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Honey Boo Boo's Mama June and Sugar Bear on "Marriage Boot Camp"

Honey Boo Boo's parents, "Mama June" Shannon and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, will attempt to salvage their relationship by airing all their personal problems on national television. The WE network show "Marriage Boot Camp" launches Dec. 4.


"My sex life is not satisfying," Sugar Bear says. "On a scale of 1 to 10 right now, it's probably about a 2."

"We don't have sex anymore," Mama June says. (To recap: that's a "2" on the Sugar Bear Scale from 1 to 10.)

Mama June and Sugar Bear will attempt to patch things up by letting the entire world know intimate details of their relationship. Photo: WE 

About a year ago TLC canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” amid allegations that  Mama June was seeing a convicted child molester,  which she denied. It's unclear if that'll come up during the new show but they do seem to be taking a very candid approach.

Mama June and Sugar Bear, who had parted ways, reconciled and teamed up for a charity event  , perhaps setting the stage for their path toward a more permanent reunion.

The parents of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson aren't actually married, although they did stage a "ceremony" during their previous reality show. Will they tie the knot officially after going on "Marriage Boot Camp?" It appears there's some work to be done.

"I believe 'Honey Boo Boo' really did change you and us," Sugar Bear says of the show that launched the family to national notoriety. "Before the show you wasn't doing all this bitching. When the show comes around and you get in bitch mode, I can't get it to stop now."

Sugar Bear does seem open to change, though: "I need to grow up, stop cheating, stop running around and stop being a baby. What keeps me fighting for our relationship is I love her to death, and our kids."




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