June “Mama” Shannon, the matriarch of TLC’s hit show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and her longtime love, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, were seen in new photos from People magazine, all dressed up Sunday in their camouflage finest, for what might have been a May wedding.
“Mama June isn’t saying whether or not they’re married, but they did renew their vows,” People magazine reporter, Carlos Greer, told ABC News. “She’s still in love with Sugar Bear and she wanted to show their love to her girls.”
As Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson would say, eagle-eyed viewers might have been able to “redneckognize” the rather unusual attire, featuring blinged-out sneakers, French tip nails and neon colored roses.
“It was a family affair. Honey Boo Boo was there in her pageantry dress,” Greer said. “They ate barbeque and it was a finger-licking good time.”
The town of McIntyre, Ga., was abuzz with speculation on the possible nuptials.
“I’m so glad that they’re finally doing it,” one of Mama June’s friends said. “June just is scared of the whole thing. But I guess he finally convinced her.”
Although the most famous member of the clan was spotted carrying roses down the aisle, the family and TLC wouldn’t speculate. But the coupon-cutting queen did give People mag some insider information.
“My sister baked the cake and we spent most of the money on barbeque,” Mama June told the magazine. “We stayed true to our roots and made the focus on the family and my commitment to Sugar Bear. You can definitely plan an event on a budget.”
And women everywhere can take a page out of Mama June’s handbook of love. As she always tells her girls, “Never settle for a man who doesn’t treat you right. If a guy doesn’t love everything about you, move on. There are plenty of other fish in the sea.”