'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' stars June Shannon and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson call it quits
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/19/2014
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stars June "Mama June" Shannon and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson have split reportedly due to Sugar Bear's alleged wandering eye.
"Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," the pair said in a statement obtained by E! News. "We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."
Although never technically married, Mama June and Sugar Bear exchanged vows in front of their four children in McIntyre, GA. The commitment ceremony reportedly took place in the couple's rural backyard in front of show star and beauty pageant queen Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson as well as her older sisters Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, and Anna "Chickadee" Shannon.
Alana is Sugar Bear's only biological daughter.
Mama June, according to E! News, ditched her wedding ring after learning Sugar Bear had been browsing some online dating websites. One profile in particular reportedly appeared to match Sugar Bear's description, as it listed a "currently single" hunter, fisherman and four-wheel rider whose longest relationship lasted "over 10 years."
Mama June reportedly intends to take the kids and move closer to her relatives once filming for the latest Here Comes Honey Boo Boo season wraps.