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Last month, Mama June Shannon and Sugar Bear Thompson separated amidst rumors that he’d created an online dating profile to search for cheating partners.

Thompson denies cheating, but regardless of what prompted their split, it seems he and Shannon are officially through.

In fact, just weeks after moving out of the home she shared with Thompson, Shannon has already moved on. Unfortunately, Mama June’s new beau has a criminal past that’s got friends and family cautioning her to keep her distance.

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Mark McDaniel was convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004. Shannon was dating McDaniel at the time, and his 8-year-old victim was somebody that he met through her.

After ten years in prison, McDaniel was released in March, and sources say he contacted June almost immediately.


Now that she’s single, Shannon has reportedly entered a romantic relationship with McDaniel and producers of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo have expressed their concerns.

“We are very concerned about this new information and we are reassessing the future of the series,” reads a statement from TLC.

Sources on set say Shannon made a habit of sneaking away to spend time with McDaniel while her reality series was in production. She is reportedly supporting McDaniel financially.