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Mama June Shannon and Sugar Bear Thompson are no longer together, but the estranged couple stands together on the issue of custody of their daughter.

The two reality stars are the parents of young Alana Thompson, also known of course as Honey Boo Boo of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame.

With June dating old flame and child molester Mark McDaniel, Alana’s Uncle Poodle wants custody of Honey Boo Boo if she doesn’t kick Mark to the curb.

Alana Thompson, Boyfriend

Their many differences aside, there’s absolutely no daylight between Sugar Bear and June as far as their thoughts on that claim: Over their dead bodies.

The two are not big fans of Poodle and vow to fight him every step of the way if he tries to wrestle custody of away from them in any way, shape or form.

Interviewed in the parking lot of a Georgia mall today, the recently-separated TLC tandem was asked about Poodle’s protestations. They are unmoved.


This despite June apparently carrying a torch for McDaniel throughout his 10-YEAR prison stint for child molestation of her own daughter Anna Shannon.

It’s unclear how serious he is, or how strong his legal case would be if taken before a judge, but Poodle is vowing to go to court for temporary custody.

He can’t stand that June is spending time with Mark McDaniel, a guy who did TIME for molesting her oldest daughter, and exposing Alana to him now.

One can understand why he’d be upset about that, but whether that gives him legal grounds to try and take away his niece is obviously very different.

It is also not a sure bet that she would be better off with Poodle. As messed up as Alana’s home life may be it’s not like there are a lot of strong alternatives.

Stay strong, Honey Boo Boo.