‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Stars Then And Now: What Are They Doing?

You can never forget the iconic stars of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” that premiered a decade ago! The reality show followed the life of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, the legendary Mama June, and her entire family. Alana aka Honey Boo Boo was a 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant who made the legendary statement, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and fans are hooked to their on-screen as well as off-screen lives to this date. 

The show debuted on 8th August 2022, but honestly, this was everyone’s true guilty pleasure. We all loved Honey Boo Boo’s hilarious statements, the complicated relationship between Mama June, Shannon, and her then-boyfriend, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and Boo’s three siblings, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon.

Though the show ended after two seasons in 2014 as fans got addicted to it, they still keep up with the lives of the reality stars. Mama June and Mike finally separated to remarry again. Plus, Pumpkin had her fourth child. After the initial show, there were several spin-offs such as “Mama June: Road to Redemption” and more. But where are Boo Boo stars now and what are they doing? Keep an update about their latest lifestyle through this article.

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson

After her scene-stealing turn seen on “Toddlers & Tiaras,” Alana got her own set of fans who got obsessed with her. Can you believe that Alana turned 16? You feel old right? Post that, she got her family the deal for the show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” which changed their lives. As the show ended in 2014, Alana continued her TV career with multiple spin-off shows like “Mama June: From Hot to Not,” “Mama June: Road to Redemption,” and frequent appearances on “Dancing With the Stars: Junior and The Masked Singer”.


Now the star has all grown up and got her first boyfriend, 20-year-old Drain Carswell. She updated her relationship status to E! News, “He’s very loving for sure,” “He’s very affectionate at certain times. There’s a lot of stuff about him that I like. I’m very, very happy.” The couple is soon going to start their weight loss journey and Alana will soon graduate from high school in 2023.

June “Mama June” Shannon

The mother of reality shows had her first TV appearance in 2012. Then she went to “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” with Mike but split in 2014. Later June got into a relationship with Geno Doak who was “arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in 2019”. June also had her own struggles with addiction and then she was on “ Mama June: Road to Redemption”. She broke up with Geno, got sober, and married Justin Stroud in Georgia. June lost 300 words and she is now wearing a size 4. Besides, she got a breast augmentation, and veneers and had her excess skin removed around her neck.


Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson

Mike is the biological father only to Alana but she has been a father figure to all his daughters of June. The couple had been together for eight years before breaking up. June claimed him to be emotionally and physically abusive. Later he married Jennifer Lamb in 2017 with whom he split in 2021. Now the 50-year-old reality star is dating nurse Heather Rood.


Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell

Being the eldest daughter of June and David Dunn, Anna is married. She had her first daughter, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Clark in 2012 with her boyfriend Caleb Clark. After two years, they split, and then she married 27-year-old Michael Cardwell in 2014. Anna had her second daughter Kylee Madison and divorced Michael in 2017. She came back to Georgia and is now dating Eldridge Toney.


Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon

Jessica was born to June and Michael and she became the first one to graduate from high school. Now, she is 25 years old living with Pumpkin and Alana. You may have also seen her in “Road to Redemption”.

Jessica Chubbs Shannon
Jessica Chubbs Shannon

Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon

Pumpkin was believed to be the daughter of Mark McDaniel, a sex offender who apparently sexually abused her when she was just a child. However, in 2014, June confessed that Michael Anthony Ford was her biological father who was again a convicted sex offender. 


The 22-year-old Shannon is now married to Joshua Efird with whom she tied the knot in 2018. They have four children namely Ella, 4, Bentley, 2, and twins Sylus and Stella. After June’s legal issues, Shannon got the legal guardianship of Alana.

So, here is all you need to know about your reality stars whom you have dearly missed

Stay tuned for more updates, Lee Daily.

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