Honey Boo Boo's Mama June and Sugar Bear Break Up

Pair star together on the hit TLC reality series

By Alyssa Toomey Sep 19, 2014 5:56 PMTags
June 'Mama June' Shannon, Mike 'Sugar Bear' ThompsonJason Winslow / Splash News

Sad news for fans of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. 

Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson, who star on the hit TLC reality series, have called it quits, E! News confirms.

"Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," the pair said in a statement. "We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."

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The pair's relationship has been chronicled on the popular reality show, which is filmed around their rural hometown of McIntyre, Ga. and features child beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson as well as her three sisters: Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, and Anna "Chickadee" Shannon.

In May, the couple exchanged vows in front of their children in their Georgia backyard, showing off their love for each other during happier times in a commitment ceremony (the two never technically married).

"Never settle for a man who doesn't treat you right," June said at the time. "If a guy doesn't love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea." 

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E! News has also learned that the Boo Boo family matriarch has stopped wearing her wedding ring after she discovered Sugar Bear's surfing on online dating sites. On one particular profile, which seems to match Sugar Bear's description and appears on the website plentyoffish.com, the reality star, under the handle Georgiafighter31054, writes "i love to hunt fish and ride 4wheelers and have a good time.  i luve muddy Boggs and love to ride in the mudd." He also says that his longest relationship has lasted "over 10 years" adds that he is currently single.

We've also been told that Mama June plans to take the kids and move out of their Georgia home in order to be closer to her relatives once the latest round of filming for the reality show is complete. 

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's season four finale aired on August 14. Wishing the family all the best during this difficult time. 

—Reporting by Michelle Falls