Mama June Working to Win Back My Family ... After Expensive Addiction


Mama June's got her work cut out for her as she tries to stay sober ... telling us it's an everyday struggle to stave off her addiction as she tries to repair her relationship with her family.

The reality star joined us Friday on "TMZ Live" for an uplifting conversation about how she's turning around her life after her astronomically expensive drug addiction. Not only did she temporarily lose her family, but it also cost her nearly $1 million ... the amount she says she and her BF Geno dropped on drugs in the year before they got clean.

June tells us she's got to stay patient in her fight to get back in the good graces of her children, and while she admits it's been hit and miss so far ... she's not letting that discourage her from staying present and keeping in touch.

Honey Boo Boo's mom says she and Geno entered rehab in January 2020, and they've been sober ever since -- but she says battling their addiction when they got out was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June explained how she used social media to hold herself accountable for her sobriety while coping with life in quarantine.

One more thing ... she's back on TV -- "Mama June: Road to Redemption" premieres Friday night on WeTV, but June says she's focused on her daily battles ... for sobriety and family.

Gotta say, it's really remarkable to see where June is today, compared to her low points in 2019. If you weren't rooting for her before, this just might change your mind.

Mama June Scores Gig with Weight Loss Co. ... Odd Time for New Ad


Mama June's decided a pandemic is the perfect time to get back in front of the camera and become a public figure again, but not on her TV show -- she's getting paid to push a weight loss challenge.

The troubled reality star is promoting something called Boom Bod, a weight loss product that urges customers to use it for 7 days to get energized, motivated and rejuvenated. It's the kinda thing ya see IG models do all the time.

The ad was shot in a small kitchen and shows Mama explaining how ya simply add the product to water 3 times a day -- apparently to curb hunger and shed pounds, but she doesn't quite make it clear.

The oddly timed new video is the first June's posted in a long time and seems to be her first paid gig in months. It's unclear when she recorded it -- we know she's been living on the road since selling her home last year.

The new spokeswoman was just spotted Tuesday with her boyfriend, Geno Doak, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

We're told she was wandering around aimlessly and seemed undeterred by new coronavirus safety guidelines.

Then again, it looks like the couple has been living at the casino hotel for several weeks ... so perhaps that qualifies as "sheltering at home" for them.

Mama June's Kids Plastic Surgery For Anna and Jessica ... From Not To Hot?!?

Mama June's kids are following suit in going from not to hot ... because we've learned they recently went under the knife for a slew of plastic surgeries.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... two of June's kids, Anna Cardwell and Jessica Shannon, ventured to Los Angeles Friday for extensive cosmetic procedures ... and it cost a small fortune.

Anna's plastic surgeries included a breast lift and implants -- going from a B cup to a D cup -- courtesy of Dr. Michael K. Obeng. She also got 16 veneers from Dr. Aamir Wahab. All told, Anna's tab ran $47,450.

We're told Anna wants to feel good after having two kids and going through a divorce ... and she felt going under the knife in Bev Hills was the way to go.

As for Jessica, our sources say she was 230 lbs and now down to 185 lbs after getting a weight loss balloon in her stomach from Dr. Samuel Kashani. She also got liposuction on her back, flanks and bra area, plus a tummy tuck, all from Dr. Obeng. Jessica's got new teeth too -- 8 veneers from the same doc who operated on Anna.

We're told Jessica wants to be a plus-sized model and meet a man, and she feels the $80,895 surgical makeover will boost her confidence.

Anna and Jessica are now recovering from the procedures at a home in Encino, and when the bandages come off, they'll look a lot different than this pic from last month.

As you know ... Mama underwent an incredible surgical transformation herself and turned it into her own reality show, "Mama June From Not To Hot."

Mama's not looking too hot these days though ... so hopefully, Anna and Jessica don't follow June's exact blueprint.

Mama June and Geno Hangin' at the Hard Rock ... Chowin' Down on Fries

Mama June and Geno are still going strong, to the clear dismay of her family.

