Mama June Shannon Reunites with Estranged Daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell & Granddaughter Kaitlyn After Years Apart: “It Was a Little Weird”

“I done have all my youngins with me!”

Mama June Shannon recently celebrated her daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon‘s baby shower— and the very rare opportunity to have all four of her daughters together in one place, including her estranged daughter Anna!

In an interview with The Sun, the Mama June: Road to Redemption star stated that it’s been six years since she had all of her daughters together, mostly due to her poor relationship with Anna (who was known as “Chickadee” on June’s first reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo). 

June was also reunited with her now-nine-year-old granddaughter Kaitlyn, the daughter Anna gave birth to as a teen during the first season of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’

“Seeing [Anna] and her daughter Kaitlyn was great. She is still with the same boyfriend and it was a little weird to see them,” June told The Sun. “But I did what I call ‘roll call’ with all the girls being there.

“I haven’t seen all the girls together at once because the relationship with Anna has always been difficult – because of my mother,” June added.

June may have blamed her mother for her estranged relationship with Anna; however, June and Anna have had a notably contentious relationship for years. It all came to a head in 2014, when June was caught spending time with the man who was convicted of molesting Anna when she was a child. (TLC cancelled ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ over that controversy.)

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The following year, Anna attempted to sue her mother to try to recover over $200,000 Anna said June owed her for appearing on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ In 2017, Anna told E! News that June still owed her and Kaitlyn nearly $500,000 in earnings from their time on the show. 

June, who has been sober for the past 16 months after struggling with drug addiction, told The Sun she didn’t want to face Anna until she was off drugs.

“I wanted to be in the right frame of mind to be able to deal with Anna as it’s always been a touchy subject,” June— who was barely 15 when she gave birth to Anna— said. (Anna was raised in part by June’s mother Sandra.)

Anna has stayed out of the spotlight since her ‘Honey Boo Boo’ days, choosing not to participate in the ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’ shows. However, last year, Anna was back in the press when she and her other sister, Jessica (aka “Chubbs”) received extensive plastic surgeries makeovers in February, with Anna’s surgeries totaling over $47,000 and Jessica’s coming in at nearly $81,000.

Anna is also the mother of daughter Kylee, who was born in 2017. Kylee’s father is Anna’s ex, Michael Cardwell. According to Anna’s Instagram account, she is currently working at a gas station. She does, however, share the same manager as June, Pumpkin and Alana.

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(Photos: WEtv; Instagram; TLC)

8 Comments

  1. I feel like June isn’t publicly held accountable enough for what she did to her children. She dated her daughter’s s*xual abuser, brought him in the house with another minor daughter(that was about the same age as the oldest when he victimized her) fresh out of prison, stole the money from her children for their work on the reality show, and then blew all the money on her drug habit/casinos/supporting that user Geno. I feel like people give her a pass because she plays the role of an unrefined, doesn’t know any better, redneck on tv. She’s selfish thief and child abuse enabler. She’s the female version of Jim Bob Duggar minus the religion plus a few addictions.


  2. Mama June only cares about Mama June, always has and always will. Diabolical narcissist! The daughters should stay away from her— her lack of accountability for what she has done to them is appalling. June will never change. My hope is that Pumpkin will continue to care for Alana until she is of age. Alana needs stability and guidance to have the successful adult life she deserves. All those girls deserve a happy ending!


  3. I hope there has been some family therapy prior to the reunion. What June did to Anna was awful. The fact June isn’t being accountable and blaming it on her mom is a red flag.


  4. How could a mother spend time with a man that molested her daughter!!!!
    Sick!!!!!
    She should be ashamed of herself!!!


  5. Exactly – I wonder what June’s sponsee says about this statement. Most recovery places use twelve step which pushes accountability as a fundamental step – she should be making herself accountable for past mistakes and broken relationships not blaming others.


    1. June take responsibility for her actions and be accountable to the people she’s hurt? Surely you jest. It’ll never happen. She’s a narcissist through and through and with no consequences for her behavior, it’ll never happen.


  6. Her daughter should stay far away from her. Blaming the bad relationship on June’s mom, f right off. You willing got back into a relationship with the man who WENT TO PRISON FOR MOLESTING your daughter. That is the lowest of lows. Mama June is a scumbag

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