MAMA June and Sugar Bear from the hit TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Mama June: From Not to Hot were engaged for 16 months before calling it quits.
Sugar Bear, whose real name is Mike Thompson, was not legally married to Mama June, although they considered themselves married.
He is the father to 14-year-old Alana Honey Boo Boo Thompson.
When were Mama June and Sugar Bear married?
Sugar Bear and Mama June were engaged for 16 months before they separated in September 2014.
Although the two weren’t legally wed, they did have a “commitment ceremony.”
After the highly publicized breakup between the two, Sugar Bear married Jennifer Lamb Thompson.
“Since last season, my life has been good, you know,” he said recently on Mama June: Family Crisis.
“Me and my wife Jennifer have just been enjoying each other. I work seven days a week. That’s all we do. Since Jennifer’s weight loss, things have drastically changed in both our lives. She done it to get healthy, and I love her for who she is whether she had the surgery or whatever it was.
“I stand behind her 100 percent. Still very happy for her.”
Sugar Bear’s wife Jennifer recently hit out at Mama June in a video, claiming she should go to rehab and then take care of her daughters whom she abandoned for boyfriend Geo Doak.
“June, you really need to get your life straight,” she said. “You need to put your man aside, get rid of him, go to rehab and get back home to your girls.”
Why did Mama and Sugar Bear divorce?
When the two were still an item, June “Mama June” Shannon discovered that Sugar Bear was signed up to a plethora of dating websites, including PlentyofFish.com.
Sugar Bear’s user name was reportedly georgiafighter31054, and he listed “cuddling” and “single and wanted to hang out” under his interests.
When the news broke, TMZ reported that Sugar Bear’s dating biography read “i love to hunt fish and ride 4wheelers and have a good time. i luve muddy Boggs and love to ride in the mudd.”
The happy couple before their split in 2014[/caption]
Sugar Bear confirmed that he cheated on Mama when the two appeared on WEtv’s Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars.
Mama June believed there were more than one, telling fellow cast-mates: “It’s not that I don’t want to talk to him. It’s just that, you gotta kind of process, because I know that it was there.
“But I believe there’s more than one.”
She also claimed Sugar Bear had been involved with both women and men.
“The text messages that I have say men and women … I want him to be fully honest and I don’t feel it in my gut that he’s fully honest.”
Mama June claimes Sugar Bear was both physically and emotionally abusive throughout their years together, according to Page Six.
Is Alana Honey Boo Boo Sugar Bear’s baby?
Honey Boo Boo is Sugar Bear and Mama June’s only child together.
The two have been embroiled in a public custody battle over their daughter since they split.
Mama June, 40, is currently estranged from Alana and the rest of the family as she headed away with her new man and is facing charges for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
“Alana’s father, Mike, aka Sugar Bear, is furious at Mama June for getting into trouble yet again and arrested,” a source told HollywoodLife.
“He loves and misses Alana and wants to use her run-in with the law as an opportunity to take full custody away from June.
“Sugar Bear fears that June may be messing with drugs and that her new boyfriend is untrustworthy. Mike feels this is all unhealthy for Alana.”
June recently sold their family home after admitting she is in desperate need of money.
With the bad people she owes possibly looking for her and her kids, sisters Alana and Pumpkin, 20, have had to move into a hotel room for the time being, along with Pumpkin’s husband and one-year-old daughter Ella.
Sugar Bear recently took to Instagram to share a video he took of Honey Boo Boo surfing on a recent trip to California.
“As Alana’s dad, I know she’s going through hell, so today, I just want to show her a good time,” he said.
We just, like we always do, we have fun with it.”
Sugar Bear’s wife, whom he married in 2017, once called for him to have a paternity test as she did not believe Alana was his daughter.
The DNA test ended up coming back inconclusive.
What does Sugar Bear do for a living?
According to Glossyfield, Sugar Bear works as a chalk miner.
He reportedly listed Snowco General Contractors as his place of employment on Facebook, where he has worked for eight years.
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Parade.com claimed that the former Honey Boo Boo cast member was making $50,000 per episode. Although the show was canceled in 2014, the family had amassed plenty of wealth from the 55 episodes that aired.
The reality TV star has also starred in other shows including Dancing with the Stars, Mama June: From Not to Hot, The Doctors, and Dr. Phil.