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June Shannon’s Addiction Took A Toll On Her Family

June Shannon's Addiction Took A Toll On Her Family

TMZ reported that Mama June and Geno Doak’s breakup was completely about sobriety. After leaving rehab, Mama June was committed to staying sober. Geno, apparently not so much. While Mama June abstained from any drugs or alcohol, Geno would not stop drinking.

Mama June then started seeing someone else, which hit Geno Doak hard. Sources close to the former couple told TMZ, “Geno felt like June pulled the rug out from under him and took the breakup very hard.” His adverse reaction to the breakup is reportedly what sent him to the hospital in Florida before entering rehab in South Carolina.

According to TMZ, Geno Doak will enter a long-term inpatient program for at least 120 days, with the possibility of staying up to a year. He was previously sentenced to 16 months, but failed to meet the terms of his probation. Geno Doak was supposed to move from Florida to Alabama within 30-45 days of his sentencing date, but did not do so. An arrest warrant for Geno has been issued in Alabama since he entered rehab, TMZ noted in a separate report.

June Shannon’s Addiction Took A Toll On Her Family

In 2019, Mama June and Geno Doak were arrested at a gas station in Alabama for possession of crack cocaine, along with a needle and pipe, according to TMZ.

Mama June’s addiction has taken a toll not only on herself, but also on her relationships with her children. “My kids stopped talking to me,” she revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood in March.

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In June, however, Page Six reported that Mama June was reunited with all four of her daughters for the first time in six years. Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell had been estranged from her mother, having sued her in 2015 for $300,000, claiming that she and her daughter Kaitlyn weren’t paid for appearing in “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

But mother and daughter were reunited for Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird’s baby shower. Mama June told Page Six that seeing Anna, her oldest daughter, again was “amazing.” “She is still with the same boyfriend and it was a little weird to see them,” Mama June added. “But I did what I call ‘roll call’ with all the girls being there.”

Mama June’s daughter, Lauryn, is eight months pregnant with a baby boy who will be named Bentley. “I’m still trying to process the fact that Pumpkin is having a boy and what we’re going to do with a boy,” she said. “In my family, I only have girls, so we all are going to be learning how to take care of a boy.”

Written by Meghan Mentell

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