Honey Boo Boo’s mom, June Shannon, was spotted last month while exercising at a park in Hollywood with the help of celebrity personal trainer Natasha Fett, who has worked with Matthew McConaughey, Heidi Klum and Fergie.
Mama June, 35, did a series of sit-ups, push-ups and weight lifting as she was in Los Angeles to pitch new reality shows to network executives, TMZ reported.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was cancelled in October 2014 after four seasons on TLC.
TLC decided to end the show after reports indicated that June Shannon was dating a man accused of child molestation.
Nine-year-old Honey Boo Boo is obese, The Doctors specialists said during a recent appearance of the little reality star in the show.
During the show, the two doctors confronted Mama June about Alana Thompson’s terrible eating habits.
Alana Thompson started her young career in beauty pageants on Toddlers and Tiaras.
Then she moved on to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame, where we all learned that she loves not-so-great-for-you treats such as fried Oreos.
“My favorite food? Chicken nuggets, I would have to say,” Honey Boo Boo told Travis Stork, host of The Doctors who stages an “intervention” on the show.
“I like corn dogs.”
Honey Boo Boo also likes “KFC”.
But the focus of the show is to give her mother, June Shannon, a wake-up call, a reality check and to try to turn around Honey Boo Boo’s lifestyle.
“I do worry about her health,” said Mama June.
The doctors – Travis Stork and Jennifer Ashton – reveal that Honey Boo Boo’s height and weight (4-foot-6 and 125 pounds) is not good, especially for a 9-year-old.
“She is obese,” said Jennifer Ashton.
Mama June says that a lot of the weight is due to steroids Honey Boo Boo takes for her asthma.
“You’re trying to make a lot of excuses,” said Travis Stork, but he added that her diet of fried, salty and sugary foods is contributing to her health problems, including asthma, which is inflammation of the airways.
After checking out their home fridge, Travis Stork said: “June, I”m sorry, but I didn’t see anything in that fridge that’s either going to improve Alana’s weight or decrease inflammation in her body. And, I’m going to be honest, you need to take some responsibility here. … I want to see a bit of a light bulb, where you say, <<Maybe I can do better, maybe even a heck of a lot better>>.”
June Shannon didn’t like hearing her grocery shopping choices were the culprits and instead blamed Honey Boo Boo’s weight on asthma medication. But the doctor knows best, and he followed up with: “It’s not her steroids that are causing her to be obese. It’s the foods she’s eating.”
The two take a taste test of healthier foods and realize that maybe they can learn to love pizza made with cauliflower crust and oven-fried chicken made with rolled oats.
June Shannon’s child molester boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, has been unfriended by Facebook.
Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years behind bars for child assault, has been kicked off by Facebook per its policy toward s** offenders.
His account was active until November 18 when his profile was removed by Facebook, multiple media outlets confirmed. Prior to being booted off Facebook, Mark McDaniel had posts from friends welcoming him back home after being prison. His profile photo was of him holding his baby granddaughter.
Mark McDaniel recently completed his prison sentence, which reportedly stemmed from a child assault. Mama June’s daughter Anna Cardwell has made allegations that Mark McDaniel molested her.
For her part, Honey Boo Boo’s mother has said that her relationship with Mark McDaniel is blown out of proportion, but she understands why people are upset that they are seen together.
June Shannon has finally revealed who is the real father of her daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin”.
For the first time since allegedly resuming her relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, Mama June is sitting down for an exclusive interview with ET‘s Brooke Anderson to defend her actions and answer the questions everyone has been asking.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother said:“I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to lose.
“I just want, honestly, to tell my side of the story and let’s move on.”
June Shannon, 35, came under fire last month after reports surfaced that she had rekindled a romantic relationship with Mark McDaniel, who was recently released from jail after serving 10 years for aggravated child molestation.
However, according to Mama June, she has only seen Mark McDaniel twice since his release from prison, once at a coincidental meeting and the second time at an arranged meeting to give closure to her daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 14, who was raised believing Mark McDaniel was her biological father.
June Shannon’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” was raised believing Mark McDaniel was her biological father
“Since two months to almost six years, she knew nobody but him,” June Shannon explained.
“She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can’t answer those questions for Pumpkin.”
June Shannon says that she arranged a second meeting with Mark McDaniel so that Pumpkin could ask him questions in an attempt to get closure and move on.
“I was sitting right there with twelve other people,” she told ET.
“It was a conversation that she wanted her answers: what happened, why did he leave, you know, if he was her real father. He admitted to her, no. I had already told her that but, you know, she wanted to hear from both sides of the story.”
