Mama June Shannon Secretly Marries Boyfriend Justin Stroud

Update: Wednesday, June 1, 2013, 3 p.m.

Mama June Shannon and Justin Shroud announced their marriage one day after the news broke.

“We’re here today to clear up some rumors,” the couple shared via Shannon’s Instagram account on Wednesday, June 1, announcing their marriage and showing off their wedding bands. “Well, Official Mama June and Official Smallz [Stroud’s Instagram handle] are off the market!”

In the video, the former TLC host gushed about her husband. “When you know, you just know,” she shared, while Stroud chimed in, “That’s right.” The two teased that their “love story” will be featured on episodes of Mama June: The Road to Redemption.

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Newlyweds! Mama June ShannonHer boyfriend Justin StroudSecretly, they were married two months ago. Us WeeklyYou can confirm.

The Here comes Honey Boo Boo42-year-old alum married the auto mechanic on March 23, at a Georgia courthouse. It was less than a year since they began dating. The couple were previously engaged when they were spotted in Alabama shopping for rings.

Shannon first referenced her now-husband in October 2021 when she shared an Instagram video of a tattoo he’d gotten. She didn’t mention Stroud by name, but she thanked the tattoo artist for giving her “new boo” his ink.


June Shannon and Justin Stroud choosing jewelry.
Courtey June Shannon/Instagram

An ex-TLC personality shared his story earlier in the month. UseAfter many years of ups, Stroud was a stabilizing influence in her life. “The guy that I’m with now that I’ve been with for a minute, he’s just kind of starting to put the broken pieces back together,” she explained. “You know what I’m saying? Putting little jigsaw puzzles back together.”

Shannon also said that she’s happier than she’s been in a long time. “I have finally found who June Shannon is after 42 years,” she told Use. “I didn’t really know who I was. I was just going about life, just like a lot of us honestly do, and just dealing with whatever.”

The Masked SingerAn alum was in a relationship before. Geno DoakShe briefly dated a man named, before they rekindled their relationship in 2015. In season 1, Shannon introduced viewers to her ex, who is 45. Mama June: From Not to To HotThe show premiered on February 2017, and was titled. (The show is now called Mama June: The Road to Redemption.)

The couple looked ready to tie their knot at one point. “Geno makes me think of things that I never thought about before,” the reality star told UseJune 2018,

The pair were later arrested for felony drug possession. The twosome went to rehab together in 2020, but in August 2021, Shannon confirmed that they’d broken up.

“If you want to know where Geno is, he’s got an Instagram,” the WE tv star said in an Instagram Live at the time. “If you want to know where he’s at, that’s his business. That’s not part of my life, hasn’t been.”

Before their split, the Georgia native estimated that she’d spent about $1.5 million on drugs in the years leading up to their arrest. “I know the world will be shocked because you didn’t know it,” she told UseMarch 2021. “I was out doing press. I was living my life. I was out doing, you know, I was doing a season and stuff like that.”

Now that she’s sober, the Toddlers & TiarasThe alum is working to improve her relationships with her daughters. She shares Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson16 with ex Mike Thompson, Lauryn “Pumpkin” ShannonJessica, 25 and, 22, with ex Michael Anthony FordAnna, 27 years old, with ex David Dunn.

“It [is] always is a work in progress,” Mama June told Use earlier this month, adding that her daughters know that she’s been “clean” for nearly three years now. “I still understand where they’re at. … I was pissed off as hell [to start], but now that I’ve been in recovery, you know, I can [see]Why they did the things they did. We see each other. We talk. They know when they need me, I’m here.”

The Sun was the first to break the news of Mama June’s engagement to Stroud.

Mama June: The Road to RedemptionFridays at 9 PM on WETV ET.

Reporting by Diana Cooper, Christina Garibaldi

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