Mama June followers slam star as she praises husband Justin Stroud after shedding custody of daughter Honey Boo Boo, 16
MAMA June Shannon has been slammed by fans for gushing over her new husband Justin Stroud, just days after losing custody of her daughter, Honey Boo Boo.
The Mama June: Road to Redemption star, 42, and her new man, 34, quietly tied the knot at a Georgia courthouse on March 23, after just a few months of dating.
Mama June Shannon shared a love letter to new husband Justin StroudCredit: INSTAGRAM/mamajune
But she also lost custody of her teenage daughter, Honey Boo BooCredit: WE
But it wasn’t until earlier this week that the reality star revealed on Instagram she and her new boyfriend “are officially off the market!”
At the same time, The Sun also learned that 22-year-old daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon officially won full custody of her sister, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 16, in a new court ruling.
But on Instagram, June showered her new husband with love and gratitude, while seemingly not even mentioning the drama within her family.
Next to a rotating montage of photos, June posted a lengthy love letter to Justin, saying he had her from the beginning.
“Yes, I was scared at first. Yes I was. But you have have showed what true love really is – to feel love for the first time in 41 years.
“You are so awesome, so caring, so loving, and you put up with all my bulls**t and goofiness.
“And even when I get on your nerves you still love me through it all.
“In less than a year, we have been through a lot. But you know what, we have made it through it TOGETHER.
“Even when people in our life don’t want us together, we stayed strong TOGETHER.”
HOT FOR MAMA
Fans online slammed the diatribe, and dismissed the newlywed for ignoring her lost daughter.
As one fan responded: “You need help. Get away from addicts. Your children should be first always.”
Another tagged on: “Girl you just lost custody of your kid and this is what you’re posting?”
While a third questioned: “Why can’t you put that much effort into your children?”
Some comments were also directed at her new husband.
“He is just with her to grow the fame,” one person commented. “He is going to get where he wants and drop her too.”
While another agreed: “When her $$ dries up I bet he says bye bye.”
Still, some fans were pulling for Mama: “I DO wish June the best – but, her priorities are scrambled,” one fan commented. “I want all of us happy… but, June said herself… “I’m gonna fly by the seat of my pants.
“I’m just praying that she doesn’t relapse.”
June’s battle with drugs spiraled out of control and came to a head when she was arrested on drug possession charges in March of 2019 along with her boyfriend at the time, Geno Doak, 46.
Pumpkin was awarded temporary guardianship over Alana in August of 2019, with permission from Alana’s father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.
In her drug addiction, June sold the family’s Georgia home at a loss for almost cash in October 2019.
PUMPKIN TAKES OVER
June now claims to be nearly two years sober, but in the final order issued in April 2022, the judge wrote that Pumpkin “has had guardianship of the minor child since April 29, 2019.
“It is in the best interest of the child that the plaintiff is awarded sole custody.”
The judge ordered June to pay $800 in monthly child support to Pumpkin, beginning on May 1, 2022, and to continue on the 1st of every month until Alana turns 18 years old.
Pumpkin now has the right to make the day-to-day care decisions for Alana, and she has the sole decision-making authority for major decisions as well.
She and husband Josh Efird also have their hands full now, not only caring for son Bentley, daughters Ella and Alana and their newborn twins.
June and Justin recently revealed they are marriedCredit: INSTAGRAM/mamajune
After he drug addiction, daughter Pumpkin took over as guardian for her sister, HoneyCredit: Instagram
Fans are hopeful Mama June can get her act together and be a proper parentCredit: INSTAGRAM/mamajune
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