The couple has been together for nine years. There was a ceremony on Sunday, but the couple -- Mama June (June Shannon, 33) and Sugar Bear, 41 -- won't confirm if they actually wed, or if the ceremony was "just" a recommitment event.
Either way, there was a ceremony and a raucous celebration afterwards. It was, after all, Cinco de Mayo.
The ceremony included, of course, the family: Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson, 7) and sisters Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon
Anna "Chickadee" Shannon, and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon.
Mama June said:
The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it. I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear.In terms of the expenses, the family, which isn't rich despite TLC's reality show, stayed on a budget:
My sister baked the cake, and we spent most of the money on barbecue. We stayed true to our roots and made the focus on the family and my commitment to Sugar Bear. You can definitely plan an event on a budget!She had some advice for her daughters:
Never settle for a man who doesn't treat you right. If a guy doesn't love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea."Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" will return on July 17 with new episodes. It's unclear if the ceremony will be part of the season, though.
I give this advice to my daughtersm, because I always want them to be themselves and surround themselves with people who love them for them.