Mama June aka Shannon June had her first baby at the age of only fifteen with her childhood sweetheart, David Dunn. But her relationship with Dunn couldn't last. Over the years, Shannon remained in relationships with several men and different baby daddies.
Most of her relationships were even shown on her reality show; Here Comes Honey Boo Boo named after her daughter Alana Thompson. In the meantime, whatsoever, June is in a relationship with current partner of three years, Geno Doak. But this still doesn't remove all the history of her toxic and dramatic relationships over the years. With no further ado, see the details of her past relationship history and her personal life.
Mama June Relationship With Former Boyfriend, David Dunn
In the early 1990s, Shannon June began dating her publicly known first relationship with childhood sweetheart and classmate, David Dunn. As a matter of fact, June Shannon lost her virginity at the age of only twelve to Dunn. The reality star was only fourteen when she became pregnant with their first child, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell. Anna was born when June was fifteen.
A claimed picture of David Dunn. Source: Wiki Fandom
Their short-lived romance ultimately came to an end when Dunn kept being putting behind the bars for crimes such as for stealing a handgun which reportedly occurred in 1995 and stealing cigarettes three years later in 1998. As a matter of fact, their daughter, Anna didn't even know the identity and the truths of her father until he walked free from the prison.
Likewise, Dunn reportedly didn't about his daughter either until he was released from the prison and had to face child support charges. Moreover, David was ordered to stay away from Anna.
Mama June Begins Dating Michael Anthony Ford But History Repeats Itself
After officially ending things with Dunn, Shannon then became romantically linked with Michael Anthony Ford, The two sprung their affair in the mid-90s. The next thing June knew after dating Ford for a couple of months, she was pregnant with her second daughter, Jessica Shannon.
A claimed picture of child molester, Michael Anthony Ford. Source: Starcasm
June's relationship with Ford couldn't last either. Anthony was sentenced in 2005 over the charge of sexually exploiting a child on the internet. The father of Jessica is still behind the bar and will have to wait till 2016 to be released on parole.
Jessica was born on October 12, 1996. Like her elder half-sister; Anna, she as well took the surname of her mother.
Mama June Dates Another Sexual Predator
In early 2000, June had an affair with Mark McDaniel. The two dated before the birth of June's third daughter, Lauryn Shannon. But, in 2003, McDaniel as well went to jail after pleading guilty to molesting children. One of Mark's victims included none other than June's own first daughter Anna.
June's former boyfriend and child molester, Mark McDaniel pictured above. Source: Daily Mail
When the truth came out, Anna tried to convince her mother she was molested by her boyfriend when she was only eight years old. But, June couldn't believe and had a hard time to accept the truth that her own boyfriend sexually made her daughter perform oral sex on him and make him touch inappropriately.
As a matter of fact, the child molester even threatened to kill Anna and her family if she ever dared to tell about the incidents to her family and grandparents. Anna first told about the abuse story to her teacher at school with graphic details. Soon after that, the school took an action against McDaniel.
Anna Shannon alongside husband Michael Cardwell. Source: Pens & Patron
Mark McDaniel was sent to prison in 2003 for ten years and was released in 2014. As for Anna, she is married to husband Michael Cardwell with whom she shares two children; Kylee Madison Cardwell and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Clark.
Shocking Truth Reveals On The Identity Of Lauryn's Actual Father
The same year, McDaniel was released from the prison, Mama June made a shocking revelation on the identity of her third daughter's real father.
Mama June's daughter; Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon and her family. Source: Yahoo
According to June, McDaniel who was believed to be the real father of Lauryn wasn't her real father. Her real father was revealed to be none other the father of her second daughter. Whilst providing an explaination to why she lied about the truth and decided to open up about it fourteen years later, she said:
"I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else. His name is Michael Anthony Ford, he is a convicted sex offender who served time for sexual exploitation of minors after being caught on 'To Catch a Predator.'"
June was then reported to be dating his sexual molester former boyfriend again. The tv personality, however, denied the allegation citing she would never put her kids' lives in danger and that she never wants to see that person again.
Mama June Meets Michael Thompson; Father Of Her Youngest Daugther
In the mid-2000s', Mama June then met Michael 'Mike' Thompson also known as Sugar Bear with whom she shares her youngest daughter, Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo, born in 2005. Mike appeared alongside June and her girls on their reality show.
Mama June pictured alongside former fiance Michael Thompson. Source: Reality TV World
June and Thompson were even engaged for sixteen months before they called it quit in September 2017. Although the former duo never got married, they held a commitment ceremony and called themselves a married couple.
The mother of four claims Mike cheated on her with a wife of her partner's work friends. June even claimed there were more women he committed infidelity with. She also opened up how Thompson was emotionally and physically abusive. But, Mike denied the allegation.
Michael Thompson escorted by her daughter Alana on his wedding to Jennifer Lamb.
Michael moved on and married his current wife Jennifer Lamb in Feb 2017. Whilst it's not known whether June attended her ex's wedding or not, she reportedly lost over 150 Ibs so she could wear a size 4 dress on his wedding to make him realize his mistake for cheating on her and letting her go.
Meet Mama June's Current Boyfriend
After the split with Mike, Mama June met her current boyfriend of three years, Geno Doak, as of 2019. Doak, likewise, holds a record of criminal charges like most of June's past boyfriends.
Mama June shares a kiss with current boyfriend, Geno Doak.
Doak who owns the house remodeling company; G & J Home Improvements in Griffin, Georgia has been arrested and spent three months in jail for felony burglary in 1996. He was once again taken into custody for stealing a $500 worth cargo trailer in 2009.
Moreover, both Geno and Shannon were arrested in March 2019 over possession of substance and drug and domestic abuse. But the authority released the couple shortly. Geno was to issued to maintain his distance from June, but the two reportedly got back reunited after a couple of days.
Doak who attempted suicide thrice after stealing the cargo shares two sons and two daughters with his previous partner. June's current relationship hasn't been healthy either. Despite being accused of cheating on June with other women online, Geno and Shannon haven't broken up.
In addition, June dated much more older men in their 20s and 30's to get the attention she couldn't get at home. Her parents divorced when she was two years old. Honey Boo Boo was canceled in 2014 but June made her tv comeback in 2017 with the spin-off show; Mama June: From Not to Hot.