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Full NameMama June
First NameMama
Last NameJune
Birth NameJune Edith "Mama June" Shannon
Other NameJune Shannon
ProfessionReality star
Birth CityGeorgia
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameMarvin Shannon
Mother NameSandra Hundley
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDating
Relation WithGeno Doak
No Of Children4
SibilingsJoanne "Doe Doe" Shannon, Joanie Shannon (now McDonald) and James Edward Shannon
FilmographyHere Comes Honey Boo Boo
Height163 cm
Weight90 kg
Networth$1 M
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Date of BirthAugust 10,1979
Age40 years

American reality star Mama June is popular for appearing in the TLC show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", lost her virginity just at the age of 12. Moreover, June has set an example for many women by losing 300 pounds of weight.

Mama June is popular as the matriarch of the Shannon family, best known for their involvement in reality television. She is a mother to her four daughters but what about her married life and husband? Stick with us to know all the information about Mama June.

Mama June Personal Life

Mama June is quite successful in her professional life. But, what about her private life? Is she married?

Current Relationship Status

Mama June is currently dating her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Her partner is the CEO of G & J Home Improvements in Griffin, Georgia, a successful home remodeling company. 

Mama June is currently dating Geno Doak.
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Mama June and Gen first met back in early 2016 when he renovated her home in Hampton, Georgia. They started dating after a month, according to hints she dropped on her social media posts. The couple is together for 3 years and is henceforth inseparable.

The pair are growing stronger with each passing time and share quite a strong bond. Furthermore, they are not shy to show off their affection and often post their snap together. Mama June recently shared a snap on her Instagram account celebrating her 3rd anniversary. Care to have a look!!!

They have faced many ups and downs in their relationship and even fought viciously on TV. Despite these problems, they show no sign of break up. What's more, June wants her boyfriend to propose her for the wedding.

Mama June's Past Relationships and Children

Before dating Geno, Mama June was in a romantic fling with many men in the past. Know about her relationship timeline.

Mama June and David Dunn

Mama June started dating her childhood sweetheart and classmate, David Dunn back in 1990. Moreover, she lost her virginity to Dunn just at the age of twelve and was only fourteen when she became pregnant with their first child.

Mama June with her eldest daughter, Anna.
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June welcomed their first child, a daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell on August 28, 1994. However, their happiness didn't last long as David was arrested for stealing a handgun in 1995 and stealing cigarettes three years later in 1998. 

Dunn didn't told anything about his imprisonment to Anna until his released but later he faced child support charges. He was even ordered to stay away from his daughter. Meanwhile, Anna is married to Michael Cardwell and shares 2 children Kylee Madison Cardwell and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Clark with her husband.

Mama June and Michael Anthony Ford

After splitting with David, Mama got romantically involved with Michael Anthony Ford in the mid-90s. Further, she gave birth to her second daughter, Jessica Shannon on October 12, 1996.

Mama June's former boyfriend, Michael Anthony Ford.
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History repeated itself as Mama Junes' second boyfriend, Michael also was arrested in 2005 for sexually exploiting a child on the internet. Besides, Ford is still behind the bars and will be released only in 2026.

Mama June and Mark McDaniel

Mama June started dating Mark McDaniel in early 2000. Moreover, she welcomed her third daughter, Lauryn Shannon who is bisexual.

Mama June started dating Mark McDaniel in early 2000.
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Just like her other boyfriends, Mark as well got arrested for molesting children in 2003. What's more, Mark's victims included none other than June's first daughter Anna. Mark made her to perform oral sex on him and make him touch inappropriately.

McDaniel went jail for 10 years and was released in 2014. Besides, Lauryn is currently married to her husband, Joshua Efird and mother to her one year daughter, Ella Grace Efird.

Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon with her husband and daughter.
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Though June first said Mark was the father of her daughter, Lauryn afters many years, she revealed her daughter real father to be Michael.

Mama June and Mike Thompson(Sugar Bear)

June and Mike Thompson aka Sugar Bear first met during mid-2000. Moreover, the couple got engaged in May 2013 and also exchanged vows at the same time in their Georgia backyard though it was not legal.

Mama June and her former boyfriend, Mike Thompson.
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The pair are the proud parents of their daughter, Alana Thompson also known as Honey Boo Boo in 2005. Alana is a child celebrity popular for her American television series, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

However, their happiness didn't last long as they called off their sixteen months-long engagement in September 2014. June revealed in an interview that he used to abuse her mentally and emotionally. She confirmed her break up saying,

Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. 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.

Thompson also cheated on Mama June with both men and women. He had several profiles for online dating services, including More to that, he even suffered from a sex addiction at that time.

Moreover, Mike even admitted the accusation as he disclosed in an interview, 

My biggest issues was my cheating. I’ve done that and shouldn’t have and I look back on it, I regret it and I wanted to go to Marriage Boot Camp and get the help that I need.

Mike moved on from his break up and is currently married to his newfound love, Jennifer Lamb. The pair tied the knot on February 2017 which Mama June also attended in her amazing body transformation. 

How did Mama June lose 300 pounds weight?

Mama June shocked everyone with her drastic weight transformation. Well, his ex-boyfriend, Mike was the reason for her wish to lose her weight. June just wanted to put on a size 4 dress so she could turn up at her ex wedding to make him realize what he was missing out. 

