Mama June is trying to repair her relationship with Sugar Bear, and he's game to give it a second try ... so she says.
June tells TMZ ... Sugar Bear is back living full-time in the homestead and they are "working on the relationship." She admits it was damaged and Sugar Bear is hurt over her decision to reignite her relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
June says they don't consider themselves "back together" and it will "take a lot of work" to regain his trust.
She tells us she did see McDaniel after he was released from prison in March ... something she lied about after we broke the story. But now she says, "I'm human, I made mistakes and done wrong, but no one is perfect."
June says she no longer has any contact with McDaniel.