Mama June revealed for the first time her claim that Pumpkin’s biological father is also the father of her 18-year-old daughter Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon. His name is Michael Anthony Ford, he is a convicted s** offender who served time for exploitation of minors after being caught on To Catch a Predator in 2005.
“Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica’s dad has had nothing to do with her over the years,” June Shannon said.
“So, why the hell would I open up that can of worms until today? I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else.”
As for whether June Shannon understands why people were so upset over her being seen with Mark McDaniel, she says: “I understand that…and honestly it’s not like I’m seeing him every day, I promise…I wanted to be able to give one of my other daughters closure and now Pumpkin is happy, that piece of our life is over.”
Honey Boo Boo’s eldest sister Anna “Chickadee” Shannon Cardwell has revealed their sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon believes Mama June’s child molester boyfriend Mark McDaniel is her father.
Anna Cardwell, who accused Mark McDaniel of repeatedly assaulting her when she was 8, told Dr Drew on HLN that Pumpkin believes the convicted molester is her dad.
Anna Cardwell has revealed her sister Pumpkin believes Mama June’s child molester boyfriend Mark McDaniel is her father (photo HLN)
She said that is why Pumpkin has defended June Shannon since reports emerged that she was dating Mark McDaniel again after his release from prison in March.
“You know, out of all the kids we have, Mama does not know who Pumpkin’s dad is. And Pumpkin thinks it’s Mark which kind of hurts my feelings, because Mama is making her believe that someone who did that to me is her father.
“Now Pumpkin hates me for it… I don’t really care. Me and Pumpkin have never been that close… Now with her cussing me out, [saying ] <<screw you>>, <<F you>>… I’m just done with it.”
In a recent interview, Honey Boo Boo’s sister Anna Shannon Cardwell has opened up about the alleged incidents that happened as a child.
The reality star has been in the center of ongoing controversy after she said she was molested as a child by her mother’s then-boyfriend Mark McDaniel.
“Mama can be very selfish,” Anna “Chickadee” told E! News during a one to one interview with Catt Sadler.
“She ain’t tell me she love me in a long time.”
Anna Shannon Cardwell then spoke: “You’re 8 years old, you don’t know. To me, it was kinda like, oh, get off me, it hurts. Stay off and leave me alone. And I’d just go to sleep and cry.”
As for June Shannon’s relationship with Mark McDaniel, Anna Chickadee said: “She’s always loved him.”
The 20-year-old added: “She’s using Sugar Bear to cover her ass.”
Anna Shannon Cardwell has been in the center of ongoing controversy after she said she was molested as a child by her mother’s then-boyfriend Mark McDaniel
Anna Chickadee Shannon told E! News that there are trust funds for all the girls, noting that $30,000 was set aside from show earnings, and claimed that she called the bank and was told there was only $17.90 in the account.
“I have a feeling Mama used that money to buy a car or buy him what he wanted,” Anna Shannon Cardwell told E! News.
June Shannon denies these claims: “Not true. I have never brought a car for him and all her money is there, beside the money I have given her to live on – $400 every month and pay her $475 each month for cell phone bills for the last two years. That’s the only money I have taken out of there.”
Mama June has also denied reports that she and her ex Mark McDaniel, who served 10 years in prison for a 2004 aggravated child molestation conviction, were back together.
Uncle Poodle will file for Honey Boo Boo’s custody if things get worse with June Shannon.
Uncle Poodle and his fiancé Alan have researched the ground rules for winning temporary custody, the gossip website reports. They say they have the financial wherewithal to support 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo, and they’re getting a new, larger apartment with a spare bedroom.
Uncle Poodle will file for Honey Boo Boo’s custody if things get worse with June Shannon
The gay couple is ready to file for temporary custody if June Shannon does not completely sever her relationship with child molester Mark McDaniel.
Uncle Poodle and Alan will not ask for permanent custody because they’d like to see Sugar Bear eventually care for Honey Boo Boo when he gets back on his feet financially.
They will not ask for 14-year-old Pumpkin’s custody as she hates them. [youtube xu-qrSAfY_c 650]
June Shannon will not be getting her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TMZ reported.
TLC is putting the blame on Mama June for the show’s cancellation.
June Shannon will not be getting her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Sources close to the show told TMZ that TLC’s biggest concern is the welfare of Honey Boo Boo and the other children and they are upset their mother has put them at risk by allegedly dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
The network, citing a morals clause, believes June Shannon does not deserve full payment so they have deducted a significant amount from what she would have received if the show had aired.
