Mama June Shannon is coming back with a second season of Mama June: From Not to Hot!
This time, she’s taking a stab at becoming a beauty queen. Yes, the erstwhile pageant mom is going to become a pageant contestant, putting to the test her new figure.
And she’s also seeing a mystery man. And though we have to wait to see him on the show, June can’t help but gush about him.
In the first season of Mama June: From Not to Hot, we saw a lot more than June Shannon’s weight loss struggle and powerful transformation.
Obviously, that was the primary, ongoing storyline — but this is reality television, folks. Not a medical documentary.
It followed June’s personal life and her “private” drama.
Including her ex’s engagement and marriage, which visibly rocked her to her core.
But now, it looks like it’s Mama June’s turn at finding new romance.
Mama June Shannon returns for a second season, and in one part of the big teaser, we see her daughters watching as she kisses an unidentified mystery man.
Apparently, June tries to avoid kissing and telling, but her daughters aren’t fooled.
“I don’t know why mama is trying to say, ‘oh, I didn’t kiss him, I didn’t kiss him.’ We’ve seen it with our own two eyes.”
But … who is he?
Though Mama June’s taste in men in the past was so bad that Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo was literally canceled when she started dating a sex offender, June tells People that this guy’s the real deal.
“It’s hard to be able to trust somebody, and it was a lot of walls that he had to break down with me and the girls, honestly …..”
Well, given her romantic history, that makes sense.
“He’s my rock and my best friend. We’re together 24 hours a day.”
In case the 24/7 togetherness makes you worry, June clarifies that this isn’t something super clingy.
“I mean it’s kind of weird that we don’t really have to do anything. We can just chill at the house, or chill with the kids, or just go to the store.”
That’s a sign of a healthy relationship — platonic or romantic.
“I’ve never been able to enjoy somebody as much as I have him.”
That sounds wonderful … but also sad.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson tells Life & Style that she’s delighted for her mother’s new relationship.
“I feel very happy because I’ve never seen her smile this much, I swear — ever in her life. She’s always grinning. Always grinning. She always says it’s the little things that matter and he does the little things.”
That’s great but, again … imagine never having seen your mother truly be happy before. That’s heartbreaking.
Mama June discusses the idea of marrying this man.
“For the first time in my life, I would say the [m-word] and Mama June in the same sentence — but a piece of paper isn’t going to change my love for him and it wouldn’t, ever.”
“Nowadays, you don’t have to get married to show that you love somebody,” June continues. “A piece of paper doesn’t show that.”
Of course, when asked if they would televise the wedding, Alana exclaims:
“You know you would!”
Honestly, we don’t know if June is commitment-shy or just leery of giving this mystery man access to her finances.
She is, after all, a millionaire. But then, prenups exist. So maybe she has her own reasons and shouldn’t be rushed, folks.
“Nowadays, you don’t have to get married to show that you love somebody. A piece of paper doesn’t show that.”