Honey Boo Boo Parents Split: Mama June & Sugar Bear Thompson Taking Time Apart After He's Caught Online Dating?
Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson, the stars of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, are going their separate ways.
"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. "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."
E! News reported that June reportedly took her ring off when she discovered that Sugar Bear created an online dating profile to pick up other women. The 34-year-old also plans to move out of their home with the children once the show stops filming.
The news comes several months after the couple exchanged vows in their backyard in McIntyre, Ga. in front of their children and close friends.
"The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it," June told People magazine at the time. "I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear."
Mama June also revealed her advice on men. "Never settle for a man who doesn't treat you right," she said. "If a guy doesn't love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea."
The two have put their lives on display on the popular TLC show since 2012. The show also features their 9-year-old daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, a child beauty pageant star formerly on Toddlers and Tiaras. Thompson's three sisters - Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon and Anna "Chickadee" Shannon - also appear on the reality show.