‘Mama’ June Shannon Quit Crack Because She Deserved Better
June Shannon is ringing in 7 months sober with a, “mommy makeover,” and sending birthday wishes to her oldest and
June Shannon is ringing in 7 months sober with a, “mommy makeover,” and sending birthday wishes to her oldest and youngest daughters.
Honey Boo-Boo’s mom wishes her happy birthday
Shannon took to social media last Friday to tell fans to have a good weekend. She also asked them to hop on over to her oldest and youngest daughters’ social media pages and wish them happy birthdays. Shannon began with, “Hey guys, what’s up, this is your girl Mama June. It’s Friday, hopefully you’re all getting ready for the weekend.”
Shannon spirals and hits rock bottom
Shannon was arrested in March of 2019, after someone at a gas station reported she had entered into a domestic altercation with boyfriend Geno Doak. According to TMZ, Shannon was arrested for, “felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Doak was also arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, in addition to domestic violence/harassment.”
A few months later, her family attempted an intervention after Shannon’s daughters were forced to stay with family members due to the reality mom’s spiral out of control. In an episode of her show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, Alana Thompson better known as Honey Boo-Boo, begs her mom to get help.
Sober, one day at a time
On the season finale of Mama June, Doak and Shannon checked into rehab. In June of 2020, Shannon was still sober, 2 months after entering rehab.
Critics expected her to fail, but by the end of August, Shannon had remained sober, defiantly exceeding expectations. Shannon has worked hard to improve her body over the years in the hope of becoming a plus-sized model, and it seems as though she’s determined to stay on track.
‘Mama’ June sends loves to her babies
Shannon sends love to her kids on their birthdays, writing on social media, “Today is my first born child Anna and last born child Alana’s birthday today… …go over to their pages and show them some birthday love, “love you guys. Have an awesome birthday Alana and Anna. And I love you.”
Shannon struggles in 2019
Shannon has had struggled to be a present mom as drug addiction took it’s toll. In 2019, Thompson was living with sister Pumpkin because Shannon had become so manic and unreliable that her family feared for everyone’s safety. Drug addiction can tear families apart and reality tv families are still real families. Shannon will have to work hard to re-establish trust and prove that she’s determined to stay sober for the long haul.
Shannon’s financial woes
Once boasting a net worth of approximately $1 million, drug use and reckless behavior led Shannon down the rabbit hole of financial ruin. Shannon was reportedly gambling while deep in drug use, and family members secured the money Thompson made away from Shannon because they didn’t trust her not to blow it.
All in the past?
For now, it seems like Shannon is on track. On Instagram, she shows off her blinged-out 6 months sobriety chit. As they ring in 7 months, Shannon and Doak plan to go under the knife, with Shannon going in for a, “mommy makeover,” combination liposuction and tummy tuck, and Doak headed to the OR for a gastric sleeve. Sobriety is an ongoing process and in order to achieve long-term success, Shannon has to stay vigilant. Repairing damage done to trust between family members is also a long process. Nothing about recovery is easy, but hopefully Shannon stays on the right path. The reality star has a loving family and a lot to look forward to.