However, the children will be paid in full as will Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle.
June Shannon could lose custody of her minor daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
The family may see their lives change drastically if Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services determines June Shannon is unable to keep three of her daughters, who are minors, safe from the man who her oldest daughter Anna Shannon Cardwell, 20, claims molested her when she was 8-year-old.
Reports surfaced last week that Mama June was dating Mark McDaniel again, who recently got out of jail after he served time for aggravated child molestation.
June Shannon, 35, denies she has rekindled her relationship with Mark McDaniel, 53.
Susan Boatwright, a rep for the Division of Family and Children Services, said due to privacy reasons she couldn’t comment on whether or not the agency was investigating June Shannon. She did, however, explain that cases like June Shannon’s would be taken very seriously by the department if they were notified a child was frequently in the presence of a s** offender.
June Shannon’s minor daughters could be taken away by child services (photo Facebook)
“When [the Division of Family and Children Services] gets a report that indicates a child is living around someone who is a s** offender or who may have been guilty of child molestation, we would take that very seriously and go out and investigate and look at the parent’s protective capacity,” she said.
Susan Boatwright said with a case like the one the Shannon family is allegedly facing, child services “would look to see if the allegations that were reported were true and the next step would be to determine how safe or unsafe the children are in the current environment.”
She explained that if the parent is seen as being able to handle the situation and protect his or her children from the pedophile in question, the child will be left in his or her home. If not, child services would look to relatives nearby to try and find a safe home for the child.
Back in September, June Shannon split from Honey Boo Boo’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson. June Shannon is currently the primary caregiver for her three underage daughters: Ala, Lauryn and Jessica.
Anna Cardwell revealed that after she was abused by Mark McDaniel about 10 years ago, she left June Shannon’s home and went to live with a relative.
Susan Boatwright said young children tend to be more vulnerable to abuse, but anyone under 18 can be taken from a parent’s care if the division of child services determines the environment is unsafe. Honey Boo Boo is 9 years old, and a photo recently surfaced of Mark McDaniel seemingly touching her arm.
A typical child services investigation can take anywhere from 30 to 45 days, Susan Boatwright said.
TLC has decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show after four seasons amid the scandal.
June Shannon denied reports she was dating child molester Mark McDaniel or even seeing him since he went to prison back in 2004.
However, it appears that Mama June’s daughter, Anna Shannon, who was the victim of her ex-boyfriend child molester, decided to leave Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show on the same month Mark McDaniel was released from jail.
Was Anna Shannon’s decision to leave the show linked to a rekindled romance between her mother and the child molester?
June Shannon, 34, said that news of her rekindled romance with Mark McDaniel – who was indicted in June 2003 for molesting her daughter Anna “Chickadee” Shannon when she was 8-year-old – isn’t true.
However, sources claim that Mark McDaniel and June Shannon dated before he went to prison for assault in 2004, and they reconciled shortly after he was released in March.
Sources claim that Mark McDaniel and June Shannon dated before he went to prison for assault in 2004, and they reconciled shortly after he was released in March
Now, Honey Boo Boo’s older sister believes that her mother betrayed her by dating Mark McDaniel again behind the family’s back.
“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Anna Shannon told RadarOnline.
“I’m hurt,” she added.
Mark McDaniel, now 53, was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crime. He was released from Dodge State Prison on March 1, 2014.
On March 28, according to a statement posted on Mama June’s Facebook page, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch announced that Anna Shannon was leaving the reality show: “Anna is leaving the show, I am so sad but its her decision she wants nothing to do with the family.”
June Shannon split from longtime love and Honey Boo Boo’s father, 42-year-old Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, in September. Meanwhile, TLC decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid Season 5 production.
Honey Boo Boo’s older sister, Anna Shannon Cardwell changed her mind after previously defended her mother June Shannon and vehemently denying reports that June was dating her child molester ex-boyfriend, RadarOnline reported.
Anna Shannon, 20, revealed that she was the 8-year-old victim of Mark McDaniel, 53, in 2002 and 2003- and now believes that her mother betrayed her by dating him again behind the family’s back.
“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Anna “Chickadee” Shannon told RadarOnline.
According to the website, Mark McDaniel was indicted in June 2003 for aggravated child molestation and aggravated s**ual battery on his young victim.
Anna Chickadee Shannon revealed she was victim of June Shannon’s child molester boyfriend Mark McDaniel
Though the case was dismissed, Mark McDaniel was later convicted on aggravated child molestation charges in another case in nearby Spalding County.
