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Honey Boo Boo Thompson debates inviting Mama June to...

Honey Boo Boo Thompson debates inviting Mama June to graduation


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Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson doesn’t believe her mother, Mama June, would attend her high school graduation if she asked her to.

While talking to a therapist in the sneak peek of an upcoming episode of “Mama June: Road to Redemption,” Thompson says she’s “over” talking about her mother.

“I’m kind of over it at this point,” she says to Dr. Ish in the preview, per Entertainment Tonight. “I think I’m at the age where I’m not like sitting there like, ‘oh I just wish my mommy was coming home. Like Mama is gonna do what Mama is going to do.”

The former beauty pageant queen has been living with her older sister, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 22, since June was arrested for drug possession and paraphernalia in 2019.

Ever since then, June’s relationship with her four daughters has been an ongoing struggle, leading Thompson to question whether or not she even wants the 42-year-old at her high school graduation.

Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon and Alana "Honey Boo Boo' Thompson.
A judge in Georgia granted Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon sole custody over Alana in April.
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“Every time with her it’s like, you get your hopes up, you get your hopes up … like I’m going to graduate soon, should I even invite you to my graduation because like, are you even gonna come?”

The former “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star adds that even if she were to invite June, she knows that “she’s not going to want to be there just because she wants to be there” and she’s done wasting her tears on it.

June 'Mama June' Shannon and Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson
Mama June says she is “very thankful” that Lauryn took custody or the situation could have been “a lot different.”
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“There’s definitely been times where I’ve cried about Mama, but Mama just keeps doing the same thing over and over again keeps telling us she’s going to do this and do that” she concludes in the confessional. “So now I’m not gonna sit here and cry over her anymore.”

While it’s unclear when the 16-year-old is set to graduate, June sang a different tune to Page Six recently, telling us that they have a “good” relationship and “the only difference” with her now living with her older sister is that Alana is not with her at home all the time.

Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson.
Thompson will graduate from high school next spring.
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“Alana’s fixin’ to be 17 in just a couple months. So honestly, me and Pumpkin sat down and was just like, ‘Hey, it’s not like I don’t see Alana, it’s not like I don’t talk to her,’” she told us.

“Because I do. I do see her, I do talk to her. We do communicate. So it wasn’t like any difference.” 

“Mama June: Road to Redemption” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on WE tv. 

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