June Shannon and Justin Stroud tied the knot in March (Picture: Instagram/@officialsmallz1)
Mama June secretly married boyfriend Justin Stroud on March 23, after less than a year of dating.
The 42-year-old reality star – real name June Shannon – tied the knot with her 34-year-old partner at a courthouse in Georgia, reports Us Weekly.
At the time, they had been in a relationship for around five months.
Mama June had first made reference to Justin in October 2021 in a now-deleted video on her Instagram account, where she shared a look at his new tattoo and thanked the artist for giving her ‘new boo’ his ink.
She didn’t mention him by name.
The same month they got wed, the pair had been spotted ring shopping in Alabama, sharing a picture of it on Instagram, which sparked rumours.
June and Justin sparked rumours when they share a picture out ring shopping (Picture: Instagram/mamajune)
Mama June appeared to be wearing both a wedding and engagement ring in a recent photo (Picture: instagram/@officialsmallz1)
Just recently, Mama June gushed over how serious their relationship was getting.
‘We’ve known each other going on a year now. We were best friends and we decided to take it to the next step in the last eight months,’ she told The Sun.
It’s the first time Mama June has been officially married, although she was engaged to Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson for 16 months and the pair had a commitment ceremony.
However, they went their separate ways in 2014.
The couple got together last year (Picture: instagram/@officialsmallz1)
Mama June with ex Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson in 2015 (Picture: Mediapunch/REX)
Before mechanic Justin, Mama June was in a relationship with Geno Doak.
She and Geno were arrested for drug possession after an incident between the two of them in 2019, which led the pair to a rehab stay where they were able to get clean.
The Dumb and Dumber To actress has daughters Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, 16, Anna, 27, Lauryn, 22, and Jessica, 25, from her previous relationships.
She is also a grandmother, with her latest grandchildren – a twin boy and girl – reportedly arriving last month via C-section in May, doubling daughter Lauryn’s brood from two to four kids.
With her youngest daughter, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, and ex Geno Doak in 2018 (Picture: Getty)
The family first found fame through the TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras in 2011, which featured Honey Boo Boo and Mama June on the children’s beauty pageant circuit, before their popularity allowed them their own reality spin-off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which featured siblings and other family members.
Meanwhile, Mama June recently defended her teenage daughter after she faced backlash for dating a 20-year-old.
Alana has been in a relationship with Dralin Carswell since the start of 2021, and the pair have faced criticism for the almost four-year age gap between them.
Honey Boo with her boyfriend Dralin in a now-deleted snap (Picture: Instagram/honeybooboo)
Speaking to TooFab, her mom said: ‘Yes, I’ve met Dralin. They’ve been together for over a year.
‘People need to realise that she’s going to be 17 in August and that Pumpkin [Lauryn, Alana’s older sister] and Josh were the same age as they were.’
Mama June insisted Alana is ‘not’ the young child ‘y’all fell in love with’ when they starred in Toddlers and Tiaras in 2011.
She added: ‘She is getting a lot of hate because she’s in an interracial relationship, he is older, but at the end of the day, Alana’s not that 6-7 year old child y’all fell in love with 11 years ago. Alana has grown up, she’s graduating high school next year, guys!’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Mama June’s reps for comment.
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