June Shannon’s life has been such a rollercoaster lately that we’re thinking of turning the famous saying “Save the drama for Mama June”. After becoming famous as the mom of children on Toddlers & Tiaras, she went on to star in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and documented her weight loss journey in Mama June: From Not to Hot.
Then it all came crashing down – including her TV commercial and relationship with her family – when Shannon and her boyfriend Geno Doak fell into a drug addiction that cost them a fortune and led them into rehab, reports Hollywood Life. Her younger daughter, Alana Thompson, ended up in the care of older sister Lauryn”Pumpkin” Shannon while their mother got clean.
Now sober and promising to stay that way, Mama June is slowly mending her relationship with the children whose lives were messed up by her choices. This latest chapter in her life is documented in her latest true-life series, Mama June: Journey to Redemption.
The first season contained many painful conversations and revelations. Alana Thompson felt abandoned and worried about her mother’s health. Lauryn Shannon, who has a young daughter, resented having to raise another child. June was disappointed that her girls were not so quick to forgive and forget.
Mama June: From Not To Hot: June Shannon Reunited With All Four Of Her Daughters
New photos obtained by The Sun reveal that Lauryn Shannon had a shower for her expected son in a couple of weeks. The party was attended not only by Mama June and Alana Thompson, but also by her other two sisters, Jessica Shannon and Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell.
Anna has been estranged from her family for some time, so this was the first time June had been with all four children in six years. June commented. “I haven’t seen all the girls together at once because the relationship with Anna has always been difficult … I wanted to be in the right frame of mind to be able to deal with Anna as it’s always been a touchy subject..”
Anna once accused June of only weighing in on TV advertising (via E! News), and sued her over TV pay (via AmoMama). Whether her feelings have changed or not, Anna seemed to enjoy herself when she posed for a smiling family photo.
The party itself was a simple backyard affair with a blue and yellow Winnie-the-Pooh theme. Instead of a communal cake, the Ef Birds provided cookies decorated in the shapes of bees, honeypots and unicorns.