Almost one year after eloping with her husband, Justin Stroud, June “Mama June” Shannon had a wedding ceremony on February 18, 2023, in Panama City, Florida. Despite June saying she wanted a “very intimate” ceremony, her previously-estranged children were in attendance: Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efrid, and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
“This was the first time the family had all been together since 2014,” she said, in an article published by ET. ”So it was really special to get married in a place where my family and I have had so many memories! We wanted to have a small and very intimate wedding, so we didn’t have any groomsmen or bridesmaids. All four of my girls walked me down to Justin and his mom walked him down the aisle.”
Their estrangement was largely in part to June’s 2019 arrest for cocaine possession. This led to greater division, when Shannon requested her 23-year-old daughter, Lauryn, adopt her 17-year-old sister, Alana, allowing June to terminate her parental rights.
“I can’t even believe the words that come out of Mama’s mouth, but the fact that she would rather me adopt Alana and her be physically mine and never yours again — you never have no responsibility over her — than give me some type of money,” Lauryn said, while discussing the possibility with June.
Footage of the wedding will be released during this season of Mama June: Family Crisis, on May 5, 2023, on the We TV.