the test.
"The results were inconclusive," Jennifer told him. "The DNA samples were corrupted so they couldn't tell if you were her father or not."
It's unclear if Sugar Bear will try to take another paternity test, but it seems like the results of this one is just proving that Jennifer was right to have doubts over whether Sugar Bear is Honey Boo Boo's dad.
Jennifer first started expressing doubts earlier this season after the couple and June met with a lawyer to discuss visitations with the 12-year-old. Jennifer admitted, “I know I will love Mike’s child just like I love mine, but that lawyer said something that just keeps sticking in my mind.” She asked if there's a chance Sugar Bear isn't Honey Boo Boo's biological father and whether or not a DNA test had ever been done.
“If it turns out that Alana is not his, June Shannon will be out of my life forever,” Jennifer told the camera. “And I sure ain’t paying child support for a kid that’s not Mike’s.” She also reveals that Sugar Bear often worked nights when he was with the newly slim 38-year-old, implying that the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo alum could have cheated on him. June's sister-in-law agrees that a DNA test may be for the best. “Four kids, four dads — makes you wonder,” she said.
Ultimately, Jennifer blamed June for the situation they're in. "I love Mike with all my heart and he loves Alana with all his heart, but I really think June’s gonna make it impossible for us to love anybody," she confessed.
Shouldn't someone consult Honey Boo Boo about her feelings? The tween recently told In Touch that things are definitely strained between her and her dad. "My current relationship with Sugar Bear is very dull," she said. "He'll call me once a week if I am lucky. My parents getting along right now is not good. They do not get along at all. I feel like they don't co-parent well at all because of Jennifer."
Yikes. Sounds like all three of the adults in this situation could use a parenting intervention.