Whether you love her or hate her, there’s no doubt that reality star ‘Mama June’ Shannon is one interesting and entertaining individual. Unfortunately, life has seemingly taken the mother-of-four into darker paths that led to her estrangement from her own daughters.
Let’s take a look at the many troubles Mama June is currently facing.
If you’ve been following the Shannon clan and their ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ spin-off show, then you’ve probably heard about the 40-year-old matriarch’s struggles with substance abuse.
Over a year after she was arrested for drug charges, Shannon’s life is reportedly continuing to spin out of control. In a preview of the new episode of ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’, a friend of hers shared with her sister Joanne ‘Doe Doe’ Shannon that the troubled reality star currently owes a lot of money.
Worse, it seems like she borrowed from a dangerous crowd. The friend, who has previous run-ins with a similar group of people, told Doe Doe that it would be best if her sister paid back what she owes or she would be better off in jail.
The revelation came after Shannon failed to show up for a court date. Fortunately, the presiding judge decided to reschedule another hearing instead of issuing a warrant for her arrest.
One factor that contributes most to Shannon’s current situation is her involvement with her boyfriend Eugene Edward ‘Geno’ Doak.
Doak, who is reportedly a business owner from Georgia, faces the same drug charges as Shannon plus a charge for domestic violence. According to the couple’s lawyer, a not guilty plea for their cases has been entered in a courthouse in Alabama.
It is still unclear what will happen next regarding their legal and criminal troubles.
Family in Crisis
What’s clear though are the effects Shannon’s actions have had on her family and her relationship with them. For starters, her 20-year-old daughter Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon has assumed the duty of being a legal guardian to the youngest member of the family, 14-year-old Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, after Shannon was first arrested.
Meanwhile, Doe Doe also revealed how Shannon has been selling everything she can and speculates that she’s doing so to pay off her debts. Doe Doe also expressed her concerns about her sister’s life and how Doak has put themselves both in danger.