Mama June Of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Reportedly Dating Sex Offender Los Angeles Times

The seven-year-old reality star has earned her fortune through her family’s hit reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show, which follows the life of the young pageant queen and her family, has been a ratings success, averaging 2.5 million viewers per episode. Honey Boo Boo has also made money through endorsement deals, product lines, and personal appearances. Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana Thompson, is now 12 years old and living in Georgia with her mother, June Shannon.

In a Teen Vogue interview published in August 2021, Honey Boo Boo discussed her relationship, heartbreakingly disclosing that she doesn’t have friends other than her boyfriend. Anna — known on the show as Chickadee — wants it known she’s the victim because it makes what her mom is doing all the more egregious. We’re told Anna feels her relationship with her mom has been destroyed, and the only way June can see her granddaughter is if McDaniel is nowhere to be seen. In a Facebook video posted Friday, June again denied the charges and addressed her recent breakup with Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.

As of 2023, LaDuca was a high school senior who enjoyed playing volleyball andmodeling. She celebrated her 17th birthday blinded by the lights with a Weeknd cake and she and her mom still seem really tight. There were a lot of firsts on the show, and Alexis Jade Todd’s mother scheduling her for a chiropractic adjustment was definitely one of them. “I’ll go as far as I have to for Alexis to win,” her mother Monica said on the show (via Daily Mail). “She is probably the only contestant that has come to the chiropractor for an adjustment and I think that will give her an edge over all the others.” Well, the chiropractor didn’t help her get the win.

The widely talked-about show introduced viewers to Mama June’s family and day-to-day life, but was canceled after a report revealed she was dating a registered sex offender. TMZ reports that since Mama June broke up with partner Sugar Bear in September, she’s been seeing Mark McDaniel, a Georgia man convicted of aggravated child molestation (allegedly against one of June’s relatives) in 2004. He served 10 years in prison, according to TMZ, and he was just released in March.

By entering your email and clicking Sign Up, you’re agreeing to let us send you customized marketing messages about us and our advertising partners. Alana and Dralin just returned home after a whirlwind drive across the country to California with Pumpkin, Josh and their four children. But the just blossoming couple’s private moment would quickly be shattered by Josh, playing the overprotective father figure Alana never had. In the episode, Pumpkin invited Dralin to Alana’s 16th birthday party, which was filmed last year.

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Fans may not accept the relationship of Alana and Dralin, but in Georgia, where the couple resides, the age of majority is 16 years. The relationship also appears to be a positive change in Alana’s life, as she previously revealed that she had no friends before. Alana confirmed during an interview in August 2021 that she does not have many friends. She explained that her lack of friends is because she doesn’t trust anyone. In 2014, June’s daughter Anna revealed that she was a survivor of McDaniel’s assaults, which started when she was 8 years old. June’s eldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, nicknamed “Chickadee,” was born on Aug. 28, 1994, when June was 15.

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The two adults, who previously dated, have reportedly been seeing each other for months. The allegation of that relationship on Thursday resulted in TLC axing the show Friday despite, according to TMZ, having a season’s worth of footage in the can. Cardwell was one of several family members featured on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, a spinoff of Toddlers & Tiara that debuted in 2012 and focused on little sister and frequent child beauty pageant contestant  Alana Thompson. The show made the Georgia family famous and spurred catchphrases such as “You’d better redneckonize.” Caldwell, a mother of one, was seen on the series getting engaged to her boyfriend Michael.

Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June has history of dating sex offenders

Her father is David Dunn, June’s ex-boyfriend (who never appeared on the show). Between mid-October and Christmas Eve, “Operation Boo Dat” was executed and netted the rescue of 5 teenage girls whose ages ranged from 14 to 17-years-old. Thirty people were arrested in the operation and that included 17 who have been accused of felony sex offender registration violations, according to a press release by the US Marshals.

The minor told the officer that “her plan with Carswell was for him to come to the house and while there they had consensual unprotected sex in her bedroom.” A USC graduate, she joined the Los Angeles Times in 2003 and has 30 years of journalism experience in Southern California. However, Mama June’s second-youngest of four daughters, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, told Radar Online that the rumor’s not true and the two haven’t seen each other for 10 years. An educational new TV show which sees adults strip nude in front of children as young as 14 has been hit with hundreds of viewer complaints. June took to Facebook when the news broke, denying having any contact with McDaniel in more than 10 years.

If TLC cuts bait on Honey Boo Boo, it would not come as a total surprise. The series ratings are on the wane, with Season 4 never cracking 2 million viewers which it did routinely earlier in its run/ Season 2 wrapped with 3.21 million tuned in. McDaniel, 53, and June Shannon, a.k.a. “Mama June,” 35, are shown on a staircase with Honey Boo Boo between them in a Sept. 9 photo posted Saturday by TMZ. While the show’s matriarch poses for the camera, he has his hand on the youngster’s arm. Upon searching the car, officers found marijuana therein, and Dralin Carswell was arrested on chargers of a DUI and fleeing from cops, on top of the outstanding warrants that already existed in Wilkinson County. The other male passenger, Julian Williams, was also arrested over outstanding warrants.

The network is unsure of the show’s future following reports of Mama June dating a convicted felon

The outlet also reported that passenger Julian Malik Divon Williams, 24, was also arrested on outstanding warrants. Her family is reportedly “very hopeful” the mum-of-two will pull through and have been chipping in to help with 10-year-old Kaitlyn and Kylee, seven. Chickadee, whose real name is Anna Cardwell, was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma back in January and began chemotherapy last month.

Ava Bartello’s biggest moment on “Toddlers & Tiaras” was her ultimate tantrum. The tiny tot had a record of regularly winning Grand Supreme at all of her pageants and she was ready to finally win Ultimate Grand Supreme. So, when she only won Grand Supreme, she was, to say the least, very dissatisfied. The show is already filled with children’s crying and screams, so it’s nothing to sneeze at that Bartello’s stood out amongst the crowd.

A little over one month ago, it was reported that Mama June and Sugar Bear called it quits after being together for 10 years. Famous for their relationship and TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, viewers were surprised to learn of the split, especially after that TV commitment ceremony and camouflage dress. Well, now Mama June (real name June Shannon) seems to be moving on to a new relationship — one that is causing quite the controversy and could effect Honey Boo Boo continuing. Reportedly, Mama June is dating a sex offender, 53-year-old Mark McDaniel, who is registered in the state of Georgia. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry, he was arrested in 2004 for aggravated child molestation in which he made an 8-year-old perform oral sex. Reports also state that Mama June was dating McDaniel when this horrible act occurred.