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‘Mama June: Family in Crisis’: Reality Star Is Living Her Best Life

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Social Distancing in Style

Mama June’s media presence has been less than stellar lately. Most recently, she was arrested for cocaine possession. InTouch Weekly shares an uplifting post of Mama June living her best life during the quarantine.

Mama June lounges around the pool in a red one-piece bathing suit in a recent photoshoot. She floats around on a swan and poses by the pool in a chaise chair. She shares this message with her fans, “I hope everyone is staying safe out there. This is a scary time. We’re staying safe inside, and we hope you are too.”

In one of the posts, she updates fans that she joined Cameo. Her fee is $30. “Hey ya’ll, have really enjoyed making these videos for ya’ll the last few days, especially during this coronavirus lockdown,” she says.

Mama June confirms that Alana (Honey Boo Boo), Jessica, and Lauryn (Pumpkin) are also on Cameo. This announcement is shocking in light of multiple reports claiming that Mama June has not had contact with her children since her drug possession arrest.

What may be even more shocking is how light-hearted and nonchalant the Instagram posts are considering that she has yet to go to court for the charges. The Sun reports that a trial date for May 2020. Pumpkin’s husband, Joshua Efird, tells People, “The bad thing about it is everything and anything that was in the car, or whatever they got arrested from, Jun took credit for all of it.”

The Rise (and Fall?) Of It All

WE TV  follows the family in the new show, Mama June: Family in Crisis. Fans first met the family on TLC’s Toddlers in Tiaras, where Honey Boo Boo was a contestant. Following their appearance, TLC filmed the family for four seasons of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Since their time on TLC, WE tv’s produced Mama June: From Not to Hot, showcasing a dramatic transformation. In the nine-episode show, viewers get an inside look into how Mama June when from 460 pounds to a nearly unrecognizable 160 pounds. In three months, celebrity personal trainer, Kenya Crooks, was able to help Mama June lose 84 pounds.

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I can't believe this day three years ago we have met who would have imagined two people that were not looking for anything and did not want to be in a relationship at the time would turn into never leave each other side I have to say it's been some of the best times of my life and the girls life yes i know we separated few a months in 2016 but we reunited and realized we both wanted each other life forever and this is where we wanted to be but I have to say I love you just as much today I'm in love with you and fall in love with you everyday you are my rock and my voice of reason I know sometimes I get on your nerves but just know that you are very much appreciated for each and everything always saying that it's the little things that happen in life I hope that we are together many years and months and days to come he make life so easy and so fun and crazy I wouldn't have it any other way you have been here through everything weight loss many surgeries me losing my vision things are going with the kids pumpkin giving birth to tink which y'all both think the world of each other about just know that I love and I care about you very much and would do anything to see you happy thanks for bringing so much joy to my life and showing us that men are not all bad here are some of my favorite memories that we have shared with each other over the years as I always tell you I want to be together 20 plus years so we have 17 more to go dp hold on for a wild crazy adventurous busy continuati ous of this amazing story we have going (sn this was suppose post yesterday the 13th)#stillinlovrnhappy #3yrs #junp #powercouple #12/13/15 @doakgeno

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Since then, Mama June was arrested (with her boyfriend, Geno Doak) on drug possession charges and had not had contact with her children. “What more can we physically do for her? I mean, we tried to send her to rehab. The network even gave her the opportunity that anybody in their right f-ing mind would take. She checked out within less than 24 hours,” Pumpkin tells People. Pumpkin is Honey Boo Boo’s legal guardian since their mother’s arrest.

Keep it tuned to TV Shows Ace for more updates on how your favorite reality television stars are coping with social-distancing and quarantine.

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