He was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crime. He was released from Dodge State Prison on March 1, 2014.
Meanwhile TLC has pulled the plug on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show, June Shannon revealed t in a Facebook video.
June Shannon denied having had any contact with Mark McDaniel in more than 10 years.
June Shannon, 34, split from longtime love Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, 42, in September.
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.
Honey Boo Boo and her family, Mama June Shannon, dad Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and sisters Jessica (“Chubbs”), Anna (“Chickadee”) and Lauryn, will return for a fifth season premiering in January 2015.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show on TLC features the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, now 9.
The show is primarily filmed in and around their rural hometown of McIntyre, Georgia.
Honey Boo Boo and her family will return for a fifth season premiering on TLC in January 2015 (photo TLC)
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo averaged 1.8 million viewers in Season 4, which ended on August 14 — down from 2.5 million viewers the season before (January through March 2014), according to Nielsen.
The show’s inaugural season, which aired from August 2012 through February 2013, averaged nearly 3 million viewers.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was originally spun off from Toddlers & Tiaras, on which Alana Thompson appeared.
Honey Boo Boo’s mom, June Shannon, has become a scent consultant for aromatherapy business JewelScent.
June Shannon has become a scent consultant for aromatherapy business JewelScent (photo Facebook)
Mama June wrote on Alana’s Facebook page: „If u like jewelscent we r having our huge it’s 25% off your entire order and they have a new body scrub out too just look us up at www.jewelscent.com/honeybooboomamajune thanks to all who has supported us all our earning goes to charity and u get a ring in every thing u buy which is awesome …side note the new season starts on June 19th 9/8cst we can’t wait and we r excited.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 4 premieres today, June 19, on TLC 9/8 CST.
June Shannon has shot to fame thanks to TLC’s reality hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Mama June has four children: Anna “Chickadee,” Jessica “Chubbs,” Lauryn “Pumpkin,” and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” .
1. She became a grandmother at 32. Mama June’s first daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Shannon, had “Baby Kaitlyn” during the first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo at the age of 18.
2. She’s legally blind. Mama June had childhood cataracts that went untreated.
3. Mama June is rarely seen without socks. She has what her family calls “forklift foot,” due to an accident and therefore, she usually keeps her socks on.
June Shannon has shot to fame thanks to TLC’s reality hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
4. She can’t drive. Mama June doesn’t drive, except the occasional go kart.
5. Bingo is her vice.
6. She loves to “crop dust” people.
7. She is scared of mayonnaise (or “marannaise”). Mama June has a fear of white condiments, mayo in particular.
8. She’s a commitment-phobe. Mama June doesn’t like the word “marriage.” She’s only had one other long-term relationship besides her current one with Sugar Bear. Mama June and Sugar Bear had a commitment ceremony last year.
9. Mama June and Sugar Bear met in an online chat room.
10. Her nickname is Coupon Queen.
11. Each of her four children has a different father. Sugar Bear is Honey Boo Boo’s biological father.
12. Since Here Comes Honey Boo Boo started, Mama June has lost more than 100 pounds.
Honey Boo Boo’s big sister Anna “Chickadee” got engaged in “redneck style”.
Anna Shannon’s boyfriend, Michael, managed to ask her in a way that was not only unique and unforgettable, but also extremely personal and romantic.
The romantic moment came after Michael, Anna’s boyfriend of one year, secretly asked her parents for her hand in marriage.
Michael served up one steaming hot “redneck proposal” complete with a “Marry Me?” (spelled in pepperoni) pizza and group of dancing hillbillies.
The proposal, which took place on New Year’s Eve, didn’t come as a surprise to the entire family.
Anna “Chickadee” and her boyfriend Michael got engaged in redneck style (photo TLC)
“Her and Kaitlyn… I love them with all my heart,” Michael said, referring to Anna and her one-year-old daughter.
“I wouldn’t trade them for nothing.”
When it came time for the life-changing moment, Honey Boo Boo’s family and all their friends danced for the soon-to-be-married sister, creating a path for Michael and Kaitlyn so they could walk down to Anna.
Michael then got down on one knee and opened the pizza box.
“Will you marry me, Anna?” Michael said.
“I think I’m gonna cry” Anna said, which was followed by a “yes”.
Anna “Chickadee” smooched her new fiancé as he slipped the engagement ring on her finger.