The couple was hanging out at the food court in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Florida Casino and Hotel Friday night. FYI, it's the same hotel where Anna Nicole Smith died back in 2007.

They ordered a mountain of french fries and went to town on the greasy potato strips.

Eyewitnesses say Mama June was standoffish, but Geno seemed happy somebody recognized him. They weren't staying at the hotel — they were staying somewhere in nearby Boca Raton.

As we've reported ... the troubled reality TV star's been looking the worse for wear lately while on the road with her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Her family's been desperate for her to leave him and get help, but so far ... they haven't had any luck convincing her.

To make matters worse, the couple's been hard up for money. June recently pawned a diamond ring and sold her house for way under value. She and Geno also got booted from a hotel over an unpaid bill.

Mama June Spotted in Florida with Geno ... Waiting for Buffet

Mama June and her boyfriend have left the state of Georgia and are feeling golden ... as in, craving some grub from Golden Corral.

June and Geno Doak were spotted at the buffet chain restaurant midday Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida ... about 110 miles north of Miami. We're told the couple showed up at the GC with about 25 other people, but the large group's affiliation was unclear.

Folks at the restaurant tell us Mama and Geno were left to enjoy their lunch in peace -- though patrons knew they were in the company of the troubled reality star and her BF, nobody bothered them.

The Florida sighting's interesting because when we last heard of June's whereabouts she was pawning a diamond ring in Stockbridge, GA in January ... and she and Geno were hotel hopping in Georgia before that.

As we reported ... June posted she's "back at it" a few weeks ago on Instagram, adding that she misses and loves her kids. Her family didn't really buy it at the time, and as we told you ... June's not an active participant in WE tv's upcoming show, "Mama June From Not To Hot: Family Crisis."

Obviously, June still hasn't parted ways with Geno like her family has been hoping, but on the bright side ... at least they're eating well. Those buffets have it all.

Mama June Won't $ee A Dime ... From New Reality Show

Mama June's family crisis is not her new cash cow ... we've learned she won't be lining her pockets with money from a new reality show bearing her name.

Family sources tell TMZ ... the troubled reality star won't see a dime from WE tv's upcoming show, "Mama June From Not To Hot: Family Crisis," because she's not an active participant. The family's actually happy about it -- they're afraid of what Mama might do with the dough.

The show airs in March and our sources say it's going to focus on Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin and the rest of the family, as they deal with the fallout from Mama's alleged drug addiction.

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Mama's a central figure in the story, but we're told she's not sitting down for interviews in front of WE tv cameras ... so there's no paycheck.

While Mama's Instagram page pimped the show promo, we're told it was actually posted by Mama's manager. Again, June's not actively involved.


Instead, Mama's appearances will mostly include clips from her court dates with bad-boy boyfriend Geno, and the family's attempts to get her some help.

As we've reported ... Mama's been pretty desperate for cash since last year's arrest for crack cocaine possession ... she sold her house for much less than it's worth in a cash transaction, got booted from a hotel over an unpaid $2k bill, and recently pawned a diamond ring.

Our sources tell us Mama's family hopes she sees the show and realizes how much her loved ones are hurting ... and they want her to get better, if not for herself, then at least for them.

Mama June Family Not Buying What She's Selling ... Stinks Like a Scam

Mama June's chipper, loving and optimistic message to her kids might seem like a promising sign she's turning things around, but the problem is ... they don't believe her.

Sources close to June's family tell TMZ ... they think her Thursday post -- in which she suggested she's trying to get better and says she loves and misses her children -- is a ploy to deceive the public. Exhibit A? They say the photo she used is 2 years old.

We're told the family suspects this is June's way of getting some positive attention, so she can ultimately start making money through Instagram ads. They think she's desperate for cash.

As for why the family is so skeptical ... our sources say June's only contacted them once recently to check on a family member who had a heart attack. They say she went radio silent again when her kids pressed her on where she was and how she was doing.

