Given Mama June Shannon’s recent antics, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson can at least rest assured that her money is safe from her mother’s hands.
According to TMZ, the 13-year-old reality star— who is currently living with her sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon– recently enlisted an attorney to step in and move her money into an account that June can not touch.
The source told the site that the family is worried that June will attempt to tap into Alana’s assets in order to fund her gambling and alleged drug habit, and they want to ensure that Alana’s funds are protected.
As The Ashley previously told you, June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested in March for crack cocaine possession, among other things. Despite an attempted intervention for June that was held and filmed for June’s reality show Mama June: From Not to Hot, June and Geno do not appear to be on the road to recovery just yet.
Following the recent release of a video showing an inebriated Geno driving his car into June’s home, Alana has reportedly refused to move back in with her mother, at least while Geno is still hanging around.
While Alana’s reality TV fortune is out of June’s reach, TMZ reports that as Alana’s guardian Pumpkin has access to the account to pay for Alana’s needs.
Along with certain safeguards, the terms of the agreement require Pumpkin to provide proofs and receipts when or if the account is accessed.
Alana seems to be doing well in the care of her sister and brother-in-law Joshua Efird. Last month, she posted several messages to Instagram that many assumed were aimed at June, including one in which she wrote, “I do not need people who do not need me…Periodttt.”
She followed that up by posting a family pic of her, Pumpkin, Joshua and their baby Ella.
“#FamilyFirst,” she captioned the photo.
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I’m so glad Alana is safe,and that her money is protected.
I just hope HBB’s money hasn’t been touched by those 2 loser,crackheads before she had it moved to safety. My heart breaks for her and Pumpkin.
Smart move Money boo~boo👍🏼
Poor Alana. She must feel so helpless about her mom.
Crack is truly the devils drug. Alana was smart to move her money, because 2 crackheads never have enough, everything she ever earned would be gone. As it is June is going to lose everything if she doesn’t get sober. Then her children will have to take care of her.
I hope this poor girl was protected long ago but I doubt it sadly. What a train wreck!
Smart for them to get her an attorney. Sugar bear should be paying pumpkin child support!
Glad Pumpkin stepped up for Alana! She’s really showing her maturity.
I’m so proud of Pumpkin for stepping up. I’ll admit, I never had high Hope’s for her back in their TLC days but she’s proven me wrong.
It’s sad that child reality stars aren’t protected the same way as typical child stars – with a percentage of money put aside in a trust fund just for them. Let’s be real here, if you’ve grown up on a reality show, your parents have already made enough crappy decisions for your childhood, then to not even be guaranteed money for it? Fuck out of here.
Damn it. Didn’t mean to dislike. I fully agree
Lucky she has her sister and safeguards to protect her money.
Poor Alana. No kid should have to do anything like that…I was thinking, I know June probably was an addict before, but she seemed to get worse after all those surgeries. I wonder if the pain meds triggered her.
Possible… but her staying with an addict like Doaks isn’t going to help. Leaving him won’t solve all her issues, but I bet she’d be more willing to get help. As it is now, if she did get sober, she couldn’t keep her disfunctional relationship
Yes I agree with you that the pain medications have a lot to do with it. They are very difficult to get off once as it is. TLC should be providing indept therapy for her safeguarding her from the aftermath of surgeries not to mention the pain pills. Reality TV is the shit bucket of the world and it leaves most people worse off than better.
Considering her oldest daughter Anna accuses her of the same thing it’s a very smart move.