Keeping up with the “redneck proposal” theme, Michael even managed to snag camouflage bling.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 3 finale revealed that Mama June is two weeks late and she might be expecting.
June Shannon is experiencing all the classic symptoms: mood swings, exhaustion, and out-of-control appetite.
Honey Boo Boo’s mom figures it’s either a baby or menopause, but she is only 33.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 3 finale revealed that Mama June is two weeks late and she might be expecting (photo TLC)
As far as Mama June is concerned, a new baby is the last thing she wants. The four she has are plenty. So she keeps her fears to herself and goes about planning Honey Boo Boo and Anna’s joint birthday party as they were born on the same day 11 years apart.
They agree to celebrate at a local carnival, but Anna didn’t show up. A mean move that really devastated her mom, but it was clear what the teen was up to. Anna is still intent on moving out and Mama June is giving her a hard time about it. She was probably trying to assert her independence. Mama June can’t help but lament about what it will be like without Anna and Kaitlyn in the house.
Finally, Mama June takes a pregnancy test and gets the answer she was hoping for. It’s negative.
Last week’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo left fans in big suspense as Mama June is late and thinks that she would be pregnant.
Huffington Post also talked about the fact that Honey Boo Boo’s mom could be having a baby.
June Shannon does a lot of posting on their official Facebook page but she isn’t saying anything.
Last week’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo left fans in big suspense as Mama June is late and thinks that she would be pregnant (photo TLC)
The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch shared a video of herself recently but it is just of her face.
Pictures have shown Mama June and she has actually lost weight. The entire family was in a car wreck and there was no mention of a baby or of a pregnancy. It would be pretty shocking if she is pregnant and they were able to keep it a secret from the fans for this long. There is no news out there for sure if she is pregnant or not so hopefully they will reveal it next week.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 3 big finale airs on Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. on TLC.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s latest episode ended in suspense: Is Mama June pregnant or not?
This week’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo started with Alana Thompson walking into the bathroom and quickly emerging, flushed with horror, over someone who didn’t.
Declaring the situation “a poop mystery that we have to figure out,” Honey Boo Boo encountered a round of denials from the family, including Jessica “Chubbs”, who asks: “What are you, Sherlock Poop?”
After Honey Boo Boo failed to get to the bottom of the situation, the action shifted to Mama June and Sugar Bear, who once again asked for alone time, “which is baby-making time,” a notion June Shannon flat-out rejected as she wants no more kids.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s fans are now wondering if June Shannon is pregnant
However, June Shannon agreed to go on a double date with her sister, Doe-Doe, and her new paramour, Jose.
The action is back to Honey Boo Boo slinking around the house with a magnifying glass, tracking her family with a vow to get to the bottom of this “mess-tery”.
The two couples went on a double date to a Japanese restaurant.
Back at home, June Shannon mused about how important it is to create lasting family memories, then emerges from the bathroom and looks at the calendar in a panic, realizing her time of the month is late.
People commenting on the show’s Facebook page are now wondering if June Shannon is pregnant.
„i dont think she is pregnant they just want to keep the suspence up in the show and get viewers most likely!” said one of the show’s fans.
However, the episode was filmed last summer… so, most probably, June Shannon is not pregnat.
In the latest episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson’s family must make a scary medical decision about their youngest member, baby Kaitlyn.
As we already know, Anna’s daughter, Kaitlyn, was born with two thumbs on one of her hands.
Now that Kaitlyn is one year old, it’s time to consider removing it.
As Honey Boo Boo explains, she isn’t the only family member with an interesting body part. Mama June has forklift foot, Sugar Bear has his inside parts reversed (his heart is on the wrong side), Anna’s got a weird skinny gene, Jessica’s got shark teeth, and Uncle Poodle’s got nine toes.
Honey Boo Boo’s niece, Kaitlyn, was born with two thumbs on one of her hands
They’ve got two options: leave the thumb there and she grows up with it or remove it. Problem is, Anna wants her baby to have the surgery and Mama June is against it.
June Shannon is afraid that the surgery could go wrong and it could paralyze Kaitlyn’s remaining thumb. She also is fearful of putting such a little baby under anesthesia. But Anna is worried about it being the butt of jokes or the reason Kaitlyn is teased as she grows older.
That doesn’t mean she’s not worried about the procedure. Anna cries knowing that her daughter has to go through surgery and the possibility something might go wrong. The issue becomes a real source of tension between Mama June and her eldest daughter. But Anna doesn’t back down asserting that the decision is ultimately up to her.
After a visit with the doctor, Anna decides to wait a year.