Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June, Sugar Bear Ditch Commitment Rings After Separation News: Pictures

Mama June
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stars Mama June and Sugar Bear stepped out without wearing their commitment rings hours after their separation news on Friday, Sept. 19 Jason Winslow/Splash News

Looks like Mama June and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson will be addressing their separation on the small screen. The estranged couple were spotted filming their TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo just hours after announcing their split in McIntyre, Georgia on Friday, Sept. 19. The reality stars appeared to keep their distance, having ditched their commitment rings.

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Us confirmed yesterday that Mama June and Sugar Bear were taking a break 16 months after their special ceremony. “Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship,” Mama June told Us in a statement. “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.”

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Sugar Bear Jason Winslow/Splash News

The TLC couple first met after getting to know each other in an online chat room. Ironically, TMZ reported yesterday that Mama June kicked Thompson out after she caught him browsing dating sites.

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Mama June opened up about her first impression of Thompson back in September 2013. “Actually he wasn’t my type,” she said during an Access Hollywood interview. “He was scruffy and he just wasn’t the type of guy I would go after.”

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Mama June and Thompson share daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo.” Mama June is also mom to daughters Pumpkin, Chickadee, and Chubbs from a previous relationship.

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