Mama June I'm Getting 'Back At It' ... And I Miss My Kids!!!

Mama June just gave her family -- and her fans -- the first glimmer of hope for her future in a long time ... by sharing a message for her kids, while vowing she's gonna get better.

June posted a smiling selfie Thursday with the caption, "Well decided to get back at it im not saying im.perfect as everyday is a strugglr n some days i just want to disappear."

She adds that she and her kids are still not seeing each other, and it's been very difficult on all of them, but she hopes that changes soon.

June says ... "i want them to know i miss n love them very much."

As we've reported ... the troubled reality TV star's been looking worse for wear lately while on the road with her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Her family's been desperate for her to leave him and get help, but so far ... they haven't had any luck convincing her.

Mama June & Geno Allegedly Trashed Hotel Room ... Shattered Glass, Cops Called to Scene

Mama June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, left a filthy, bloody mess behind at a Georgia hotel ... and the incontrovertible evidence consists of photos allegedly snapped after they left.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... June and Geno have been bouncing around hotels south of Atlanta, and were shacked up at a FairBridge Inn & Suites a couple months back when they had a fiery argument and trashed their room.

We know cops were called to the hotel for a disturbance, but law enforcement tells us no report was filed and there were no arrests.

Based on the pics, their hotel room was completely wrecked after they split -- broken TV and lamp, garbage strewn about ... and a shattered mirror with what looks like a bloody handprint on it. Some $20 bills ripped to pieces for some reason also appear to have been left behind.

Our sources say, all in all, Mama and her man did $1,000 in damages. We've reached out to the hotel to see how the matter was settled, but we're told the place is under new management ... so nobody knows.

We also reached out to June ... no word back yet.

As you know ... the troubled reality TV star has been living outta hotels with Geno since unloading her Hampton, GA home for $100,000 cash earlier this year. When we last saw them together, they were hitting up a casino in North Carolina on Black Friday ... not looking particularly lucky.

Mama June No Signs of Improvement Family Fears the Worst

Mama June continues to push her family away -- at times going totally off the radar -- and they feel things are getting to the point of no return.

Family sources tell TMZ June has been in and out of communication with her loved ones over the last few weeks ... bouncing from hotel to hotel. She most recently made an appearance -- though brief and angry -- at an Alabama courthouse.


We're told June will still text with her daughters here and there but mostly remains out of the picture. We're told the family is deeply concerned for her health and has offered to get her help many times.

June's family members have made it a routine to drive around and check up on where she's staying and use her SUV as a landmark for whatever hotel she might crash at.

Back in September, we're told June's family hadn't heard from her in over a week. They became so concerned for her safety, they called the cops to go and check on her.

Law enforcement sources tell us officers responded to the hotel June was holed up at in Georgia and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, answered the door. We're told June eventually came to the door as well and proved she was just fine.

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Our sources say June's family members fear she's reaching a point of no return ... and Geno's only making things worse.

June recently pled not guilty in her crack cocaine case and is awaiting a future court date.

Mama June Pleads Not Guilty In Crack Cocaine Case

Mama June's crack cocaine possession case in Alabama is finally moving along ... she and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, both pled not guilty.

The couple wasn't present at the Macon County Courthouse Tuesday morning for their arraignment, but their lawyer entered a not guilty plea for them ... according to the D.A.'s office. They're both facing charges of felony drug possession.

Once again, the We TV production crew was on-site hoping to catch June and film her ... but came up empty.


We broke the story ... June and Geno made a loud entrance to face the judge last month, with Geno yelling out a homophobic slur as soon as he got out of their SUV and telling our photog to "f**k off."

Their plea hearing was postponed, but Geno declared "Not guilty!" anyway as they left. June was quiet and covered up under a hood while entering and exiting the courthouse, even refusing to talk to her sister ... who's been trying to get her help, to no avail.

Mama June Home Remarkably Rehabbed ... On The Market

Mama June's home where all sorts of bad and crazy things happened is on the market, and you won't believe how it's been rehabbed.

