Family meeting? "Mama June" Shannon's ex Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson was spotted visiting the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star's family home in McIntyre, Georgia, following the news TLC had pulled the plug on the family show on Friday, Oct. 24. Sugar Bear and Mama June, who are parents to daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, split in September, 16 months after their commitment ceremony. The network's move came following a report that the mother of four is dating a registered sex offender.
"TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," TLC told Us in a statement. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being."
On Thursday, Oct. 23, TMZ reported that Shannon, 35, is romantically involved with a 53-year-old registered sex offender named Mark McDaniel. The site reports that McDaniel was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence after being convicted of molesting Shannon's 8-year-old relative.
Mama June, however, countered that she dated the man 10 years ago and denies the reports. In a Facebook post on Thursday she wrote: "I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors. Remember you can't believe everything you read! I promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else. I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life. This is my past. I left him 10 [years] ago for it and I wouldn't go back."
Following the network's decision on Friday, Alana Thompson's mom released a "truth video," where she further denied the allegations.
Shannon is also mom to daughters Pumpkin, Chickadee, and Chubbs from a previous relationship.
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