Since losing over half of her body weight, Mama June has taken the world by storm, showing off her new figure and promoting her reality TV show, “Mama June: From Not to Hot” on WeTV.
The 38-year-old mom of four has also found herself in a new romantic relationship with a man named Gino and is in a custody battle with her youngest daughter’s father, Sugar Bear.Screenshot/WeTV
Mama June currently has primary custody of their daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, but in late January 2018, Sugar Bear threatened to take June back to court.
According to People, Sugar Bear isn’t looking for full custody; he just wants weekend visitation rights in order to spend more time with Honey Boo Boo. It seems as though the 12-year-old wants to see more of her dad as well.
It’s no secret that June is a very busy woman. In fact, it’s because she’s so busy that Honey Boo Boo ran away from her home to spend some time with Sugar Bear.Screenshot/WeTV
As a snippet of the WeTV show revealed, Honey Boo Boo left June’s house without telling her mom where she was going. It then showed the 12-year-old talking with her father and his new wife, Jennifer—who doesn’t get along with June:
Jennifer: “You know your mama is gonna have a fit when she knows you’re here.
Honey Boo Boo: “Yup, but she won’t even care. She has so much on her plate right now. She has this new boyfriend, his name is Gino.”
The snippet then showed a frustrated June talking with Gino, questioning why Boo Boo would leave without telling her:
June: “She knew better, why didn’t she just tell me?”
Gino” “It’s her dad, dude.”
As Cafe Moms points out, the fact that Honey Boo Boo ran away to spend time with her dad may be just the thing Sugar Bear needs to get the weekend visitation rights he wants.
It also makes you wonder if June’s busy schedule is pulling her away from her most important job, taking care of Honey Boo Boo and her other children. In comments on the YouTube, fans of the show called the 12-year-old running away a cry for attention:
She ran away cause Alana felt DITCHED!! And, hell, in the live stream on Instagram yesterday, June was saying F this F that talking about how Alana stole all her views.
Honey Boo… Is she dying for attention or what!!
I can’t even build my courage to watch this horrible show. Good for her. June is a terrible mother whos only focused on her beautimous looks rather than trying to actually help her daughter get healthy and lose weight. Selfish.
Some people also think June needs to do a better job of disciplining her children— especially after the way Pumpkin speaks to her in the clip:
This is what happens when your mom is your ‘friend.’
Mama June, you have to learn how to discipline your children they are very rude to you.
Omg if I ever spoke to my mom like that I would be dead!
Do you think Mama June needs to spend more time parenting and should she give Sugar Bear more visitation rights?