As we reported, the Hampton, GA home is where June's BF, Geno, got in his car wasted, drove in the gated community and ended up crashing into their driveway. He was so intoxicated he had to be carried into the house.


It's also where June and Geno had a massive garage sale. The pics showed the house in shambles.


Well, check out the digs now. It was almost like 'Extreme Home Makeover,' where contractors came in for 3 days and made the house look brand spanking new.

Mama June Leaves Georgia Home, Buying RV ... Living on the Road!!!

Mama June has left the building, and her plan is to start a new life traveling around the U.S. in a home on wheels, with her boyfriend ... for better or worse.

Sources close to June tell TMZ ... she's no longer living in her Hampton, GA home -- it's been totally gutted and the huge dumpster that's been in the front yard for a week is now full of all the debris from inside.

Some of June's neighbors tell us she sold the house, but so far we've not been able to find property records to back that up. Regardless, our sources say June has been telling people for weeks she planned to sell her crib, get an RV and live out of it with her BF, Geno.

We're told the couple wants to leave their troubles behind, and June's already discussed the move with her daughters by phone. There's been no face-to-face talk about it though -- as you know Honey Boo Boo's now living with Pumpkin.

We broke the story ... Mama June's pad has deteriorated into a hot mess the past couple months, and she and Geno held a garage sale weeks ago to seemingly unload most of their property.

So, all the signs were there that the couple was bailing for greener pastures ... or so they hope.

Her family has reason to be concerned. June's been in an apparent downward spiral ever since her March arrest for possession of crack cocaine -- and going on permanent road trip won't alleviate her daughters' concerns. Both June and Geno are still have to stand trial for the crack possession.

What's that old saying? "You can run ..."

Mama June Neighbors Say ... You're Trashy & We've Had It!!!

Mama June's house is a mirror image of her real life -- a shambles ... and neighbors are PISSED.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Mama June's neighbors in Hampton, Georgia are fuming because her house is giving the neighborhood a trashy reputation. TMZ's obtained pics showing the evidence ... a huge dumpster truck on her front lawn is the biggest non-attraction.

We're told neighbors reached out to the Homeowners Association to complain about the massive list of violations. That dumpster truck on her front lawn? We're told it's been there for at least a week. There are several trash cans filled to the brim and trash strewn everywhere.

There's more ... a broken window is boarded up ... making it look like the house is abandoned. There's also an AC unit mounted on a window ... a huge no-no, according to the HOA.

The garage door is still dented from when Mama June's BF, Geno, slammed into it with an SUV. As we first reported ... Mama June had a garage sale earlier this month and her behavior was pretty bizarre, to say the least.

As we told you ... Honey Boo Boo's not moving back to her home until Geno's gone. And maybe until the house is in tip top shape.

Mama June TV Career About to Implode

Mama June could lose more than her daughter if her bizarre and troublesome behavior continues ... it could also spell doom for her once lucrative TV career.

Sources close to June tell TMZ ... Mama's got deal-breaking issues for WE tv -- her crack cocaine arrest, her refusal to get help, her boyfriend, Geno and her off-the-rails conduct. No one's saying it's not compelling TV, but it may prove too hot and dangerous for the network.

Our sources say show producers tried to get June help, offering to send her to rehab, but Mama refused. We're told producers are not yet giving up on Mama on a personal level -- they still want to help her get better. As for filming a 4th season of "Mama June: From Not to Hot," we're told it's a no-go unless she takes steps to get herself out of the danger zone.

Obviously, Mama losing her TV career would kill her cash cow ... but it seems that's not on her radar, because she's doing everything she can to scare the network away.


We broke the story ... Mama and her boyfriend Geno Doak were acting erratic this week ... selling off everything in her Georgia home, right down to the coat hangers ($10 a pop).

As we reported ... Mama's already lost Honey Boo Boo -- she's moved out and is living with her older sister, Pumpkin -- and now her future on TV appears to be hanging by a thread.

WeTV had no comment.

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