We finally get to meet her mystery man! Mama June has found love after her impressive 300-lb weight loss and she’s kept her new man under wraps, but fans finally got a glimpse at him during the Season 2 premiere of Mama June: From Not to Hot. Viewers got to see the very first time that June’s boyfriend Geno Doak was introduced to her kids, 17-year-old Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and 12-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, and it looks like he fit right in — which is perfect because it seems like Mama June is really in love with him.
“Yes, I have found love y’all. I have a great wonderful guy, Geno, and I feel like a kid again,” the 38-year-old told the cameras. “Geno knew me when I was heavy and I really think he’s here for the right reasons. I think he likes me for me, not for [fame] or me being skinny.”
She explained that she had previously dated Geno in 2015, so the couple does have a little bit of a history. But she also explained that the only reason why she waited a little longer to introduce him to her kids is because she wanted to make sure that it was going to work out long-term before her kids got to know him.
But now that Mama June is sure that Geno is the one, she put him to the test to see how he’d get along with her daughters — and he passed with flying colors! Honey Boo Boo took to him right away, and she gushed over her mama’s new guy in an exclusive interview with Life & Style.
“I feel very happy because I’ve never seen her smile this much, I swear — ever in her life,” the former pageant queen said. “She’s always grinning. Always grinning. She always says it’s the little things that matter and he does the little things.”