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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.”
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If you’ve been following The Bachelor Spoilers, you have a pretty good idea of how this season of the hit series is going to end.
But there was a time when even Arie Luyendyk Jr. didn’t know which contestant would be the winner.
And, by his own admission, he took a page out of Ben Higgins’ book — and ended up falling in love with two different women.
While a lot of The Bachelor fans think that they know the name of the winner … thanks to, believe it or not, some math and maybe some tongue-in-cheek reasoning,
The one thing that everyone knows for sure is that Arie was pretty determined to become the leading man on this season.
So much so that Arie dumped his real-life girlfriend to become The Bachelor … just two days before the big announcement.
But now Arie says that he was totally taken aback by his own feelings. Maybe being the star of The Bachelor isn’t as easy as he’d imagined?
Arie Luyendyk Jr. spoke to People, where he admitted to being caught off-guard by his own feelings.
“I fell in love with two women, and I didn’t know I was capable of that.”
If he’d been in real life and both women had been open to it, they might have been able to work out some sort of polyamorous option. Alas, The Bachelor doesn’t give that much leeway. (Maybe one day!)
In real life, people feel conflicted all of the time. But apparently this was a first for Arie.
“I’ve never been in that situation, and it was really hard.”
That line is not, we think, intended as a double entendre.
Arie provides a single hint, saying: “And they were two very different women, and that’s what made it even harder.”
We’d imagine that two deeply similar women could be just as challenging, sure.
“I didn’t know I was really capable of having strong feelings and being in love with more than one person, but that happened.”
It can be a shock when you’re no longer a hormonal teen but you still end up catching feelings.
“The end was really difficult for me. And I think that it’s because it’s such a huge decision, and it’s my life.”
It absolutely is. (Though, to be fair, most post-Bachelor relationships seem to either crash and burn or to fizzle out within a few months)
“But I’m happy, and I wouldn’t have changed anything,” Arie says.
He speaks of the many women who were courting him.
“There were so many different types of women and so many different personalities.”
Yep. That’s how people work.
“I think I learned that I can be very open and that I can be attracted to a lot of different types of people.”
And, overall, he enjoyed being the center of attention for more than a dozen beautiful young women. Surprise!
“I’m very happy. I have no regrets. It was an amazing experience.”
If we’re being entirely honest, this reads as more of a tease for the upcoming season than a confession.
Maybe we’re just projecting the tone that we imagine Arie striking. We’re totally willing to admit that possibility.
But teasing the season is, you know, part of the job.
We also think that, because it’s so widely believed that Arie is going on the show to boost his social media standing (despite Arie’s age and supposed maturity) rather than to find love, he’s probably trying to soften his image.
That, too, goes with the territory. He wants people to tune in, folks. And love triangles attract viewers.
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