Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson may be super close with her mom “Mama June” Shannon, but the From Not to Hot star revealed her relationship with her father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson is practically “non-existent” these days!
“He calls me every once in a while,” Alana explained during an appearance on People Now on Wednesday. “He doesn’t really call me that much, which is kind of sad because he’s supposed to be my father and I think if he’s my father, you should call me more.”
While Alana and Sugar Bear were close on the family’s first reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo, June revealed that nowadays Sugar Bear calls his daughter just once a month, if that.
“There’s so much hurt from the past that has brought us to where we’re at today, so honestly for me, he’s got to show her — not me — that he wants to step up and be a father and that he wants to do what he needs to do,” June said.
June also claimed that the family’s new WE tv show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, which returns for a second season on Jan. 12, will reveal the alleged physical and emotional abuse the family suffered from Sugar Bear for years.
Sugar Bear, who recently wed Jennifer Lamb, denied his ex’s allegations.
This isn’t the first time Alana has said her relationship with Sugar Bear is not what it once was. In February, she told Kevin Undergaro on The Tomorrow Show that her father “really doesn’t have anything do with me.”
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