Even though “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star “Mama” June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson have been together for nine years now, what may surprise many casual viewers is the fact that the two of them were not actually married … until now. Even more surprising is that they were able to keep their nuptials a secret up until the very last minute, despite being in some ways overnight superstars thanks to the highly-rated TLC series.
According to a new report from TMZ, the two lovebirds are set to marry on Sunday in a small ceremony in McIntyre, George (where the couple lives). There is another major twist to the story as well, in that the entire event is being filmed for “Here comes Honey Boo Boo”. Therefore, the wedding invitation explicitly states that there are no cameras or cell phones allowed, likely to ensure that the element of surprise is still there for the viewers.
While Thompson is not the parent to all of the children seen on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” he is the father of the show’s most famous star: Young Alana, who created the catchphrase “a dollar makes me holler,” along with many others. While the Honey Boo Boo craze has died down a little bit in 2013, she was the next “Jersey Shore” or “Jon and Kate Plus 8” in terms of attention last summer. Now, that honor seems to have passed to the guys from “Duck Dynasty,” who are pulling in enormous ratings for their show on A&E.
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