Mama June lost 300 pounds.
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The journey of her weight loss was not easy as it took her lots of money and hard work. She begins her weight loss journey with gastric sleeve surgery in 2016. Gastric sleeve is a laparoscopic surgery performed for the reduction of a portion of the stomach. 

The full process of her whole body transformation was shown in the show titled; Mama June: From Not to Hot. Have a look at this short clip in which June's gastric sleeve surgery is shown!!!

Well, gastric sleeve surgery was not enough for her to lose those body fats. She opted for a healthier lifestyle and a healthy diet. She avoided sugar intake and worked out a lot. 

Her professional trainer named Kenya Crooks plays a vital role in her weight loss. She followed a strict exercise schedule to fit into a size 18 to a size 4. She said,

I worked my ass off, working out, getting healthy. And now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside.

Apart from weight loss, she went through many cosmetic surgeries worth $75,000 like skin removal surgery, breast augmentation and got veneers to complete the beautifying process. She finally lost 300 pounds weight and shocked everyone wearing dress size 4 on Mike's wedding.

Controversy and Legal Crimes

Mama June has always been involved in many controversies from the past. Back in June 2008, she was arrested for theft and contempt of court. Moreover, she was investigated by the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services for suspicions of child abuse in 2012.

Mama June was arrested for theft and contempt of court.
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Well, her love life was always the topic of controversies. Her former boyfriends, Mark McDaniel and Michael Anthony Ford have always are registered sex offenders and her other lovers David Dunn and Mike Thompson have also spent time in jail. 

Besides, Mama June was accused by her elder daughter Anna for being responsible for her molestation at the age of 8 by her mother ex, Mark McDaniel.She also accused her mother of draining her joint savings account.

Watch: Honey Boo Boo's Sister Anna Cardwell Tells ET: 'He's a Child Molester, Mama'

Recently on March 13, June along with her present boyfriend, Thompson got arrested on charges of drug possession and paraphernalia in Macon County, Alabama along with a needle and a pipe.

Talking about her beau, he has a long criminal history including “burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property, which has sent him to the slammer twice.”

Watch: Mama June Arrested

Thompson was arrested for the first time in 2996 for felony burglary and served 3 months of his one year sentence. Likewise, he again went to jail for stealing $500 cargo trailer in Georgia. 

In 2013, he pled guilty to felony criminal damage to property in the third degree however, served only 15 months out of four years jail. What's more, he was even admitted to a psychiatric facility in 2009 after attempting suicide three times.

Mama June Net Worth

In a short span of time, Mama June and her daughters' have made a place in the entertainment industry. So, how much is her net worth?

Net Worth and Earnings

Mama June holds the net worth around $1 million. She garnered this wealth from her career as a reality television actress. Considering her career graph, June earned a great sum as a reality star.

The reality star started her career, appearing on TLC’s "Toddlers and Tiaras" in 2011. However, she only came to prominence after appearing on their own spinoff show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" along with her daughters

The series ran for four seasons and 26 episodes for which her family was paid $50,000 per episode. The show got canceled after June got back with Mark McDaniel who served 10 years for forcing oral sex on her own daughter.

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Apart from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the 40 years old also starred in the show like "Here Comes the Bridezilla", "Let Boo Boo Eat Cake", and "Marriage Boot Camp".


Mama June is quite popular on her Instagram with 453K followers where she shares about her personal and professional life. She makes $1,353.75 - $2,256.25 per promotional post on her Instagram account.

Daughter's Income

Mama June's daughters also earn a good stack. Her daughter, Alana is a paid brand ambassador for Fab, Fit Fun and Chicken Nuggets and also has a paid partnership with Homestyle Harvest Chicken Nuggets.

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Needless to say her daughter, Honey Boo Boo receives heavy bucks from her career as a reality star. Apart from that, she made $67,500 as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars Juniors."


Mama June's house.
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Mama June owns a four-bedroom home in Hampton, Georgia which she bought for $149,000 in 2015. Meanwhile, she is trying to sell her house and wants to live in a motorhome with her boyfriend, Geno Doak.

Body Measurements of Mama June

Mama June lost 300 pounds.

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Mama June stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm with blonde hair and green eyes. Moreover, her weight is 90 kg and dress size is 4.

Quick Facts Of Mama June

Mama Junes' real name is June Shannon.
Source: Pop Culture

  • Born as June Edith "Mama June" Shannon in McIntyre, Georgia, United States.
  • Her parents, Marvin Shannon and Sandra Hundley got divorced when she was just 2.
  • She has three siblings, Joanne "Doe Doe" Shannon, Joanie Shannon (now McDonald) and James Edward Shannon and two half-sisters, Michelle Shannon and Nicole Shannon.
  • She is legally blind as her childhood cataracts were untreated.
  • She dropped out of high school due to her pregnancy just at the age of 14 but later earned her GED.
  • June currently resides in Hampton, Georgia.
  • She became a grandmother at the age of 32.
  • She does not know how to drive and does not have a driving license.
  • She has a fear of mayonnaise stemming from her childhood.
  • Mother Nature Network once praised her for the frugal way she supports her family, such as coupon-cutting and saving from bingo winnings.
  • She has a "forklift foot" due to a factory accident.
  • Mama June also appeared on the season finale of Botched hoping to fix scars left by her four C-sections.
  • Her present boyfriend, Geno Doak is a father to four children from his previous relationship.

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Updated On Mon Sep 02 2019 Published On Sun Sep 01 2019 By alice