Mama June Shannon made a giant transfer on the season premiere of her WE television actuality present, “Mama June: Road to Redemption” — running from her poisonous relationship with Geno Doak after years of arrests and regarding conduct.
But leaving him behind wasn’t a simple process for Shannon, who was nonetheless wrestling with when and methods to get out on the high of the hour. While she stated she was sober, she claimed he wasn’t and stated the scenario was “getting uncontrolled to the place I need assistance” and “household assist.”
Her household — together with daughters Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and sister Doe Doe — have been all involved June would begin sliding again into previous habits, after efficiently finishing a stint in rehab. As June deliberate her escape, she thought-about breaking apart with Geno on the courthouse throughout sentencing for his 2019 arrest for felony drug possession. She stated she felt it might be safer for her to finish it there as a result of there could be regulation enforcement current.
Pumpkin and Doe Doe confirmed as much as the courthouse on the date in query, however his sentencing was postponed and June determined towards breaking apart with him on the time. Her household was annoyed, however June stated it wasn’t a simple factor to do and he or she anxious about their security as nicely.
After that, June all however disappeared. According to Pumpkin, she was fully absent when Lauryn gave delivery to June’s first grandson, Bentley, and did not even name her after the child arrived. The present additionally confirmed that June stopped speaking with manufacturing for three strong weeks, earlier than ultimately reaching out and establishing a gathering in a lodge in Alabama.
“There’s loads that occurred behind closed doorways that lots of people do not know. My life has been turned inside out … I’m simply uninterested in mendacity and hiding and I made a decision to name y’all,” June defined to a producer inside a lodge room.
“Geno has no idea the place I’m at and I would like for y’all to not inform him that. He went to sleep, handed out as a result of he was drunk and I packed a bag, I left, I obtained an Uber,” she continued. “I attempted to do that just a few instances earlier than and I talked myself out of it. A couple of nights in the past, it was just a few additional push.”
“I ought to have left him on the final court docket date, however I did not. The ingesting obtained worse, the verbal abuse … I used to be ruining myself emotionally, mentally, having to fret about my sobriety,” stated June. “The satan was proper right here saying, ‘You know in the event you use, you do not have to make use of these emotions, in the event you get cocaine, you do not have to really feel these emotions.”
She added that, for the primary time, she was strolling away from “an abusive relationship” — however, when requested if she broke up with him, June stated no. She stated that what she was about to inform them “would possibly piss off some individuals, who could also be like, ‘What the hell goes on in her life?'” She added, “it is a prepare wreck,” earlier than the episode ended on a cliffhanger together with her saying, “the previous couple of months have been in all probability the worst time in my life, I feel I have to allow you to all know one thing …”
More shall be revealed subsequent week, when “Mama June: Road to Redemption” airs Friday on WE television.