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 in a Georgia courthouse on March 23, after just a few months of dating.
But it wasn’t until earlier this week that the reality star revealed on Instagram that she and her new boyfriend “are officially off the market!”
Meanwhile, The Sun also learned that 22-year-old daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has officially been awarded full custody of her sister, 16-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, in a new court ruling. .
But on Instagram, June showered her new hubby with love and gratitude, not even mentioning the drama within her family.
Alongside a rotating montage of photos, June posted a lengthy love letter to Justin, saying he had it all along.
“Yes, I was scared at first. Yes, I was. But you showed what true love really is – to feel love for the first time in 41 years.
“You’re so awesome, so caring, so loving, and put up with all my bullshit and awkwardness.
“And even when I get on your nerves, you still love me through it all.
“In less than a year, we’ve been through a lot. But you know what, we made it TOGETHER.
“Even when the people in our life didn’t want us to be together, we stayed strong TOGETHER.”
HOT FOR MOM
Fans online slammed the rant and fired the newlywed for ignoring her lost daughter.
As one fan replied, “You need help. Stay away from drug addicts. Your kids should always come first.”
Another tagged: “Girl you just lost custody of your child and this is what you post?”
While a third asked: ‘Why can’t you try so hard for your children?’
Some comments were also directed at her new husband.
“He’s just with her to raise the fame,” one person commented. “He’s going to get where he wants and drop her too.”
While another agreed: “When his $$ dries up, I bet he says goodbye.”
Still, some fans were tugging for Mama: “I wish June the best – but her priorities are scrambled,” one fan commented. “I want us all to be happy…but, June thought…”I’m going to fly by the seat of my pants.
“I just pray that she doesn’t relapse.”
THE BRIGHTNESS OF JUNE
June’s battle with drugs spiraled out of control and came to a head when she was arrested for drug possession in March 2019 along with her then-boyfriend, 46-year-old Geno Doak.
Pumpkin was granted temporary guardianship of Alana in August 2019, courtesy of Alana’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.
In her drug addiction, June sold the family’s Georgia home at a loss for quick cash in October 2019.
THE PUMPKIN TAKES CONTROL
June now claims to have been sober for almost two years, but in the final order issued in April 2022, the judge wrote that Pumpkin “had guardianship of the minor child since April 29, 2019.
“It is in the best interests of the child that the plaintiff be granted sole custody.”
The judge ordered June to pay Pumpkin $800 in monthly child support, beginning May 1, 2022, and continuing on the 1st of each month until Alana turns 18.
Pumpkin now has the right to make decisions about Alana’s day-to-day care, and she also has exclusive decision-making authority for major decisions.
She and her husband Josh Efird also have their hands full now, not only looking after their son Bentley, daughters Ella and Alana and their newborn twins.
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