Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin Had No Idea Mama June Married Justin Stroud
At least two of ‘Mama June’ Shannon’s daughters say they had no idea their mother married Justin Stroud in a secret ceremony in March.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 16, says E! New Monday that the courthouse nuptials – which made headlines in May – took her “by surprise” because Shannon, 42, “was always the type to say she would never get married”.
“But I mean, my mom now, she’s definitely different,” the former ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ star added.
Her 22-year-old sister Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird – who has had sole custody of the teenager since April – told the outlet that she “didn’t know” about the wedding until she “get a receipt in [her] PO box who said [Shannon] asked for a marriage certificate.
“I asked him the question recently. She denied it,” Efird said. “And then finally she said, ‘Oh, I got married,’ and we were very, very shocked.”
According to E! News, neither girl has revealed how they feel about Stroud, 34, but Efird seemed upset that she and Thompson weren’t invited to what Shannon later called a wedding “on the fly.” spur of the moment”.
“If she feels like we don’t need to be a part of it, then that’s what it is,” Efird said.
Shannon – who is also mum to Anna Shannon, 27, and Jessica Shannon, 25 – and Stroud secretly wed in Georgia on March 23 after less than a year of dating, the county court clerk has confirmed from Wilkinson to Page Six on May 31.
The secret wedding took place a week after Stroud, a tattoo artist, was released from prison after his February arrest at a Florida gas station on an outstanding warrant on drug charges.
This is Shannon’s first marriage, as the reality TV star was never legally married to Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson (Alana’s father), although they consider themselves married.
Stroud was also Shannon’s first boyfriend after her high-profile split from longtime boyfriend Geno Doak.