"Mama" June Shannon and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson
Here comes the Honey Boo Boo bride!
Mama June, the mother of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Honey Boo Boo (a.k.a. Alana Thompson), exchanged vows on Sunday with her longtime beau and Honey Boo Boo's father, Sugar Bear, People reports. It's unclear whether the ceremony was an actual wedding or a recommitment ceremony. The couple met in an online chat room nine years ago.
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Members of the family — including Honey Boo Boo and her sisters Pumpkin, Chicadee and Chubbs — gathered in their backyard in Georgia to watch the ceremony and celebrate with a barbecue.
"My sister baked the cake, and we spent most of the money on barbecue," June, whose real name is June Shannon, tells People. "We stayed true to our roots and made the focus on the family and my commitment to Sugar Bear. You can definitely plan an event on a budget!"
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June wore a camouflage dress and Honey Boo Boo wore a bright pink princess gown.
"The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it," June tells People. "I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear."
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo returns to TLC in July.