Mama June Shannon Confirms She Married Boyfriend Justin Stroud in March: “When You Know, You Just Know!”

Sugar Mama June and her new hubby…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Mama June Shannon and family! 

Just days after Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and husband Josh Efird welcomed twins, Mama June has announced that she tied the knot with boyfriend Justin Stroud at a Georgia courthouse in March.

After news of the couple’s secret ceremony was revealed by The Sun this week, June and Justin confirmed their marriage, stating that they made things official on Monday, May 23.

“I know you guys been seeing it all over the Internet so we are here to clear up some of the rumors YES me and [Justin] really got married back in March 23 on our
six-month anniversary and yes, it was so spur the moment,” June wrote in the caption of a video posted to her Instagram account. 


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The couple even showed off their wedding rings in the video, referring to themselves by their TikTok handles…as you do.

“Official Mama June and Official Smallz are off the market!” the newlyweds announced excitedly. 

“Guys, you know what? When you know you just know,” Mama June insisted.

“I mean, ladies, who could resist this fine hunk of man meat, right?” 

June and Justin encouraged fans to tune into ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’ to follow their “love story.” 

“You’re not gonna want to miss how our love story started,” Mama June added.

“Mama got me this here ring and a Happy Meal too!”

Weeks before June walked down the aisle, she defended her man– who is eight years younger than her– claiming he wasn’t dating her for “clout” and initially didn’t even know she was famous. She also said the Alabama mechanic was apprehensive about appearing on Mama June: Road to Redemption, but he eventually changed his mind.

“Sure, Jan…I mean June.”

As ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’ fans know, June’s last serious relationship was with ex-boyfriend Geno Doak, with whom she was arrested in 2019 for possession of crack cocaine.

Ahhh, memories…

June, who has reportedly been sober since January 2020, said she and Justin support one another as former addicts in recovery by sharing their experiences to help keep each other healthy and sober. 

“We’ve been through hell and back,” she said of their relationship. “We’ve known each other for a year. Most relationships don’t go through the obstacles that we had to go through in the last year, they don’t even go through it in the lifetime of their relationship. So I think honestly, that’s made us stronger.” 

June has also claimed that daughters Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and Pumpkin “get along” with her man, despite admitting it was “jarring for them at first.” 

” … I mean, he’s been [on] a couple of family adventures with us and we hang out as a family,” she said. “They don’t have a problem with him.” 

Justin seems to be “adjusting” to Mama June’s fame well. Before he and June announced their marriage, he posted an ad to Instagram “enticing” fans to order autographed “REDneckonized” T-shirts signed by June and/or him.


RELATED STORY: It’s a Boy– And a Girl! ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption’ Stars Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon & Josh Efird Welcome Twins

(Photos: Instagram; WE tv) 


16 Responses

  1. While it was clearly best for Alana to continue to remain with Lauren and for Lauren to be granted legal as well as physical custody, nothing quite says, “claiming I care about regaining custody of my minor child is nothing but a plotline,” than getting allegedly sober, leaving an abusive relationship, and then rushing right into a marriage with yet another, even-more-recently allegedly sober person, before the custody “battle” has been determined.

    June and Jenelle are quite similar.

  2. Mama June *might* be sober, but she isn’t living in the solution or living in a manner that will KEEP her sober long term… if she was, she would be focusing on her mental health (which is clearly on the backburner) and rebuilding her relationship with her children- one of which is raising their own sibling. Instead she focuses on these trashbags that clearly aren’t with her for what’s inside OR out, but the little left in her bank account. LOL. Her choices are impulsive and erratic at best. We will see a split here within two years max. I’m thinking more like 8 months-ish

  3. When you marry your storyline in March, but wait until your child gives birth to twins to announce/confirm it. When the public knows, we just know!

  4. I’m sure he’s with her for her sparklingly personality and not the money from the shows she’s been on.

  5. Why her children have anything to do with her anymore at this point is beyond me.
    Everything she says is total BS
    She’s a sociopath.
    But it’s her arrogance that just stuns me

    1. She’s absolutely a sociopath. It’s honestly MORE alarming to me *if* June is as sober as she claims, that she would continue to make such rash decisions and care about no one else’s feelings.

      Like, yeah, you can’t make your children like your husband… but water seeks its own level and if the kids know their mom is trash, they’re not surprised and trying to keep the peace. I’m sure this will end well.

  6. Mama June, the human equivalent of melting orange sherbet, lost a custody battle of Honey Boo Boo to her daughter who already has FOUR under five years old to raise. I wonder if marrying this moron she’s known for ten minutes had anything to do with it? She’s always had such great taste in men.

    This woman acts as immature as a 12 yr old with her first crush and continues to put her kids on the back burner. She’s trash and always will be, whether she has a makeover and money, or not.

  7. She’ll never learn of course he knew who she was and is in it for her money just like the last guy. Too bad she doesn’t focus on her kids like she does men. She deserves whatever she gets from him.

  8. Again, focusing on a man instead of her children. Alana is still a minor. Pumpkin could surely use some help with 4 small children. But no, she goes ahead and marries another junkie felon. She’ll never change.

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