Mama June has lost custody of her 16-year-old daughter, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson.
The 42-year-old mother-of-four, whose real name is June Shannon, was fighting with her second-youngest daughter Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird, 22, in a heated court battle.
Per The Sun, which claim to have seen court papers that were filed in the U.S. state of Georgia, Pumpkin was awarded permanent custody of her younger sister in a final ruling handed down in April.
According to the publication, testimony from the hearing demonstrated that the Toddlers & Tiaras reality star had been living with her older sister, and Pumpkin’s 25-year-old husband Josh Efird, since 2019.
Mama June will be allowed visitations with permission from Pumpkin, and must pay $US800 (approx. $1115) a month in child support a month until Honey Boo Boo turns 18.
In 2019, Mama June lost custody of Honey Boo Boo when she was arrested with her former boyfriend Geno Doak, 49, following a domestic dispute.
Pumpkin received temporary custody over Honey Boo Boo in August of that year, and court documents show both Mama June and Pumpkin agree to the permanent custody arrangement.
The news comes after it was revealed Mama June secretly married Justin Stroud, 34, at a Georgia courthouse in March after months of dating.
Alongside a video shared this morning after the news broke of her marriage yesterday, Mama June wrote, “I know you guys been seeing it all over the Internet so we are here to clear up some of the rumors YES me and [Stroud] really got married back in march 23 on our six month anniversary and yes it was so spur the moment.” Watch the video above.
Shannon has four children, her youngest of which is Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, born in 2005.
Honey Boo Boo’s father is Mike Thompson, though Shannon has previously expressed doubts as to whether this is true, and a paternity test yielded inconclusive results.
Shannon’s other children include Anna Cardwell, born in 1994 to David Dunn. Jessica Shannon, born in 1996 to Michael Anthony Ford, is her next oldest daughter, and Lauryn Efird, born in 2000 to an unknown father, is her second-youngest child.
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