Ahead of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s 17th birthday, Mama June Shannon issued an apology to her estranged daughter via text message. TMZ obtained the lengthy message that Shannon sent to her Here Comes Honey Boo Boolean star a day before her milestone birthday.
“But I know I have put [you] through a lot and I’m sorry, but I’m here now whenever [you] need me, I know I’m not perfect by [any] means, but I’m trying my best. I know there is a lot to [be] worked and work through, but I have confidence that [it] will. I love you b- happy [birthday]!” “Happy birthday, b-! Hope [you] have a good day. Just know I am very proud of [you] with everything – graduating high school [which is] a big deal,” Shannon allegedly wrote in the text message.
Shannon, who was absent from Thompson’s 17th birthday party over the weekend, told TMZ that her daughter had responded to her text, stating that she loved and appreciated the message. Shannon also gave her adolescent daughter a $400 pair of Nike Dunk Low Triple Pink sneakers for her birthday, according to TMZ.
Shannon’s 22-year-old daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird, received sole custody of Thompson in April 2022 after Shannon was arrested in 2019 for felony drug possession charges. When Thompson moved in with Efird and her husband, Shannon revealed that she and her ex, Geno Doak, had a $2,500-a-day meth addiction. After several months of sobriety work and rebuilding ties with her family, Shannon has been forthcoming about her efforts to stay clean.
In May, Shannon expressed her support for her then-16-year-old daughter dating a 20-year-old man, telling Too Fab that she wasn’t concerned about the teenager dating a grown adult male. “She is getting a lot of hate because she’s in an interracial relationship, he is older, but at the end of the day, Alana’s not that 6, 7-year-old child y’all fell in love with 11 years ago,” said Shannon to the outlet at the time. “Alana has grown up, she’s graduating high school next year, guys!”
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