It didn’t take long for Mama June to move on from Sugar Bear, but she could have picked a better boyfriend than a registered sex offender who JUST finished a 10-year prison sentence. Could this new romance force ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ into cancellation?
Mama June Shannon, 35, is off the market once again. Unfortunately, the man who swept her off of her feet isn’t exactly a catch. A new report claims that Honey Boo Boo‘s mom is now dating Mark McDaniel, 53 — a sex offender who recently served time for “aggravated child molestation.” So, where does this leave the future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?
Mama June Now Dating Convicted Child Molester — Report
Now that Mama June is a big star, you would hope she could “upgrade” her love life after splitting from her longtime partner, Sugar Bear.
Sadly, it appears she decided a downgrade would be a better rebound.
A new report from TMZ claims that June has rekindled her romance with Mark after his 10-year stint in prison, and he is now a registered sex offender in their home state of Georgia.
What is even more disturbing than June’s decision to turn a blind eye to Mark’s alleged history of child molestation is that the victim is reportedly one June’s relatives who was just 8 years old at the time of the incident.
Apparently, June and Mark were dating back in 2004 when he was charged with aggravated child molestation. The victim has remained unidentified due to his or her age.
June has four daughters, two of whom are still underage: Alanna (aka Honey Boo Boo), 9, Lauryn (aka Pumpkin), 14, Anna (aka Chickadee), 19, and Jessica (aka Chubbs), 17.
Even if June is in “love” with Mark, hopefully she keeps him far away from her children.
June Is Sneaking Off To See Mark During Filming
The report that blasted June for seeing Mark is also claiming that she is trying to keep their romance a secret.
In fact, sources claim that June has been “sneaking off” to see Mark during production hours of the next season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
However, a representative at TLC has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that the show is not currently filming.
“TLC is not currently in production on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.”
Uh oh. What is Honey Boo Boo going to think when she finds out her own mom’s bad decision got her show cancelled?
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Mama June is really dating a sex offender? Do you think TLC should cancel the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Lauren Cox