She was dating Mark in 2004 when he was convicted of assaulting a relative of June’s. He served 10 years and was released in March. However, June has allegedly chosen to reconnect with the man who abused her relative. She has been buying him gifts including shopping for a used car. There is also photo evidence of the pair on a hotel bed together, taken a few weeks ago. TMZ seems certain they are in a romantic relationship. TLC too, as the network cancelled the show.
However, June released a video saying that people are selling lies to the media and don’t believe everything you read because she loves her kids.
Now, daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has denied that Mama June is dating Mark.
Pumpkin, 14, tells RadarOnline, “They story is not true. My mom left Mark 10 years ago,” Lauryn, 14, insists. “They haven’t seen nor talked [to each other] in 10 years.” There are recent photos. However, Pumpkin says, “It’s photoshopped,”
She continues, “[Mama] is all about the kids. She only needs us girls, no one else. We are all sticking together as one happy family with us four girls.”
June, 34, recently separated from partner Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, 42, after he set up online dating profiles looking for other women. He is father to Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 9.
Jessica Shannon, 17, also lives with June in MacIntyre, Georgia home. Anna “Chickadee” Shannon Cardwell, 20, and daughter Kaitlyn, 2, live in Alabama with her husband, Michael Cardwell.