Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo, and her mum June Shannon (41) are not exactly two hands on one stomach. The two had not spoken to each other for over a year, but in ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’, her mother’s reality show, the 15-year-old girl confronts her. “You don’t know how many times I’ve cried myself to sleep,” he said in the conversation.

“It was very difficult, because you weren’t there for my first day at high school. Something that was extremely important to me, ”says 15-year-old Honey Boo Boo while she can barely hold back her tears. “It was awful that my mom wasn’t around at the time.” Alana and her mom June have been out of touch for a long time. After her mother’s marriage to ‘Sugar Bear’ broke down, Shannon soon became addicted to banned substances. At one point, she was also arrested for drug possession and lost custody of her daughter.

$ 900,000 worth of drugs

In their conversation, Honey Boo Boo admits that her mother’s drug addiction was very painful for her and her half-sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon. “I am grateful that Pumpkin was there for me, but why weren’t you there when I needed you so badly?” Was the message during their reunion. Mama June then admitted that she was sick and that she could not take care of herself. “I know I’ve been selfish, but I want to do everything I can to make it right,” Shannon says candidly in “Mama June: Road to Redemption.” It is also not the first time that Honey Boo Boo’s mum has been so honest about her drug history. In a recent interview she admitted, among other things, that she has spent 900,000 dollars (757,225 euros) on drugs in one year.

That the situation was very dramatic at one point, is clear from a few more statements by her daughter. “You don’t know how many times I’ve cried myself to sleep. I even texted you, but I never got a response. I didn’t even know if you were still alive or not. ” The question is therefore whether the relationship between mother and daughter can still be restored …

Honey Boo Boo and her mum rose to fame in 2012 through the ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ program, in which mothers dragged their children across the country to compete in so-called mini beauty pageants. The show ran like a train from 2012 to 2014 and it was mainly Alana who started walking with all the attention. Because the girl was so popular, she soon got her own show with ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’. A few years later it was her mother’s turn. After she had lost a lot of weight, she got her own program ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’ in 2015 and now she can again be seen on the screen in the reality series ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’.

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