As of lately, whenever you hear the name "Mama June" it's been followed by some not so great news. The latest of her series of unfortunate events is her daughter, Honey Boo Boo (her real name is Alana Thompson), moving out of the home they share together - and it doesn't seem like it happened out of choice.
Back in March, June and her boyfriend Geno Doak were arrested at an Alabama gas station. This occurred after someone called the police, reporting a domestic violence "incident." Once the police arrived at the scene, TMZ shared that cops found drug paraphernalia in their possession. It didn't stop there though, because they also came across a white substance in June's car that she admitted was crack cocaine. Following the incident, they were both arrested and Mama June was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Her boyfriend, Geno, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and domestic violence/harassment.
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Following the case, it was reported that, Mama June's lawyer quit their case, saying that he was unable to get in touch with either June or Geno.
With all of this going on, and Honey Boo Boo being under the age of eighteen (she is now thirteen years old), her older sister, Pumpkin Shannon (real name is Lauryn), age 19, has stepped up as her guardian and removing her from the situation. Pumpkin, who is nineteen years old also has a daughter, Ella, who is one year old living with her.
In addition, it has been reported that Mama June hasn't seen her girls as well as other family members for quite some time and both Lauryn and Alana are trying to keep their distance.
As of right now, neither Lauryn or Honey Boo Boo have spoken out about their new living arrangements, but a tweet this week, coming from Lauryn seemed to say it all: "a child's shoulders were not built to bear the weight of their parents shoulders." This was followed by the words "period" in all capital letters.
This tweet pretty much speaks volumes and seems like she is definitely alluding to the current situation that their family is going through. It also speaks volumes about the type of older sister that she is and Honey Boo Boo is lucky to have her.
On the flipside, it doesn't seem like Mama June or Geno's situation is going to get better anytime soon as TMZ reports that Mama June is spending most of her time with Geno, living in a casino.