Mama June Shannon ha visto la sua giusta dose di titoli critici nel corso degli anni – e non solo per le cose che ha detto e fatto in “Toddlers & Tiaras” di TLC, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” e persino nel suo spettacolo di trasformazione, “Mama June: From Not to Hot”, ma anche per la sua vita personale. La star del reality si è trovata dalla parte sbagliata della legge nel 2019 quando è stata arrestata con l’accusa di droga, secondo il Los Angeles Times. Se ciò non bastasse, non ha nascosto di avere un’abitudine alla droga di $ 2.500 al giorno, ma fortunatamente è riuscita a ripulirsi e ha celebrato la sua sobrietà nel 2020.
Her love life, unfortunately, hasn't fared any better. In August, her ex-boyfriend Geno Doak was sentenced to 16 months behind bars for crack cocaine, per TMZ, while her new boyfriend Justin Stroud also has a rap sheet that includes an arrest for drug charges in Florida back in February, according to the Daily Mail. And while Mama June's picker might seem off a bit, her comments about daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson's boyfriend have a lot of people turning heads as well.
Mama June has one concern about Honey Boo Boo's boo
It seemed like it was just yesterday that Alana "Honey Boo Boo" was a toddler wearing a tiara (see what we did there?) before she became one of the most recognizable reality stars on TLC. Now she's a full-fledged teen doing what most teens do, and that's hanging out with her boyfriend. In Honey Boo Boo's case, that boyfriend is Dralin Carswell, per her Instagram.
According to her mother, Mama June Shannon, she's not concerned at all about the four-year age gap between her daughter and her boyfriend. However, she is concerned about his employment status, or lack thereof. "He's good. He needs to hold down a job a little bit more," she told ET, adding, "I mean, he's not bad. He doesn't treat her bad or anything like that."
Back in September 2021, Honey Boo Boo went Instagram official with her boo but was forced to delete her post after she got criticized for the couple's age gap (she was 16 while Carswell was 20 at the time), per Page Six. Honey Boo Boo also received some flak on social media for wearing fake eyelashes and nails back in January 2021 — but seeing how her Mama June is the first to respond to all of her daughter's haters, we'd say that at least she can count on her family's nonjudgmental support when she needs it the most.