June Shannon Biography

June Shannon is a popular reality star. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, love life and fun facts about her life.

June Shannon
Quick Facts

Nick Name: Mama June

Birthday: August 10, 1979

Nationality: American

Famous: Reality TV Personalities American Women

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Leo

Born in: Mcintyre, Georgia, United States

Famous as: Reality Star


Spouse/Ex-: Mike

father: Melvin Shannon

mother: Sandra Shannon

siblings: Joanne aka Doe Doe

U.S. State: Georgia

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June Shannon, popularly known as June "Mama June" Shannon, rose to fame as the stay-home mother of Alana Thompson, the child artist of the popular show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ that was telecasted on TLC from 2012 to 2014 in its first run. However, this one was not her first reality TV show; she and her family first appeared in the reality show “Toddlers & Tiaras” which was being telecasted on the same channel TLC from 2008. June Shannon’s “different” look and “unique” personality were certainly one of the major attractions of both the shows that made her become a common name in American households. ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ was suddenly discontinued by TLC in 2014, due to some serious charges against June Shannon, only to get back later on as ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes’ in 2017. There have been serious accusations and controversies surrounding Shannon and she had also been arrested on theft charges. In 2016 and 2017, she underwent sleeve gastrectomy procedure and also some other weight loss surgery to lose her “infamous” look of 460 pounds. Currently she looks much like her new “avatar”.

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June Shannon
  • June Shannon’s career started on TLC as a reality TV star back in 2011 when she and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” first time dazzled the audience with their presence and activities in an episode of “Toddlers and Tiaras”. The show was discontinued in 2013, due to controversies but by then the popularity of “Honey Boo Boo” and June "Mama June" Shannon had already reached a new height, which eventually resulted into their own spin-off show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” which premiered on TLC on 8 August 2012. The show followed different adventures of the family of June Shannon, including weight loss challenges and unique family recipes. Though the show got commendable viewership, it failed to gain positive reviews from the critics.
  • In October, 2014, after successful completion of four seasons, the show was abruptly discontinued on TLC as charges against June Shannon for being romantically involved with a known sex-offender were revealed. However, the charges were denied by June. After the cancellation of the show was confirmed, June Shannon received an offer of US$1 million by Vivid Entertainment for appearing in a pornographic film with her the then live in mate Mike Thompson.
  • In 2015, June appeared in an episode of ‘The Doctors’ along with Alana. She and Mike Thompson were back to the reality TV in 2015 as participants of the show ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Star 4’. June Shannon also had a cooking show named ‘Cooking with Mama June’.
  • When ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ was abruptly discontinued, filming of the episodes for the 5th season of the show was already complete. From April 2017, TLC started airing those episodes under the name of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes’ along with re-runs of the original show. Currently, Mama June is again back in the television with her weight lost journey which is covered by WEtv under the name ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’.
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Controversies & Scandals
  • As June Shannon and her family became popular in the reality TV shows many skeletons from her past surfaced. In 2008, June was arrested for theft and contempt of court. In 2012, she was investigated by the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services for suspicions of child abuse. June Shannon’s romantic life is another subject of much controversies. Both her ex, Mark McDaniel and Michael Anthony Ford, who is also the father of two of Shannon’s daughters, are registered sex offenders. Her ex boyfriends, David Dunn and Mike Thompson have also spent times in jail.
  • She has been accused by her elder daughter Anna for being responsible for her molestation at the age of 8 by Shannon’s ex, Mark McDaniel. Anna has also accused her mother for draining her joint savings account.
Personal Life
  • June Shannon was born in Mcintyre, Georgia on 10th of August, 1979. Her parents, Sandra and Melvin Shannon divorced when she was just 2 years old. She left her education to give birth to her first child Anna at the age of 15. Currently she has four daughters, Anna, Jessica, Lauryn and Alana. June became grandmother at the age of 32.
Love Life
  • June Shannon was in relationship with four men namely, Mark McDaniel, Michael Anthony Ford, David Dunn and Mike Thompson. She has one child each from all his four relationships. June Shannon was never legally married to any of his boyfriends. She officially separated from her last live-in partner and the father of her youngest daughter Honey Boo Boo, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, in 2016, after Mike revealed his infidelities to June on the show “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 4”.

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- May 05, 2017
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