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Mama June Fans: Where Has Sugar Bear Been This Season?

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Mama June fans have grown used to seeing Sugar Bear since the days of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. This is the first season he has not made an appearance. Now they have grown suspicious and have taken to Reddit to ask about his whereabouts. Why is he not a part of Road to Redemption anymore and will he return? Read on to find out these answers and more.

Mama June And Sugar Bear Part Ways, He Moves On

When viewers first met Mama June and her family, she was in a long-term relationship with Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson. Together, they had a daughter, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson. She had actually sparked their reality television success with her stint on Toddlers and Tiaras as a little pageant phenom.

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June, Alana, Pumpkin

Then, her spunk garnered her family their own show which included her parents and her three sisters. Anna, Jessica, and Pumpkin were all from June’s previous relationships. However, they all came together as one and it worked as a great guilty pleasure for TLC. Despite being engaged and having a commitment ceremony, June and Sugar Bear never legally got married. They ended up finding themselves in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

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Jennifer and Sugar Bear

That was where it ended as he had been unfaithful so they both moved on. He started dating Jennifer Lamb and the two got married in 2017. She liked to get involved in everything and viewers did not really care for her. When June had her battle with drugs and such, Alana did not go live with him but rather her sister Pumpkin. He still appeared on Mama June’s show until this season but he has not been seen this time around. Where is Sugar Bear?

Sugar Bear Returning?

In April of this year, Pumpkin was granted sole custody of Alana. The latest episodes of Road to Redemption showed that, due to Alana being sixteen, they did not need Sugar Bear’s approval. This year has been rocky for him as he and Jennifer split due to rumored infidelity on his part. He has since moved on but fans want to know why he has not been on this season and they also want to see the drama between him and Jen. A Reddit thread was started specifically dedicated to this topic:

  • “The synopsis for next weeks episode mentions Sugar Bear, so I’m guessing we’ll see him at least briefly”
  • “I read he is doing a whole transformation with new teeth included, and wants to have a big reveal. He was discovered to have mouth cancer during the teeth consult. I do wish they would address the Jennifer divorce.”
  • “I don’t think he has had anything to do with Alana for years.”

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In a recent TikTok that some of the family did, they claimed that Sugar Bear is not in their lives anymore. As for him returning to the show, the preview for next week’s season finale is explosive. Plus, it includes an appearance from none other than Sugar Bear. So, fans will get their wish. As for how much they will get out of him is yet to be seen.

Do you miss seeing him this season? Let us know in the comments and watch Mama June: Road to Redemption Fridays on WeTV.

Amanda Nowitz

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