Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson Looks Back on Custody Battle

Alana Honey Boo Boo Thompson Recalls Toughest Years Amid Custody Battle

Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson
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Former little one star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is proud that she graduated from highschool amid her household’s custody drama.

“[Age 14 to] 16 was most likely a few of the hardest years of my life [sic],” the Toddlers & Tiaras alum, 17, captioned a Wednesday, Could 24, TikTok video from her commencement ceremony. “I had doubts that I might by no means even graduate. I used to be in [a] actually unhealthy deep melancholy all through these years and truthfully didn’t know what to do.”

She added: “Right now I have a look at myself and I notice that I’m truly at peace with my life proper now, I’m so comfortable I can actually say that I graduated highschool with a 3.0 [and] in [August] I might be going to my dream school to be a neonatal nurse.”

Thompson — who’s the daughter of Mama June Shannon and her ex Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson — celebrated her academic achievement earlier this month.

“I’m so pleased with her. She is our 2023 graduate and sure we was [sic] hollering the entire time. WTG LANA,” Mama June Shannon, 43, wrote through Instagram on Could 20, sharing footage from the ceremony. “AND YALL KNOW I SCREAMED WORK IT SMOOCHIE ONE LAST TIME. … WE WERE ALL HOLLERING THE WHOLE TIME.”

In her Wednesday social media put up, Alana revealed that she is going to matriculate at Regis College in Denver within the fall after receiving a $21,000 scholarship. “God, I’m so pleased with myself … I’m not crying you’re,” the previous TLC pageant queen added.

The Right here Comes Honey Boo Boo alum moved in with massive sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, now 23, in 2019 after Mama June was arrested on expenses of possession of a managed substance and drug paraphernalia. Lauryn, who’s married to Joshua Efird, filed for custody of her sibling in December 2021, which was granted by a decide.

“[Our relationship is] all the time is a piece in progress,” the fact TV matriarch solely informed Us Weekly in Could 2022. “I nonetheless perceive the place they’re at. … I used to be pissed off as hell [to start], however now that I’ve been in restoration, you understand, I can [see] why they did the issues that they did. We see one another. We discuss. They know after they want me, I’m right here.”

Mama June was sentenced in August 2021 and ordered to finish 100 hours of neighborhood service. The Mama June: From To not Scorching character — who shares daughters Lauryn and Jessica with Michael Anthony Ford and daughter Anna with David Dunn — has since gotten sober. Mama June wed Justin Stroud in June 2022 and renewed her vows in February throughout a ceremony that was attended by all of her daughters.

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