Honey Boo Boo's Mama June Shannon put on a happy face for the cameras on Tuesday, Oct. 28, amid ongoing reports linking her to a convicted sex offender. The reality star was photographed smiling and laughing outside her house in McIntyre, Ga., where she lives with her famous family.
The sighting follows news of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's cancellation last week. TLC pulled the plug on the Toddlers and Tiaras spinoff after TMZ reported that Shannon, 35, is dating a registered sex offender named Mark McDaniel, who recently completed a 10-year sentence behind bars.
Subsequent reports claimed that McDaniel had abused Mama June's eldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, when she was 8 years old. (She's now 20.)
"I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him," Cardwell told Radar Online on Oct. 24. "I'm hurt. I think me and Mama's relationship may well be over."
Shannon, for her part, said on Facebook that while she had dated McDaniel years earlier, she had not had contact with him since. "I promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else," she wrote. "I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life…I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn't go back."
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