Oh no! Since Sugar Bear and Mama June recently separated, could Sugar Bear not be returning to ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ next season?
Mama June Shannon, 35, and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, 42, may be over, but does that mean Sugar Bear’s run on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is over, too? The parents of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 9, have gone their separate ways, leading many to believe Sugar Bear will be leaving the hit reality series. Here’s what we know.
‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’: Sugar Bear Leaving Show After Mama June Split?
Fear not, Sugar Bear fans. The Thompson patriarch will NOT be leaving Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TMZ reports.
The show would be “ridiculously incomplete” without Sugar Bear, the outlet reports. Mama June and Sugar Bear’s separation will be featured on the show and will follow Mama June’s life as a single woman..
“To tell the truth it’s good for the show,” a source told TMZ. “It had hit a bit of a lull and now there are tons of story lines … dating, single parenting, breakups.”
In addition to featuring the split, TLC will be cautious not to show the kids — Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson; Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 14; Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, 17, and Anna “Chickadee” Shannon, 19 — “emotionally bleeding” on the show.
Mama June & Sugar Bear: Why They Split
Mama June decided to end things with Sugar Bear because she “repeatedly” caught him using dating sites to meet other women, TMZ reports.
The couple confirmed their sad split in a statement:
“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 #1 priority. We want to thank ya’ll for your support.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s a good idea to still have Sugar Bear on the show? Do you think Sugar Bear and Mama June will reunite? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson